Photo voice & Greenhouse Graphics – Jari

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I started going to Tempo in Feb 2016 and I was really surprised that I had never heard of Tempo before. Ive been around the area countless of times and have lived in Framingham for a while now but yet I have never heard or seen anyone going there. Between struggling with going to college, working, and mental health problems, I found a place where I can learn, relax, and get paid at the same time. I still wonder why it hadn’t been recommended by anyone in DMH service sooner… Although through some difficult times, staff at wayside recommended Tempo and accompanied me to a tour given by Nick a Tempo staff. The art studio immediately caught my eye. I began going to the open studio times and worked on some artwork projects. I started the Photo-voice internship a couple weeks after and it went very well. There were about 4 or 5 other young adults and I figured that more people my age would want be involved in making art AND getting paid for it. Once a week for 8 weeks wasn’t bad and there was pizza! In the last Photo Voice we¬†were incorporating vinyl dolls and photos to express our daily lives. I had created a doll to help children learn mathematics, although getting frustrated a couple times it came out pretty well. Overall the program was great and seeing the photos we took at the end was exciting. I learn a lot about how out other teens/young adults were benefiting from the program and expressing themselves positively through their artwork. The gallery was located at the College Planning Center on the FSU campus, and our work was spread out so that those can look at what we created in those eight weeks. I am currently in the 11th week of GreenHouse Graphics, its gone by so quickly. Im really enjoying exploring different kinds of media and creating different pieces. Im excited for the gallery at the end. Its still shocking that more people who go to Tempo everyday don’t take advantage to express themselves in artwork but the few who do really seem to enjoy it.

 

The picture above is of my painting of a trail in Saxonville, Framingham advertising the upcoming gallery show for Green House Graphics & Open House of Tempo June 30th 10:30-3pm.

-Jari

Awesome new Artwork from GHG

Hi Folks

Sorry its been a bit since I updated you all. But now I’m back. Monday April 11th we are starting our first 12 week program of 2016. I have 7 young adults signed up and I;m psyched to see what they can do.

The first thing i have to do before the new group starts is clean the studio. In that process I ran accross some awesome old stuff from YA Alex and Jaime.

Check it out.

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Second 6 weeks of Green House Graphics

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Hi folks, So we’re ready to start up our second 6 week studio art program. I thought I’d elaborate a bit about the individual weeks projects.

Week 01 Photo Shop on the mac

This week we will cover the basics of Adobe Photo Shop CS6.

Importing, selecting, manipulating and exporting within the Apple environment

Week 02 Advanced Photo Shop

This week we will cover the second half of PS basics.

This week we’ll begin drawing and painting with a tablet in Photo Shop

Week 03 Painting and drawing transfer techniques/going from digital to traditional

This one the title tells it all. We will talk about using the printer, light table, graphite and Saral transfer papers. Also we will discuss the Silhouette Cameo stencil cutter as methods to get art from the computer or else where onto our painting surface.

Week 04 Acrylic painting

This week we will cover the basics of acrylic painting on skateboards specifically. Brushes, blades, markers and the airbrush as delivery systems.

Week 05 Multimedia (wet&dry)

This week we’ll combine some of the media we’ve discussed and add a few more. We’ll add dehydrated ink sticks, collage, watercolor colored pencils and oil pastel to try to add to the density of a piece.

Week 06 Airbrush

This week we’ll work with the airbrush. The projects this week are: spray a tshirt, and create and spray a stencil.

So that’s my plan for the next 6 weeks.

If you or anyone you know is interested please give us a call Tempo/GHG at 508-879-1424 and ask for Dave or email me directly at David_Sebastian@waysideyouth.org.

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Green House Graphics rocks! Come Learn to draw! Everyone 18 and older welcome! Come see our awesome mascot Mr. squirrel!

 

 

GreenHouse Graphics is amazing! Learn how to draw.

Green House Graphics 6 week program

Hi Folks

Tuesday 9/29 we will be starting our next session of Green House Graphics in the studio at Tempo in Framingham. This round we are working Tuesday through Friday 10:30-3pm. The program will have gift cards raffled off and free lunch Fridays. Stipends will be payed out at the end based on attendance. Our first week we are working on basic drawing and drawing for animation. A couple of the artists we will look at are Tex Avery,John Kricfalusi and Kathy Kollowitz. If anyone out there is interested in participating please email me at David_Sebastian@waysideyouth.org or call Tempo at 1-508-879-1424.

thanx

DS

PhotoVoice reception at the Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery

Hi guys

So last night we had our second PhotoVoice reception of 2015 at the Awesome Fountain Street Fine At gallery in Framingham. 9 young adults finished the project and 3 of then got up and read their writing to our audience. Everyone did awesome!! Thank you to all the young adults, to the Department of Mental Health, Wayside Youth and Family and to Fountain Street Fine Art. I had a wonderful time and can’t wait to work with Fountain Street again. You guys Rock!!!!!!

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New Session of Green House Graphics starting on 9/28 10:30-3pm for 6 weeks

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So check this out. A new Green House Graphic session is starting on 09/28/15 and running six weeks ending on 11/06/15. The new program has a few big changes. This time we are doing specific projects on certain days. We are doing this so young adults can come for everyday or just the projects and media they are interested in.

Bare in mind that the young adults who have the best attendance have the best chance to get a gift card. Every week we will put the name of everyone who comes in into a hat and draw a winner on Friday afternoons. If you come 4 days you’ll have 4 chances in the hat. We’ll also be buying lunch one day a week.. The final incentive is a stipend based on attendance and productivity at the end of the program.

We will also be doing a gallery show after the six weeks where young adults have a chance to sell their artwork to the public and keep 50% of the profit earned.

I also wanted to take a minute to flesh out some of the individual weeks projects.

Week one is Drawing Basics: Drawing for Animation. This week we will start by talking about drawing basics like form and gesture followed by composition, proportion and perspective. Once we have a handle on that we’ll start talking about drawing for animation. Drawing for animation is about the dynamics of movement and the exaggerations called squash and stretch. We’ll also learn about the animation program Pencil. The class will look at animators Tex Avery and Jon K.

Week 02 Scratch board. This week we will work with scratch board using a variety of tools and adding inks.

Week 03 Liquid and Semi-Transparent media. This week we’ll try traditional India ink with a brush and pen followed by dye based markers.

Week 04 This week we get into the world of acrylic paint markers. Paint markers have grown up!! We will discuss the new markers strengths including solubility, custom color mixing and alternative surfaces. The work on this week will roll seamlessly into the next week about acrylic painting.

Week 05 is about traditional acrylic painting with a brush and pallet knife, followed by the methods to combine the paint with the markers.

Week 06 Photoshop CS6. This week we will cover the basics of Photoshop as it applies to print illustration, composition creation, file types,sizing, general manipulation and exporting. The studio has 6 Mac Minis for this task. Each is equipped with a Wacom drawing tablet. So we will also cover the mac environment and the basics of digital drawing.

Whoa that is alot!!

I would like to formally invite all young adults age 18-25 to come down and give it a try. If you have any questions you could leave a comment here or email me at David_Sebastian @waysideyouth.org. Lastly you could call Tempo at 508-879-1424 and ask for David Sebastian or Green House Graphics.

thanx for reading see you soon.

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