illustration

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Lynda Stoneham led our first workshop in pastels this year.

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Lynda led an excellent workshop that was very informative on her medium of pastels.

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The class explored the medium and the various tools, learning many new tips and techniques from our master artist.

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Maybe you can join us for a future workshop or class this summer at the Art Junction.

 

Still life


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Tuesday afternoon art classes explored the art of the still life this winter.

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In this session students explored sketching in watercolors.

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It was a great opportunity to explore new ideas and mediums.  Maybe you can join us for a future class or workshop at the Art Junction.

The most decorated U.S. soldier of World War II


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Audie Murphy, by Don Moore -Military Artist.  The Art Junction was thrilled to exhibit Don’s work in 2013. Don has received many awards for his artistic skill, service and excellence. His most prized achievements are: induction into the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club, knighted into the Order of St. George, and commissioned an admiral in the Texas navy.  Owner and operator of Don Moore Illustration since 1989, Don has had a variety of notable clients, including authors John Carroll, Robert Utley, Steve Wise and Paul Hutton; United States presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush; and the magazines and corporations Armchair General Magazine, McDonnell Douglas Helicopter, the National Park Service, the Institute of Heraldry, and the History Channel.

Don Moore -Military Artist


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The Art Junction presents:

Don Moore

Military Artist

at The Art Junction

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

   Opening Reception Saturday, October 19, 2013 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Regular Gallery Hours:

Fridays & Saturdays, October 25 – November 16, 2013 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!

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            Don Moore always knew that he would be a military artist; just ask his former Willard High School art teacher, Mr. Charles Casto. In 1968 Don left Willard, Ohio for the United States Marine Corps recruit depot at Parris Island, South Carolina. Upon completing boot camp and advanced combat training, he received the military occupation of illustrator/combat artist. Don served 16 ½ years in the Marine Corps before joining the Army in 1984 as an illustrator. Don retired from the military in 1989 with 22 ½ years of service.

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           Don’s military career was not limited to being an artist; he was also a drill instructor, presidential bodyguard, and non-commissioned officer in charge of graphic art centers and public affairs sections. These, as well as other military jobs, postings and travel experiences, helped Don build a variety of skills and life experiences.  Wherever Don was stationed, he pursued his passion for art through college and correspondence courses. He also attended many workshops and institutes such as Dynamic Graphics.

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            Don has received many awards for his artistic skill, service and excellence. His most prized achievements are: induction into the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club, knighted into the Order of St. George, and commissioned an admiral in the Texas navy.

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            Owner and operator of Don Moore Illustration since 1989, Don has had a variety of notable clients, including authors John Carroll, Robert Utley, Steve Wise and Paul Hutton; United States presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush; and the magazines and corporations Armchair General Magazine, McDonnell Douglas Helicopter, the National Park Service, the Institute of Heraldry, and the History Channel.

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You’re invited to visit the Art Junction to view Don’s amazing illustrations that pay tribute to our veterans and our nation’s great heritage!

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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! Located at 2634 Prairie Street, New Haven, Ohio 44850 next to 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

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Expressive painting -week 6


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Our final painting session was busy with adding finishing touches to the paintings that have been on a fun creative journey changing week to week.

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The artistic process was an important idea that everyone learned about during this class.

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Everyone learned to focus on an idea and push that idea as they developed their skills and understanding about painting.

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Everyone was pleased with their hard work and creative output.

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Everyone developed a different vision for their painting.

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It was great to see the different ages, styles and expressive thoughts develop over the six week class.

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Maybe you can join us for a future class at the Art Junction, developing your creative potential.

Expressive painting -week 5


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Fifth week of our expressive painting class had lots of energy!

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Everyone was busy with their creative ideas and explorations.

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The creative process engages the whole person in a pursuit of discovery.

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Jackson Pollock expressed that “painting is self-discovery and every good artist paints what he is.”  The participants in our class are truly exploring who they are in their paintings.  That’s a lot of fun to watch and experience.

Expressive painting class -week 4


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Week four found the painting group exploring new methods of painting.

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It was very exciting to see the group become engaged in the creative process and push their paintings into exciting new areas.

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This has been a very exciting class to teach.  I’ve enjoyed their imagination and spirit of adventure in painting.

Expressive painting class -week 1


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The first session of the expressive painting class was lots of fun as participants met each other and became familiar with tools, materials, and our studio space.

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Looking to week 2, participants will add another layer to their image and begin to explore a theme or image(s) to add to their painting.

Summer camps and class


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The Art Junction announces:

2013 Summer Camps & Class

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Art Camp Jr.

Need some creativity in your summer?

Dates:  July 9-10, 2013      10 a.m.-12noon

Cost $15.00           Ages 6 -8         Class Size: 8-10 Students

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Sign up by 6/29/13       All Materials Provided

2 days of Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Clay & Creative Explorations!

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Art Camp

Need some creativity in your summer break?

Dates:  July 16-18, 2013

10 a.m. -12noon   Cost $30.00  Ages 9-14

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Class Size: 8-12 Students     Sign up by 6/29/2013

All materials provided except students must provide their own shirt(s)

3 days of Tye-dye, Painting, Drawing, Sculpture & Exploring Art

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Expressive Painting

Explore painting with expression using acrylic paint.

Materials Needed: 16” x 20” canvas, basic acrylic paints, brushes, masking tape, towels.

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Cost $ 10.00 or  $25.00 with all materials provided

Dates: Tuesday, July 2 – Tuesday, August 6, 2013

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

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Class size 4-8 participants ages 9  to 99

Sign up by 6/29/13

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