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Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2017

 

What's Up at Wassenberg?

By: Hope Wallace and Kay Sluterbeck

 

By Hope Wallace

Here is a sneak peek at some of the work to be featured at the 2017 Annual High School Invitational Exhibit opening this Sunday at the Wassenberg Art Center at 1 p.m. This work is by Jade Moles, Parkway High School. (Photo submitted.)

Here is a sneak peek at some of the work to be featured at the 2017 Annual High School Invitational Exhibit opening this Sunday at the Wassenberg Art Center at 1 p.m. This work is by Jade Moles, Parkway High School. (Photo submitted.)

The Annual High School Invitational will open on this Sunday, April 23 with a free, public party from 1–5 p.m. Free munchies, awards and an art project will celebrate young artists who go to school within a 30-mile radius of Van Wert. Plan to attend and check out the wonderful and imaginative work of our area students.

Remember the June Art Exhibit Call for Entries is coming up in May! For 61 years the Wassenberg Art Center has hosted the Annual June Art Exhibit and it is time to gather your work or get cracking on some new stuff! You may visit our website to download a prospectus and complete rules and information here: http://www.wassenbergartcenter.org/announcements/61st-annual-june-art-exhibit-call-for-entries, or give us a call at 419.238.6837 and we will mail you one. Email us at info@wassenbergartcenter.org to receive an electronic copy. Entries will be accepted Saturday & Sunday, May 19, 20, 21, 2017 from 1 – 5 p.m. Entry is open to all artists 18 and older. A non-refundable fee of $25 for Wassenberg Art Center members or $30 for non-members entitles the artist to submit up to three entries. $1,300 in total cash prizes will be awarded. This exhibit is provided by Van Wert Federal Savings Bank and Van Wert Manor. Free, public opening party June 10, 6–9 p.m.

Growers of fruits and veggies and artisans! Beginning June 10 you are welcome to set up in our east parking lot to sell your wares! A sign up sheet is being completed and should be available April 19 to begin the application process. Market times will be Saturdays through September 30, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. We will even feature your farm in our grower directory on our website. In addition “Last Saturdays” of each of month of our market season will feature live music, and a couple food trucks.

We are expanding and updating our website with new features and it will be easier to use on today’s different devices. In addition we will have a special directory for Wassenberg Art Center artist members that feature a sample of their work, contact information and description. We will also have a directory of local produce vendors! Stay tuned we are going live soon!

Art Classes:

Watercolor techniques: Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. – noon. Ongoing class; monthly fee is $40 art center member price/$45 regular price. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Watercolor materials are required. Online sign up available.

ArtNight: Every Thursday, 6–9 p.m. Featured projects and wind-down time. ArtNights occur every Thursday evening from 6–9 p.m. It is free to hang out at ArtNight, and you don’t even have to make art. Sit and breeze a bit with folks. Feel free to bring snacks and invite your friends and the cash bar is open. 

Upcoming ArtNight featured projects:

Participants working on their Luminaries during our Thursday night ArtNight at the Wassenberg Art Center. Luminaries will be featured at the annual interactive art exhibit opening during Town Creek Live festival on July 8. (Photo submitted.)

Participants working on their Luminaries during our Thursday night ArtNight at the Wassenberg Art Center. Luminaries will be featured at the annual interactive art exhibit opening during Town Creek Live festival on July 8. (Photo submitted.)

4/20: Glowing Luminary Workshop: In conjunction with Town Creek Live, plans for our interactive exhibit: Town Creek Glow is underway. Guests will be able to immerse themselves into a cool darkened gallery where the artwork glows! What makes this experience even more mystical/magical is if you help us make the luminaries and join in the exhibit! Don’t know how? Come to our workshop during ArtNight and we’ll get you started! $10 donation to offset costs includes your first house beverage. Additional cocktails available at regular WAC prices.

5/11: A follow up on the watercolor technique ArtNight, attend tonight and take home your very own watercolor. Our long-time instructor, and watercolorist extraordinaire, Pat Rayman will be hosting our featured project and you will take home an original work of art. $18 includes materials and your first glass of house wine or beer. Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices. 

ArtReach (ages 7–11 and 12–15) OngoingEarly May is the last time to sign up for ArtReach as the program ends when Van Wert City Schools lets out. Our Tuesday afternoon ArtReach is currently full. We still have space available in our Thursday session. Parents can drop off their youngsters after school and pick them up at 5 p.m. Students receive a snack and then get down to creating! Studies show that children who receive more instruction in the arts enjoy higher GPAs, higher SAT scores and a dramatically lower drop out rate. A good arts education can improve critical thinking and math skills. ArtReach instructor Diane Bendele earned her bachelors degree in art education from Bowling Green State University and her Masters degree in education from Ohio State. As an art educator for 35 years, she has worked with students of all ages. Cost for the program is charged monthly and is $40 for Wassenberg Art Center members and $45 for regular price during the regular school year. Supplies are provided. All holidays and cancellations will follow Van Wert City School schedules. An online registration is also available on our website. Need-based scholarships are available. Please contact the Wassenberg Art Center for more information.

We will be conducting Summer Art Camps this summer. First session is scheduled Tuesday–Friday, June 20–30. Ages 6–11 attend from 10 a.m.–noon, instructor: Ashley Balyeat and ages 11–16 attend from 1–3 p.m. with instructor: Diane Bendele. The second camp will be conducted in August with more information on all camps coming soon!

For more information on exhibits or to sign up for classes and events visit: wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 South Washington Street (former Van Wert Armory). We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POSTED: 04/19/17 at 1:47 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

Our next upcoming exhibit is the Annual High School Invitational, which will open on April 23 with a free, public party from 1–5 p.m. Free munchies, awards and an art project will celebrate young artists who go to school within a 30-mile radius of Van Wert. Plan to attend and check out the wonderful and imaginative work of our area students.

The 2017 June Art Exhibit will be taking entries in May; contact the art center to receive an entry form with complete rules. (Painting by Jeff Crabill, from the 2016 Annual June Art Exhibit.)

The 2017 June Art Exhibit will be taking entries in May; contact the art center to receive an entry form with complete rules. (Painting by Jeff Crabill, from the 2016 Annual June Art Exhibit.)

