Colour My World Visual Arts E-Bulletin Nov-Dec 2020
CRAFT POWERFUL NARRATIVES!
Art and Science will come together
Become a better artist by blending art and science together. While the two disciplines have been traditionally kept separate, they are closely related in many ways. Just like arts, scientific breakthroughs require a great deal of creativity and just like Science, a function of the Arts is to investigate the world around us.
What are light and colour made of and how are they related? Learn scientific research in the development of language. What is the driving force behind the motion of a moving sculpture? How does the passage of time affect the physical materials that we use?
Embark on a quest to answer these questions and more in order to create more meaningful artworks.
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ENROL NOW: Term starts from 31 Oct! Existing students do NOT need to re-enrol.
Explorer’s Art (3 – 4.5 yrs)
A Little Zen
Develop an appreciation of East Asian visual arts from Chinese ink brush calligraphy to serene zen rock gardens. Use a traditional ink brush and rice paper to play with portraying expressive Chinese characters. Interpret motifs from traditional and contemporary ink painting such as fruit, flowers and mountains. Learn about the Japanese art of etegami (e= image; tegami= letter) and build your own miniature zen garden while learning its history and purpose.
Core Art (4.5 yrs+)
Take stylistic cues from Hong Kong’s own Kwok Mang Ho and create a mixed-media collage. Experience materials and techniques from stamp printmaking to texture rendering and ink brush calligraphy. Express an animal of choice and its corresponding traditional Chinese character in a composition portraying the animal’s characteristics, texture and emotive qualities. Consider the use of lettering and textural juxtaposition within your composition.
Ready-Set-Draw (8 yrs+)
Mystical Monster Mash-up
Step beyond your stylistic comfort zone and experiment with different ways of drawing via the medium of oil pastel. The Assyrian Lamassu, the Egyptian Sphynx, the Greek Chimera – what do all these monsters have in common? These ancient mythical beasts are a mash-up of mismatching animals. Work your way from observational line drawing to figurative abstraction and learn oil pastel techniques along the way. Choose and develop your favourite style to a final wood-board illustration.
Sculpture Culture (Pottery-Ceramics 8 yrs+)
Fundamentals Master Class
Learn to build three-dimensionally and excel in creation that takes form in art ware, figurines, sculpture, decorative and applied art objects. Acquire fundamental skills from pinching, coiling, slab to wheel-throwing, we shall experiment with new materials whilst utilizing techniques of slip casting, clay modeling, and surface texturing.
Tactile Textile (10 yrs+)
Use thread as your medium to express a human figure in the bright colour palette of the French painter Paul Gauguin. Starting from a magazine photo collage, transpose the figure into its textile interpretation through the technique of soluble fabric and stitching. A perfect workshop to test your dexterity and master your machine stitch skills.
NEW! Architecture in Context (13 yrs+)
Build a foundation for both creative and technical architectural drawing. Learn to render perspective, shape, space and form. With a mix of technical drawings, mood boards and illustrations, investigate common practical challenges faced in industry within the context of Hong Kong’s numerous historic landmarks. Topics of investigation include building Relocation, Restoration and Conversion. Use real floor plans and imagery from existing structures to create both conceptual and imaginative drawings.
Sketchbook Studies / Painting (10 yrs+)
Weave contradicting themes and subjects into a bizarre and enigmatic oil painting. Be inspired by the motifs and imagery of Mid-20th century collage artists Man Ray and Raoul Hausmann. Develop a bizarre narrative through the processes of collage and photomontage enriched with unexpected elements and contradicting themes.
Mentor Studio (13 yrs+)
For art enthusiasts who are considering Art for GCSE, A-Levels, IGCSE or IB; or who simply enjoy being stretched artistically. Mentor Studio is open to any participants who want to strengthen their skill repertoire, build on their collection of portfolio-worthy artworks, or explore challenging themes through open-end self-enquiry guided closely by a mentor. Acquire in-depth knowledge and understanding of art-form, techniques and styles used as we guide you through various artistic decision and pathways to artistic achievement.