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Stencil hearts


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Students at the Willard Hope Center began adding hearts to their paintings recently.

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Everyone worked on adding various colors of hearts to their images.

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The theme of the paintings this year is love, and we began with some symbols of the word.

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Everyone enjoyed the process of adding this third layer to their canvases.

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This session found all of the students very active and engaged in the art-making process.

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Color


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Our final Wednesday Afternoon Art Class for the winter was full of color.

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Students began with their prints made in the previous class.

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Everyone chose colors to create a pattern of color on their prints.

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This required focus and concentration as every student created their own combinations of colors.

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Students enjoyed the process of creating a monoprint full of color with watercolor paint.

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Here are some examples of the students’ work:

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Completion


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Wednesday afternoon students worked hard to complete their monoprints.

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Everyone added details with lines, shapes and various mediums to complete their images.

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Students incorporated colored pencil, acrylic paint, and marker to create wonderful mixed media monoprints.

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Here are examples of the students’ work as they used pop art imagery for their ideas.

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Maybe you can join us for our fall sessions of Wednesday afternoon art classes.

Print making


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Wednesday afternoon art students have been exploring printmaking.

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Students were using their Keith Haring-like shapes to create their prints.

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It was a fun yet challenging experience for everyone.

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The mono-prints will be used to create a bigger image from the beginning prints made at this session.

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It will be fun to see what the prints emerge into as the process continues.

Haring Stencils


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Wednesday afternoon art students have been exploring the art of Keith Haring.

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Students have been creating stencils based on his style of figures.

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Everyone created different figures, movements and actions.

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The next step was to create an image from the stencil.

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We had a lot of fun exploring the images of Keith Haring.

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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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Lawn art


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Spray painted designs on the lawn at the Art Junction during our Art Camps the summer of 2012.  A way to explore creativity in your own backyard!

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.

Cat Collage


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Wednesday Afternoon Art students explored collage with non-traditional materials this autumn.

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Students began with a drawing of a cat using basic shapes. They then transferred their idea into paper shapes which they cut out.

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The next step was to cut out and glue all of the body shapes using newsprint.

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This required a lot of focus as students referred back to their initial drawing during the creative process.

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Students enjoyed the process which was much like creating a puzzle as they made parts and put them together.

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The scrap paper box was very handy in adding details to the cats with many different colors.

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Here are some examples of the students’ collages.

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Maybe you can join us for our winter classes beginning in January?

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Renewing


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Classes at the Art Junction allow individuals to renew and discover their creative potential.  Maybe you can join us for an upcoming class or workshop?