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FALL 2016 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

Held 10:00-11:00 $20 plus HST per child.
Includes all supplies.
Please register in advance to ensure availability.

September 24&25 (afternoon): Visit us at the Children’s Area @ Cultivate: A Festival of Food, Drink and Music (www.cultivatefestival.ca) at Memorial Park in Port Hope for some Relief Printmaking fun! Learn how to print your own linocut on Japanese paper.

October 1: Mixed Media Still Life Sunflowers

October 8: Sgrafitto Tree Paintings

October 22: Funky Frescoes

November 5: Create Your Own Stuffed Animal

November 19: Impressionist Chalk Pastel Landscape Drawings

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.

September 20: Sgraffito Tree Paintings

October 4: Mixed Media Still Life Sunflowers

October 18: Funky Frescoes

November 1: Create Your Own Stuffed Animal

November 15: Impressionist Chalk Pastel Landscape Drawings

FALL 2016 WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS:

SGRAFITTO TREE PAINTINGS: “Sgrafitto” is a painting technique where paint is layered and then scraped off to reveal the colour underneath. During this workshop we will explore bold fall colours and use this technique to experiment with textures and lines in the tree bark to create striking autumn tree paintings.

MIXED MEDIA STILL LIFE SUNFLOWERS: A beautiful vase of fresh sunflowers will be our inspiration as we investigate the colours, shapes and textures to create our own unique interpretations of these colourful and friendly-looking flowers!

FUNKY FRESCOES: Throughout history large murals and frescoes have decorated the walls of special buildings. During this workshop students will have the opportunity to create a painting on plaster.

CREATE YOUR OWN STUFFED ANIMAL: Using felt and a simple pattern, students will use a variety of fabric, buttons, ribbon, yarn, feathers, fabric markers and other materials to create their own loveable stuffed animal.

IMPRESSIONIST CHALK PASTEL LANDSCAPE DRAWINGS: Impressionist artists such as Monet often painted outdoors and wanted to capture the natural effects of light in nature. This workshop will teach students how to create impressionist landscapes using chalk pastels to smudge, shade and blend colours.

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


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!