Call for Entries! For 61 years the Wassenberg Art Center has hosted the Annual June Art Exhibit and it is time to gather your work or get cracking on some new stuff! You may visit our website to download a prospectus and complete rules and information here: http://www.wassenbergartcenter.org/announcements/61st-annual-june-art-exhibit-call-for-entries, or give us a call at 419.238.6837 and we will mail you one. Email us at info@wassenbergartcenter.org to receive an electronic copy. Entries will be accepted Saturday & Sunday, May 19, 20, 21, 2017 from 1 – 5 p.m. Entry is open to all artists 18 and older. A non-refundable fee of $25 for Wassenberg Art Center members or $30 for non-members entitles the artist to submit up to three entries. $1,300 in total cash prizes will be awarded. This exhibit is provided by Van Wert Federal Savings Bank and Van Wert Manor. Free, public opening party June 10, 6–9 p.m.

We are expanding and updating our website with new features and it will be easier to use on today’s different devices! In addition we will have a special directory for Wassenberg Art Center artist members that feature a sample of their work, contact information and description. We will also have a directory for our Farm & Art Market a directory of local produce vendors! Stay tuned we are going live soon!

Art Classes:

Watercolor Techniques, an ongoing class, meetsTuesday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon. The monthly fee is $35 for members and $45 for non-members. Instructor: Pat Rayman. You will need to bring your own watercolor materials.

ArtNight: Every Thursday, 6–9 p.m. A studio night, free if you bring your own project, or pay a small fee to try our featured project. Enjoy the congenial atmosphere with other artists. A cash bar is available.

Upcoming ArtNight featured projects:

Help make Luminaries at this Thursday’s ArtNight at the Wassenberg Art Center to help light up the upcoming Town Creek Glow exhibit which will open July 8 during the annual Town Creek Live Festival. We will begin construction on luminary ducks for the Peony Parade soon as well. (Photo submitted.)

Help make Luminaries at this Thursday’s ArtNight at the Wassenberg Art Center to help light up the upcoming Town Creek Glow exhibit which will open July 8 during the annual Town Creek Live Festival. We will begin construction on luminary ducks for the Peony Parade soon as well. (Photo submitted.)

4/13: Glowing Luminary Workshop: In conjunction with Town Creek Live, plans for our interactive exhibit: Town Creek Glow is underway. Guests will be able to immerse themselves into a cool darkened gallery where the artwork glows! What makes this experience even more mystical/magical is if you help us make the luminaries and join in the exhibit! Don’t know how? Come to our workshop during ArtNight and we’ll get you started! $10 donation to offset costs includes your first house beverage. Additional cocktails available at regular WAC prices.

5/11: Watercolor fun: Pat Rayman, popular teacher and well-known artist, will guide you through the creation of your own original work of art to take home. $18 includes materials and your first glass of house wine or beer. Second glass available at the usual art center prices.

ArtReach (ages 7–11 and 12–15) OngoingEarly May is the last time to sign up for ArtReach as the program ends when Van Wert City Schools lets out. Our Tuesday afternoon ArtReach is currently full. We still have space available in our Thursday session. Parents can drop off their youngsters after school and pick them up at 5 p.m. Students receive a snack and then get down to creating! Instructed by Diane Bendele.  Cost for the program is charged monthly and is $40 for Wassenberg Art Center members and $45 for regular price during the regular school year. Supplies are provided. All holidays and cancellations will follow Van Wert City School schedules. An online registration is also available on our website. Need-based scholarships are available. Please contact the Wassenberg Art Center for more information.

We will be conducting Summer Art Camps this summer. First session is scheduled Tuesday–Friday, June 20–30. Ages 6–11 attend from 10 a.m.–noon, instructor: Ashley Balyeat and ages 11–16 attend from 1–3 p.m. with instructor: Diane Bendele. The second camp will be conducted in August with more information on all camps coming soon!

For more information on exhibits or to sign up for classes and events visit: wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 South Washington Street (former Van Wert Armory). We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

 

 

POSTED: 04/12/17 at 2:04 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

Marche Du Nain Rouge, held annually in Detroit, is a parade to remove a mythical dwarf who is suspected to be responsible for the past year’s bad happenings throughout the city. (Photo submitted.)

Marche Du Nain Rouge, held annually in Detroit, is a parade to remove a mythical dwarf who is suspected to be responsible for the past year’s bad happenings throughout the city. (Photo submitted.)

Du Nain Rouge (The Red Dwarf) is based on a myth dating from the early 1700s when founder of Detroit, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac was tasked with founding the city. He received advice from a fortune teller that foretold he and the city would be continually tormented by the Nain Rouge if he settled on the straits of the Detroit river. Cadillac ignored the advice, proceeded with development, and sure enough, we all know Detroit has had its share of trouble. As a result, at the onset of spring, arose a tradition of chasing the Nain Rouge from Detroit; the Marche Du Nain Rouge. A parade of costumed and masked (to avoid detection from the Nain) residents chase an insult hurling Nain Rouge down a downtown corridor and banish the ne’re do well from the city. Do most communities have their versions of Nain Rouge? Negativity, defeated attitudes, low morale, lack of commitment to make a better place and feelings of doom and complaining could be manifestations of a mythical nain. What do we chase out at this onset of spring?

Healing Hearts & Nature will be closing on April 2. This exhibit showcases the ancient art of mosaic in both traditional and not-so traditional techniques and all pieces are priced identically at $250 each. It is a great way to pick up some high quality art at a reasonable price. The artists of MAM are dedicated to the creation and promotion of the ancient art of mosaic. As artists they strive to express the artistic in the language of the 21st century. MAM members include professional artists, hobbyists, and patrons. Many of their members have achieved recognition in the art community from solo and international juried exhibits, publication in mosaic and other art books and magazines, and public and private commissions. Many MAM members participate in the group exhibits throughout the year at galleries, art centers and art spaces around Michigan along with solo exhibits. Members also engage in philanthropic mosaic projects and installations around Michigan.

Art Classes:

Watercolor Techniques: Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. – noon. On-going. $40 art center member price/$45 regular price. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Materials required. Online sign up available.

