acrylic painting

Landscape Painting


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This class will guide you to create a simple acrylic summer landscape and allow you the freedom of exploring the medium yourself.

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Each participant will use a 16” x 20” canvas.

$25.00 with all materials provided before 6/15/16

$35.00 with all materials provided after 6/15/16

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Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

(or when you complete your painting)

Class size 4-8 participants ages 10 and up

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*Sign Up & Prepay for Summer Classes Today!

for more information call 419-935-3404

Class Size is Limited

Cash accepted or make checks out to Kevin Casto

*You must prepay to reserve your place in each workshop!

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     Mail your registration to

Kevin Casto

802 S. Main St.

Willard, Ohio 44890

email theartjunction@yahoo.com

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

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

 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! The Art Junction is a ministry of the New Haven United Methodist Church.  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 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-Junction/190323094344714?ref=hl

 

 

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Spring landscape painting workshop


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This class will guide you to create a simple acrylic spring landscape and allow you the freedom of exploring the medium yourself.

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Each participant will use a 16” x 20” canvas.

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$25.00 with all materials provided before 4/15/16

 $35.00 with all materials provided after 4/15/16

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 Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

(or when you complete your painting)

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Class size 4-8 participants ages 10 and up

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

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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! The Art Junction is a ministry of the New Haven United Methodist Church.  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 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-Junction/190323094344714?ref=hl

 

Spraying


 

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Students at the Willard Hope Center explored adding spray paint to their paintings recently.

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Everyone added stencils to the paintings they have been working on and then their favorite color of paint.

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Learning to use spray paint was much harder than it seemed to the students.

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Students really enjoyed the process of spray painting.

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Here are some examples of the paintings.

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Lettering


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Students at the Willard Hope Center were exploring adding lettering to their images recently.

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Students used stencils to transfer the letters to their canvases.

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Focus and concentration were a large part of our painting session at the Hope Center.

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The students’ work is slowly taking shape as they add more layers to their images based on the idea of love.

Projects


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One of our on-going projects is working with students at the Willard Hope Center. It’s a lot of fun to give the students a creative outlet that benefits our whole community.

Symbol painting


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We have an on-going painting project at the Willard Hope Center with the student members.

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Students are creating paintings based upon symbols of the Christian church.

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We have had different students working each session on the paintings, and it has really become a community project.

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Students are learning about their own abilities as they step out in faith to push their artistic skills in new areas.

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Students are also learning about symbols of the church and how they tell a story.  Their artwork will be on sale this spring to help support the work of the Hope Center.

Painting at the Hope Center- part 2


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Week two of painting at the Hope Center finds the kids adding text to their images.

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Kids are using the theme of Hope as they add color to the stenciled letters on their canvas, learning to control paint and brush together.

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There is a real community to the painting process as everyone works in one accord.

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Some of the kids really enjoy the focus of this new endeavor.

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Hope is a concept that the kids are exploring.  Martin Luther King stated that “everything that is done in the world is done by hope.” We seek to introduce this to the kids.

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The kids artwork will be sold in the upcoming auction for the Hope Center.

Painting at the Hope Center


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The Art Junction recently began a painting program with the kids at the Willard Hope Center on Tuesday afternoons.

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Students are exploring acrylic painting to express themselves and to create paintings to be used in the Hope Center’s upcoming auction at the end of May.

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During the first painting session students explored mixing and blending related colors as they applied the first layer of color to the canvas.

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Everyone enjoyed the process of mixing and applying color.  It seems to be a very therapeutic process to the kids.

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Vincent van Gogh stated, “The only time I feel alive is when I’m painting.”  I think the students at the Hope Center felt alive during our first session.

Summer Painting Class


Our summer painting and drawing class ended with a wonderful collection of landscapes of New Haven.

The participants used a variety of materials: from acrylics and canvas to pastels and cardboard.

The main objective of this class was to become comfortable with the creative process as we endeavored to visually describe the landscape around us.

Everyone enjoyed the  creative process and made progress on their creative journey.  Maybe you can join us for a class or workshop at the Art Junction this fall.

Painting at The Hope Center -week 2


Week 2 of the Hope Center painting project was truly a community effort.

This week we added mixed media to the project as participants employed oil pastels into their image.

Oil pastel (also called wax oil crayon) is a painting and drawing medium with characteristics similar to pastels and wax crayons. Unlike “soft” or “French” pastel sticks, which are made with a gum or methyl cellulose binder, oil pastels consist of pigment mixed with a non-drying oil and wax binder.

The surface of an oil pastel painting is therefore less powdery, but more difficult to protect with a fixative. Oil pastels provide a harder edge than “soft” or “French” pastels but are more difficult to blend.

Tape was again used to create straight edges and to preserve colors and areas that were previously painted.

To have the sense of creative activity is the great happiness and the great proof of being alive. -Matthew Arnold

Letters and words were incorporated into the images this week to give a sense of direction, shape and form to the expression being created.

Creativity depends on a number of things: experience, including knowledge and technical skills; talent; an ability to think in new ways; and the capacity to push through uncreative dry spells. -Teresa Amabile

Creative cooperation was a big part of this evening’s effort as everyone learned to aid each other in a community effort.

Sometimes the best part is just getting some paint on one’s hands.

Painting allows us to experience the joy and wonder of the creative journey.

As you can see it was a productive evening of painting.  I hope you will join us next week to see how the journey continues or will buy a painting at the upcoming auction on May 12, 2012.