Art in the community

Community Summer Art Contest & Exhibition


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The Huron County Community Library and The Art Junction Invite you to:

The Community Summer Art Contest & Exhibition

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If art (photography, sculpture, weaving, painting, collage, digital art or pottery) is a hobby, passion or passing interest, this is a great way to use your talent and share your creative images with our community at the art gallery in New Haven -The Art Junction.

 

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This contest is open to everyone ages 11 years and older. Artwork must be gallery ready: framed, matted (ready to hang.) For more information call the library @ 419-933-8564.

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Up to three entries may be submitted at the Art Junction on July 19 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & July 25 from 5:00-8:00. The exhibition will take place August 6 – August 27, 2016.    

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Contest categories: photography, painting, sculpture, drawing, and fiber-based art with awards for each category as well as Best of Show, Community, Ohio, Photography, Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Fiber-based art and Judge’s Award.

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Drop off artwork at the Art Junction July 19, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Drop off artwork at the Art Junction July 25, 2015 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

2016 Summer Art Contest

The Art Junction is located at 2634 Prairie Street in New Haven, OH (next to the New Haven United Methodist Church.)

The contest & exhibition consists of work submitted through the Willard, Greenwich, and North Fairfield and Wakeman branches of the Huron County Community Library.

Entry forms may be picked up at any branch of the Huron County Community Library.

The exhibition will take place August 6 – August 27, 2016.    

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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

 

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

 

 

Spring Landscape Painting


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We held our first Spring Landscape Painting Workshop in April.

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Everyone enjoyed learning about the process of creating a landscape with acrylic paints.

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After learning about the various parts of the landscape, everyone enjoyed working with acrylic paint.

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Learning that small details can make a large impact to your landscape was a great learning experience for all involved.

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All of the participants had fun taking their landscape in different directions as they built confidence in their abilities.

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Our next landscape painting class is Thursday, June 23.  Maybe you can join the fun!

Spring Family Art Day


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Family Art Day was all about butterflies.

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Everyone had the opportunity to transform bow-tie pasta into butterflies.

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There were many different ways to approach the project.

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All involved had fun.

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It was great fun to see families create together.

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Maybe you can join us for our next Family Art Day in December.

Spring fused-glass workshop


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The Art Junction hosted another fused-glass plate workshop under the direction of Jill Groves.

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Everyone enjoyed their session in the studio creating their glass plate.

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We had a full house with a waiting list for this workshop.

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Everyone enjoyed their time in the studio.

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It was a very cooperative session with the glass.

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Plates in progress.

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Examples of finished work.

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Here are some examples of plates before and after firing.

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Maybe you can join us for a summer class or workshop!

Exploring printmaking


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Tuesday afternoon art classes explored mono-prints for our last session this winter.

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Exploring with primary colors, everyone layered colors together.

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Students explored different types of paper.

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Using scrapers to apply color evenly helped everyone to learn this method of mono-prints.

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Everyone enjoyed the process of creating and spreading bright color.

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Here is an example of a layered mono-print.

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This was fun exploration of printmaking for everyone.  Maybe you can join us for one of our summer camps or workshops.

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

 

Still life


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Tuesday afternoon art classes explored the art of the still life this winter.

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In this session students explored sketching in watercolors.

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It was a great opportunity to explore new ideas and mediums.  Maybe you can join us for a future class or workshop at the Art Junction.

Clay


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Working with clay is always fun at the Willard Hope Center.

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There seems to be something to the hand-building experience that draws all of the students to want to work with clay.

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Everyone enjoyed the process of working with clay.

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Clay grabs the attention and focus of the students like few other mediums we explore.

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The Hope Center in Willard offers many great after-school opportunities for kids in Willard.

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The Art Junction enjoys giving the students an art experience with only creative expectations.

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It’s great to see everyone take the time to unplug and be creative.

Spring Landscape Painting


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Spring Landscape Painting

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