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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.

Yarn painting


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Tuesday afternoon art class explored painting with yarn recently.

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After soaking their yarn in tempera paint, students slowly pulled the yarn across their paper to create patterns of color.

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Everyone had fun exploring this new method of painting.

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The painting process took some time to learn how to master the yarn and control the paint.

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Everyone was very happy with their paintings and learning how to paint in a new way!

Candy cane day


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Family Art Day was held on December 5, 2015.  We had a large attendance this year.

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Everyone enjoyed creating a candy cane from sculpey clay.

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It was a fun day for families to come and build a memory together for the Christmas season.

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Everyone enjoyed the simple building process and working with their hands.

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The Art Junction enjoys sponsoring events that bring families together with art to create a stronger community.

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There was a wonderful, wide variety of colors used to create the canes this year.

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We had a great time at this year’s Family Art Day.  A big thanks to New Haven United Methodist Church for helping with this event and serving a lunch along with crafts and hosting a community Christmas tree in the square this year.

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Thanks also to the Artists’ Open Studio for exhibiting their work during Family Art Day.

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Maybe you can join us for our Spring Family Art Day coming in March 2016.

Leaves


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For our final Wednesday Afternoon Art class students explored printmaking.

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Students learned to create mono prints using rubber molds of leaves.

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Everyone used various colors of tempera paint on the molds.

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The students enjoyed learning the process and creating layers of leaves.

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The creative process engaged all of the participants in the class.

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When our classes resume in 2016 we will be moving to Tuesday Afternoon Art classes.  Hopefully you can join in the fun!

Plates


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Recently the Art Junction held a wonderful workshop on creating fused-glass plates.

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Jill Groves led the workshop, instructing the participants in all the methods and processes of creating fused-glass.

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Everyone enjoyed the process of creating their plates.

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There were many steps to creating each plate as everyone had a different vision for their project.

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Everyone learned from each other in the creative process.

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Here are some examples of the pre-fired plates:

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Those are examples of the beautiful plates before firing.

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Here are some examples of the finished work:

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Maybe you can join us for our next fused-glass workshop in March where we will be creating plates again!

Tie-dye


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The last day of Art Camp was tie-dye day!

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Everyone enjoyed the process of creating tie-dye shirts.

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Choosing the right color is the most important part of creating a great shirt design.

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Maybe you can join us for Art Camp next year, or you could request your own tie-dye party at the Art Junction!

 

Multicolored circles


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Art Campers explored using the circle as a design element this summer.

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Everyone began by creating circular ink prints with yogurt cups.

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After some dry time for the ink everyone began to add a pattern of color to their circle print.

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Everyone chose to use color in a new way from everyone else.

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All of the campers were engaged in the creative process.

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There were many wonderful ideas explored in this circular composition project.

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Everyone was focused on completing their colorful ideas.

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I was very happy with the students’ enthusiasm for this project and their hard work.  It was great to work with motivated kids!

Chalk art


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Art Camp Jr. included a session of chalk art.

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Campers began with circle shapes and learned some new techniques with chalk.

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Everyone enjoyed using brushes and water with the chalk, learning there are many ways to use this medium.

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Here is an example of the sidewalk art created by the campers.