Participants in Wassenberg Art Center’s Thursday evening ArtNight created baskets on March 23. Instructor was Jayne Smith of Van Wert, who has been a successful basket weaver for many years. The next featured project, on April 6, is the return of the Psychedelic Wine Bottle Light.  (Photo submitted.)

Participants in Wassenberg Art Center’s Thursday evening ArtNight created baskets on March 23. Instructor was Jayne Smith of Van Wert, who has been a successful basket weaver for many years. The next featured project, on April 6, is the return of the Psychedelic Wine Bottle Light. (Photo submitted.)

ArtNight: Every Thursday, 6–9 p.m. Featured projects and wind-down time. ArtNights occur every Thursday evening from 6–9 p.m. It is free to hang out at ArtNight, and you don’t even have to make art. Sit and breeze a bit with folks. Feel free to bring snacks and invite your friends and the cash bar is open.

Upcoming ArtNight featured projects:

3/30: Do Your Own Thing: Same great company, this night will be a do your own thing kind of night. Bring in a project, work on something you’d like to explore further or finish something you have in the works. Free.

4/6: Due to popular demand, we are bringing back our Psychedelic Wine Bottle Light Project. We promise this wine bottle light is quite different and even a tad trippy. A great way to brighten up the winter indoors and can move outside in the summer. $15 gets you a wine bottle, a set of battery lights, all materials and a glass of our house wine. Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices.

4/13: Glowing luminaries: In conjunction with Town Creek Live, plans for our interactive exhibit: Town Creek Glow is underway. Guests will be able to immerse themselves into a cool darkened gallery where the artwork glows! What makes this experience even more mystical/magical is if you help us make the luminaries and join in the exhibit! Don’t know how? Come to our workshop during ArtNight and we’ll get you started! $10 donation to offset costs includes your first house beverage. Additional cocktails available at regular WAC prices.

5/11: A follow up on the watercolor technique ArtNight, attend tonight and take home your very own watercolor. Our long-time instructor, and watercolorist extraordinaire, Pat Rayman will be hosting our featured project and you will take home an original work of art. $18 includes materials and your first glass of house wine or beer. Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices. 

ArtReach (ages 7–11 and 12–15) Ongoing: Tuesday afternoon ArtReach is currently full. However, you can call in to be added to the waiting list as the fluid structure of ArtReach scheduling allows for new openings. Cost for the program is charged monthly and is $40 for Wassenberg Art Center members and $45 for regular price during the regular school year. Supplies are provided. All holidays and cancellations will follow Van Wert City School schedules. An online registration is also available on our website. Need-based scholarships are available. Please contact the Wassenberg Art Center for more information.

For more information on exhibits or to sign up for classes and events visit: wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. (former Van Wert Armory). We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

 

 

 

 

Participants in Wassenberg Art Center’s Thursday evening ArtNight created baskets on March 23. Instructor was Jayne Smith of Van Wert, who has been a successful basket weaver for many years. The next featured project, on April 6, is the return of the Psychedelic Wine Bottle Light.  (Photo submitted.)

 

 

 

 

 

POSTED: 03/29/17 at 1:53 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

 

 By Hope Wallace

Wassenberg Art Center staff Matthew Temple and Joe Balyeat participating in the Luminary Workshop hosted by Wonderfool Productions out of Ann Arbor, Mich. The Wassenberg will be hosting workshops in the near future to create luminaries for their Town Creek Glow opening on July 8.  (Photo submitted.)

Wassenberg Art Center staff Matthew Temple and Joe Balyeat participating in the Luminary Workshop hosted by Wonderfool Productions out of Ann Arbor, Mich. The Wassenberg will be hosting workshops in the near future to create luminaries for their Town Creek Glow opening on July 8.  (Photo submitted.)

Healing Hearts & Nature continues through April 2. This exhibit showcases the ancient art of mosaic in both traditional and not-so traditional techniques and all pieces are priced identically at $250 each. It is a great way to pick up some high quality art at a reasonable price. The artists of MAM are dedicated to the creation and promotion of the ancient art of mosaic. As artists they strive to express the artistic in the language of the 21st century. MAM members include professional artists, hobbyists, and patrons. Many of their members have achieved recognition in the art community from solo and international juried exhibits, publication in mosaic and other art books and magazines, and public and private commissions. Many MAM members participate in the group exhibits throughout the year at galleries, art centers and art spaces around Michigan along with solo exhibits. Members also engage in philanthropic mosaic projects and installations around Michigan.

Art Classes:

Watercolor techniques: Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m.-noon. This ongoing class has a monthly fee of $40 art center member price/$45 regular price, and you can drop in or out at the beginning of each month. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Watercolor materials required. Online sign up available.

ArtNight: Every Thursday, 6–9 p.m. Featured projects and wind-down time. ArtNights occur every Thursday evening from 6–9 p.m. It is free to hang out at ArtNight, and you don’t even have to make art. Sit and breeze a bit with folks. Feel free to bring snacks and invite your friends and the cash bar is open. 

Upcoming ArtNight featured projects:

3/23: Tisket-Tasket Basket: will feature a quick basket weaving project by award winning basket weaver, Jayne Smith. Just in time for Easter, make your own small basket to use as a gift of to keep for yourself. $12 for your basket and first glass of house wine. Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices.

3/30: Do Your Own Thing: Same great company, this night will be a do your own thing kind of night. Bring in a project, work on something you’d like to explore further or finish something you have in the works. Free.

4/13: Glowing luminaries: In conjunction with Town Creek Live, plans for our interactive exhibit: Town Creek Glow is underway. Guests will be able to immerse themselves into a cool darkened gallery where the artwork glows! What makes this experience even more mystical/magical is if you help us make the luminaries and join in the exhibit! Don’t know how? Come to our workshop during ArtNight and we’ll get you started! $10 donation to offset costs includes your first house beverage. Additional cocktails available at regular WAC prices.

