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WINTER 2017 KIDS ART WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

*Please see the Workshop Descriptions below for more information about what we will be doing during each workshop.

 

SATURDAY MORNING WORKSHOPS

For Children 6-12 years Held from 10:00-11:00.  $20 plus HST per child.
Includes all supplies. Please register in advance to ensure availability.  Held at our downtown Port Hope Studio (27 Walton St. Second Floor)

Saturday, January 21- SCRATCHBOARD MANDALAS

Saturday, January 28 - RIDICULOUSLY RAD ROBOTS

Saturday, February 11 - VALENTINE’S “ROCKS”

Monday, February 20, 10:00-11:00 - SPECIAL FAMILY DAY WORKSHOP: FAMILY-INSPIRED BARN BOARD SIGNS

Saturday, February 25 - POP ART PORTRAITS INSPIRED BY ANDY WARHOL

Saturday, March 11 - FOUND OBJECT ASSEMBLAGES

* STAY TUNED FOR OUR SPECIAL MARCH BREAK WORKSHOPS!

 

TUESDAY AFTER SCHOOL ART CLUB FOR KIDS*

Held every other Tuesday from 4:30-5:30 $20 plus HST per child.
Includes all supplies. *During the Tuesday Art Club students are invited to create the art project of the week OR work on an art project of their choosing. (This allows children to work on larger painting, sculpture or mixed media projects that can take more than one class.) Please register in advance to ensure availability.

Tuesday, January 24 - SCRATCHBOARD MANDALAS

Tuesday, February 7 - RIDICULOUSLY RAD ROBOTS

Tuesday, February 21 - POP ART PORTRAITS INSPIRED BY ANDY WARHOL

Tuesday, March 7 - FOUND-OBJECT ASSEMBLAGES

 

WINTER 2017 WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

SCRATCHBOARD MANDALAS: The word "mandala" loosely translated from Sanskrit means "circle.  During this workshop students will learn how to create their own scratchboard by layering crayon on watercolour paper and covering the entire surface with a thin layer of paint.  Then they will carefully design and scratch away their own delicate mandalas using various organic and geometric shapes, patterns, repeated motifs as well as different lines and textures.  The end result will be a beautiful mandala that reflects the student’s personality through shape and colour.

RIDICULOUSLY RAD ROBOTS: During this workshop students will create a mixed media robot on canvas board.  We will use old computer keyboards, paint, metal hardware, springs, buttons and more to create unique images of robots of the future!

VALENTINE’S “ROCKS”: During this workshop we are going to step away from the traditional paper Valentine.  During this fun workshop we will make Valentine’s Painted rocks for special family and friends.  These painted rocks will feature words and mini paintings to remind those friends at family that THEY ROCK!

SPECIAL FAMILY DAY WORKSHOP: Monday, February 20, 10:00-11:00 FAMILY-INSPIRED BARN BOARD SIGNS: During this workshop parents get to get in on the fun and participate in the art workshop with their child!  This workshop will see parents and kids creating a thoughtful and meaningful quotation that they will get to paint on vintage barn board.  These signs will be a great memory that can be displayed anywhere in your home in celebration of your Family Day 2017!

POP ART PORTRAITS INSPIRED BY ANDY WARHOL: Warhol’s iconic, bright and bold screen prints of Marilyn Monroe and repeated images of popular culture images like Mickey Mouse and Coca-Cola were behind his belief that "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes."  Well… this is your child’s chance to create their own Pop Art self-portrait on canvas inspired by Andy Warhol. This workshop will teach how to draw the face in proper proportion and will see us experiment with repetition and bright bold colours!

FOUND-OBJECT ASSEMBLAGES: An assemblage is “a work of art made by grouping found or unrelated objects”.  During this workshop we will be learning about working in 3D by starting with a simple box and transforming it with paint, fabric, beads, small toys, playing cards, magazine cut-outs and more to create a whole new piece of art.  Let your imagination run wild as you think of ways to combine these objects together to tell a story.

* STAY TUNED FOR OUR SPECIAL MARCH BREAK WORKSHOPS!


TO REGISTER:
Email: journeythroughthearts@bellnet.ca
Phone: (905) 885-0908

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ANNOUNCING… A New Program!

LITTLE ARTISTS PRE-SCHOOL ART PROGRAM

(For ages 3 & 4 years old)

A series of 8 fun and creative workshops that will introduce your toddler to the basic concepts of visual art in a variety of media and projects.  Upon completion of the workshops your son/ daughter will have a portfolio full of unique and memorable art projects. Come join in on the fun!

Week 1: DRAWING - Using simple shapes to learn how to draw animals.
Week 2: COLLAGE - Creating a Collage using Japanese paper to understand Organic and Geometric Shapes
Week 3: ACRYLIC PAINTINGS ON CANVAS - Warm and Cool Colours
Week 4: SHADING AND SMUDGING CHALK PASTEL DRAWINGS
Week 5: SCRATCHBOARD LEARNING ABOUT LINES AND TEXTURES
Week 6: WATERCOLOUR
Week 7: PRINTMAKING
Week 8: CLAY SCULPTURES

TIME: Monday mornings from 10:30-11:15 weekly beginning January 30th
YOUR FEE INCLUDES: All art supplies including acrylic paint, chalk pastel, canvases, watercolour paper, clay, Japanese paper, crayons, ink and more!
COST: $96 plus HST
THIS SESSION IS FULL AND REGISTRATION IS CLOSED, BUT PLEASE EMAIL journeythroughthearts@bellnet.ca TO FIND OUT ABOUT OUR NEXT LITTLE ARTISTS PRE-SCHOOL ART PROGRAM
PLEASE NOTE
: Parents attend and participate in the fun along with their child.


PROGRAMS IN THE WORKS…

FANTASTIC FUN FOR 5-Year-Olds

Do you have a creative 5 Year Old? The majority of our programs (Saturday workshops, Tuesday After School Art Club and our Summer Program) start at age 6. These special workshops will be geared towards 5 year olds and will introduce them to a variety of visual art projects and media and will allow them to work alongside other artistic children their age─and are the perfect introductions to Journey Through the Arts!

WORKSHOPS AND DATES TO BE DETERMINED! Want more information or to join in on the conversation? Please email Christine at journeythroughthearts@bellnet.ca as we are in the process of finalizing these workshops!

 


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!