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Expressive Painting

Explore painting with expression using acrylic paint.

This class will guide you in creating an expressive landscape or allow you the freedom of exploring expression for yourself with a wide variety of materials.

 Participants will have the freedom to explore expressionism independently or be guided by the instructor if they wish.

                $25.00 with all materials provided BEFORE 6/9/14

                   $35.00 with all materials provided AFTER 6/9/14

                 Dates: Mondays, June 29 – July 27, 2015

                    5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

                       Class size: 4-8 participants ages 10 and up

For more information contact Kevin Casto at 419-935-3404 or email: theartjunction@yahoo.com

Sign up & prepay for summer classes today!

Cash accepted or make checks out to Kevin Casto.

Mail your registration to: Kevin Casto 802 S. Main St. Willard, Ohio 44890.

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 theartjuction@yahoo.com or visit our blog https://theartjunctionwillardohio.wordpress.com

Closing Weekend


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This is the closing weekend for this exhibit.

Stop by The Art Junction

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Friday or Saturday, May 30 – June 1, 2013 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and see the 4th grade ART Exhibition

Visual Music

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“Creativity is as important now in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status.” ― Sir Kenneth Robinson

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The 4th grade students’ 16” x 20” expressionistic paintings will be on sale during the exhibit.  All proceeds from the sale of their artwork will be placed in the Outdoor Education fund for their 6th grade experience at Mohican Outdoor School. We hope you will participate!  Their artwork would be a great addition to your home, business or organization!

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Come view the expressionistic paintings of the Willard City Schools 4th grade visual art students under the direction of artist/teacher Kevin Casto. Students explored the theme of music in the style of expressionism with mixed media on 16 x 20” canvas.  Students worked in groups as they combined the ideas of music and expressionism to create Visual Music. Support the emerging art talents of these young artists by attending their exhibition this spring as they visually express themselves and the greater community around them.
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Painting at the Hope Center -Week 3


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Students continued to add layers of color to their images of hope.

 

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Learning to use masking tape to create various sizes and widths of lines was a new idea for the students.

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Choosing the right colors to add a new layer is a fun but challenging task.

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The results of the new layer were very exciting to the kids.

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The next step was to add another layer of lettering using stencils and spray paint.

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Everyone was excited to learn this process.

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Multiple layers of lettering and color were added to the images.

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With immediate results the kids were thrilled with this process.

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Finally one more layer of color was strategically added to the images.

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This was a great end to a very fun session of painting for the kids at the Willard Hope Center.

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Visual Music


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Friday, May 17, 2013 was the opening night for the Willard City Schools Elementary Art Department 4th grade Art Exhibition: Visual Music.

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The 4th grade students’ 16” x 20” expressionistic paintings are on sale during the exhibit.  All proceeds from the sale of their artwork will be placed in the Outdoor Education fund for their 6th grade experience at Mohican Outdoor School.

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The students’ artwork would be a great addition to your home, business or organization!  We hope you will participate and purchase a painting for $25.00.

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Students explored the theme of music in the style of expressionism with mixed media on 16 x 20” canvas.

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Students worked in groups as they combined the ideas of music and expressionism to create Visual Music.

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Support the emerging art talents of these young artists by attending their exhibition this spring as they visually express themselves and the greater community around them.

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“Visual Music” continues this weekend.  Regular Gallery Hours: Fridays & Saturdays, May 18 – June 1, 2012  5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

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Willard City Schools Elementary Art Department

4th grade ART Exhibition

Opening Reception Friday, May 17, 2013 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

at The Art Junction

2634 Prairie Street, New Haven, Ohio 44850 next to the New Haven United Methodist Church

Regular Gallery Hours:

Fridays & Saturdays May 18 – June 1, 2012 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!

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Come view the expressionistic paintings of the Willard City Schools 4th grade visual art students under the direction of artist/teacher Kevin Casto. Students explored the theme of music in the style of expressionism with mixed media on 16 x 20” canvas.  Students worked in groups as they combined the ideas of music and expressionism to create Visual Music. Support the emerging art talents of these young artists by attending their exhibition this spring as they visually express themselves and the greater community around them.

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The 4th grade students’ 16” x 20” expressionistic paintings will be on sale during the exhibit.  All proceeds from the sale of their artwork will be placed in the Outdoor Education fund for their 6th grade experience at Mohican Outdoor School. We hope you will participate!  Their artwork would be a great addition to your home, business or organization!

