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Family Art Day


 

 

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On Saturday, December 8, 2018 drop by the Art Junction between the hours of 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and create your own candy cane Christmas tree ornament out of sculpey clay.

 

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In one Saturday morning using a few hand-building skills, families can create their own Christmas tree ornament together to celebrate the season. Cost is a canned food donation for each family member to the Willard Food Bank!

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 Enjoy a free lunch next door at the New Haven United Methodist Church at Family Art Day.

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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.
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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! The Art Junction is a ministry of 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 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-Junction/190323094344714?ref=hl

Candy cane day


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Family Art Day was held on December 5, 2015.  We had a large attendance this year.

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Everyone enjoyed creating a candy cane from sculpey clay.

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It was a fun day for families to come and build a memory together for the Christmas season.

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Everyone enjoyed the simple building process and working with their hands.

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The Art Junction enjoys sponsoring events that bring families together with art to create a stronger community.

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There was a wonderful, wide variety of colors used to create the canes this year.

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We had a great time at this year’s Family Art Day.  A big thanks to New Haven United Methodist Church for helping with this event and serving a lunch along with crafts and hosting a community Christmas tree in the square this year.

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Thanks also to the Artists’ Open Studio for exhibiting their work during Family Art Day.

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Maybe you can join us for our Spring Family Art Day coming in March 2016.

Beads


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We had a wonderful time at the bead workshop.

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Many colors were used in the process of creating polymer beads.

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Many new techniques were discovered in the process of creating these beads.

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The time flew by as everyone relaxed and enjoyed the process of making beads.

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Many colors, shapes, and sizes of beads were made.

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It was enjoyable to explore new mediums of art like polymer clay.

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A pasta-making machine is a popular multi-purpose tool for polymer clay artists. It is used to create sheets of uniform thickness, to mix colors or created variegated sheets, and to condition (soften) the clay.

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Everyone enjoyed exploring new ways to use the polymer clay.

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There were many wonderful beads created at the workshop.

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Maybe you can join us for a future workshop at the Art Junction!

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Candy canes at the Hope Center


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Students at the Willard Hope Center created candy canes for Christmas decorations this December.

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Everyone picked their favorite colors of clay and learned to roll them into a coil.

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Students learned hand-building techniques as they rolled the sculpey into coils.

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The next step was to add a third color of clay and braid them together.

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Everyone enjoyed the process of creating with clay.

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The next step was to bend it into a cane shape and then bake the clay.

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Everyone enjoyed the creative process.

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The final product was great to see, touch and share as a present.

Creating candy canes


 

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The Art Junction had two candy cane-making opportunities in December.

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We held a candy cane-making workshop at the North Fairfield United Methodist Church’s community night.

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We also had a family art day at the Art Junction where families could come and create candy canes.

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The candy canes were made out of a polymer clay that goes by the brand name of Sculpey and comes in many colors.

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It is a fun material to use that is easily baked in an oven or a toaster oven.

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This is a great project for kids of all ages.  It’s fun to mix colors, and it incorporates basic clay skills for everyone to learn.

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Everyone had fun as we enjoyed a large attendance at both events.  Maybe you can join us next year for this annual event at the Art Junction.

 

Family Art Day


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The Art Junction announces Family Art Day.

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On Saturday, December 7, 2013 drop by the Art Junction between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon and create your own Candy Cane Christmas tree ornament out of sculpey clay.

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In one Saturday morning using a few hand-building skills families can create their own Christmas tree ornament together to celebrate the season. Cost is $5.00 per family (this helps to cover the cost of the materials) *and a canned food donation to the Willard Food Bank!

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Plus you can enjoy a free snack lunch and Christmas activities next door at the New Haven United Methodist Church along with other fun activities!

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For more information contact Kevin at 419-935-3404 or email: theartjunction@yahoo.com Please sign up by 12/2/13

 

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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

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Family Art Day


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The Art Junction held its second Christmas Family Art day on December 1, 2012.

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Everyone involved explored creating candy canes from Sculpey polymer clay.

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Everyone enjoyed this hands-on activity.

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After a little instruction everyone was anxious to build their own candy cane ornament.

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Christmas ornaments are decorations (usually made of glass, metal, wood or ceramics) that are used to festoon a Christmas tree. Ornaments take many different forms, from a simple round ball to highly artistic designs.

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Ornaments are almost always reused year after year rather than purchased annually, and family collections often contain a combination of commercially produced ornaments and decorations created by family members.

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We had a great turnout of families, grandparents, grandchildren, friends and neighbors creating together.

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Everyone enjoyed the process of creating together as a community.

Create an ornament….Family Art Day!


Saturday December 1, 2012

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Make your own Candy Cane Christmas tree ornament out of Sculpey Clay.

In one Saturday morning make your candy cane, bake it, shine it and take it home to hang on your tree!

 Cost is $5.00 per family

(This helps to cover the cost of the materials)

*Plus a canned food donation to the Willard Food Bank!

Plus you can enjoy a free snack lunch next door at the New Haven United Methodist Church along with other fun Christmas activities!

The Art Junction is located at 2634 Prairie St. in New Haven, 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 and children to learn to create together a better community!

For more information call 419-935-3404 or see us on the web at https://theartjunctionwillardohio.wordpress.com

Bead Day


 

On Saturday, November 3, the Art Junction held its first bead workshop.

Participants explored creating clay beads from Sculpey polymer clay.

Exploring was the name of the day as everyone discovered colors and mixing techniques as well as different types of beads to create.

For most of the participants this was a first experience with creating clay beads; everyone learned new techniques and everyone was surprised by how quickly two hours passed for the workshop.

Here are some examples of the beads created on Bead Day.