Join us in this workshop where you will learn to create a realistic landscape of the highest mountain range in the world using impasto palette knife on canvas with acrylic colors. Learn techniques using a new medium to give your mountainous surface a unique sense of texture and add raw depth to your very first landscape painting.
Palette knives are seen as a sign of confidence in a painter; producing a range of effects from textured to flat colors. Children can learn to wield them with impasto paints, and when no-ones looking feel like Van Gogh!
Ages:......... 8 and above
Duration:... 5 hours
MARCH SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS 2019
featuring artist: OELISHA ONGERE
What's it like to be Yayoi Kusama inspired?
Culture fact: Most African arts are made using wood and they were mostly in the form of masks and in human form.
IMPOSSIBLY CHIC CATS
What’s a totem and why do some cultures create totem poles? Get ready for a cultural immersion with this hands-on (toxic-free) clay workshop. Children will be discovering 3D ratio and proportions through sculpting with references to animals in the Madagascar animation. They will learn about color value and gradations as they apply the right paint techniques to achieve a primitive finish—giving their totem pole a native story to share!
Join us on this 2-day journey to push your creative boundaries by learning to combine your art resources into one beautiful creation.
Ages:......... 7 and above
Duration:... 4 hours
We enjoy helping children climb their own mountains.
"It is my hope that my art transcends cultural boundaries and expresses the global language of the spirit." ~Laurel Burch
Learn about the wild and whimsical creations of the Laurel Burch; a talented artist whose art continues to inspire kids all around the world to express themselves by embracing their playful imagination.
In this workshop, children will embark on a vividly expressive journey that will nurture and hone their imagination through acrylic painting. They will learn to pay attention to a ton of detailing (that makes Laurel’s work so intriguing) in a visually stimulating environment and push their artwork to a magical world of bustling colors!
Yayoi Kusama is the biggest-selling female artist in the world. In her bright-red wig and quirky polka-dot ensembles, she is also one of the most instantly recognizable. At almost 90 years old she is still astonishingly prolific.
Inspired by René Magritte, this workshop aims to use surrealism & 3D art to draw out a sense of identity from even the shyest child. Children will be guided to compose a visual illustration that expresses they are who they are in the present.
Through a series of questions, our students will self-discover what shapes their lives in the now. We will carry that over to designing whimsical elements using various line work, shape, color, value, tone, texture and depth with clay relief too. With a twist of realistic images using unusual colors and blending seemingly unrelated objects, your child will discover their inner-being as a masterpiece in its own.
In every surrealist painting, there is always quite a bit to look at. As our students free their mind of all analytical thought, and freely paint ideas that are buried deep in their minds of who they are, what will we see?
Ages:......... 5 and above
Duration:.... 2 x 5 hours
Canvas:........ 12" X 16"
in the style of Rene Francois
René François Ghislain Magritte (1898 – 1967) was a Belgian artist most renowned for being one of the leaders of the influential 20th century art movement, Surrealism. He became well known for creating a number of witty and thought-provoking images.
2 days x 5hours
“Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see, but it is impossible. Humans hide their secrets too well....”
Come examine African Art through the work of contemporary African artist Elisha Ongere. Experiment with geometry blended with an African theme— as you learn to use a visual language of shape, form, color, and line to create an exotic composition of the African people.
Older kids will learn to create their own rhythmic patterns through understanding the function of symbolism as a form of communication in both current and historical African cultures. Leave the literal behind and challenge your visual senses with this popular yet powerful style of art that makes Elisha Ongere’s artistry internationally acclaimed!
Fun fact: The very first commercial postcards were created in 1861 by John P. Charlton of Philadelphia. John Charlton sold his copyright to H.L. Lipman who later sold and produced the Lipman’s Postal Card. Advertisers used Lipman cards to print messages and illustrations and He is now considered the father of the modern postcard!
Where did postcards originate from? Did you know that once upon a time, people collected postcards as a hobby?
In this illustrative postcard + bookmark set, children will use Lipman’s Postal Card as inspiration to get creative with their watercolors. They will learn effective color mixing techniques coupled with a variety of detailed brushwork techniques to bring life to their drawings.
This project is geared to both the beginner and intermediate painter, adapted to challenge your child at whatever level they are at. Take advantage of the unique properties of watercolor to not just mix it up, but allow it to blend and mingle on the paper!
Today Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) is one of the most celebrated Dutch 17th century masters. Yet for centuries little importance was attached to his name. It was only in the 1870s that he was rediscovered and 35 paintings identified as his!
In this 2-day workshop, we will be appreciating Vermeer’s most celebrated artwork—-one that has fascinated artists all around the world. Is the girl turning away or turning towards you? No one can quite agree. She’s the subject of Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer’s "Girl with the Pearl Earring”.
