May/June Holiday Programmes 2018: Painting Workshops

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During the school holiday period, Artgrain had our June Holiday Programmes for children aged 4 to 17 years old. Our students, both regular and new, did such a great job of creating their masterpieces during this period of time. They managed to learn different techniques and concepts in the workshops, which lasted just 2 or 3 days.

Landscape Finger Painting

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In this workshop, we introduced students to a unconventional way of painting. Instead of using brushes, they were allowed to get dirty and use their fingers to create these beautiful art pieces. (Literally no brushes were involved!) More gestural strokes were explored here, creating special textures that brushes just couldn’t replicate.

Painting in a colourful Impressionist style, with energetic mark making, was introduced to students during the process of painting.

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Marcia, above, who came to Singapore for a holiday, joined this workshop as she found that finger painting was something new compared to other art techniques. Initially she was not confident with how her work progressed due to the messy strokes, but as she worked on it further she found it ‘cute’.

Exploring Cubism and Pop Culture with Tim Rogerson as Inspiration

In this workshop, students were introduced to the artist Tim Rogerson. They learned about how he combines Cubist aesthetics with Pop Culture imagery, merging both past art movements and current culture into unique artworks. Students learned to mix colours and understand complementary and monochromatic colour schemes that allow paintings to look colourful and vibrant. 

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Chloe, Ethan and Kiara, who are already Artgrain students, joined the programme on top of their regular classes. They persevered in the difficult task of enlarging the subject matter, and they managed to master the colour theory and colour mixing, which were the two major concepts taught in the class. They were allow the freedom to create shapes, patterns and colour choices that resulted in wonderful pieces.

Paint an Art Deco travel poster
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Art Deco is a movement in the decorative arts and architecture that originated in the 1920s and developed into a major style in western Europe and the United States during the 1930s. Students learned about the distinguishing features of the style, which uses simple, clean shapes to create an appealing composition for the painting. In the students’ final works, you can see the strong ‘graphic’ influence, with subject matter that takes on a geometric or stylized form.

Big Canvas Painting

This workshop has been our staple workshop, catered to students who want free expression and explore their creative side. Big Canvas Painting allowed students to decide and compose their own masterpiece during the 2 or 3 days workshop.

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Ella (4 years old), on the left, decided to paint a whale. After various discussions with the teacher, she decided to include with other elements such as the fishermen, corals and seaweed. Ella was very open to suggestions. Even though she was the youngest out of all students who joined the workshop, that did not stop her from creating her beautiful painting.

James (8 yearrs old), in the middle, was completely new to drawing and painting, hence he decided to try out the shorter 2 days workshop, dealing with a slightly smaller canvas. He decided to paint a beach landscape, which he later on developed to include a boy surfing in the sea. What a wonderful work for the summer holidays!

Hermione (6 yrs old) on the right is one of our regular Sketching students. She came in for the workshop already prepared with ideas. She ended up painting herself a dream house which she would like to stay in in the future. Her love for sunflowers can be seen on the canvas!

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We believe everyone had a fruitful holiday with us! Great job to all students who signed up our Holiday Programmes. For those who missed the programmes, we have more holiday workshops coming up in September and December!

See you!

~ The Artgrain Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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