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DECEMBER ART WORKSHOPS at
JOURNEY THROUGH THE ARTS

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!) 

 

SATURDAY MORNING ART WORKSHOPS

For kids 6-12 (held from 10:00-11:00) $20 plus HST per child (which includes all supplies)

Saturday, December 8: RELIEF PRINTMAKING- During this workshop students will learn how to design, transfer, carve, ink and print their own relief prints onto beautiful Japanese papers. These linocuts make beautiful holiday presents for loved ones!

Saturday, December 22: SNOW GLOBE DRAWINGS- During this workshop we will create our own pen and ink snow globe complete with various characters as we learn drawing techniques such as pointillism, cross-hatching and how to add detail and texture to our delicate winter scenes.

TUESDAY AFTER SCHOOL ART CLUB

For kids 6-12 (held from 4:30-5:30) $20 plus HST per child (which includes all supplies)

Tuesday, December 4: RELIEF PRINTMAKING
Tuesday, December 18: SNOW GLOBE DRAWINGS

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, November 28
Wednesday, December 12

 

*All workshops are held at our log studio at 190 Hope St. N. in Port Hope
TO REGISTER:
Email: journeythroughthearts@bellnet.ca
Phone: (905) 885-0908

 


 

OTHER EXCITING PROGRAMS WE HAVE TO OFFER:

FOR ADULTS: Paint Night: Why not gather a few friends together and come to the studio for a fun and creative evening.  These workshops can be booked to suit your schedule and are offered in a variety of media including drawing, acrylic painting, watercolour, printmaking, scratchboard, chalk pastel and more.  Never fear!  These workshops will guide you through all the steps and will be taught in a laid back manner.  Pricing will depend on the number of people attending.  Please contact the studio for more information.

ART BIRTHDAY PARTIES FOR KIDS: Not sure what to do for your child’s birthday?  Why not come to the studio and create some art!  Parties are $15 per child and include the art project, a snack and a goodie bag and can be booked to suit your schedule.  Art parties can be customized to your child’s interest and projects include: cartooning, caricatures, pottery, Japanese ink painting, scratchboard, watercolour, acrylic paintings on canvas, sand paintings on canvas and more!

HOMESCHOOLING WORKSHOPS: This is a new series of workshops geared towards children 6-12 who are home schooled.  Please contact the studio for more information about this exciting new program.

GUITAR LESSONS: Join our waiting list for private guitar lessons taught by Mike Woods of the bands Garage Dog and the Soul Shakers’ Union.

 

TO REGISTER FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE WORKSHOPS AND PROGRAMS PLEASE CONTACT US:

Email: journeythroughthearts@bellnet.ca

Call: (905)885-0908

 

I hope to see you at the studio!
Christine

 


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!