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Circles


This week in our home-school art class we explored the idea of circles in art in a similar fashion to the artist Wassily Kandinsky.

Wassily Kandinsky’s color study, Squares with Concentric Circles.

Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky (16 December 1866 – 13 December 1944) was an influential Russian painter and art theorist. He is credited with painting the first purely abstract works. Born in Moscow, Kandinsky spent his childhood in Odessa. He enrolled at the University of Moscow, studying law and economics. Successful in his profession—he was offered a professorship (chair of Roman Law) at the University of Dorpat—he began painting studies (life-drawing, sketching and anatomy) at the age of 30.

The students had a lot of fun folding paper, drawing circles and mixing colors of watercolor paint.

Learning to control the brush in a circular motion is a very difficult task.

This project required a lot of focus and concentration.

Everyone had fun as they explored color through creating concentric circular shapes.

Everyone was surprised at how quickly the time flew by as the creative process was in full swing.

Fall Workshops


Pumpkin Painting, Carving & Designing

Have fun creating a pumpkin face or design on your very own pumpkin with paint or by carving with various tools!

All materials provided unless you wish to bring your own pumpkin to carve

Cost $ 10.00  Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012

10:00 a.m. – 12 noon  All Ages

Must sign up by 10/13/12 to participate!

 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 for the holidays!

All materials provided!

Cost $15.00 Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012  10:00 a.m. – 12 noon Ages 8 to 88

Must sign up by 10/20/12.   Class size is limited to 12.

  Fun with Paint Workshop

This workshop is all about having fun with paint!

Explore splatter painting and learn how to turn drips into art.

This workshop is all about investigating many new ways to create with paint.

This will be a fun and messy experience!

All materials provided!

Cost $10.00  Date: Saturday, November 17, 2012

Must sign up by 11/3/12. Class size is limited to 10.

Sign up today space is limited!

call 419-935-3404 or email us theartjunction@yahoo.com

email us for a pdf of this brochure.

Photocontest entries due this weekend!


The Art Junction invites photographers of any age to participate in the 2012 Photography Contest & Exhibition:

Willard, Ohio…Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.

Entries must be delivered to the Art Junction on Friday, September 28, 2012 from 4:30 – 7 pm or Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 4:00 – 7pm.

The exhibition will take place October 13 – November 10, 2012.  Winners will be announced at the opening on Saturday, October 13 at 5pm.

Five entries per applicant and no entry should exceed 18” x 24” in overall size. This is a juried exhibit; Matthew Ramsey, Photographer, is the juror. Entry fee: $5.00 non-refundable entry fee for each image entered.

Images not accepted into the exhibition will be notified after October 6, 2012 and may be picked up at The Art Junction, 2634 Prairie Street, New Haven, Ohio 44850 next to the New Haven United Methodist Church. Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places will be awarded at the opening of the exhibition.

 Disclaimer: The Art Junction will exercise every caution in the handling of your entries, but cannot be held responsible for any damage, loss or theft to them!  For more information on this program call 419-935-3404 or see https://theartjunctionwillardohio.wordpress.com/

 Remember to stop by and see the art of Drue Roberts this weekend!

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

 

Steak, Art and Hope this weekend!


This is a big weekend in Willard and at the Art Junction.  On Friday the gallery is again open from 4:30 -7:00 pm to view the work of Drue Roberts and his exhibition “The Road So Far…”

On Saturday The Art Junction is again open from 4:30 -7:00 for “The Road So Far…”

The New Haven United Methodist Church next door to the Art Junction is once again having its famous Homemade Swiss Steak Dinner from 5:00 -6:30 pm.

Finally, the Willard Hope Center is having the HopeFest which is a huge, free concert in downtown Willard on Saturday evening!

We hope that you can come and be a part of these great activities in the Willard area!

Willard, Ohio…Yesterday, Today & Tommorow a photography contest and exhibition


The Art Junction invites photographers of any age to participate in the 2012 Photography Contest & Exhibition:

Willard, Ohio…Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.

 

This is a great opportunity to explore southern Huron County, which is a part of the Fire-lands, using the medium of photography.  If photography is a hobby, passion or passing interest this is a great way to use your talent and creative interest to view this area as it has been, currently is or the way you hope it will become in the future.  No one is too old or young to participate.  You could make this a family project, or you could work with a friend.

 

This contest is open to all photographers of any age.  Photographs must be taken in Willard, Ohio or the surrounding townships of Willard.  Photographs must adhere to the theme Willard, Ohio…Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.  Photographs must be at least 8”x10” but no larger than 16”x20” and be mounted, matted or framed.  To obtain an entry form, email the Art Junction at theartjunction@yahoo.com or call 419-935-3404.

 

Five entries per applicant and no entry should exceed 18” x 24” in overall size. This is a juried exhibit; Matthew Ramsey, Photographer, is the juror. Entry fee: $5.00 non-refundable entry fee for each image entered.  Entries must be delivered to the Art Junction on Friday, September 28, 2012 from 4:30 – 7 pm or Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 4:00 – 7pm. The exhibition will take place October 13 – November 10, 2012.  Winners will be announced at the opening on Saturday, October 13 at 5pm.

