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Journey Through the Arts

2019 Summer Program
of Music, Art & Drama for Children 6-12
at the Old Art School, Port Hope

JTtA 2019 Summer Registration Package

THEMES & WEEKS OF OPERATION/DATES:

July 15-19: Ocean Life

July 22-26: Discovering Mystical Lands

August 12-16: Animation Adventure

August 19-23: Investigating Earth

How Do I Register?

We will be holding our 2019 Summer Program Registration days on:
Saturday, May 11 from 10:00-noon
at The Old Art School (the mill) in Port Hope.
>> Location <<

If you are unable to attend a Registration Day in person, you are invited to submit your registration beginning May 13 via
email: journeythroughthearts@bellnet.ca,
phone: (905) 885-0908 or
mail: JTTA, 190 Hope St. N., Port Hope, Ont., L1A 2P4.

>> Please CLICK HERE for the 2019 Registration Package <<
which includes everything you need to know and include in your registration.

If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to email us!

We are looking forward to another wonderful summer at the mill!

Christine, Mike & Sam


What's Happening at
JOURNEY THROUGH THE ARTS
May/June 2019

ART WORKSHOP SCHEDULE for Children and Adults

SUMMER PROGRAM REGISTRATION KICKS OFF with our Registration Day Saturday, May 11 from 10:00-noon at The Old Art School (Molson's Mill) in Port Hope. For more information about our 2019 Summer Program of Music, Art & Drama for kids please visit our website www.journeythroughthearts.com to download our 2019 Registration Package or email journeythroughthearts@bellnet.ca.

JTTA CHILDREN'S ART EXHIBITION is being held on May 11 from 10:00-noon at The Old Art School Port Hope. This exhibition will showcase the artwork of young artists between the ages of 5 and 12 years old. This event is free and all members of our community are invited to attend.

*DO YOU WANT TO SUBMIT YOUR CHILD'S ARTWORK FOR THE EXHIBITION? PLEASE EMAIL ME!

SATURDAY MORNING ART WORKSHOPS for Kids

For kids 5-12 (held from 10:00-11:00) $20 plus HST per child (which includes all supplies)

Saturday, May 18: Neon Pop Art Paintings on Canvas- During this workshop will take our inspiration from the Pop Art of Andy Warhol to create fun, neon coloured repeating images on canvas. This workshop is sure to get you in the mood for sunshine and summer!

Saturday, June 1: Mixed Media Wall Hangings- Using cool found objects, twigs, tassels, buttons, rocks, wire, charms and more we will create an assemblage of interesting textures, colours and shapes into a textural wall hanging.

Saturday, June 15: Groovy Guitar Paintings for Father's Day- Does your dad or grandpa have a favourite song? During this workshop we will create bold guitar paintings on canvas. Each child will then customize their painting for their dads or grandfathers featuring a few words from their favourite song- a great personalized gift ready for Father's Day!

PA DAY ART WORKSHOPS for Kids

For kids 5-12 (held from 10:00-11:00) $20 plus HST per child (which includes all supplies)

Friday, June 7: Drawing Underwater Creatures- During this workshop we will create our own aquarium drawings and learn how to draw sea horses, turtles, fish, coral, jellyfish and more! We will also learn various drawing techniques and tricks.

Friday, June 28: Tie-Dyeing FUN!- Happy first day of SUMMER VACATION! What better way to celebrate than by having an awesome time TIE-DYEING! During this workshop everyone will create unique and colourful tie-dyed items. NOTE: This workshop is $25 per person AND INCLUDES THE CLOTHING TO BE TIE-DYED! This workshop will be held at our SUMMER LOCATION, The Old Art School (Molson's Mill) in Port Hope where our Summer Program takes place.

TUESDAY AFTER SCHOOL ART CLUB

For kids 5-12 (held from 4:30-5:30) $20 plus HST per child (which includes all supplies)

Tuesday, May 14: Neon Pop Art Paintings on Canvas

Tuesday, May 28: Mixed Media Wall Hangings

Tuesday, June 11: Groovy Guitar Paintings for Father's Day

TEEN ART GROUP

For ages 12-16 (held from 5:30-6:30) $20 plus HST per student (which includes all supplies). This group is a place to experiment with the media of your own choosing including drawing, pen and ink, watercolour, acrylic painting on canvas, chalk pastel, oil pastel and more in a friendly and creative environment!