ArtReach (ages 7–11 and 12–15) Ongoing: Tuesday afternoon ArtReach is currently full. However, you can call in to be added to the waiting list as the fluid structure of ArtReach scheduling allows for new openings. We still have space available in our Thursday session. Students receive a snack and then get down to creating! Parents can drop off their youngsters after school and pick them up at 5 p.m. Studies show that children who receive more instruction in the arts enjoy higher GPAs, higher SAT scores and a dramatically lower drop out rate. A good arts education can improve critical thinking and math skills. ArtReach instructor Diane Bendele earned her bachelors degree in art education from Bowling Green State University and her Masters degree in education from Ohio State. As an art educator for 35 years, she has worked with students of all ages. Cost for the program is charged monthly and is $40 for Wassenberg Art Center members and $45 for regular price during the regular school year. Supplies are provided. All holidays and cancellations will follow Van Wert City School schedules. An online registration is also available on our website. Need-based scholarships are available. Please contact the Wassenberg Art Center for more information.

For more information on exhibits or to sign up for classes and events visit: wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 South Washington Street (former Van Wert Armory). We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

 

 

 

 

 

POSTED: 03/22/17 at 1:04 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

People of all ages attended the opening party of Healing Hearts & Nature at the Wassenberg Art Center and participated by creating mini-paintings on easels.  (Photo submitted.)

People of all ages attended the opening party of Healing Hearts & Nature at the Wassenberg Art Center and participated by creating mini-paintings on easels.  (Photo submitted.)

By Hope Wallace

The public, opening party to celebrating Healing Hearts & Nature was a big success. Thanks to all who came out! This exhibit showcases the ancient art of mosaic in both traditional and not-so traditional techniques. Visitors created their own mini-paintings, enjoyed free appetizers and live, acoustic music by Ezra Miller of Blakeslee. The theme represents the capacity of both hearts and nature to heal during difficult times. The artists of MAM are dedicated to the creation and promotion of the ancient art of mosaic. As artists they strive to express the artistic in the language of the 21st century.

Mosaic Artist Shonda Adams and son Edward of Ann Arbor, Michigan represented the Mosaic Artists of Michigan at the opening of the Healing Hearts & Nature exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center. Shonda created an abstract iris mosaic using a mirror as a backing material.  (Photo submitted.)

Mosaic Artist Shonda Adams and son Edward of Ann Arbor, Michigan represented the Mosaic Artists of Michigan at the opening of the Healing Hearts & Nature exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center. Shonda created an abstract iris mosaic using a mirror as a backing material.  (Photo submitted.)

MAM members include professional artists, hobbyists, and patrons. Many of their members have achieved recognition in the art community from solo and international juried exhibits, publication in mosaic and other art books and magazines, and public and private commissions. Many MAM members participate in the group exhibits throughout the year at galleries, art centers and art spaces around Michigan along with solo exhibits. Members also engage in philanthropic mosaic projects and installations around Michigan.

Art Classes:

Watercolor Technniques: Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m.-noon. Ongoing. $40 art center member price/$45 regular price. Instructor: Pat Rayman.  Online sign up available.

ArtNight: Every Thursday, 6–9 p.m. Featured projects and wind-down time. ArtNights occur every Thursday evening from 6–9 p.m. It is free to hang out at ArtNight, and you don’t even have to make art. Sit and breeze a bit with folks. Feel free to bring snacks and invite your friends and the cash bar is open.

Upcoming ArtNight featured projects:

3/16: Watercolor Technique: Learn a couple watercolor techniques that make your work pop! We have the supplies. We will talk briefly about different knds of watercolor and some nifty tricks. $8 will get you’re the materials you need work on learning some techniques and a small take home painting or card.

3/23: Tisket-Tasket Basket: will feature a quick basket weaving project by award winning basket weaver, Jayne Smith. Just in time for Easter, make your own small basket to use as a gift of to keep for yourself. $12 for your basket and first glass of house wine. Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices.

3/30: Own Thing: Same great company, this night will be a do your own thing kind of night. Bring in a project, work on something you’d like to explore further or finish something you have in the works. Free.

4/6: Glowing luminaries: In conjunction with Town Creek Live, plans for our interactive exhibit: Town Creek Glow is underway. Guests will be able to immerse themselves into a cool darkened gallery where the artwork glows! What makes this experience even more mystical/magical is if you help us make the luminaries and join in the exhibit! Don’t know how? Come to our workshop during ArtNight and we’ll show you! $10 donation to offset costs includes your first house beverage. Additional cocktails available at regular WAC prices.

ArtReach (ages 7–11 and 12–15) Ongoing: Tuesday afternoon ArtReach is currently full. However, you can call in to be added to the waiting list as the fluid structure of ArtReach scheduling allows for new openings. Cost for the program is charged monthly and is $40 for Wassenberg Art Center members and $45 for regular price during the regular school year. Supplies are provided. All holidays and cancellations will follow Van Wert City School schedules. An online registration is also available on our website. Need-based scholarships are available. Please contact the Wassenberg Art Center for more information.

For more information on exhibits or to sign up for classes and events visit: wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 South Washington Street (former Van Wert Armory). We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

 

 

 

 

POSTED: 03/15/17 at 1:26 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

Mosaic by R. Spears; part of the upcoming exhibit at the art center, opening on the 11th.  (Photo submitted.)

Mosaic by R. Spears; part of the upcoming exhibit at the art center, opening on the 11th.  (Photo submitted.)

Join us for a free, public opening party to celebrate Healing Hearts & Nature! This is an exhibit of mosaics by the Mosaic Artists of Michigan will be opening this Saturday, March 11 at 1 p.m. at the Wassenberg Art Center. Make a painting or your own mosaic, free appetizers and live, acoustic music by Ezra Miller will be provided. The Healing Hearts and Nature exhibit is a collection of contemporary mosaic art from the Mosaic Artists of Michigan (MAM). The theme represents the capacity of both hearts and nature to heal during difficult times. The artists of MAM are dedicated to the creation and promotion of the ancient art of mosaic. As artists they strive to express the artistic in the language of the 21st century.

The Mosaic Artists of Michigan began in 2003 with a small group of mosaic and tile artists.  Their vision became our commitment to share, educate, and promote the resurgence of fine art mosaics. The style of each member’s work is unique, as the art of mosaic presents a world of endless possibilities in color, texture, shape and expression.

