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Visiting an art gallery

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Third graders visited the Art Junction this autumn to view the exhibit Southern Exposure –Artists Open Studio visits the Art Junction.

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Students had the opportunity to view the work of artists from the Artists’ Open Studio in Norwalk, Ohio.

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Students enjoyed seeing a variety of art, mediums and styles of artwork.

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This was a great experience for students to see art in their community and to view art in a new context outside of the art classroom setting.

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The Art Junction’s mission is to bring the community together for creative experiences, and this field trip really began to allow students to see a larger world beyond their classroom.

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The third graders enjoyed their tour of the exhibit and learning about art in their community.

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Visiting an art gallery

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Second grade students recently visited the Art Junction to view their landscape exhibit.

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Students are learning about landscape art, and the best way to learn is to visit a local art gallery and see an exhibit of landscapes.

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Students had the opportunity to see many different types of landscapes from local artists.

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Second graders learned how landscape artists are showing others their view of the world around them.

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This was a great opportunity for all of the students to experience landscape art and local art and artists and to see art in a gallery.

The Last Richmond Art Exhibition

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The Last Richmond Art Exhibition

Willard City Schools Elementary Art Department

Richmond School Art Exhibition

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Opening Reception Saturday, May 23, 2015 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

at The Art Junction

2634 Prairie Street, New Haven, Ohio 44850 next to the New Haven United Methodist Church

Regular Gallery Hours:

Fridays & Saturdays, May 23 – May 30, 2015 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!

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Come view the paintings of Richmond School’s 6th grade visual art students, digital photography of the 5th grade students, and cooperative sculpture by the 4th grade students under the direction of artist/teacher Kevin Casto. 6th grade students explored the theme of popular culture with mixed media on 16 x 20” canvases. 5th grade students explored their environment through digital photography, and 4th grade students created a cooperative sculpture based on the art of Jean Dubuffet. PLEASE SUPPORT the emerging art talents of these young artists by attending their exhibition this spring as they visually express themselves and the greater community around them.

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The students’ paintings and photographs will be on sale during the exhibit. All proceeds from the sale of their artwork will be placed in the art fund for the Elementary Art Program. We hope you will participate! Their artwork would be a great addition to your home, business or organization!

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The Art Junction is located at 2634 Prairie Street New Haven, OH next to the New Haven United Methodist Church.

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The Art Junction is a community-based art education program designed to bring gallery space, local art exhibitions, lessons and creative opportunities to the Willard area for adults, teens, seniors, and children to learn to create together a better community! For more information on this or future programs at the Art Junction contact Kevin Casto M.A., Director, at 419-935-3404, Email theartjuction@yahoo.com or visit our blog http://theartjunctionwillardohio.wordpress.com

Gallery visit

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Third graders visited the Art Junction this fall to view the Charles Casto Retrospective exhibition.

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Students and teachers had a great time viewing the work of local art pioneer Charles Casto.

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Everyone enjoyed seeing the various examples and exhibits of the artist’s varied work from sculpture, drawings and paintings to examples of his carvings.

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Students had many questions about the life of the artist who was the first art teacher at the Willard City Schools.

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The third graders enjoyed seeing the art work of former students of the artist.

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Some of Charles’ former students have become professional artists, such as Don Moore and Steve Axtel, while others have made art a serious pursuit or hobby.

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It was a great field trip for the students to connect with local art in their community and to learn about the art history of their town.

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Take the time to support the arts in your local community by visiting a gallery, museum, concert or theatrical production.  It will grow your visual perception of the world you live in!

Visiting an art gallery

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Second grade students visited The Art Junction to view the landscape exhibition in October.

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Second grade students are learning about landscapes in art class, so, to incorporate this lesson with their local community, they visited an art gallery.

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Students had the opportunity to learn about landscape art through viewing the work of local artists who have created landscapes.

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Landscape art is the depiction in art of landscapes, natural scenery such as mountains, valleys, trees, rivers, and forests, and especially art where the main subject is a wide view, with its elements arranged into a coherent composition.

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In other works landscape backgrounds for figures can still form an important part of the work. Sky is almost always included in the view, and weather is often an element of the composition.

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Landscape photography shows spaces within the world, sometimes vast and unending, but other times microscopic. Landscape photographs typically capture the presence of nature but can also focus on man-made features or disturbances of landscapes.

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Students had a great opportunity to see many types of landscapes from their local environment and experience what it’s like to visit an art gallery.

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Students enjoyed their visit and learning about art outside of the school building.

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It’s important for students to learn that art is not just a subject in school but a pursuit that can be followed over a lifetime.

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The Art Junction’s Landscape exhibit was a great learning experience for the second grade students to learn about landscapes and to see how artists create and exhibit them.

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Visiting an art gallery

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The last week of school kindergarten and first grade students had the opportunity to visit the local art gallery in New Haven.

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Students viewed the art exhibition of the 4th, 5th and 6th grade students from Richmond School.

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This was the students’ first visit to an art gallery, so they had a brief gallery talk from the director about the Art Junction.

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Students viewed the 5th grade sculptures.

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There was much for the students to see.

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Students enjoyed interacting with the outdoor mural at the Art junction.

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Students enjoyed seeing art in their community.

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This was a great opportunity for students to see art in a local setting by student artists.

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Everyone enjoyed their visit to the Art Junction!

Repainting an old clock

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Fourth and fifth grade students at Richmond School are continuing on their artistic journey of recreating the former Willard clock tower that was located on the old city hall building in downtown Willard.

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Students added a wash of watercolor paint over their drawings.

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Students determined the type of color they wanted in their sky and how dark they wanted their watercolor wash.

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The watercolor wash went over their crayon work to create a crayon resist effect on their image.

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Crayon resist is a type of artwork where you draw on a piece of white paper with crayon. Once you have finished the drawing, you use water color paints to paint the paper.

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This is the fourth step in this project.  Students have drawn, traced, outlined and added crayon to the image before this step.

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Next week students will begin the final step which is to add a pointillism effect with dots of paint.

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Here are a few examples of the crayon resist/watercolor washes the students created this week.

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The first two images are of the old clock tower.

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The last two images are of the proposed clock tower to be built in Willard once funding is raised.

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