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Abstract Art


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Wednesday afternoon art students explored the abstract art of Ad Reinhardt this past week.

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Students began with the idea of repeating the rectangle shape.

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Students used collage as their medium for this project.

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Everyone chose related colors from the color wheel.

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Everyone enjoyed the process of creating  their abstract image.

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Here are some examples of the students’ work.

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Snowflakes


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Students at the Willard Hope Center had fun creating snowflakes.

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Everyone learned how to create 4-point and 6-point snowflakes.

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Everyone worked at creating many sizes of snowflakes.

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Students learned that this process is called kirigami.  Kirigami are usually symmetrical, such as snowflakes and is a variation of origami that includes cutting of the paper rather than solely folding the paper as is the case with origami.  Typically, kirigami starts with a folded base, which is then cut; cuts are then opened and flattened to make the finished kirigami.

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All were proud of their creations.

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Here are some examples of the snowflakes made at the Hope Center.

Snowflakes


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The Wednesday afternoon art class has been busy creating snowflakes.

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The process of creating snowflakes begins with basic paper folding.

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Creating snowflakes are based on the art of Kirigami  which is a variation of origami that includes cutting of the paper.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES Kirigami are usually symmetrical, such as snowflakes, pentagrams, or orchid blossoms.

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Everyone enjoyed creating four-pointed snowflakes.

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The final step was to add a bit of glitter to the snowflakes for some sparkle!

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Everyone was proud of their creations!

Hand built pottery


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In the spring of 2012 we offered a class in paper mache pottery.  The students had a great time exploring a non-traditional method of building using unique materials.

Picasso portriats


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Wednesday afternoon art students recently learned about the artist Pablo Picasso.

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Students explored the ideas of figures and shapes and how Picasso placed facial features in non-traditional places to show the human form in new ways.

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Students began by cutting out the outline of a figure.

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Students had to imagine looking at the side view of themselves as they cut out the figure.

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This required a lot of concentration as students thought through all of the shapes needed for their portrait.

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Students used a wide variety of colors, shapes and papers to create their Picasso portrait.

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Students evoked similar ideas of shape and color as they had fun with changing the location of facial features on their portraits.

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Everyone enjoyed stretching their creative ideas while learning about Pablo Picasso and creating a non-traditional collage portrait.

Paper Flower Workshop


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The last spring workshop is this Saturday, May 4, 2013.

Create a paper flower for Mom or a spring bouquet for your home.

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Date:  Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. -12 noon

Class Size 4-10 participants ages 10 and up

Cost $ 5.00 with all materials provided.

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

 

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

Paper mache pottery -week 2


The class began week 2 by making lots of paper coils to build up their pottery project.

It’s important to connect the coils together with tape to have a long continuous coil to build up your pottery.

The next stage is to build up the pottery symmetrically.

It’s takes time to build and mold the shape you want your pottery to transform into.

Focus and concentration is required.

Having some fun is also an important ingredient.

Deciding upon a pleasing shape and design is something every participant is searching for in their creative endeavor.

Working together in community helps one another learn the language of creativity.

By the end of this second session the paper coils were becoming pottery.

If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all. -Michelangelo

I hope you will stop by this blog to see the progress from week 2 to week 3 in this creative journey!