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1 week ago
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This is Jim . I see the statue of Liberty.

1 week ago
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All in the eye of the beholder.  

Last night I saw the first image as a storm at sea and thought ‘Power of Poseidon’  This morning my thought is ‘how could you see it that way?’  Today, one view seems to me to be ‘looking beyond an arbour’ and the painting turned upside down is as if ‘from the inside looking out’.   One appears sun lit and the other moon lit.  The perspective changes everything.  The colours only an addition.  What draws us in is the form and the contrasts of light, dark and textures and then, the mind begins its litany.....

I don’t think I will finish this one either.  What is happening here is a micro view of what occurs with all things and all in all situations, and the possible interpretations and perceptions prompted by a single thought.

I choose this morning that I shall not impose my view nor close the chapter but rather leave this open ended so that it can grow and have a life of its own....Image attachment

All in the eye of the beholder.

Last night I saw the first image as a storm at sea and thought ‘Power of Poseidon’ This morning my thought is ‘how could you see it that way?’ Today, one view seems to me to be ‘looking beyond an arbour’ and the painting turned upside down is as if ‘from the inside looking out’. One appears sun lit and the other moon lit. The perspective changes everything. The colours only an addition. What draws us in is the form and the contrasts of light, dark and textures and then, the mind begins its litany.....

I don’t think I will finish this one either. What is happening here is a micro view of what occurs with all things and all in all situations, and the possible interpretations and perceptions prompted by a single thought.

I choose this morning that I shall not impose my view nor close the chapter but rather leave this open ended so that it can grow and have a life of its own....
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2 weeks ago
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I find myself driven to follow these explorations.   Never an end result in mind.   Bold strokes and then following where the lines and colours lead.  Sometimes I walk away to allow the painting to breathe....allowing it to define itself 

Here I have a water fall flowing into a chasm and the other, eyes appearing from the underbrush .... how fascinating that when we allow space and breath to co-exist the energies manifest into something tangible....Image attachmentImage attachment

I find myself driven to follow these explorations. Never an end result in mind. Bold strokes and then following where the lines and colours lead. Sometimes I walk away to allow the painting to breathe....allowing it to define itself

Here I have a water fall flowing into a chasm and the other, eyes appearing from the underbrush .... how fascinating that when we allow space and breath to co-exist the energies manifest into something tangible....
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2 weeks ago
More Than Just Art

Art Camps provide amazing opportunities to children for self expression!

We, at More Than Just Art, provide an incredible, nurturing and relaxed atmosphere in which children can explore freely. We offer the tools and teach the techniques and let the spirit take over!

Our facilitators are sensitive to the process and respect the individuality of the child.

Camps are filling up quickly.
Here is a summary of what remains available:
July 5-9, 2 spots
July 12-16, 2 spots
July 26-30, 1 spot
Aug. 16-20, 5 spots

for more information please visit morethanjustart.ca/kids-art-programs-muskoka/#camps
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2 weeks ago
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A SUMMER ART CAMP PREVIEW! Week 6
Week AUGUST 16-20

Expressive Arts! Fairy Tales & Drama! Yoga Adventures!
Ages 6-
Facilitated by Una Pape, Educator, Diane Finlayson & Martina Kruger, Certified Yoga Instructor

Create, Imagine and Play it out!
This camp is about developing the creative process, using imagination to bridge visual art with self expression and story telling.

Activities of this camp are designed to foster confidence, cooperation, respect, and allowing the kids to experience independence, teamwork and self regulation relating to a positive self expression.

We explore art expression during the mornings and ‘travel’ into the world of make believe with Una Pape. We love the world of fairy tales! Children will be creating diorama cubes of scenes from a popular fairy tale - and the characters using puppets. Of course role-play and dramatic reenactments are part of the fun!

Early afternoon with Diane Finlayson to painting, collage and experience various media to support the morning explorations and on going projects.

End of day will be a lovely relaxation and cool down with Yoga and Martina Kruger.

More information morethanjustart.ca/kids-art-programs-muskoka/#camps

To Register morethanjustart.ca/events/camp-6-august-16th-to-20th-expressive-arts-fairy-tales-drama-yoga/?occu...
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2 weeks ago
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A SUMMER ART CAMP PREVIEW! Week 3
Week July 19-23
Create Muciscal Instruments from Found Objects!
Tap into your Rhythm with Drums, Maraccas. Rainsticks, Didgeree Doos and more!

