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SATURDAY MORNING ART WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS

MAY/ JUNE SCHEDULE:

MAY 3: JAPANESE INK PAINTING: This workshop will teach students about the traditional art of Japanese ink painting. They will learn how traditional ink was made, will experiment with special Japanese brushes and create delicate ink paintings on beautiful Japanese papers.

MAY 10: SUMMER PROGRAM REGISTRATION FROM 10:00-NOON AT THE MILL: Come and tour the mill, meet the instructors and enroll in one of our week-long music, art and drama programs running throughout July and August. For a complete listing of dates, themes, cost and further information please visit www.journeythroughthearts.com

MAY 17: NAVAJO SANDPAINTING: Using Navajo imagery as our inspiration and the colours of the Arizona desert kids will create their own colourful sandpaintings on canvas.

MAY 31 & JUNE 1: COME AND VISIT CHRISTINE AT THE STUDIO DURING THE GANARASKA STUDIO TOUR: This free tour which is happening at studios across Port Hope features a variety of artists and mediums.  This is a great weekend to meet many of the artists who call Port Hope home!  Many of the artists will have interactive creative activities happening too!  For more information or to download a brochure please visit www.ganaraskastudiotour.ca. The tour runs from 10:00-5:00 Saturday and Sunday.

JUNE 7: AQUARIUM DRAWINGS: This workshop will teach students how to draw all of the underwater creatures found at the aquarium including fish, seahorses and jellyfish!

JUNE 14: SUMMER PROGRAM REGISTRATION FROM 10:00-NOON AT THE MILL: If you miss the first Summer Program Registration Day this is your chance to ensure your child a spot in our Summer Program.

JUNE 28: A CELEBRATION OF ART! This last workshop at the studio before the summer starts will offer kids the opportunity to choose and experiment with a variety of their favourite media including acrylic paint, chalk pastel, charcoal, watercolour and more!  This workshop is a great way to try out media that you may have never used before or experiment with new ideas and techniques.  This workshop will also be a celebration of another great season at the JTTA studios!

*ALL ART WORKSHOPS ARE HELD AT The JTTA Studios 27 Walton St. (Second Floor) in downtown Port Hope.
Workshops are held Saturday's from 10:00-11:00 and are $20 plus HST per workshop  (which includes all supplies)

TO REGISTER: Please contact Christine by phone (905) 885-0908 or email journeythroughthearts@bellnet.ca
SPACE IS LIMITED SO PLEASE REGISTER EARLY!

Hope to see you at the studio,
Christine

 

CALLING ALL YOUNG ARTISTS!

Does your child love to draw, paint or sculpt? Do they love to create, use their imagination and express their ideas in an interesting way? If so, Journey Through the Arts invites your child to participate in the INSPIRE Exhibition.

There is NO cost to participate and the exhibition is open to all children living in Northumberland County. Children are encouraged to submit a maximum of two pieces of artwork which may include paintings, drawings, mixed media pieces or sculptures that are suitably framed or presented. Each child will have at least one piece of artwork featured in the exhibition.

CLICK a link to download the Submission Form

Word doc Adobe fillable pdf

Christine Benson of Journey Through the Arts in Port Hope is once again looking for young Northumberland County artists between the ages of 6 and 13 to participate in the INSPIRE Children’s Art Exhibition being held at The Journey Through The Arts Gallery from May 3-25, 2014.

The INSPIRE Exhibition grew out of the need and desire to recognize the creativity, talent and imagination of our area’s young people. Coinciding with National Youth Arts Week this exciting free exhibition is intended to both encourage and nurture the imaginations and abilities of our kids! It will give your child the opportunity to showcase their artwork in a professional exhibition and to view, appreciate and have their work displayed alongside the work of The JTTA Gallery’s established adult artists. On Saturday, May 3 from 1:00-3:00 patrons of the arts are invited to view the artwork.

Anyone interested in participating is asked to drop off artwork at The Journey Through the Arts Gallery (27 Walton St. Second Floor, Port Hope) on Saturday April 26 between 11:00 and 5:00pm. For more information please contact JTTA at (905) 885-0908 or email journeythroughthearts@bellnet.ca


 

2014 SUMMER PROGRAMME DATES ANNOUNCED!

We are pleased to announce the 2014 Summer Program Dates & Themes:

Week #1:   July 7-11   Magic Carpet Ride
Week #2:   July 21-25   The Deep Blue Sea
Week #3:   July 28 - August 1   Funny, Furry, Fuzzy Creatures
Week #4:   August 11-15   Stamp My Passport
Week #5:   August 25-29   The Day We Saved the World!

