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The Art Junction Scholarship


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Art Junction Scholarship

This is a $500 scholarship to aid in purchasing art materials for high school seniors preparing to enter college, current college students, graduate school students, or a local artist for a special project that will assist the recipient in creating art that reflects and builds up our local community through visual art.

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Describe what your scholarship will be used for. If you are applying for funds to aid your college or graduate studies discuss how your program of study will aid you in creating art that reflects and builds up our local community.

If you are applying for funds that will aid in a special project please discuss the materials you wish to purchase, the project you want to undertake with the materials and how your project will aid you in creating art that reflects and builds up our local community.

Please submit the above information and a detailed descriptive explanation of your studies or project along with six examples of your artwork in jpg format to: theartjunction@yahoo.com

Recipient of this scholarship must be willing to have an exhibit of your artwork or your project at the Art Junction in the next year to demonstrate how you have used the funds from this scholarship to create art that reflects and builds up our local community.

Application Deadline is June 1st.

You can download an application from a word document or a pdf below.

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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

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Saturday the Art Junction had the first winter workshop, which was “Getting to Know Your Digital Camera.”

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We had a lot of fun learning all of the functions of everyone’s camera, and then we spent some time learning some basic camera techniques.  Maybe you can  join us for one of our winter workshops!

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Going digital


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The Art Junction was recently working with students at the Willard Hope Center to give the students some experience with digital photography.

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Everyone had fun learning how to use the digital cameras, taking selfies and silly photographs of each other with the many features of the cameras.

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We will return in a few weeks after Art Camp to work with the students again as we photograph their local environment.

 

 

Hands on learning


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The Art Junction offers many different classes that give everyone the opportunity to learn how to use many new types of media.  Everyone becomes more acquainted with their cameras in our digital photography classes.  I hope you can join a class this summer.

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A 2nd grade visit


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Second grade students visited The Art Junction to view the landscape exhibition in October.

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Second grade students are learning about landscapes in art class, so, to incorporate this lesson with their local community, they visited an art gallery.

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Students had the opportunity to learn about landscape art through viewing the work of local artists who have created landscapes.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Students enjoyed their visit and learning about art outside of the school building.

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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.

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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.

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Symbols


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Hope Center members work to complete their symbol paintings for the Hope Center Auction.

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Adding lines, color and texture have been many of the lessons the student members have explored through this year-long project.

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Every week we have worked with the students we have had different students work on the paintings which has truly made this work a community effort.

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Everyone has learned about symbols in the Christian church and symbols that we encounter in daily life.

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Many of the symbols we see we take for granted, and many of the symbols we encounter we really don’t understand their meaning.  Hope Center students have explored these ideas in this project.

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It has been interesting to see what images have drawn the students interest and how they have interacted with the work.

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It has been fun to see them interact and grow as they explore visual art.

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Here are some examples of their work in progress.

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The next post will show the next step as the students learn how to apply stencils and spray paint to their images.

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Wednesday Afternoon Art Classes


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Wednesday Afternoon

Winter Art Classes

at the Art Junction

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Classes will cover art history, visual & motor skills, principals of art & design, creative thinking, basic drawing, painting and 3D art concepts as well as integrate with basic educational concepts of math, science, language and history.

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Cost: $10.00 a student for 6 sessions Students are responsible for all their art materials!

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 Cost $25 a student for 6 sessions Instructor supplies all materials!

Date: Beginning Wednesday, February 5, – March 12, 2014

4:00-4:40 pm 1st-4th grade students

4:45-5:30 pm 5th -12th grade students

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Groundbreaking Photography Exhibit


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The Extension Library District of Huron County and The Art Junction announce the opening of the Photography Exhibition:

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The public is invited to come to the opening reception and view the photography of 25 local, area and regional photographers.  The photography exhibition consists of over 75 images submitted through the Willard, Greenwich, North Fairfield and Wakeman branches of the The Extension Library District of Huron County.   Photographic categories include groundbreaking moments, outdoors/place/gardens and digging into history (historical place/ cemetery/ etc…).

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Join us for the opening and enjoy homemade ice cream served by the New Haven United Methodist Church on the lawn next to the Art Junction, and listen to the Trombone Trio, a wonderful local brass group, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, August 9, 2013. 

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Regular gallery hours for the exhibition Groundbreaking Photography will be Fridays & Saturdays, August 10 – 31, 2013 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. 

Please join us for our opening night on August 9, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:30!

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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

Digital Photography Club


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Last month at the Digital Photography Club local photographer, Matt Ramsey, spoke to the group about lighting and basic operational techniques with digital cameras.  Matt’s information was very helpful to everyone in the group.  We hope to have him return soon.

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This month we will discuss photographing indoors versus outdoors as everyone will have the opportunity to have some hands-on experience with these types of photographic settings. 

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Jen Wall from the Extension Library District of Huron County will be here to give a presentation on the up-coming photography contest the library will be sponsoring.

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The next meeting will be Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the Art Junction from 7:00-8:00 pm. 

Kevin Casto, Director of the Art Junction, will be facilitating this meeting.