Willard Hope Center

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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Painting love


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Students at the Willard Hope Center are making progress on their painting projects based on the theme of “Love”.

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After taping out areas to be painted, everyone picked colors they wanted to use.

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Everyone was very focused on the painting process.

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Student work in progress.

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Removing the tape and seeing the fruits of their work.

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Examples of the student work in progress:

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Lettering


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Students at the Willard Hope Center were exploring adding lettering to their images recently.

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Students used stencils to transfer the letters to their canvases.

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Focus and concentration were a large part of our painting session at the Hope Center.

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The students’ work is slowly taking shape as they add more layers to their images based on the idea of love.

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.

Layers


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Students at the Willard Hope Center added a second layer of paint to their paintings.

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Everyone learned how to use masking tape to add dimension to their images.

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Students added another layer of color to the images.

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Everyone was excited to see their results with using the masking tape.

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It was great fun to see the students become involved in the creative process as the painting process moved forward.

 

Painting


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One of the paintings created last year with the students at the Willard Hope Center we work with..  Students will begin their painting projects this week for the annual Hope Center auction.

Snowflakes


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Students at the Willard Hope Center had fun creating snowflakes.

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Everyone learned how to create 4-point and 6-point snowflakes.

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Everyone worked at creating many sizes of snowflakes.

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Students learned that this process is called kirigami.  Kirigami are usually symmetrical, such as snowflakes and is a variation of origami that includes cutting of the paper rather than solely folding the paper as is the case with origami.  Typically, kirigami starts with a folded base, which is then cut; cuts are then opened and flattened to make the finished kirigami.

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All were proud of their creations.

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Here are some examples of the snowflakes made at the Hope Center.

Projects


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One of our on-going projects is working with students at the Willard Hope Center. It’s a lot of fun to give the students a creative outlet that benefits our whole community.