Facilitators Una Pape, Educator, Martina Kruger, Fitness Instructor, and Diane Finlayson!

This camp is about time to develop skills and confidence to express what we experience in a variety of ways, both in studio and out.
The morning session is an explorative adventure for using found objects from our studio minutia collection, recycling, upcycling and nature to create musical instruments. Exploring sounds, creating visual representations and moving to music will be part of our adventures with Una Pape. Early afternoon sketching out with various media including pencil, pencil crayon, ink, pastel, water colour and experimenting with various painting techniques with Diane Finlayson. The children will finish the day with Martina Kruger moving and challenging their fitness with fun games to incorporate balance, coordination, intentional movement and aerobic exercise.

CAMPS ARE FILLING UP QUICKLY SO PLEASE DO NOT DELAY!

For more information morethanjustart.ca/kids-art-programs-muskoka/#camps

To register for week 3 morethanjustart.ca/events/camp-3-july-19th-to-23rd-visual-arts-musical-instruments-fitness/?occur...
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2 weeks ago
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Exploration...asking questions....never seek the answer conjured up on your mind .... you’ll miss the gold! ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago
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A SUMMER ART CAMP PREVIEW!
  Week July 12-16

Create a Story Book of Your OWN CHARACTER & Your OWN Illustrations!

Facilitators Catherine Luce, Illustrator,  Jenn Snowden, Cartoonist and Diane Finlayson!

This camp is about developing creative expression, activities are designed to foster confidence about seeing possibilities in everything with different eyes, using imagination to bridge visual art with expression.  
  During the morning session the children will learn about character development, illustration & storyboarding with Catherine Luce.  They will look at a classic fairy tales so each camper can make his or her own unique version and create a book with various media. The afternoon will give the children an opportunity to work with cartoon instructor Jenn Snowden to experience support in character development, Disney Style. The latter part of the day will give the children an opportunity of free time, with Diane Finlayson, to work on an individual particular project with medium of choice.

FILLING UP QUICKLY SO PLEASE DO NOT DELAY!
This camp has 5 openings .....

for more information go to https://morethanjustart.ca/kids-art-programs-muskoka/#camps

and to register https://morethanjustart.ca/events/camp-2-july-12th-to-16th-creative-visual-art/?occurrence=2021-07-12Image attachmentImage attachment

A SUMMER ART CAMP PREVIEW!
Week July 12-16

Create a Story Book of Your OWN CHARACTER & Your OWN Illustrations!

Facilitators Catherine Luce, Illustrator, Jenn Snowden, Cartoonist and Diane Finlayson!

This camp is about developing creative expression, activities are designed to foster confidence about seeing possibilities in everything with different eyes, using imagination to bridge visual art with expression.
During the morning session the children will learn about character development, illustration & storyboarding with Catherine Luce. They will look at a classic fairy tales so each camper can make his or her own unique version and create a book with various media. The afternoon will give the children an opportunity to work with cartoon instructor Jenn Snowden to experience support in character development, Disney Style. The latter part of the day will give the children an opportunity of free time, with Diane Finlayson, to work on an individual particular project with medium of choice.

FILLING UP QUICKLY SO PLEASE DO NOT DELAY!
This camp has 5 openings .....

for more information go to morethanjustart.ca/kids-art-programs-muskoka/#camps

and to register morethanjustart.ca/events/camp-2-july-12th-to-16th-creative-visual-art/?occurrence=2021-07-12
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3 weeks ago
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It's time to think about summer ART camp!

More Than Just Art has facilitated Art Camps for over 15 years, capturing the imagination and creativity of children ages 6 - 12!

We are so excited to bring forward 7 weeks of Fine Arts themed camps this summer, presented by highly experienced facilitators.

Visit our website to see the scope of offerings by week and check out our facilitators! Don't delay. Camps are filling up quickly!

morethanjustart.ca/kids-art-programs-muskoka/#camps
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3 weeks ago
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O is for opportunity, occurrence, opening, occasion...AND chance, change, scope, space ....
#look for the O’s in your days....

O is for opportunity, occurrence, opening, occasion...AND chance, change, scope, space ....
#look for the O’s in your days....
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