Students will study the treatment of light and shade on the subject— just as Vermeer was intensely preoccupied with the behavior of light and other optical effects in his paintings. They will learn to build a foundation of contrast and tonal values and in the style of old masters using layers from underpainting to body painting and finishing.
Experience how Vermeer uses his palette and how his underpainting creates such an intense volume that brings out a three-dimensional effect. The girl’s enigmatic gaze and the mysterious air surrounding her identity reminds us of Vermeer’s power as an illusion maker.
Join us in this workshop for an enriching mix of art history and fine art— creating a Dutch Golden Age painting of your own!
Just when we thought that 3D graphics was replacing a dying 2D art, we’re now seeing a shift in public perception. Pixel Art graphics have become an art form worthy of critical appreciation. Like piecing together many mini square blocks of crumpled-up pieces of colored ties to create a final whole piece of art, the true simplicity of the medium is captured in the amazing designs people end up creating!
Imagine you are a video game character on a super-cool adventure of your choosing. Anywhere from Japan to outer space to the blue lagoon, what kind of adventure would you be on? What would you carry in your inventory? Whether you are helping the dolphin find his friends and need to get across a dangerous lagoon, or in charge of a spaceship all the way to Mars, you are going to need an inventory of things to help you along the journey.
In this pixel art creation workshop, children will be drawing and painting using acrylic paints. They will plan (visually think) the layout of the items in their inventory depending on the quest they'll embark on. Come express your superhero self with this 8-bit digital medium on canvas and showcase items that make your superhero a force to be reckoned with!
Ages:......... 6 up and 9up
Duration:... 5 hours
Superhero Challenge: Build to adapt- manage your space and grid wisely!
Join us as we delve into the wonderful world of the Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama. Known as the ‘princess of polka-dots’, she has created lots of dots not only in her paintings but also by drawing on physical objects and even her clothes. She feels as if she is making her art and herself melt into and become part of the bigger universe. What a unique character she is!
In this workshop, students will be recreating a fabulously whimsical environment of dot imagery while they learn about the many types of local as well as lesser-known fruits of Singapore. They will learn to incorporate bright colors through the exploration of neon glow in the dark paints, and experience a different piece of art in the dark!
While the creation of dots may seem repetitive, the creative process aims to achieve an infinity of space. The result of the painting is truly an optical sensation of dots expanding and contracting as though they are breathing full of life!
Your ideas are irresistible, you want to start a business and you want the world to know about it! It's never too early to start with design thinking and strategy— a great brand always starts with an unforgettable logo.
In this workshop, we are partnering with our students in offering this 2-day branding masterclass. Children will learn the meaning and function of curating a brand from scratch. They will make up a brand, customize a logo and compose a complete brand stationery set made up of a letterhead, name card, folder, envelope and even their very own rubber-stamp!
Find your entrepreneurial spirit and learn to put your design thinking cap on— can you identify and apply the principles of effective logo design? Create and combine graphic elements that you believe can inform, add personality or completely define a successful brand image. How will you engage your customers’ imaginations and promote loyalty to your brand?
Bonus: To add on to this branding masterclass experience, our students will also learn to produce and print their own logo stickers as well!
If you were an animal, would you be reclusive like a turtle or sleek like a snake? Perhaps you would like to live in the mountains like a panda. Take a quiz and answer some fun questions about your personality and interests to discover the one animal you relate to the most. There are over 100 species!
In this socially interactive workshop, children will have opportunities to engage in a lively discussion with their peers. They will be encouraged to express themselves and develop confidence in their own creativity. It will be a bizarre experimentation of sorts!
Children will learn to create their animals using a technique we have never done before - needle-felting & collaging on canvas with the use of clay! They will enjoy the unique surface brought on by the interesting combination used whilst they bring their inner animal to life. The end result is very powerful, and promises to hold a strong element of surprise.
Fun fact: The Himalayan region is home to iconic species such as the snow leopard, Bengal tiger, one-horned rhino, and boasts 9 out of 10 of the world’s highest peaks.
Culture fact: Did you know that the Himalayas cover approximately 2,400km and pass through the nations of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Bhutan, and Nepal? It holds a great diversity of people belonging to a different culture, ethnicity, religion and language groups. The entire range serves home to 50 million people, with another 450 million settled at the base of it. Its unique geographical characteristics position it as one of the most culturally diverse regions in the world!
Expand your palette by learning to paint with a (safe) knife!
MARCH SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS 2018
Ages:......... 4+, 7 and above
Duration:... 5, 5 hours
Learn the art of capturing your imagination whilst delighting your senses in this Impossibly Chic Cats workshop.
LIPMAN'S POSTAL CARD
MARCH SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS 2018
Madagascar Totem Pole
MARCH SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS 2018
Culture fact: Some totem poles represent stories or important events. On these poles, each figure on the totem represents part of a story. These totems are used as a way to record the history and legends of the tribes.