WE WILL BE HOLDING OUR FIRST SUMMER PROGRAM REGISTRATION DAY ON
Saturday, May 10 from 10:00-noon
at the mill in Port Hope. 

To download a 2014 Registration Form please CLICK Word doc or Adobe fillable pdf

Click HERE for all other 2014 Summer Program information
including price, hours, instructors, location
and everything you need to know about our Summer Program.

Please NOTE: Summer Program Registration will begin on May 10 and spaces for all weeks
will be filled on a first come first served basis, so don't delay.  

If you cannot attend the Registration Day in person
we will also be accepting Summer Program Registration by mail:
Journey Through the Arts
27 Walton St. Apt 1
Port Hope, Ontario
L1A 1M8
Email:  journeythroughthearts@bellnet.ca
OR
Phone: (905) 885-0908


 

Journey Through the Arts, run by artist Christine Benson, and musician Mike Woods is a multi-faceted arts organization in Port Hope, Ontario which is dedicated to bringing a variety of exciting programmes to adults and children. Founded as a way to ensure "the arts" (music, art and drama) are an integeral part of children's lives JTTA offers week long summer programmes throughout July and August at a restored mill along the Ganaraska River. The summer programme, which was founded in 2002, teaches children (between the ages of 6 and 13) about the value and importance of using their creativity and imagination while they produce visual art, perform original musical compositions and perform short plays. The results are both inspiring and humbling as the children gain confidence and learn various skills throughout the week.

From its roots as a children's arts organization Journey Through the Arts (JTTA) has blossomed and grown into a place where adults and children alike can experience the limitless possibilities of the arts. JTTA now offers after school, weekend and specialty art workshops for children, private guitar lessons, a group recording facility and adult visual art workshops which are dedicated to exposing adults (with various levels of experience) to the fine arts.

In the summer of 2005 JTTA opened the doors of the The Journey Through the Arts Gallery which focuses on giving exhibition opportunities to local and regional artists and artisans. The JTTA Gallery offers visitors a glimpse into the ideas, practises, techniques and work of 15 artists. The gallery features a variety of media including painting, printmaking, jewelry and pottery. Exhibitions and artists are ever-changing with work that is sure to inspire the artist within all of us.

 

 
JOURNEY THROUGH THE ARTS OFFERS:

PRIVATE LESSONS for ADULTS & CHILDREN:
Arranged to suit your individual schedule, these lessons can be booked after school or in the evening. Lessons are 30 minutes ($20 per lesson) or 1 hour ($30 per lesson) plus HST.  Private lessons include all art supplies. Lessons are based on your individual interests including mosaics, jewellery, painting on canvas, watercolour, printmaking and more!!


ART BIRTHDAY PARTIES:
JTTA offers a fun and creative way to celebrate your child's birthday! Your private party includes all supplies, snacks and an art project for each of your guests. Parties are one hour in length and are held at our downtown studios. Parties are suitable for children 6-13 and are $15 per child plus HST. Please visit our website or call the studio for project descriptions.

IN-THE-SCHOOLS PROGRAM:
Invite JTTA to your school! Workshops are available for JK to Grade 8 in various media. All workshops are affordably priced at $6 plus HST per student, including all art supplies. Instruction is 2 periods in length and comes with an accompanying rubric that compliments the visual art curriculum.

SATURDAY MORNING ART WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN 6-12:
Each 1 hour workshop focuses on a particular technique and/or art movement.  Art workshops for children are held on Saturday’s from 10:00-11:00 and are $20 per workshop plus HST (which includes all art supplies) and consist of a maximum of 10 participants.  Children are not required to register  for all workshops and are free to pick and choose the workshops that interest them!

SUMMER PROGRAM OF MUSIC, ART & DRAMA:
Held throughout the months of July and August children between the ages of 6 and 12 are invited to participate in the widest range of arts programming in Northumberland.  Celebrating its 13th summer in 2014, the JTTA Summer Program allows students to participate in week-long sessions of visual art (drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture), music (song-writing, African percussion, guitar) and drama (improv, character development, performance) while preparing for the end of the week Open House  (which features an art gallery of the student’s artwork and performances of the songs they have written and the plays they have created. 

THE NORTHUMBERLAND ROCK AND ROLL EXPERIENCE:
Features guitar lessons, guitar supplies and an impressive private permanent collection of Rock and Roll artifacts.  Visit www.northumberlandrockandrollexperience.com for more information!