You can make a mini painting with its own easel Saturday, 1–5 p.m. at the Wassenberg Art Center. Ezra Miller will be providing acoustic music during the free, public opening party.  (Photo submitted.)

You can make a mini painting with its own easel Saturday, 1–5 p.m. at the Wassenberg Art Center. Ezra Miller will be providing acoustic music during the free, public opening party. (Photo submitted.)

As an art organization, MAM embraces all achievements in the artist’s journey, from beginner to professional. Members include professional artists, hobbyists, and patrons. Many of our members have achieved recognition in the art community from solo and international juried exhibits, publication in mosaic and other art books and magazines, and public and private commissions. Many MAM members participate in the group exhibits throughout the year at galleries, art centers and art spaces around Michigan along with their own solo exhibits.  Members also engage in philanthropic mosaic projects and installations around Michigan.

Keep the creativity going after the party and head on out to the Niswonger Performing Arts Center for the musical and painting extravaganza ArtRageous! 

Art Classes:

Watercolor Techniques is an ongoing class for adults held Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon. The monthly fee is $35 for art center members, $45 for non-members. Pat Rayman is the instructor. You may join at any time.

ArtNight: Every Thursday, 6–9 p.m. Featured projects and wind-down time. ArtNights occur every Thursday evening from 6–9 p.m. It is free to hang out at ArtNight, and you don’t even have to make art. Sit and breeze a bit with folks. Feel free to bring snacks and invite your friends and the cash bar is open. 

Upcoming ArtNight featured projects:

3/9: Talisman Dream Catcher: Art is about self expression. This won’t be a generic dream catcher. Dream catchers were first made by Native Americans to catch good dreams in the wind. Here’s chance to make a dream catcher truly your own. Bring in mementos, broken jewelry, buttons, feathers, scraps of cloth, small photos… little things sitting around in trays. (If you are really neat and tidy, we will have items on hand as well) $10 will get you the remaining materials you need to make a personal dream catcher and a glass of house wine. Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices.

3/16: Watercolor Technique: Learn a couple watercolor techniques that make your work pop! We have the supplies. We will talk briefly about different knds of watercolor and some nifty tricks. $8 will get you’re the materials you need work on learning some techniques and a small take home painting or card.

3/23: Tisket-Tasket Basket: will feature a quick basket weaving project by award winning basket weaver, Jayne Smith. Just in time for Easter, make your own small basket to use as a gift of to keep for yourself. $12 for your basket and first glass of house wine. Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices. Just want to hang out at ArtNight? That’s fine too, or bring your own project (both totally free), we are here to help!

ArtReach (ages 7–11 and 12–15) Ongoing: Tuesday afternoon ArtReach is currently full. However, you can call in to be added to the waiting list as the fluid structure of ArtReach scheduling allows for new openings. We still have space available in our Thursday session. Students receive a snack and then get down to creating! Parents can drop off their youngsters after school and pick them up at 5 p.m. Studies show that children who receive more instruction in the arts enjoy higher GPAs, higher SAT scores and a dramatically lower drop out rate. A good arts education can improve critical thinking and math skills. ArtReach instructor Diane Bendele earned her bachelors degree in art education from Bowling Green State University and her Masters degree in education from Ohio State. As an art educator for 35 years, she has worked with students of all ages. Cost for the program is charged monthly and is $40 for Wassenberg Art Center members and $45 for regular price during the regular school year. Supplies are provided. All holidays and cancellations will follow Van Wert City School schedules. An online registration is also available on our website. Need-based scholarships are available. Please contact the Wassenberg Art Center for more information.

For more information on exhibits or to sign up for classes and events visit: wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 South Washington Street (former Van Wert Armory). We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

 

 

 

You can make a mini painting with its own easel Saturday, 1–5 p.m. at the Wassenberg Art Center. Ezra Miller will be providing acoustic music during the free, public opening party.  (Photo submitted.)

POSTED: 03/08/17 at 2:10 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace 

The Ohio Watercolor Society exhibit will be on view through March 5. If you haven’t had a chance to visit yet, this prestigious exhibit features approximately forty lush, professional most of which are for sale. Exhibit sponsored by First Federal Saving and Loan, Van Wert.

We also have some new paintings on exhibit by David Humphreys Miller in our Faces of Little Bighorn collection. Brent Stevens, collection owner, recently purchased some new pieces and we will be getting two pieces on loan from Florida soon. Stay tuned for more great western art!

Art Classes:

Watercolor Techniques – Every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to noon. The monthly fee is $40 for art cener members/$45 for non-members. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Materials required. Online sign up available.

ArtNight: Every Thursday, 6–9 p.m. Featured projects and wind-down time. ArtNights occur every Thursday evening from 6–9 p.m. It is free to hang out at ArtNight, and you don’t even have to make art. Sit and breeze a bit with folks. Feel free to bring snacks and invite your friends and the cash bar is open.

Upcoming ArtNight featured projects:

Sneak peek of Thursday, March 2 evening ArtNight project. Abstract spring flowers.  (Photo submitted.)

Sneak peek of Thursday, March 2 evening ArtNight project. Abstract spring flowers.  (Photo submitted.)

3/2: Vine & Palette:  Want to create your own look with the ease of a structured wine and paint event? Wassenberg wine and paint sessions are based off of original art from WAC artists and unlike other programs, we encourage you to step out of the box to make your painting unique. We still make it super easy and encourage your naturally occurring creative impulses to make your work unique. $15 for a canvas and all materials plus a glass of our house wine. Additional glass at regular WAC prices. You will go home with a true original. Give us a call to r.s.v.p. so we have enough supplies! We will be painting colorful-popping contemporary flowers!

3/9: Talisman Dream Catcher: Art is about self expression. This won’t be a generic dream catcher. Dream catchers were first made by Native Americans to catch good dreams in the wind. Here’s chance to make a dream catcher truly your own. Bring in mementos, broken jewelry, buttons, feathers, scraps of cloth, small photos… little things sitting around in trays. (If you are really neat and tidy, we will have items on hand as well) $10 will get you the remaining materials you need to make a personal dream catcher and a glass of house wine. Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices.

