Month: April 2013

Paper Flower Workshop


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The last spring workshop is this Saturday, May 4, 2013.

Create a paper flower for Mom or a spring bouquet for your home.

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Date:  Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. -12 noon

Class Size 4-10 participants ages 10 and up

Cost $ 5.00 with all materials provided.

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For more information contact Kevin Casto at 419-935-3404 or email: theartjunction@yahoo.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

Digital Photography Club


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Last month at the Digital Photography Club local photographer, Matt Ramsey, spoke to the group about lighting and basic operational techniques with digital cameras.  Matt’s information was very helpful to everyone in the group.  We hope to have him return soon.

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This month we will discuss photographing indoors versus outdoors as everyone will have the opportunity to have some hands-on experience with these types of photographic settings. 

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Jen Wall from the Extension Library District of Huron County will be here to give a presentation on the up-coming photography contest the library will be sponsoring.

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The next meeting will be Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the Art Junction from 7:00-8:00 pm. 

Kevin Casto, Director of the Art Junction, will be facilitating this meeting.

Art and Steak


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This weekend stop by

The Art Junction  to see the

Willard High School Art Department’s

Spring ART Exhibition

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Regular Gallery Hours:

Fridays & Saturdays April 19 – May 11, 2013 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!

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Come view the paintings, drawings and clay work of Willard High School visual art students under the direction of Art Teacher John Buss.

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Support the emerging art talents of these young artists by attending their exhibition this spring as they visually express themselves and the greater community around them.

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Saturday night next door to the Art Junction

enjoy the famous homemade Swiss Steak dinner of the New Haven United Methodist Church!

 

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Crayon Explosion Workshop


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Crayon Explosion Workshop     

Destroy, melt, create, and paint with crayons in fun, new ways beyond basic coloring!

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013   10 a.m. -12 noon  

Cost $5.00 with all materials provided. 

Class size 4-10 participants ages 5 to 105

For more information or to reserve your spot call 419-935-3404 or email, theartjunction@yahoo.com

Spring Art Exhibition


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Sunday, April 14, 2013 was the opening of the Willard High School Art Department Spring Exhibition.

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Attendees enjoyed viewing the work of the students.

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Student work bridged a wide range of styles and mediums.

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Art instructor John Buss has assembled a wonderful variety of images and sculpture.

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Students’ work helps them explore the world around them.

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There was a wonderful community of support for the students’ work.

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Come and support the emerging art talents of these young artists by attending their exhibition this spring as they visually express themselves and the greater community around them.

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Willard High School Art Department’s

Spring ART Exhibition

at The Art Junction

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

Regular Gallery Hours:

Fridays & Saturdays April 19 – May 11, 2013 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!

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Spring Art Show


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The Art Junction presents:

Willard High School Art Department’s

Spring ART Exhibition

Opening Reception Sunday, April 14, 2013 2:00 – 4:30 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 April 19 – May 11, 2013 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!

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Come view the paintings, drawings and clay work of Willard High School visual art students under the direction of Art Teacher John Buss. Support the emerging art talents of these young artists by attending their exhibition this spring as they visually express themselves and the greater community around them.

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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

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Drawing Lab -Week 6


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In the final session of the winter drawing lab participants were exploring traditional images such as The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci and creating quick sketches of the shape and model presented in a black and white copy of the image.

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Using various mediums and exploring the image through the eyes of cubism gave participants a new view the image, simplifying everything into basic shapes.

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Looking at the human eye and exploring how to draw it using basic shapes is a fun exercise.

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Learning to be free in drawing with many new mediums is a fun challenge for all.

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Quick, 1 minute ink washes of Mona Lisa.

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Looking at Picasso through cubist eyes is an interesting exercise for artists in the 21st century.

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If what you see has sparked your interest, sign up for a spring class or workshop at the Art Junction beginning soon!

Homeschool Art Classes


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Winter Home school art classes were a lot of fun for everyone involved.  Students were exposed to various types of art mediums, ideas and projects over the six winter sessions.

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We had two classes: one for kindergarten through fifth grades and another from sixth grade through high school.

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Students enjoyed exploring various mixed media projects that used many new art ideas and techniques.

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Developing motor skills and visual perception is an important factor in elementary art as students master using scissors and glue.

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Concentration and eye and hand coordination are also vital in the developmental process for many art projects.

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Older students explored collage and design as they pushed their creative ideas into new directions.

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New materials and mediums and new possibilities push students into new opportunities with the creative process.

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A big part of our classes is to introduce many new creative possibilities to students to explore and discover on their creative journeys.

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Creativity is God’s gift to us.  Using our creativity is our gift back to God. -Julia Cameron

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Students had a wonderful time together learning, exploring and laughing as they discovered many exciting new ways to be creative this past winter.

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Spring Home-school Art classes begin April 10, 2013.     

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!

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

Date: Beginning Wednesday, April 10 – May 15, 2013

3:45-4:25 pm 1st-5th grade students

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

 

Digital Photography Club


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The Digital Photography Club will be meeting this Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Art Junction.

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Local photographer, Matt Ramsey, will be sharing tips, resources, ideas and methods for lighting indoors and outdoors.

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The meeting will last from 7:00 – 8:00 pm and is free and open to all interested in this medium.  Come and bring an image to share!

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