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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

Closing Weekend


Closing weekend for the Art of Drue Roberts at The Art Junction.

The Art Junction presents:

                         The Road So Far…

The artwork of Drue Roberts

Regular Gallery Hours:

Fridays & Saturdays September 14 – October 6, 2012 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!

 

Drue Roberts graduated from Willard High School in 1993 and went on to study Geology. After graduate school, he became an environmental geologist performing studies at superfund sites, the military and national laboratories. Drue is a self-taught artist who specializes in acrylic painting and has shown his work in Santa Fe, New Mexico and in Ohio. He and his wife have travelled the country and now reside in Granville, Ohio with their two boys.

Art is an extension of the inner artist and there is always some trepidation in sharing so much of one’s self. “When I think of showing my artwork in my hometown, it simply terrifies me,” Roberts shared. “Here I stand at the midpoint of my life worrying how people I haven’t seen in 20 years will react to it. Much of what I’ve spent my life seeing, analyzing and interpreting is wrapped up in these paintings.” A lot of how he sees the world has been colored by his experiences and the culture that exists in Willard, Ohio.

 

Roberts, a geologist by trade who has traveled the country with his work, taught himself to draw and paint. He began with colored pencils and eventually graduated to acrylic paints, which he’s used to develop his unique style of layering paint using bold colors and pronounced light and shadows to produce his diverse themes. Roberts’ experience as a geologist dealing with environmental contamination inspires much of his work. “Presenting an amplified view of our surroundings awakens the viewer to the impact our lives have on the world around us,” he said. He also adds that the murals of Diego Rivera, the sparseness of Edward Hopper and the dinosaurs of William Stout influence his work.

Opening Night for The Road So Far…


We had a great opening on Saturday September 8, 2012 at the Art Junction for the Art of Drue Roberts.

The gallery is open this Friday and Saturday from 4:30 to 7:00 pm.

Take a 10 minute Art break this weekend to stop by the Art Junction to see the exhibition.

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Take a 10 minute Art Break this Friday or Saturday to view the latest show at the Art Junction.

The Art Junction is a great 10 minute stop on your weekend trip to Mansfield or Sandusky.

Bruce Philip Bitmead was born in Buffalo, New York in 1963 and graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1983, starting to paint in earnest that same year.  He has been exhibiting his works steadily since 1987, mainly in Illinois, Pennsylvania and New York, with solo shows in California and London, England.  Bitmead spent much of the 80’s and 90’s employed as a graphic designer and illustrator in Chicago, but returned to Buffalo in 1998, where he concentrates on his personal work.  Bitmead is no stranger to North Central Ohio, having served as an artist in residence in the 90’s at Black River Local Schools and Willard City Schools.

“Since 1983, I have alternately concentrated on drawing, painting and sculpture in both representational and abstract manners.  The skills I learn in one discipline inform the others, which has enabled me to slowly but surely develop a cohesive artistic vision over the past 29 years.  I am glad for the opportunity to gather various types of work and present them in one exhibit at the Art Junction.”

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

Take a 10 minute Art break!


at The Art Junction

2634 Prairie Street, New Haven, Ohio 44850 next to the New Haven United Methodist Church

Regular Gallery Hours:

Fridays & Saturdays July 21 – August 18, 2012 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!

Bruce Philip Bitmead was born in Buffalo, New York in 1963 and graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1983, starting to paint in earnest that same year.  He has been exhibiting his works steadily since 1987, mainly in Illinois, Pennsylvania and New York, with solo shows in California and London, England.  Bitmead spent much of the 80’s and 90’s employed as a graphic designer and illustrator in Chicago, but returned to Buffalo in 1998, where he concentrates on his personal work.  Bitmead is no stranger to North Central Ohio, having served as an artist in residence in the 90’s at Black River Local Schools and Willard City Schools.

 

“Since 1983, I have alternately concentrated on drawing, painting and sculpture in both representational and abstract manners.  The skills I learn in one discipline inform the others, which has enabled me to slowly but surely develop a cohesive artistic vision over the past 29 years.  I am glad for the opportunity to gather various types of work and present them in one exhibit at the Art Junction.”

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