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Fingerprint Art


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Students at the Willard Hope Center explored making art with their fingerprints.

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After making fingerprints with ink, everyone explored turning them into a new creation.

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Armed with ink and and marker, everyone explored this new medium.

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Even the director of the Hope Center joined in the creative process.

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Fingerprint art can be a lot of fun with only some ink and your fingers!

 

Multicolored circles


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Art Campers explored using the circle as a design element this summer.

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Everyone began by creating circular ink prints with yogurt cups.

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After some dry time for the ink everyone began to add a pattern of color to their circle print.

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Everyone chose to use color in a new way from everyone else.

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All of the campers were engaged in the creative process.

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There were many wonderful ideas explored in this circular composition project.

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Everyone was focused on completing their colorful ideas.

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I was very happy with the students’ enthusiasm for this project and their hard work.  It was great to work with motivated kids!

Repeating circles


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Campers explored creating patterns with circles.

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Everyone used ink as their medium for this project.

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Everyone created many different types of circles.

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There were many different designs created as all the students enjoyed the creative process.

 

Non-traditional printmaking


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Wednesday afternoon art students explored printmaking recently.

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Students made a series of circle prints using cups and ink.

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Everyone created a different pattern of circles.

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Many repeated the shape and allowed it to overlap other circles.

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After creating many variations of circle prints we left them to dry.

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Next we explored thumb printing with ink.

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Everyone explored various shapes with the thumb.

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Next we added marker to complete our thumb images.

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Here are some examples of our thumb printing.

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Drawing


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The Art Junction offers a variety of workshops and classes to explore new concepts in art and build skills like our introduction to drawing class.

Autumn landscape


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Wednesday afternoon art classes created a mixed media landscape recently.

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After using watercolor paint for a background, students employed ink for trees and a landscape.

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This required concentration and learning to control the brush.

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The final step was to add bright leaf color with sponges.

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Everyone enjoyed this project and the opportunity to use many types of media.

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The final results were very nice as well!  Maybe you can join us for Wednesday afternoon art classes this winter?

Take a walk with a line


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Join us for a beginning drawing workshop to learn the basic skills of drawing!

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All materials provided!

10:00 a.m. – 12 noon

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Ages 6 to 106   Class size is limited to 12.

Cost $10.00 Before 9/1/14     After 9/1/14 $15.00

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       Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014

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Homeschool Art classes


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The home-school art classes this fall have been a lot of fun with a wide age range of students.

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Students have learned many different drawing techniques, from observational drawing to exploring expressive drawing.

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We have had fun with ink and watercolor,

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learned about drawing the New Haven landscape,

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and explored drawing the world around us.

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Students have also explored expressive drawing, which have been fun opportunities to learn and creatively grow.

Drawing Lab -Week 5


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Week 5 began using black acrylic paint with an improvised brayer to add paint with strokes.

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This resulted in some very interesting results that were used as a starting point for drawing.

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Working collaboratively, participants created some very interesting drawings.

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One of the problems to work through was to add to what another participant had begun or to ignore what they had done.

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Creative exercises are just that….a project meant to expand boundaries of thinking and doing.

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Craziness leads to fun which leads to new insights into the personal creative journey.

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DSCN7226These quick washes changed up the creative flow of the evening.

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Artist Paul Klee expresses the idea of drawing as “taking a line for a walk”.  Participants learned that making a drawing is first about communicating with yourself as they went for a walk this evening in the drawing lab.