Month: February 2014

Clean fun at the soap-making workshop!


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The soap-making workshop was full of wonderful colors, smells and fun.

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The participants learned how to create scented soap using many new ideas and techniques from instructor Sue Wolfe.

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Instructor Sue Wolfe, owner of Kait-Tana Soaps,  demonstrated to participants on how to create two bars of soap.

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There were many new designs with the soap.

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Participants also learned how to create 4oz bottles of lotion.  Everyone enjoyed the workshop.  Maybe you can join us for our next soap-making workshop in the future.

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

The Art Junction is located at 2634 Prairie Street New Haven, OH. Next to the New Haven United Methodist Church.

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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

 

 

 

Painting at the Hope Center


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We have resumed our painting project at the Hope Center with the students on Thursday afternoons.

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There is a lot of activity taking place as we continue with our paintings based on Christian symbolism.

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The members of the Hope Center are actively engaged in the creative process.

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This project has challenged the students to push their perceived ideas and abilities in art.

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Adding detail to the symbols seems to challenge the students as they are encouraged to look not at the whole shape but to focus on small areas as they proceed forward with this project.

 

Origami with the Ohio Paper Folders at the Willard Library


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This is a great opportunity for students 4th grade and up and adults plus it’s FREE!

Learn Origami at the Library! Monday February 24 at 5:30pm the Ohio Paper Folders will be at the Willard Memorial Library to teach teens & adults the art of Origami.

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This free program is open to the public . All materials are provided.
 
Be sure to check out the models on display from this great group at the library.

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Ohio Paper Folders is comprised of origami artists who volunteer their time and talents to teach and share their skills and knowledge to ensure the life and development of this art form.

*sign up not required but appreciated*  (419) 933-8564

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Ohio Paper Folders

OPF was founded by Monica Salisbury in July 2007 to deal with the lack of an Ohio Origami group. With weekly notices in local newspapers the group grew to eight members over the following ten months, then quickly jumped to over twenty members after several public seminars.

The group now numbers more than 60, and includes members with a wide range of interests, specialties and skill levels. Members range from “newbies” to a published author of origami books, as well as some very talented designers. Some focus on modular origami, others on complex wet folding.

OPF is primarily a group of origami artists. The members are predominantly Ohioans; we have members in Cleveland, Dayton, Cincinnati, Athens as well as Columbus. We are always happy to welcome new members. Currently there are no fees or dues for membership. The only requirement is an interest in origami and/or paper arts, including kusudama, kirigami, paper making, and paper sculpture. But we are first and foremost an origami group.

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Being origami enthusiasts we are always eager to share models and techniques we’ve learned. We meet monthly to fold and exchange techniques. Everyone is welcome .

We meet on the 3rd Sunday of the month. At this time we are meeting at the McConnell Arts Center. If that should change we’ll post the change on this page.

Our mission as a group is to stretch our abilities in origami but also to participate in and create programs to stimulate interest in and spread awareness of origami.

The prevalent belief about origami is it’s a cute hobby for children but it’s so much more. People aren’t going to realize what it is and can be until we (origamians) start getting out there to show them it really is art.

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http://www.ohiopaperfolders.com/#

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Beginning Basket Weaving


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Instructor Linda Kirgis will teach a class on

“how to create a small beginner basket”

Cost $15    Date: Saturday, March 15, 2014

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9 a.m. – 1 p.m.    All materials provided.

Class size is limited to 8. Bring a lunch, snacks and drinks.

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

The Art Junction is located at 2634 Prairie Street New Haven, OH. Next to the New Haven United Methodist Church.

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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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