3/16: Watercolor Technique: Learn a couple watercolor techniques that make your work pop! We have the supplies. We will talk briefly about different knds of watercolor and some nifty tricks. $8 will get you’re the materials you need work on learning some techniques and a small take home painting or card.

A small basket project will be featured for ArtNight, March 3/23 and will be taught by award-winning weaver Jayne Smith of Van Wert.  (Photo submitted.)

A small basket project will be featured for ArtNight, March 3/23 and will be taught by award-winning weaver Jayne Smith of Van Wert.  (Photo submitted.)

3/23: Tisket-Tasket Basket: will feature a quick basket weaving project by award winning basket weaver, Jayne Smith. Just in time for Easter, make your own small basket to use as a gift of to keep for yourself. $12 for your basket and first glass of house wine. Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices. Just want to hang out at ArtNight? That’s fine too, or bring your own project (both totally free), we are here to help!

ArtReach (ages 7–11 and 12–15) Ongoing: Tuesday afternoon ArtReach is currently full. However, you can call in to be added to the waiting list as the fluid structure of ArtReach scheduling allows for new openings. We still have space available in our Thursday session. Students receive a snack and then get down to creating! Parents can drop off their youngsters after school and pick them up at 5 p.m. Cost for the program is charged monthly and is $40 for Wassenberg Art Center members and $45 for regular price during the regular school year. Supplies are provided. All holidays and cancellations will follow Van Wert City School schedules. An online registration is also available on our website. Need-based scholarships are available. Please contact the Wassenberg Art Center for more information.

For more information on exhibits or to sign up for classes and events visit: wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 South Washington Street (former Van Wert Armory). We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

10 a.m. – noon. On-going. $40 art center member price/$45 regular price. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Materials required. Online sign up available.

ArtNight: Every Thursday, 6–9 p.m. Featured projects and wind-down time. ArtNights occur every Thursday evening from 6–9 p.m. It is free to hang out at ArtNight, and you don’t even have to make art. Sit and breeze a bit with folks. Feel free to bring snacks and invite your friends and the cash bar is open.

Upcoming ArtNight featured projects:

3/2: Vine & Palette:  Want to create your own look with the ease of a structured wine and paint event? Wassenberg wine and paint sessions are based off of original art from WAC artists and unlike other programs, we encourage you to step out of the box to make your painting unique. We still make it super easy and encourage your naturally occurring creative impulses to make your work unique. $15 for a canvas and all materials plus a glass of our house wine. Additional glass at regular WAC prices. You will go home with a true original. Give us a call to r.s.v.p. so we have enough supplies! We will be painting colorful-popping contemporary flowers!

3/9: Talisman Dream Catcher: Art is about self expression. This won’t be a generic dream catcher. Dream catchers were first made by Native Americans to catch good dreams in the wind. Here’s chance to make a dream catcher truly your own. Bring in mementos, broken jewelry, buttons, feathers, scraps of cloth, small photos… little things sitting around in trays. (If you are really neat and tidy, we will have items on hand as well) $10 will get you the remaining materials you need to make a personal dream catcher and a glass of house wine. Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices.

3/16: Watercolor Technique: Learn a couple watercolor techniques that make your work pop! We have the supplies. We will talk briefly about different knds of watercolor and some nifty tricks. $8 will get you’re the materials you need work on learning some techniques and a small take home painting or card.

3/23: Tisket-Tasket Basket: will feature a quick basket weaving project by award winning basket weaver, Jayne Smith. Just in time for Easter, make your own small basket to use as a gift of to keep for yourself. $12 for your basket and first glass of house wine. Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices. Just want to hang out at ArtNight? That’s fine too, or bring your own project (both totally free), we are here to help!

ArtReach (ages 7–11 and 12–15) Ongoing: Tuesday afternoon ArtReach is currently full. However, you can call in to be added to the waiting list as the fluid structure of ArtReach scheduling allows for new openings. We still have space available in our Thursday session. Students receive a snack and then get down to creating! Parents can drop off their youngsters after school and pick them up at 5 p.m. Cost for the program is charged monthly and is $40 for Wassenberg Art Center members and $45 for regular price during the regular school year. Supplies are provided. All holidays and cancellations will follow Van Wert City School schedules. An online registration is also available on our website. Need-based scholarships are available. Please contact the Wassenberg Art Center for more information.

For more information on exhibits or to sign up for classes and events visit: wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. (former Van Wert Armory). We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

 

POSTED: 03/01/17 at 2:23 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

“Bad Science 5” (Detail), a watercolor by Carole Griffith, is one of the paintings now on display at the Wassenberg Art Center during the Ohio Watercolor Society exhibit. (Photo submitted.)

“Bad Science 5” (Detail), a watercolor by Carole Griffith, is one of the paintings now on display at the Wassenberg Art Center during the Ohio Watercolor Society exhibit. (Photo submitted.)

The Ohio Watercolor Society exhibit will be on display through March 5. This prestigious exhibit features approximately forty exceptional watercolor paintings. Many of them are for sale. The OWS exhibit is sponsored by First Federal Saving and Loan, Van Wert.

We also have new paintings by David Humphreys Miller in our Faces of Little Bighorn collection. Brent Stevens, collection owner, recently purchased some new pieces and we will be getting two pieces on loan from Florida soon.

Art Classes:

 Watercolor Techniques, an ongoing class held every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to noon, is open to adults for a monthly fee of $35 for art center members and $45 for non-members. Instructor: Pat Rayman.

Vanity Crash of Cleveland performed Saturday evening at the Wassenberg Art Center’s punk rock party, “Punk Valentines”. Band members are left to right Bill Gressock, Dennis Van Crash, Thomas Mulready, DeLee Cooper and Allison Yellets. (Photo by John Naegele.)

Vanity Crash of Cleveland performed Saturday evening at the Wassenberg Art Center’s punk rock party, “Punk Valentines”. Band members are left to right Bill Gressock, Dennis Van Crash, Thomas Mulready, DeLee Cooper and Allison Yellets. (Photo by John Naegele.)

ArtNight is a free open studio night held almost everyThursday, 6–9 p.m. You’re invited to bring your own project or do the “featured project” for the evening (for a small fee). Bring snacks if you wish. Beverages are available from the art center’s cash bar.

