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CALLING ALL YOUNG ARTISTS!

Does your child love to draw, paint or sculpt? Do they love to create, use their imagination and express their ideas in an interesting way? If so, Journey Through the Arts invites your child to participate in the INSPIRE Exhibition.

There is NO cost to participate and the exhibition is open to all children living in Northumberland County. Children are encouraged to submit a maximum of two pieces of artwork which may include paintings, drawings, mixed media pieces or sculptures that are suitably framed or presented. Each child will have at least one piece of artwork featured in the exhibition.

CLICK a link to download the Submission Form

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Christine Benson of Journey Through the Arts in Port Hope is once again looking for young Northumberland County artists between the ages of 6 and 13 to participate in the INSPIRE Children’s Art Exhibition being held at The Journey Through The Arts Gallery from May 3-25, 2014.

The INSPIRE Exhibition grew out of the need and desire to recognize the creativity, talent and imagination of our area’s young people. Coinciding with National Youth Arts Week this exciting free exhibition is intended to both encourage and nurture the imaginations and abilities of our kids! It will give your child the opportunity to showcase their artwork in a professional exhibition and to view, appreciate and have their work displayed alongside the work of The JTTA Gallery’s established adult artists. On Saturday, May 3 from 1:00-3:00 patrons of the arts are invited to view the artwork.

Anyone interested in participating is asked to drop off artwork at The Journey Through the Arts Gallery (27 Walton St. Second Floor, Port Hope) on Saturday April 26 between 11:00 and 5:00pm. For more information please contact JTTA at (905) 885-0908 or email journeythroughthearts@bellnet.ca

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2014 SUMMER PROGRAMME DATES ANNOUNCED!

We are pleased to announce the 2014 Summer Program Dates & Themes:

Week #1:   July 7-11   Magic Carpet Ride
Week #2:   July 21-25   The Deep Blue Sea
Week #3:   July 28 - August 1   Funny, Furry, Fuzzy Creatures
Week #4:   August 11-15   Stamp My Passport
Week #5:   August 25-29   The Day We Saved the World!

WE WILL BE HOLDING OUR FIRST SUMMER PROGRAM REGISTRATION DAY ON
Saturday, May 10 from 10:00-noon
at the mill in Port Hope. 

To download a 2014 Registration Form please CLICK Word doc or Adobe fillable pdf

Click HERE for all other 2014 Summer Program information
including price, hours, instructors, location
and everything you need to know about our Summer Program.

Please NOTE: Summer Program Registration will begin on May 10 and spaces for all weeks
will be filled on a first come first served basis, so don't delay.  

If you cannot attend the Registration Day in person
we will also be accepting Summer Program Registration by mail:
Journey Through the Arts
27 Walton St. Apt 1
Port Hope, Ontario
L1A 1M8
Email:  journeythroughthearts@bellnet.ca
OR
Phone: (905) 885-0908

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Christine is happy to announce the return of the Journey Through the Arts Saturday morning art workshops.  We are happy to report that baby Ella is doing well and she can’t wait to meet everyone at the studio in the near future.  In the meantime here is the schedule for the March/ April workshops… We hope to see you soon!

APRIL
Saturday Morning Art Workshops

For Children 6-12

April 19 EASTER CARTOONING: Peter Cottontail and Bugs Bunny are just a few famous rabbits!  Easter is on its way and this workshop will focus on creating fun, humorous and whimsical rabbit drawings and will encourage kids to develop their own hilarious cartoon characters.

*All workshops are held from 10:00-11:00 at The JTTA Studios (27 Walton St. Second floor in downtown Port Hope) and are $20 plus HST per workshop (which includes all art supplies).  To register please phone (905) 885-0908 or email journeythroughthearts@bellnet.ca

COMING UP IN MAY!  2014 Summer Program Registration!
Summer Program information,  dates and themes will be emailed out soon!  Themes and dates will also be posted on our website www.journeythroughthearts.com.  Be sure to register early for a summer full of music, art and drama at the mill…

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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.

 

 
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 PROGRAM:
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!

SUMMER PROGRAM OF MUSIC, ART & DRAMA:
Held throughout the months of July and August children between the ages of 6 and 12 are invited to participate in the widest range of arts programming in Northumberland.  Celebrating its 13th summer in 2014, the JTTA Summer Program allows students to participate in week-long sessions of visual art (drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture), music (song-writing, African percussion, guitar) and drama (improv, character development, performance) while preparing for the end of the week Open House  (which features an art gallery of the student’s artwork and performances of the songs they have written and the plays they have created. 

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!