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FALL 2014 NEWSLETTER
We hope everyone had a wonderful summer and you are enjoying your time back at school! Kaitlin, Mike and Christine had a busy and action-packed summer of music, art and drama at the mill and want to thank all of the parents and students for making our 13th Journey Through the Arts Summer Program a success!
As we pack up the supplies from the mill and move back into our downtown Port Hope studio we invite all of you to visit www.journeythroughthearts.com for a complete listing of all of our:
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 flip this sheet over! All workshops are taught in your child’s classroom and come with an accompanying rubric.
NEW THIS FALL!
THIS FALL THE ART CLUB WILL BE HELD ON THE FOLLOWING TUESDAYS: September 23, October 7, October 21, November 4 & November 18 (with winter 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 per workshop. Parents do not need to register for EVERY Tuesday- but are invited to sign-up for the dates that work for them!
FALL SATURDAY MORNING KIDS ART WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
SEPTEMBER 20: AUTUMN ACRYLIC PAINTINGS ON WOOD: This workshop will focus on capturing the warm colours and various textures in a fall landscape. Learn about colour mixing and various painting techniques to create a fall inspired painting on wood.
OCTOBER 4: CHALK PASTEL ANIMALS:The workshop will teach kids how to draw various animals by breaking the body down into simple shapes. We will then smudge and shade the fur using chalk pastels.
OCTOBER 18: PAINTING THAT MAKE YOU “SCREAM”! Since Hallowe’en is just around the corner we will be inspired by Edvard Munch’s painting “The Scream”. Students will also learn about the Expressionist art movement and how to express your emotions in art. Each student will create an acrylic painting on canvas expressing what makes them scream!
NOVEMBER 1: FOX PEN & INK DRAWINGS:Foxes are beautiful and mischievous animals and this workshop will teach kids how to draw their own fox using ink pens. We will add details to our drawings by learning about cross-hatching and pointillism.
NOVEMBER 29: OIL PASTEL GRAFFITTI DRAWINGS:Using bold images inspired by artist Keith Haring we will use black cardstock as our background for creating graffiti inspired figures, words and shapes!
DECEMBER 6: FAIRY MINIATURES: Beautiful little fairies are among us… I just know it! This mixed media workshop will inspire everyone’s imaginations to create miniature fairly dwellings out of found objects, paint, fabric and much more!
TO REGISTER: ALL SATURDAY WORKSHOPS ARE $20 EACH PLUS HST (THIS INCLUDES ALL SUPPLIES) AND ARE HELD FROM 10:00-11:00 AT THE JTTA STUDIOS: 27 WALTON ST. SECOND FLOOR DOWNTOWN PORT HOPE.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER PLEASE PHONE (905) 885-0908 OR EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
The JTTA In-the-Schools Program
We hope to see you at the studio soon!
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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.
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