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Journey Through the Arts is pleased to announce the
2016 SUMMER PROGRAMME DATES & THEMES

July 11-15: Deep Sea Exploring
July 18-22: Animals to the Rescue!
August 8-12: If Toys Could Talk…
August 22-26: The Tropical Rainforest
August 29- September 2: My Trip to Scotland

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT COST, ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS, PHOTOS FROM PAST SUMMERS and more, PLEASE CLICK ON THE "KIDS SUMMER PROGRAMME" LINK ABOVE


2016 JTTA SUMMER PROGRAMME REGISTRATION

Mark your calendars! We will be holding our Summer Programme Registration:

Saturday, May 7 from 10:00-noon AT THE MILL (The Old Art School)

As always, if you are unable to attend the Registration Day in person, you are invited to submit your registration beginning May 7 via email journeythroughthearts@bellnet.ca, phone (905) 885-0908 or mail: JTTA 27 Walton St. Apt 1 Port Hope, Ontario LIA 1M8.

>> Please CLICK HERE for the 2016 Registration Form & Registration Package. <<

If you have any further questions or would like a copy of the 2016 brochure mailed to you please don’t hesitate to email us!

We are looking forward to another wonderful summer at the mill as we celebrate 15 YEARS OF JOURNEY THROUGH THE ARTS!
Christine, Mike & Sarah 


Here are some fresh and colourful new art workshops:

• Saturday Morning workshops for kids 6-12 years

• The Tuesday After School Art Club workshops for Kids

• Adult Wednesday evening workshops

So READ on for information on everything creative happening at our 27 Walton St. downtown Port Hope studio this Spring!

SATURDAY MORNING WORKSHOPS

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

April 23: MOTHER'S DAY: My Mom is a Superhero! Transform Your Mom into a Superhero Cartoon Drawing
May 14: Watercolour Bees, Ladybugs and Insects

Held 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.

April 19: EARTH DAY Seed Mandalas
May 3: MOTHER'S DAY: My Mom is a Superhero! Transform Your Mom into a Superhero Cartoon Drawing

ADULT WORKSHOPS

Held on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm these casual and friendly workshops are geared towards adults with all levels of experience and are meant to be fun, interactive and to encourage creativity in all of us!  Adult workshops are $25 plus HST per evening and include all supplies.  Looking for an inspiring night out? Bring a friend and save 10%.

Wednesday, April 6: Scratchboard Drawing Part 2

About Scratchboard: Using wax crayon on watercolour and an acrylic paint resist this workshop will see us exploring drawing by scratching away the black paint surface to reveal the wax colour beneath. Any subject matter is suitable for scratchboard and it is a great way to experiment with lines and textures.

Part 1 of the workshop was creating the wax and paint surfaces, and Part 2 will see us scratching away the paint to create our drawings. By the end of this 2-Part Workshop you will have several completed scratchboard drawings and choose one to have framed!

To register for any of the above workshops:
Email Christine at journeythroughthearts@bellnet.ca
or call (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!