The Art Junction hosts many field trips each year. Local student have an opportunity to experience local art and artists in their community.
We invite you to stop by and see our exhibits or book a special session for your community group or family!
Third graders visited the Art Junction this fall to view the Charles Casto Retrospective exhibition.
Students and teachers had a great time viewing the work of local art pioneer Charles Casto.
Everyone enjoyed seeing the various examples and exhibits of the artist’s varied work from sculpture, drawings and paintings to examples of his carvings.
Students had many questions about the life of the artist who was the first art teacher at the Willard City Schools.
The third graders enjoyed seeing the art work of former students of the artist.
Some of Charles’ former students have become professional artists, such as Don Moore and Steve Axtel, while others have made art a serious pursuit or hobby.
It was a great field trip for the students to connect with local art in their community and to learn about the art history of their town.
Take the time to support the arts in your local community by visiting a gallery, museum, concert or theatrical production. It will grow your visual perception of the world you live in!
Second grade students visited The Art Junction to view the landscape exhibition in October.
Second grade students are learning about landscapes in art class, so, to incorporate this lesson with their local community, they visited an art gallery.
Students had the opportunity to learn about landscape art through viewing the work of local artists who have created landscapes.
Landscape art is the depiction in art of landscapes, natural scenery such as mountains, valleys, trees, rivers, and forests, and especially art where the main subject is a wide view, with its elements arranged into a coherent composition.
In other works landscape backgrounds for figures can still form an important part of the work. Sky is almost always included in the view, and weather is often an element of the composition.
Landscape photography shows spaces within the world, sometimes vast and unending, but other times microscopic. Landscape photographs typically capture the presence of nature but can also focus on man-made features or disturbances of landscapes.
Students had a great opportunity to see many types of landscapes from their local environment and experience what it’s like to visit an art gallery.
Students enjoyed their visit and learning about art outside of the school building.
It’s important for students to learn that art is not just a subject in school but a pursuit that can be followed over a lifetime.
The Art Junction’s Landscape exhibit was a great learning experience for the second grade students to learn about landscapes and to see how artists create and exhibit them.
The Art Junction had two candy cane-making opportunities in December.
We held a candy cane-making workshop at the North Fairfield United Methodist Church’s community night.
We also had a family art day at the Art Junction where families could come and create candy canes.
The candy canes were made out of a polymer clay that goes by the brand name of Sculpey and comes in many colors.
It is a fun material to use that is easily baked in an oven or a toaster oven.
This is a great project for kids of all ages. It’s fun to mix colors, and it incorporates basic clay skills for everyone to learn.
Everyone had fun as we enjoyed a large attendance at both events. Maybe you can join us next year for this annual event at the Art Junction.
On Saturday, October 5, 2013 we hosted a pumpkin painting workshop.
We had a lot of fun exploring new ways to decorate pumpkins.
Spray painting was the big favorite for this workshop.
It was fun to try new materials and to explore what happens using them with organic mediums like pumpkins.
Everyone was happy with their pumpkin masterpieces.
Everyone’s pumpkin had a unique look.
If you were unable to join us this year for pumpkin painting maybe you can attend an upcoming workshop, class, exhibit or event at The Art Junction.
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.
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
If you have an interest in digital photography, wish to meet others with the same interest, wish to share your images, learn more about photography, or just want to improve your skills. …this may be the place for you to explore and grow your interest in photography!
If you are interested in participating or learning more, plan on attending June 6 at 7pm at The Art Junction in New Haven. Bring your camera and an example of your photography to share! This month we will be exploring pet/animal photography with some hands-on demonstrations.
For more information contact Kevin at 419-935-3404 or email: email@example.com