Month: September 2012

Fall Workshops


Pumpkin Painting, Carving & Designing

Have fun creating a pumpkin face or design on your very own pumpkin with paint or by carving with various tools!

All materials provided unless you wish to bring your own pumpkin to carve

Cost $ 10.00  Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012

10:00 a.m. – 12 noon  All Ages

Must sign up by 10/13/12 to participate!

 Clay Bead Workshop

Learn to create your own clay beads with polymer based clays with various colors and designs.

Create a necklace or bracelet for yourself or as a gift for the holidays!

All materials provided!

Cost $15.00 Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012  10:00 a.m. – 12 noon Ages 8 to 88

Must sign up by 10/20/12.   Class size is limited to 12.

  Fun with Paint Workshop

This workshop is all about having fun with paint!

Explore splatter painting and learn how to turn drips into art.

This workshop is all about investigating many new ways to create with paint.

This will be a fun and messy experience!

All materials provided!

Cost $10.00  Date: Saturday, November 17, 2012

Must sign up by 11/3/12. Class size is limited to 10.

Sign up today space is limited!

call 419-935-3404 or email us theartjunction@yahoo.com

email us for a pdf of this brochure.

Photocontest entries due this weekend!


The Art Junction invites photographers of any age to participate in the 2012 Photography Contest & Exhibition:

Willard, Ohio…Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.

Entries must be delivered to the Art Junction on Friday, September 28, 2012 from 4:30 – 7 pm or Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 4:00 – 7pm.

The exhibition will take place October 13 – November 10, 2012.  Winners will be announced at the opening on Saturday, October 13 at 5pm.

Five entries per applicant and no entry should exceed 18” x 24” in overall size. This is a juried exhibit; Matthew Ramsey, Photographer, is the juror. Entry fee: $5.00 non-refundable entry fee for each image entered.

Images not accepted into the exhibition will be notified after October 6, 2012 and may be picked up at The Art Junction, 2634 Prairie Street, New Haven, Ohio 44850 next to the New Haven United Methodist Church. Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places will be awarded at the opening of the exhibition.

 Disclaimer: The Art Junction will exercise every caution in the handling of your entries, but cannot be held responsible for any damage, loss or theft to them!  For more information on this program call 419-935-3404 or see https://theartjunctionwillardohio.wordpress.com/

 Remember to stop by and see the art of Drue Roberts this weekend!

The Art Junction is a community-based art education program designed to bring gallery space, local art exhibitions, lessons and creative opportunities to the Willard area for adults, teens, seniors, and children to learn to create together a better community! For more information on this or future programs at The Art Junction contact Kevin Casto M.A., Director, at 419-935-3404, email theartjuction@yahoo.com or visit our blog https://theartjunctionwillardohio.wordpress.com

 

Steak, Art and Hope this weekend!


This is a big weekend in Willard and at the Art Junction.  On Friday the gallery is again open from 4:30 -7:00 pm to view the work of Drue Roberts and his exhibition “The Road So Far…”

On Saturday The Art Junction is again open from 4:30 -7:00 for “The Road So Far…”

The New Haven United Methodist Church next door to the Art Junction is once again having its famous Homemade Swiss Steak Dinner from 5:00 -6:30 pm.

Finally, the Willard Hope Center is having the HopeFest which is a huge, free concert in downtown Willard on Saturday evening!

We hope that you can come and be a part of these great activities in the Willard area!

Willard, Ohio…Yesterday, Today & Tommorow a photography contest and exhibition


The Art Junction invites photographers of any age to participate in the 2012 Photography Contest & Exhibition:

Willard, Ohio…Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.

 

This is a great opportunity to explore southern Huron County, which is a part of the Fire-lands, using the medium of photography.  If photography is a hobby, passion or passing interest this is a great way to use your talent and creative interest to view this area as it has been, currently is or the way you hope it will become in the future.  No one is too old or young to participate.  You could make this a family project, or you could work with a friend.

 

This contest is open to all photographers of any age.  Photographs must be taken in Willard, Ohio or the surrounding townships of Willard.  Photographs must adhere to the theme Willard, Ohio…Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.  Photographs must be at least 8”x10” but no larger than 16”x20” and be mounted, matted or framed.  To obtain an entry form, email the Art Junction at theartjunction@yahoo.com or call 419-935-3404.

 

Five entries per applicant and no entry should exceed 18” x 24” in overall size. This is a juried exhibit; Matthew Ramsey, Photographer, is the juror. Entry fee: $5.00 non-refundable entry fee for each image entered.  Entries must be delivered to the Art Junction on Friday, September 28, 2012 from 4:30 – 7 pm or Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 4:00 – 7pm. The exhibition will take place October 13 – November 10, 2012.  Winners will be announced at the opening on Saturday, October 13 at 5pm.

