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Our Wednesday Afternoon students have been learning about the art of Keith Haring.

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Students began by looking at and discussing the images of Keith Haring.

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Everyone chose a character of Haring that they liked and a movement or action to recreate on their own.

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Marker was employed to add a bold outline to their images.

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Watercolor was added to fill in the character’s action.

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Everyone was satisfied with their work in this adventure in art.

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Here are some examples of the students’ work.

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Shades of gray


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The older students in our Wednesday Afternoon Art Class explored mixing shades of black and various tints of white in our final project of the autumn.

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Students divided their project into geometric shapes with a ruler and pencil.

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The next step was to add different types of blacks and white to their images.

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This project challenged the students’ skills as they learned to combine many different concepts together into one idea.

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The students worked hard as they focused their attention on this project.

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Maybe you can join us for our next session beginning in January!

Cartooning at the Hope Center


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Our first event at the Willard Hope Center this fall was a program introducing the students to drawing cartoons using basic shapes.

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Student members used many basic shapes to create fun cartoons with pencils.

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Students enjoyed exploring shapes to create funny cartoons.

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Students started with pencil.

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Then they refined their drawings and added color with marker and colored pencil.

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Here are some examples of their work.

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Compass art


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Wednesday afternoon art students have been exploring the compass as an art tool.

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Students have been learning how basic math concepts of division and geometry are also art terms and concepts used in creating designs.

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Everyone enjoyed exploring the possibilities of the compass and how all of the circles work together to create an image.

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This is a great project for students to see the link between art and math skills.

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Students used lots of concentration as they explored creating various sizes of repeating circles.

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This project really stretched the students to see a new way of creating art through the use of tools from the math world as well as the art world.

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Everyone was thrilled with their accomplishments in exploring compass art.

Drawing Lab -Week 4


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Week 4 found the drawing lab group exploring a continuous line and how to incorporate this idea into drawing various subjects.

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The artist Paul Klee said that “a line drawing is like taking a dot for a walk.”  In this week’s lab we went for a walk, skipped a little and began to run.

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A continuous line drawing is actually a very powerful way to create a piece that is both hard-edged and fluid, representational and abstract, rational and emotional all in one.

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Known as unbroken line drawing, continuous line drawing or blind object drawing, the premise is that the pen, pencil or another easy writing instrument never leaves the paper until you are done.

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To do this type of drawing you need a pencil or any writing element that offers a smooth, continuous line and a smooth, blank piece of paper. Choose something you want to draw such as a person, flower, fruit or whatever inspires you.

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In the drawing lab we are trying to capture the essence of the object and the idea of movement.

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The final part of this week’s exercise was to add color to the images we created.

Winter Courses


Winter Courses ‘13

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Collage-Art-Challenge

Cutting and Collage Workshop

Creating with scissors and scraps

Materials Needed:  Scissors, Glue, drawing pencil, markers and scraps

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Cost $10.00 and student provides materials or $25.00 with all materials provided

Date:  Saturday, February 2, 2013    10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

*Must sign up by 1/31/13.  Class Size 6-12 participants ages 6 and up!

 

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Drawing Lab: exploring drawing with mixed media -6 sessions

This class is for everyone who wants to build skills and make drawing fun!

Materials Needed: Sketchbook, #2 drawing pencils, eraser, ebony drawing pencil.        

Cost $ 10.00 and student provides materials  or $25.00 with all materials provided

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Date: beginning Tuesday, February 5 – Tuesday, March 12, 2013

*Must sign up by 2/1/13.       5:30-6:30 p.m.

Class Size 6-10 participants ages 10 and up

 

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Clay  Bead Workshop

Learn to create your own clay beads with polymer based clays with various colors and designs.

Create a necklace or bracelet for yourself or as a gift!

All materials provided!

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Cost $15.00 Date: Saturday, March 9, 2013

10:00 a.m. – 12 noon Ages 7 to 107

*Must sign up by 3/1/13.   Class size is limited to 10.

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Sign Up for Winter Classes Today! …Class Size is Limited!

Phone 419-935-3404  or  email @ theartjunction@yahoo.com

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Week 5 -Beginning Drawing Class


The  drawing class focused on gesture drawing.

A Gesture drawing is work of art defined by rapid execution. Typical situations involve an artist drawing a series of poses taken by a model in a short amount of time, often as little as 30 seconds, or as long as 2 minutes. Gesture drawing is often performed as a warm-up for a life drawing session.  In less typical cases the artist may be observing people or animals going about normal activities with no special effort to pause for the artist. For example, drawing from people on the street, performers, athletes, or drawing animals at the zoo.

For this class the students drew my little dog Boris in many poses and in a very quick style using gesture because he did not want to stay still for very long.

Learning to capture a figure quickly and to show movement is a very difficult task.

Sometimes the key is allowing your pencil to follow what your eyes see and then to record it quickly.

The students did a great job as you can see by the examples of their quick gesture drawings of Boris.

A gesture drawing may be any drawing which attempts to capture action or movement.  I think you can tell the students had a wonderful time with gesture drawing.