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ART WORKSHOPS @
JOURNEY THROUGH THE ARTS
FALL/ WINTER 2017
* We are so excited to welcome you to our new Port Hope Studio at 190 Hope St. N in Port Hope
—a restored 1850s log cabin nestled in the trees!
All workshops are held from 10:00-11:00,
are $20 plus HST (which includes all art supplies), and
are suitable for children ages 6-12.
For more information or to register please contact Christine at
email email@example.com or
Parents do not need to register for EVERY Saturday, but are invited to sign-up for the dates that work for them!
SEPTEMBER 30: Botanical Clay Impressions
During this workshop we will press delicate impressions of fall leaves we have gathered to create beautiful pottery leaves.
THANKSGIVING! OCTOBER 7: Giving Thanks
Inspirational Feathers on Canvas: Art is a great way to express your thoughts and this workshop will talk about how to use colour, how to paint a whimsical feather and how to combine an inspiring quotation with your painting to create a meaningful and thoughtful piece of art for Thanksgiving.
OCTOBER 21: Mixed Media Assemblage
This workshop will allow your imagination to wander as we create assemblages which are pieces of art made by combining found objects together. A blank canvas will be our starting point as we combine Japanese paper, buttons, fabric scraps, yarn, paint and more together to create a landscape.
OCTOBER 28: Painted Pumpkins
Greet your Trick-or-Treaters this Hallowe’en with a funky painted pumpkin on your doorstep! Using acrylic paint we will learn about various painting techniques while we create one-of-a-kind art on pumpkins!
NOVEMBER 18: Moon Scratchboard
We will use the various shades of blue, purple, silver, white and turquoise to create whimsical scratchboard drawings of the moon. By scratching away the paint layer and revealing the coloured wax underneath we will be able to explore the various textures in our drawing while we ask ourselves: what do you see when you look at the moon?
Participants will have the opportunity to do a specific art projects OR they can choose to work on other self-guided projects in a variety of media. These workshops are a fun way to learn a variety of media and customize your own art projects! These small workshops will encourage your child to develop their own unique approach to art making and will allow them to work on projects in watercolour, printmaking, acrylic painting, sculpture, chalk pastel and more… Students will be encouraged to develop their own ideas and subject matter and will be taught according to their own interests!
$20 plus HST per workshop
Parents do not need to register for EVERY Tuesday, but are invited to sign-up for the dates that work for them!
October 3: Giving Thanks – Inspirational Feathers on Canvas
October 17: Botanical Clay Impressions
November 7: Pen & Ink Squirrels
November 21: Moon Scratchboard
December 5: Mixed Media Assemblage
We hope to see you at the studio soon!
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.
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.
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
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!
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!