Upcoming ArtNight featured projects:

2/23: Ceramic Garden Stakes: Have you ever noticed that all the pre-made garden stakes out in the market never have the exact things you plant? Well here’s the chance to make your own. $6 will get you 3 stakes ($1 per stake after that) and a glass of house wine. Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices. Pictures soon.

3/2: Vine & Palette:  It still may be a bit early but we can think spring and put it on the canvas. Think warmer sun on your face and spring flowers. Wassenberg wine and paint sessions are based off of original art from WAC artists. Unlike other programs we encourage you to step out of the box to make your painting unique. We still make it easy but encourage your naturally occurring creative impulses to make your work unique. $15 for a canvas and all materials plus a glass of our house wine. Additional glass at regular WAC prices. You will go home with a true original.

3/9: Talisman Dream Catcher: Art is about self-expression. This won’t be a generic dream catcher. Dream catchers were first made by Native Americans to catch good dreams in the wind. Here’s chance to make a dream catcher truly your own. Bring in mementos, broken jewelry, buttons, feathers, scraps of cloth, small photos… little things sitting around in trays. (If you are really neat and tidy, we will have items on hand as well) $10 will get you the remaining materials you need to make a personal dream catcher and a glass of house wine. Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices.

ArtReach (ages 7–11 and 12–15) Ongoing: spaces are available. Ages 7-11 meet on Tuesdays and ages 12 and up meet on Thursdays. Students receive a snack and then get down to creating! Parents can drop off their youngsters after school and pick them up at 5 p.m. Cost for the program is charged monthly and is $40 for Wassenberg Art Center members and $45 for regular price during the regular school year. Supplies are provided. All holidays and cancellations will follow Van Wert City School schedules. An online registration is also available on our website. Need-based scholarships are available. Please contact the Wassenberg Art Center for more information.

For more information on exhibits or to sign up for classes and events visit: wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 South Washington Street (former Van Wert Armory). We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

 

 

 

 

POSTED: 02/22/17 at 2:33 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

“Seattle Blooms” (detail) a watercolor by Susan Lyden, is part of the Ohio Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibit 2016, now on display at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

“Seattle Blooms” (detail) a watercolor by Susan Lyden, is part of the Ohio Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibit 2016, now on display at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

By Hope Wallace

The Ohio Watercolor Society exhibit opened this past Saturday with a free, public afternoon party. This prestigious exhibit features approximately forty lush, professional paintings visiting us through March 5, 2017. Most of the works are for sale and provide the opportunity to add quality work to your collection, or as a perfect gift. Jimmy Solo of Edgerton, performed vocals and acoustic guitar and was later joined by another musician, John Reichle of Montpelier in a surprise visit. Exhibit brought to you by First Federal Saving and Loan, Van Wert.

Dennis Van Crash and Deelee Cooper of Vanity Crash will perform Saturday evening beginning at 8 p.m. at the Wassenberg Art Center’s punk rock party, Punk Valentines. Contact the Wassenberg Art Center for more information. (Photo submitted.)

Dennis Van Crash and Deelee Cooper of Vanity Crash will perform Saturday evening beginning at 8 p.m. at the Wassenberg Art Center’s punk rock party, Punk Valentines. Contact the Wassenberg Art Center for more information. (Photo submitted.)

Get your tickets now! Our Punk Rock party opens this Saturday at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30) This event will feature the glam/punk rock band, Vanity Crash from Cleveland. Vanity Crash is a popular group in the Cleveland/Akron region and is usually booked solid. They will also be bringing a little unique fun; Bowieoke, (karaoke) along with a talented veejay who will play vintage videos on a large screen. Ticket prices are available at: $25 Individual-WAC member price, $30 Individual-regular price, $40 Couple-WAC member price, $45 Couple-regular price. Ticket price includes everything except cash bar. We encourage you to research the glam, punk-rock era and dress accordingly.

Art Classes:

Watercolor techniques is an ongoing class with a monthly fee of $35 for members, $40 for non-members.  Every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to noon. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Materials required. Online sign up available.

ArtNight: Every Thursday, 6–9 p.m. Featured projects and wind-down time. ArtNights occur every Thursday evening from 6–9 p.m. It is free to hang out at ArtNight, and you don’t even have to make art. Sit and breeze a bit with folks. Feel free to bring snacks and invite your friends and the cash bar is open.  

Upcoming ArtNight featured projects:

2/16: Catnip Toys: There is nothing like a new, hopped up -hipped up cat toy for your favorite feline. Infused with organic catnip and in the colors and embellished however you like. (dog toys are perfectly fine too) $8 gets you the makings for a toy and one glass of house wine. Additional glasses at regular prices. 

2/23: Ceramic Garden Stakes: Have you ever noticed that all the pre-made garden stakes out in the market never have the exact things you plant? Well here’s the chance to make your own. $6 will get you 3 stakes ($1 per stake after that) and a glass of house wine. Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices. Pictures soon.

3/2: Vine & Palette:  It still may be a bit early but we can think spring and put it on the canvas. Think warmer sun on your face and spring flowers. Wassenberg wine and paint sessions are based off of original art from WAC artists. Unlike other programs we encourage you to step out of the box to make your painting unique. We still make it easy but encourage your naturally occurring creative impulses to make your work unique. $15 for a canvas and all materials plus a glass of our house wine. Additional glass at regular WAC prices. You will go home with a true original.

3/9: Talisman Dream Catcher: Art is about self expression. This won’t be a generic dream catcher. Dream catchers were first made by Native Americans to catch good dreams in the wind. Here’s chance to make a dream catcher truly your own. Bring in mementos, broken jewelry, buttons, feathers, scraps of cloth, small photos… little things sitting around in trays. (If you are really neat and tidy, we will have items on hand as well) $10 will get you the remaining materials you need to make a personal dream catcher and a glass of house wine. Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices.

