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We have so much to offer for anyone looking to be creative this fall! We are very excited because these series of workshops will be the first to be held at Journey Through the Arts’ new studio! As many of you know Mike and I have been restoring an 1850s log cabin and will be so happy to unveil our new space to everyone. Our new studio is located at 190 Hope St, N. in Port Hope (behind our own home). 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!)
So, here is a glimpse into what we have planned for fall:
These workshops are suitable for children 6-12 years, are $20 per workshop plus HST and include all supplies and are held on Saturday’s from 10:00-11:00.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13: Mixed Media Leaf Assemblages: Using the beautiful shapes and colours found in fall leaves this workshop will focus on using a variety of media including ink pen, paint, beads, coloured pencil and found objects to create a framed piece of art inspired by nature.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27: Chalk Pastel & Oil Pastel Pumpkin Landscapes: This workshop will teach students about how to create a landscape- including learning about horizon lines, creating distance and techniques on using both chalk and oil pastels.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10: Look to the Sky: Acrylic Tree Paintings on Canvas: What a joy it is to look up into the sky and see trees overhead! This workshop will focus on this unique perspective as well as the beautiful colours and textures of trees to create an acrylic painting on canvas.
These workshops are suitable for children 6-12 years, are $20 per workshop plus HST and include all supplies and are held Tuesday’s from 4:30-5:30 and are scheduled for those that may not be able to attend the Saturday workshops
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9: Mixed Media Leaf Assemblages
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23: Chalk Pastel & Oil Pastel Pumpkin Landscapes
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6: Look to the Sky: Acrylic Tree Paintings on Canvas
These workshops are suitable for teens ages 12-14 years, are $20 per workshop plus HST and include all supplies and are held Wednesday’s from 5:30-6:30. These workshops will encourage teens to work in a variety of media and allow them to explore their own visual art ideas and inspiration including painting, printmaking, drawing, scratchboard, pastels, watercolour and more. The Teen Art Group is meant to be an encouraging and fun place where teens with similar interests can gather at the studio and create together. Workshops are scheduled for:
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28
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:
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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!
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