We Care Arts

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Wine and Art Class at We Care Arts June 25

Come and paint an acrylic picture on canvas at
We Care Arts! 
The instructor is our director, Terry Schalnat. You will be painting the Red Poppies pictured below.

You can bring your own wine. Water, coffee and tea will be provided. The class is taught step-by-step, so no painting experience is necessary!
 The cost is $35.00 and the proceeds will benefit We Care Arts. The class will be held at June 25 at 3035 Wilmington Pike in Kettering, Ohio.
The class will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 P.M.

Here are the proud artists and their paintings from Terry's April class!
Bring a group for lots of fun!

RSVP Terry Schalnat at 252-3937 or tschalnat@wecarearts.org.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Sculpture from Found Objects

Anthony at Beavercreek High School with his sculpture.

Sculpture can be made from almost anything that you can glue together. In Diane Zubrick's classes the students used the stronger formula of Elmer's Glue to glue the wood pieces. Mat board was used as a base although a wood base or corrugated cardboard will make a stronger base support.

Taylor painting her sculpture at Beavercreek High School.

The materials Diane's students used were wood pieces cut small from scrap lumber and various wood pieces from the recycle center and We Care Arts. After the students chose the items to start their sculpture, they played around with various compositions.

A sculpture from Fairborn High School.

They were allowed to go back and pick up different pieces if needed. When they were satisfied, the students glued them down onto the base. The height was limited to 12" for easier handling. The importance of a balanced bottom level was stressed.

A cute farm scene created by Mrs. Myra Ball, an aide at Fairborn High School.

The sculptures dried until the next class which was a week. Acrylic paint was used with a bristle brush to paint the sculpture. The sculptures were all different and very colorful!

Austin finishing his sculpture at Beavercreek High School. 

Norma, a retired school nurse, volunteers in Jesse Hignite's class
 every week to help with art class. She is putting the finishing touches on Josh's sculpture.