ArtReach (ages 7–11 and 12–15) Ongoing: Sign up whenever you want. We still have space available in our popular ArtReach after school art program! Ages 7-11 meet on Tuesdays and ages 12 and up meet on Thursdays. Students receive a snack and then get down to creating! Parents can drop off their youngsters after school and pick them up at 5 p.m. Studies show that children who receive more instruction in the arts enjoy higher GPAs, higher SAT scores and a dramatically lower drop out rate. A good arts education can improve critical thinking and math skills. ArtReach instructor Diane Bendele earned her bachelors degree in art education from Bowling Green State University and her Masters degree in education from Ohio State. As an art educator for 35 years, she has worked with students of all ages. Cost for the program is charged monthly and is $40 for Wassenberg Art Center members and $45 for regular price during the regular school year. Supplies are provided. All holidays and cancellations will follow Van Wert City School schedules. An online registration is also available on our website. Need-based scholarships are available. Please contact the Wassenberg Art Center for more information.

For more information on exhibits or to sign up for classes and events visit: wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 South Washington Street (former Van Wert Armory). We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

 

 

 

 

POSTED: 02/15/17 at 1:48 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

Works such as this watercolor by Fred Graff of the Ohio Watercolor Society will be on display at the Wassenberg Art Center beginning February 11-March 5. (Photo submitted.)

Works such as this watercolor by Fred Graff of the Ohio Watercolor Society will be on display at the Wassenberg Art Center beginning February 11-March 5. (Photo submitted.)

The Ohio Watercolor Society exhibit opens this Saturday with a free afternoon party. This tradition continues from some of the most colorful and accomplished watercolor artists in Ohio and the states surrounding. This prestigious exhibit features approximately forty lush, professional paintings visiting us for a short time. Most of these works are for sale and provide the opportunity to add quality work to your collection, or as a perfect gift.

Jimmy Solo will provide live acoustic guitar and vocals at the free public opening party of the Ohio Watercolor Exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center on February 11, 1–5 p.m. (Photo submitted.)

Jimmy Solo will provide live acoustic guitar and vocals at the free public opening party of the Ohio Watercolor Exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center on February 11, 1–5 p.m. (Photo submitted.)

There will be a public opening party on February 11 from 1–5 p.m. Admission is free. There will be free refreshments, and a cash bar. Entertainment will be provided by Jimmy Solo of Edgerton.

Get your tickets now and receive $10 off! Our next big event coming up is Punk! Valentines scheduled for February 18, 8p.m–midnight. Punk! Valentines will feature the glam/punk rock band, Vanity Crash from Cleveland. Vanity Crash is a popular in that area and usually booked solid group throughout the Cleveland and Akron area. They will also be bringing a little unique fun; Bowieoke, (karaoke with some Bowie-esque thrown in) along with a talented V.j. to host vintage videos on a large screen. Ticket prices are available at: $25 Individual; WAC member price, $30 Individual; regular price, $40 Couple; WAC member price, $45 Couple; regular price. Ticket price includes everything except cash bar. We encourage you to research the glam, punk-rock era and dress accordingly.

 Art Classes:

Watercolor Techniques: Every Tuesday from 10 a.m. – noon. On-going. $40 art center member price/$45 regular price. Instructor: Pat Rayman.  Bring your watercolor equipment.   Online sign up available.

ArtNight: Every Thursday, 6–9 p.m. Featured project for 2/9: Psychedelic Wine Bottle lights. $15 gets you a wine bottle, a set of battery lights, all materials and will include your first glass of house wine or beer. Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices. ArtNights occur every Thursday evening from 6–9 p.m. It is free to hang out at ArtNight, and you don’t even have to make art. Sit and breeze a bit with folks. Feel free to bring snacks and invite your friends and the cash bar is open.

Upcoming ArtNight featured projects:

2/16: Catnip Toys: There is nothing like a new cat toy to happy-up your favorite feline. Infused with organic catnip and in the colors and embellished however you like. (dog toys can be made too) $8 gets you the makings for a toy and one glass of house wine. Additional glasses at regular prices.

2/23: Ceramic Garden Stakes: Have you ever noticed that all the pre-made garden stakes out in the market never have the exact things you plant? Well here’s the chance to make your own. $6 will get you 3 stakes ($1per stake after that) and a glass of house wine. Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices. Pictures soon.

3/2: Vine & Palette:  It still may be a bit early but we can think spring and put it on the canvas. Think warmer sun on your face and spring flowers. Wassenberg wine and paint sessions are based off of original art from WAC artists. Unlike other programs we encourage you to step out of the box to make your painting unique. We still make it easy but encourage your naturally occurring creative impulses to make your work unique. $15 will provide you with a canvas and all materials plus a glass of our house wine. Additional glasses are available at regular WAC prices.

3/9: Talisman Dream Catcher: Art is about self-expression. This won’t be a generic dream catcher. Dream catchers were first made by Native Americans to catch good dreams in the wind. Here’s chance to make a dream catcher truly your own. Bring in mementos, broken jewelry, buttons, feathers, scraps of cloth, small photos… little things sitting around in trays. (we will have items on hand as well). $10 will get you the remaining materials you need to make a personal dream catcher and a glass of house wine. Additional glasses are available at regular WAC prices.

ArtReach: (ongoing) (ages 7–11 and 12–15) Ongoing: Sign up whenever you want. We still have space available in our popular ArtReach after school art program! Ages 7-11 meet on Tuesdays and ages 12 and up meet on Thursdays. Students receive a snack and then get down to creating! Parents can drop off their youngsters after school and pick them up at 5 p.m. Studies show that children who receive more instruction in the arts enjoy higher GPAs, higher SAT scores and a dramatically lower drop out rate. A good arts education can improve critical thinking and math skills. ArtReach instructor Diane Bendele earned her bachelors degree in art education from Bowling Green State University and her Masters degree in education from Ohio State. As an art educator for 35 years, she has worked with students of all ages. Cost for the program is charged monthly and is $40 for Wassenberg Art Center members and $45 for regular price during the regular school year. Supplies are provided. All holidays and cancellations will follow Van Wert City School schedules. An online registration is also available on our website. Need-based scholarships are available. Please contact the Wassenberg Art Center for more information.

For more information on exhibits or to sign up for classes and events visit: wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 South Washington Street (former Van Wert Armory). We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

 

 

 

POSTED: 02/08/17 at 2:32 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?