There are many ways to be expressive at the Art Junction. This summer you could join us for our expressive painting class!
Explore painting with expression using acrylic paint.
This class will guide you in creating an expressive landscape or allow you the freedom of exploring expression for yourself with a wide variety of materials.
Participants will have the freedom to explore expressionism independently or be guided by the instructor if they wish.
$25.00 with all materials provided BEFORE 6/9/14
$35.00 with all materials provided AFTER 6/9/14
Dates: Mondays, June 29 – July 27, 2015
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Class size: 4-8 participants ages 10 and up
For more information contact Kevin Casto at 419-935-3404 or email: email@example.com
Sign up & prepay for summer classes today!
Cash accepted or make checks out to Kevin Casto.
Mail your registration to: Kevin Casto 802 S. Main St. Willard, Ohio 44890.
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! For more information on this or future programs at The Art Junction contact Kevin Casto M.A., Director, at 419-935-3404, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our blog https://theartjunctionwillardohio.wordpress.com
Students at the Willard Hope Center are making progress on their painting projects based on the theme of “Love”.
After taping out areas to be painted, everyone picked colors they wanted to use.
Everyone was very focused on the painting process.
Student work in progress.
Removing the tape and seeing the fruits of their work.
Examples of the student work in progress:
Students at the Willard Hope Center added a second layer of paint to their paintings.
Everyone learned how to use masking tape to add dimension to their images.
Students added another layer of color to the images.
Everyone was excited to see their results with using the masking tape.
It was great fun to see the students become involved in the creative process as the painting process moved forward.
We began the painting project at the Willard Hope Center this past week.
Student members eagerly began the process of giving their canvases a base coat of acrylic paint.
For many of the students it was their first encounter with painting on canvas with acrylics.
It was an exciting beginning for everyone as to learn to use a brush and create uniform strokes to cover their canvas.
Energy was high as everyone busily covered their blank canvas with a bright color.
Next week we will begin to mix colors and add shapes to the canvases.
It was lots of fun to interact with the student members and see their eagerness to participate.
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. Drue had a one man show at the Art Junction in the fall of 2012.
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.
Wednesday afternoon art class for older students was spent creating a graphic lettering project for several weeks.
Students used marker to create the letters of their name in several different sizes and styles.
The next step was to cut apart their project into squares.
Next students arranged the pieces of their design that they wished to use on an 8″x10″ piece of cardboard.
The shapes were adhered to the cardboard with matte medium.
Finally students applied white acrylic and black marker to create an abstracted version of their name.
Everyone approached their project in a different way as they added more or less detail to their beginning ideas.
Here are some examples of the students work.
Week 4 found participants moving towards resolution.
Others found inspiration.
Others were immersed in the process of creating.
Everyone in the class is on their own personal artistic journey.
It’s fun to walk this journey with others instead of being alone.
It’s been a real joy to watch the creative journeys that the class members have undertaken these past few weeks.
In the words of Edward Hopper, “If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint”, this class has begun to learn the language of paint. I’m looking forward to our last class to see the resolution of their paintings.