Discover the basics of glass fusing over 2 classes with Jill Groves.
You will learn how to create beautiful works of wearable art by layering art glass and fusing the glass in a kiln.
Each student will make 2 from the following choices:
pendant, pin or pair of earrings. The first class is 3 hours long. The first hour is an introduction of art glass, kilns, effects of heat on glass, etc. The second hour includes instruction on glass cutting and equipment. The remainder of the class is spent choosing and layering glass.
At the next session, we will add bails,earring wires, posts or pins to our finished pieces. No experience with glass is required for this course,which is recommended for beginners.
Cost $30.00 before 3/4/17 after 3/4/17 $35.
Class size minimum of 5 maximum 12
Sign Up & Prepay for Today!
for more information call 419-935-3404
Class Size is Limited
Cash accepted or make checks out to Kevin Casto
*must prepare for Fused Glass Workshop!
Mail your registration to
802 S. Main St.
Willard, Ohio 44890
For more information contact Kevin Casto at 419-935-3404 or email: email@example.com
The Art Junction is located at 2634 Prairie Street New Haven, OH. Next to the New Haven United Methodist Church.
Family Art Day was held on December 5, 2015. We had a large attendance this year.
Everyone enjoyed creating a candy cane from sculpey clay.
It was a fun day for families to come and build a memory together for the Christmas season.
Everyone enjoyed the simple building process and working with their hands.
The Art Junction enjoys sponsoring events that bring families together with art to create a stronger community.
There was a wonderful, wide variety of colors used to create the canes this year.
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.
Thanks also to the Artists’ Open Studio for exhibiting their work during Family Art Day.
Maybe you can join us for our Spring Family Art Day coming in March 2016.
The expressive painting class was very successful this summer.
All of the participants were very motivated to explore and complete their paintings.
Everyone had a different idea and method as they approached their project. Some completed their paintings while others were still in the process, but everyone grew in their skill and knowledge in the creative process. Maybe you can join us for our next painting class!
drop by theArtJunction between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon and create your own Candy Cane Christmas tree ornament out of sculpey clay.
In one Saturday morning using a few hand-building skills families can create their own Christmas tree ornament together to celebrate the season.
Cost is $5.00 per family(this helps to cover the cost of the materials)
*and a canned food donation to the Willard Food Bank!
Plus you can enjoy a free snack lunch and Christmas activities next door at the New Haven United Methodist Church at Family Art Day.
For more information contact Kevin at 419-935-3404 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Please sign up by 12/4/14
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 TheArt Junction contact Kevin Casto M.A., Director, at 419-935-3404, email email@example.com or visit our blog https://theartjunctionwillardohio.wordpress.com
The former Brandau Jewelers will be the new home of the Elyria Arts Depot.
The artistic spirit of Lorain County will soon have a home in downtown Elyria, a project that will not only breathe new life into a long-empty storefront, but also will bring a tried-and-true Lorain initiative to the city.
For an up-and-coming artist, the biggest struggle in establishing a career is finding a place with plenty of foot traffic to showcase pieces. Likewise, the biggest obstacle standing in the way of revitalizing downtown Elyria is finding ways to bring more pedestrian traffic to the area. Marrying the two problems and birthing a solution is taking shape in the soon-to-open Elyria Arts Depot. “This space will give someone like me a place to showcase my work,” said artist Elizabeth Hamister-Burnett, 32. “I’ve shown artwork everywhere but my hometown. To be in my hometown is huge.” Hamister-Burnett has painted since she was a young child, but has done so professionally for two years. Her works have graced walls in galleries at Cleveland State University and the Waterloo Arts District in the Collinwood area of Cleveland.
Antonio Barrios, executive director of the Lorain Arts Council and the head of a new project in Elyria, talks about the project Monday in the former Brandau Jewelers building on Broad Street in Elyria. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE
Starting Saturday, she and other artists will have a temporary home in Elyria.
Four years ago, the Lorain Arts Council opened shop in downtown Lorain and now the arts movement is coming to Elyria with the opening of the Elyria Arts Depot in the former Brandau Jewelers Building at 336 Broad St. The space, which will feature the works of 10 to 15 local artists, will open to the public 10 a.m. Saturday to coincide with Elyria’s Festival of Lights Holiday kick-off. The Elyria Arts Depot is a project that has been 18 months in the making, said Mayor Holly Brinda. It will, hopefully, serve as the springboard for more pop-up shops and businesses that support the arts. “We are trying to set the stage for revitalization and growth,”
Brinda said, inside the former store that, with several days worth of sweat equity, will be transformed into a working gallery. “This is part of a larger strategy for downtown Elyria. It has been proven in other cities that those communities that know how to leverage the artistic and cultural spirit of the arts can move forward.” Brinda said she looks to other communities such as Reno, Nev., St. Paul, Minn. and Pittsburgh for inspiration. Closer to home, it’s the Gordon Square area of Cleveland that is a model of transformation to mimic. It has been nearly a decade since the work began in the west side neighborhood, but pumping more than $400 million of economic development into the community has made it one of Cleveland’s most sought-after neighborhoods. Elyria is far from becoming the next Gordon Square, but every project has to start somewhere, said Antonio Barrios, president of the Lorain Arts Council.
Elizabeth Hamister-Burnett, an artist who will be displaying her paintings inside the Elyria Art Depo,t does a little less skilled work as she preps paint to cover the walls
“When we started in Lorain, there were no art galleries anywhere in the city,” he said. “Now we have three locations where art is being shown. We are not trying to reinvent the wheel here. But with just a little education as to what an art district can do for a community, we are seeing change.”
The Elyria Arts Depot is coming together with the help of a lot of people. In addition to the city’s sponsorship and the Lorain Arts Council taking ownership, property owners Janice and Tom Haywood have offered the property for six months at a reduced rate.“By offering the building for the cost of utilities and insurance, we hope to help jumpstart Elyria’s new arts district and provide added exposure for the marketing of our building and other buildings downtown,” Janice Haywood said. It is unknown at this time if the Haywood property will be the permanent home of the Elyria Arts Depot. That possibility remains a viable option, depending on the group’s success. “We are stepping out here and Elyrians can support us very easily by coming,” Barrios said. “Come, visit the gallery, talk to the artists and take an interest in what they are doing. Of course, we hope people will support the arts by purchasing the one-of-a-kind pieces, but the traffic and word of mouth is also very important.”