Month: March 2015

Completion


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Wednesday afternoon students worked hard to complete their monoprints.

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Everyone added details with lines, shapes and various mediums to complete their images.

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Students incorporated colored pencil, acrylic paint, and marker to create wonderful mixed media monoprints.

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Here are examples of the students’ work as they used pop art imagery for their ideas.

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Maybe you can join us for our fall sessions of Wednesday afternoon art classes.

Non-traditional printmaking


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Wednesday afternoon art students explored printmaking recently.

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Students made a series of circle prints using cups and ink.

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Everyone created a different pattern of circles.

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Many repeated the shape and allowed it to overlap other circles.

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After creating many variations of circle prints we left them to dry.

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Next we explored thumb printing with ink.

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Everyone explored various shapes with the thumb.

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Next we added marker to complete our thumb images.

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Here are some examples of our thumb printing.

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Fused glass workshop


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Everyone had a great experience at our recent fused-glass jewelry workshop.

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Participants were introduced to fused-glass and learned the basic concepts of the process of creating it.

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Everyone enjoyed the process of creating their own jewelry.

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There were many tools to learn to use in the process.

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Many different ages worked together creating their own fused-glass.

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Participants learned to cut glass for their creation.

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Here are examples of their work after the firing process.

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The final step was to put the fittings on their fused-glass.

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Here are some examples of the jewelry.

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Maybe you can join us for our next fused-glass workshop in the autumn of 2015.

Print making


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Wednesday afternoon art students have been exploring printmaking.

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Students were using their Keith Haring-like shapes to create their prints.

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It was a fun yet challenging experience for everyone.

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The mono-prints will be used to create a bigger image from the beginning prints made at this session.

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It will be fun to see what the prints emerge into as the process continues.

Family Art Day


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On Saturday, March 28, 2015 drop by the Art Junction between the hours of 10:00 a.m. & 12:00 noon assemble and create a 3D Butterfly out of air-dry clay or other non-traditional materials together as a family.

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In one Saturday morning using a few hand-building skills families can assemble & create their own butterflies together to celebrate renewal. Cost is $5.00 per family (this helps to cover the cost of the materials) and a canned food donation for the Willard Food Bank!

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Enjoy a free snack lunch next door at the New Haven United Methodist Church along with other fun activities!

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

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Please sign up by 3/26/15.

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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

2014 Believe @ the Library Photography Exhibition


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Opening night at the Believe @ the Library Photography Exhibition. The photography exhibition consists of work submitted through the Willard, Greenwich, North Fairfield and Wakeman branches of the Huron County Community Library by local photographers and photography enthusiast.  We hope you can participate or visit our exhibition in August of 2015.

Field trips


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Elementary students visit our gallery during a field trip to the Art Junction this autumn.  Make plans to stop by our gallery this spring for the student exhibit in May.

Multicolored painting


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We began the painting project at the Willard Hope Center this past week.

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Student members eagerly began the process of giving their canvases a base coat of acrylic paint.

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For many of the students it was their first encounter with painting on canvas with acrylics.

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It was an exciting beginning for everyone as to learn to use a  brush and create uniform strokes to cover their canvas.

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Energy was high as everyone busily covered their blank canvas with a bright color.

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Next week we will begin to mix colors and add shapes to the canvases.

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It was lots of fun to interact with the student members and see their eagerness to participate.

Crayon painting


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Wednesday afternoon students explored painting with melted crayon recently.

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Students began with one of their paintings from last session as a background.

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Next we turned the images into figures as each student created a portrait.

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Everyone enjoyed exploring the new medium of melted crayon.

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Everyone explored this new medium as they created a portrait with exciting possibilities.

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It was fun to watch each student’s process of creating.

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Here are some examples of the students’ work.

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