The Willard Hope Center

Beads


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Students at the Willard Hope Center created with beads this spring.

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Students created necklaces or bracelets.

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Using various types of beads, students used basic skills of design and knot-tying.

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Everyone was very involved in this fun project.

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Students enjoyed this project.

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It was great to see all of the students engaged in this hands-on project.

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Everyone had something handmade to take home and wear.

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The Art Junction enjoys spending time with the students at the Willard Hope Center.

 

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Clay


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Working with clay is always fun at the Willard Hope Center.

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There seems to be something to the hand-building experience that draws all of the students to want to work with clay.

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Everyone enjoyed the process of working with clay.

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Clay grabs the attention and focus of the students like few other mediums we explore.

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The Hope Center in Willard offers many great after-school opportunities for kids in Willard.

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The Art Junction enjoys giving the students an art experience with only creative expectations.

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It’s great to see everyone take the time to unplug and be creative.

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!

 

Cookie decorating


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Our last visit to the Willard Hope Center for 2015 was filled with cookie decorating.

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With six dozen cookies to decorate students were busy icing many cookies.

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Everyone enjoyed the frantic process of decorating.

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Adding sprinkles and other colored sugars was a delight to all.

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The busy hum of cookie decorating.

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Making and eating their creations!

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Some examples of cookies before they were eaten!

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Art games


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On a recent trip to the Willard Hope Center we played an old drawing game with the students.

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Like the old win lose or draw game show on TV, everyone took turns guessing what was being drawn.

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After getting over the “I can’t draw syndrome”, everyone had fun guessing each others drawings.

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Finally everyone wanted to draw and be a part of the game, and the drawing phobia disappeared as fun took over!

Art at the Hope Center


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The Art Junction is again working with students at the Willard Hope Center on Thursday afternoons.

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For our first week we explored drawing Minions, which seem to be a big favorite with kids.

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After reviewing some basic shapes, everyone jumped into the drawing process using some simple directions.

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There was a lot of energy in our afternoon art session.

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All were proud of their drawing efforts.

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Here are some examples of the students’ work:

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Everyone enjoyed learning to draw a minion and having some fun in the process.

Hope and Love


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Students at the Willard Hope Center completed their “Love”paintings this summer.

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The last step to this fun project was to add some clear gloss to the paintings to add a shine.

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The paintings will be sold in a silent auction at the 2015 Hope Fest on August 16.

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The funds raised from the sale of the students’ paintings will go to fund activities at the Hope Center.

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The students did an excellent job with their mixed media paintings.

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I hope the community will come and support the kids through this free concert event!

 

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Here are some more examples of the students’ cooperative work.

 

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Going digital


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The Art Junction was recently working with students at the Willard Hope Center to give the students some experience with digital photography.

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Everyone had fun learning how to use the digital cameras, taking selfies and silly photographs of each other with the many features of the cameras.

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We will return in a few weeks after Art Camp to work with the students again as we photograph their local environment.

 

 

Spraying


 

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Students at the Willard Hope Center explored adding spray paint to their paintings recently.

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Everyone added stencils to the paintings they have been working on and then their favorite color of paint.

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Learning to use spray paint was much harder than it seemed to the students.

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Students really enjoyed the process of spray painting.

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Here are some examples of the paintings.

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Adding more


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Hope Center members added more color and lines to their love paintings recently.

 

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Everyone actively added more to their images as we prepared final layers of color before spray-painting the paintings.

 

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Here are some examples of the paintings and the process they are currently in.

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The students really enjoy the painting process.

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Here are some examples of the paintings.

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