Images not accepted into the exhibition will be notified after October 6, 2012 and may be picked up at The Art Junction, 2634 Prairie Street, New Haven, Ohio 44850 next to the New Haven United Methodist Church. Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places will be awarded at the opening of the exhibition.

 

Disclaimer: The Art Junction will exercise every caution in the handling of your entries, but cannot be held responsible for any damage, loss or theft to them!  For more information on this program call 419-935-3404 or see https://theartjunctionwillardohio.wordpress.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

Opening Night for The Road So Far…


We had a great opening on Saturday September 8, 2012 at the Art Junction for the Art of Drue Roberts.

The gallery is open this Friday and Saturday from 4:30 to 7:00 pm.

Take a 10 minute Art break this weekend to stop by the Art Junction to see the exhibition.

The Art Junction’s 2012 Photography Contest & Exhibition


The Art Junction invites photographers of any age to participate in the 2012 Photography Contest & Exhibition:

Willard, Ohio…Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.

 This is a great opportunity to explore southern Huron County, which is a part of the Fire-lands, using the medium of photography.  If photography is a hobby, passion or passing interest this is a great way to use your talent and creative interest to view this area as it has been, currently is or the way you hope it will become in the future.  No one is too old or young to participate.  You could make this a family project, or you could work with a friend.

 

This contest is open to all photographers of any age.  Photographs must be taken in Willard, Ohio or the surrounding townships of Willard.  Photographs must adhere to the theme Willard, Ohio…Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.  Photographs must be at least 8”x10” but no larger than 16”x20” and be mounted, matted or framed.  To obtain an entry form, email the Art Junction at theartjunction@yahoo.com or call 419-935-3404.

Five entries per applicant and no entry should exceed 18” x 24” in overall size. This is a juried exhibit; Matthew Ramsey, Photographer, is the juror. Entry fee: $5.00 non-refundable entry fee for each image entered.

Entries must be delivered to the Art Junction on Friday, September 28, 2012 from 4:30 – 7 pm or Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 4:00 – 7pm. The exhibition will take place October 13 – November 10, 2012.  Winners will be announced at the opening on Saturday, October 13 at 5pm.

Images not accepted into the exhibition will be notified after October 6, 2012 and may be picked up at The Art Junction, 2634 Prairie Street, New Haven, Ohio 44850 next to the New Haven United Methodist Church. Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places will be awarded at the opening of the exhibition.

 

Disclaimer: The Art Junction will exercise every caution in the handling of your entries, but cannot be held responsible for any damage, loss or theft to them!  For more information on this program call 419-935-3404 or see https://theartjunctionwillardohio.wordpress.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

Closing Weekend for Deleted Scenes


Take a 10 minute Art Break this Friday or Saturday to view the latest show at the Art Junction.

The Art Junction is a great 10 minute stop on your weekend trip to Mansfield or Sandusky.

Bruce Philip Bitmead was born in Buffalo, New York in 1963 and graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1983, starting to paint in earnest that same year.  He has been exhibiting his works steadily since 1987, mainly in Illinois, Pennsylvania and New York, with solo shows in California and London, England.  Bitmead spent much of the 80’s and 90’s employed as a graphic designer and illustrator in Chicago, but returned to Buffalo in 1998, where he concentrates on his personal work.  Bitmead is no stranger to North Central Ohio, having served as an artist in residence in the 90’s at Black River Local Schools and Willard City Schools.

“Since 1983, I have alternately concentrated on drawing, painting and sculpture in both representational and abstract manners.  The skills I learn in one discipline inform the others, which has enabled me to slowly but surely develop a cohesive artistic vision over the past 29 years.  I am glad for the opportunity to gather various types of work and present them in one exhibit at the Art Junction.”

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

A walk in the park


For our last digital photography class the group took a walk in the Willard Park to explore the many wonders to a photographer’s eye.

Part of the skill of a photographer is to turn an ordinary scene into an interesting image.

Everyone has their own vision of the everyday landscape that surrounds them.  It’s the photographer’s job to find the beauty in the ordinary.

Sometimes beauty is discovered through a gray scale of a black and white image.

One of the joys of this class was the fun of discovery, finding something new through the lens of a camera and learning how to compose a compelling image.  Maybe you can join us for a class in the future.

Take a 10 minute Art break!


at The Art Junction

2634 Prairie Street, New Haven, Ohio 44850 next to the New Haven United Methodist Church

Regular Gallery Hours:

Fridays & Saturdays July 21 – August 18, 2012 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!

Bruce Philip Bitmead was born in Buffalo, New York in 1963 and graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1983, starting to paint in earnest that same year.  He has been exhibiting his works steadily since 1987, mainly in Illinois, Pennsylvania and New York, with solo shows in California and London, England.  Bitmead spent much of the 80’s and 90’s employed as a graphic designer and illustrator in Chicago, but returned to Buffalo in 1998, where he concentrates on his personal work.  Bitmead is no stranger to North Central Ohio, having served as an artist in residence in the 90’s at Black River Local Schools and Willard City Schools.

 

“Since 1983, I have alternately concentrated on drawing, painting and sculpture in both representational and abstract manners.  The skills I learn in one discipline inform the others, which has enabled me to slowly but surely develop a cohesive artistic vision over the past 29 years.  I am glad for the opportunity to gather various types of work and present them in one exhibit at the Art Junction.”

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