Wednesday, May 22

Wednesday, June 12

TODDLER ART GROUP @ KINDRED PARENT

4 week Session HELD AT KINDRED PARENT in Port Hope on Wednesday mornings from 10:30-11:30:

May 15, May 22, May 29 & June 5 $80 for the 4 week program (which includes all art supplies!) To register for this series of Toddler Art workshops please email chris@kindredparents.com or visit www.kindredparents.com

Come and make some awesome art alongside your child or grandchild. Suitable for ages 2.5 to 4 yrs old. We will paint, we will sculpt, we will draw and we will introduce these young artists to various media and the work of famous artists.

HOMESCHOOLING ART PROGRAM

4 week Session on Monday's from 10:30-11:30 $65 plus HST for the 4 weeks (which includes all art supplies) Each class teaches a different visual art media and technique and by the end of each workshop the students will have a finished art piece to take home with them. Suitable for home-schooled children 5-12 years old.

May 27, June 3, June 10 & June 24

ADULT ART WORKSHOPS “CREATIVE SPACE”

Are you retired, semi-retired or have a flexible work schedule and looking for a way to explore your creative side? Is there a creative project that you have always wanted to learn more about or try? These workshops are a place for adults to meet new people, explore new ideas and make art in a welcoming and warm environment! Explore printmaking, watercolour, drawing and more. The kettle will be on and the conversation will be relaxed and fun. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! $25 plus HST for the 1.5 hour class (which includes all supplies)

May Workshop Date TO BE ANNOUNCED. Please contact me at journeythroughthearts@bellnet.ca to receive information about the upcoming adult workshops!

REMEMBER...
At the studio we also offer:

- Art birthday parties
- Guitar lessons
- Private art lessons for children and adults
- Paint night events that can be booked according to your schedule

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ANY OF THE ABOVE PROGRAMS OR WORKSHOPS OR TO REGISTER PLEASE:

Email: journeythroughthearts@bellnet.ca
Call: (905) 885-0908

THE JOURNEY THROUGH THE ARTS STUDIOS IS LOCATED AT: 190 Hope St. N. Port Hope in a restored log cabin

OUR SUMMER PROGRAM is held at The Old Art School (Molson's Mill) in Port Hope

We hope to see you soon!
Christine


Check out our Testimonials webpage. Thank you SO much for all your great feedback!
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As many of you know Mike and I have moved and restored this 1850s log cabin as our new log studio!  It is located behind our home at 190 Hope St, N. in Port Hope.  It has been an unbelievable process and we are so happy with our new Fall, Winter and Spring home!  (The Summer Program will always be held at the Mill—never fear!) 

 

The JTTA In-the-Schools Programme

WORKSHOPS INCLUDE:

  • Learning the Basics of Drawing
  • Relief Printmaking
  • Drawing Trees Inspired By Emily Carr
  • Caricatures
  • Pointillism
  • Portraits Inspired by Modigliani
  • Surrealism and Salvador Dali
  • Architectural Designs Inspired by Hundertwasser
  • Navajo Sandpainting and Symbolism
  • Art in the Round: Exploring Tibetan Mandalas
  • Australian Aboriginal Art
  • Drawing Our Own daVinci Flying Machines
  • Drawing Underwater Creatures
  • Egyptian Hieroglyphics

  • OwlPaintings on Canvas: Learning How to Mix Colours and Create Textures with Paint
  • Contour Leaf Drawings with Cross-hatching
  • Paintings That Make You SCREAM Inspired by
    Edvard Munch
  • Pen and Ink Owls: Learning About Lines and Textures
  • How to Draw People in Proper Proportion
  • Canadian Aboriginal Art: Petroglyphs and Storytelling
  • Understanding Colour
  • Self-Portraits Inspired by Vincent vanGogh
  • Collage with Gustav Klimt
  • Cubism Portraits Inspired by Pablo Picasso
  • Landscape Painting and the Group of Seven
  • Scratchboard Inspired by the Tree of Life

We hope to see you at the studio soon!

 


WE ARE...

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 PROGRAMME:
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!

 

 

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!