Images not accepted into the exhibition will be notified after October 6, 2012 and may be picked up at The Art Junction, 2634 Prairie Street, New Haven, Ohio 44850 next to the New Haven United Methodist Church. Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places will be awarded at the opening of the exhibition.

 

Disclaimer: The Art Junction will exercise every caution in the handling of your entries, but cannot be held responsible for any damage, loss or theft to them!  For more information on this program call 419-935-3404 or see https://theartjunctionwillardohio.wordpress.com/

 

The Art Junction is a community-based art education program designed to bring gallery space, local art exhibitions, lessons and creative opportunities to the Willard area for adults, teens, seniors, and children to learn to create together a better community! For more information on this or future programs at The Art Junction contact Kevin Casto M.A., Director, at 419-935-3404, email theartjuction@yahoo.com or visit our blog https://theartjunctionwillardohio.wordpress.com

Opening Night for The Road So Far…


We had a great opening on Saturday September 8, 2012 at the Art Junction for the Art of Drue Roberts.

The gallery is open this Friday and Saturday from 4:30 to 7:00 pm.

Take a 10 minute Art break this weekend to stop by the Art Junction to see the exhibition.

The Road So Far…


The Art Junction presents:

   The Road So Far…

The artwork of Drue Roberts

Opening Reception Saturday, September 8, 2012 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

at The Art Junction

2634 Prairie Street, New Haven, Ohio 44850 next to the New Haven United Methodist Church

Regular Gallery Hours:

Fridays & Saturdays September 14 – October 6, 2012 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!

Drue Roberts graduated from Willard High School in 1993 and went on to study Geology. After graduate school, he became an environmental geologist performing studies at superfund sites, the military and national laboratories. Drue is a self-taught artist who specializes in acrylic painting and has shown his work in Santa Fe, New Mexico and in Ohio. He and his wife have travelled the country and now reside in Granville, Ohio with their two boys.

Art is an extension of the inner artist and there is always some trepidation in sharing so much of one’s self. “When I think of showing my artwork in my hometown, it simply terrifies me,” Roberts shared. “Here I stand at the midpoint of my life worrying how people I haven’t seen in 20 years will react to it. Much of what I’ve spent my life seeing, analyzing and interpreting is wrapped up in these paintings.” A lot of how he sees the world has been colored by his experiences and the culture that exists in Willard, Ohio.

Roberts, a geologist by trade who has traveled the country with his work, taught himself to draw and paint. He began with colored pencils and eventually graduated to acrylic paints, which he’s used to develop his unique style of layering paint using bold colors and pronounced light and shadows to produce his diverse themes. Roberts’ experience as a geologist dealing with environmental contamination inspires much of his work. “Presenting an amplified view of our surroundings awakens the viewer to the impact our lives have on the world around us,” he said. He also adds that the murals of Diego Rivera, the sparseness of Edward Hopper and the dinosaurs of William Stout influence his work.

 

The Art Junction is a community-based art education program designed to bring gallery space, local art exhibitions, lessons and creative opportunities to the Willard area for adults, teens, seniors, and children to learn to create together a better community! For more information on this or future programs at the Art Junction contact Kevin Casto M.A., Director, at 419-935-3404, email theartjuction@yahoo.com or visit our blog https://theartjunctionwillardohio.wordpress.com

Fall Home-school Art Class at The Art Junction


Home-school Art Classes at the Art Junction

Classes will cover art history, visual & motor skills, principals of art & design, creative thinking, basic drawing, painting and 3D art concepts as well as integrate with basic educational concepts of math, science, language and history.

 

 

Cost: $10.00 a student for 6 sessions Students are responsible for all their art materials!

Or

Cost $25 a student for 6 sessions Instructor supplies all materials!

Date: Beginning Wednesday, September 26 – November 7, 2012

No Class on 10/17/12

 

3:50-4:30 pm 1st-5th grade students

4:30-5:10 pm 6th -12th grade students

Classes are limited to 12 students per session!

Home-school Art Class Materials

Scissors

Glue or glue stick

Crayons box of 16

Colored pencils box of 10-12

Markers box of 8, 10, or 12

Eraser (magic rub) preferred

#2 pencil

Ebony design drawing pencil

Watercolor set

box or container to hold materials

drawing paper -either a sketchbook or a pack of copy paper