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JOURNEY THROUGH THE ARTS

WINTER 2015

We hope you all had an enjoyable winter break! We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to the studio. We are excited to be offering a variety of workshops that will help you beat the winter blahs!

Please send us an email at journeythroughthearts@bellnet.ca to join our Mailing List.

Did you know we also offer an In-the-Schools Program? Christine offers an assortment of visual art workshops from JK to Grade 8 that compliments your child’s visual art curriculum. At an affordable $6 per student plus HST (including ALL art supplies) your child’s class gets to participate in a 100 minute workshop with projects including: Drawing Trees Inspired by Emily Carr, Landscape Painting and the Group of Seven, Relief Printmaking and more! For a complete listing of all In-the-Schools workshops offered please scroll down (or visit the In-the-Schools category on the menu). All workshops are taught in your child’s classroom and come with an accompanying rubric.


2015 CHILDREN’S WINTER ART WORKSHOPS

(For Ages 6-12)

JANUARY 10: ARTIST CALENDARS: This workshop will teach students about a different famous artist and their work as we create artwork for each month of the year. The finished calendars will to keep us organized and inspired all year long!

JANUARY 24: RELIEF PRINTMAKING VALENTINES: Students will learn about the process of relief printmaking (which involves creating a drawing, transferring the drawing to the carving block called softoleum, carving the block with special tools and rolling and printing the block with ink) to create an assortment of beautiful handmade Valentines on Japanese and Thai papers.

FEBRUARY 7: MARDI GRAS CARNIVAL MASKS: During this workshop students will learn about Mardi Gras carnival traditions including the meaning of the festival’s purple, yellow and green colours and other traditions from New Orleans while creating their own colourful and creative masks using paint, feathers, sequins and other mixed media.

FEBRUARY 14: HOW TO DRAW ANIME ANIMALS: This workshop will introduce students to the popular cartooning and drawing style of Japanese animation. Japanese “anime” (a short form for the term “animation”) often includes exaggerated eyes and bright colours.  During this workshop we will focus on learning how to draw animals including cats, birds and rabbits.

FEBRUARY 28: GREEK MYTHOLOGY IN ART- LEARNING ABOUT GRYPHONS: Gryphons (or Griffins) which have the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion were popular mythological creatures. This workshop will introduce students to various depictions of gryphons in art and will allow them to create their own gryphon on canvas.

MARCH 14 (MARCH BREAK): SPRING WATERCOLOURS INSPIRED BY GEORGIA O’KEEFFE: Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings of flowers and landscapes are known for their bright vivid colours. O’Keeffe once said “If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for a moment.” Using her paintings as inspiration we will learn about various watercolour techniques and will create our own beautiful spring watercolours.

All workshops are held from 10:00-11:00
at The Journey Through the Arts Studios
(27 Walton St. Second Floor in downtown Port Hope) 

Workshops are $20 plus HST each (which includes all art supplies) 

Please phone (905) 885-0908 or email journeythroughthearts@bellnet.ca to register

WORKSHOP SPACES ARE LIMITED SO PLEASE REGISTER EARLY


CONTINUING THIS WINTER!
AFTER SCHOOL ART CLUB

Tuesday’s from 4:30-5:30

THIS WINTER THE ART CLUB WILL BE HELD ON THE FOLLOWING TUESDAYS:
January 13, January 27, February 10, February 24 & March 10 (with spring dates continuing!)

These workshops are a fun way to learn a variety of media and customize your own art projects! These small workshops will encourage your child to develop their own unique approach to art-making and will allow them to work on projects in watercolour, printmaking, acrylic painting, sculpture, chalk pastel and more… Students will be encouraged to develop their own ideas and subject matter and will be taught according to their own interests!

COST: $20 plus HST per workshop

Parents do not need to register for EVERY Tuesday―but are invited to sign-up for the dates that work for them!


The JTTA In-the-Schools Program

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 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!

 

 

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!