Colour My World Visual Arts E-Bulletin Jan-Feb 2024

Colour My World Visual Arts E-Bulletin Jan-Feb 2024


Is the whole greater than the sum of its parts? This term, investigate two opposing and complementary notions as we explore a range of topics and techniques that use addition and subtraction.

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ENROL NOW: Term starts from 30 Dec!
Existing students do NOT need to re-enrol.

Explorer’s Art   (3 – 5 yrs)


Let’s begin the year with a printastic workshop where our little artists will create a set of unique stamps for some fun experimental printing. They will learn about shapes and letter forms, as well as basic composition, layout and layering. As they practise their fine motor skills, they will also try diverse printing methods which will culminate in a collection of colourful stamped designs mounted together.

Core Art   (5 – 10 yrs)

Add & Subtract

Did you know the recorded use of tools resembling stamps dates back up to 7000 years? Our Core Artists will explore two contrasting ways to think about creating art: additive stamp printing and subtractive carving. First they will design their own unique motifs and convert them into stamps. Inspired by Jon Klassen’s minimal illustrative style, Core Artists will use their newly-created stamps to fashion defined shapes and robust designs with ink and watercolour textures. Then, carve from colourful plasticine clay blocks while learning subtractive methods to reveal an abstract image inspired by Marina Stocchi.

Drawing Fundamentals   (6 – 8 yrs)

Space Between

Explore the space between the lines as we focus on the concept of positive and negative spaces. Both foreground and background create a sense of rhythm and movement in your designs to convey an atmosphere or message. Use drawing, stencilling, and a whole range of oil pastel techniques to frame and compose the subject, as well as to convey intensity and emotion. Then put theory into practice to reimagine scenes from a story or create your own visual narrative.

Ready-Set-Draw   (8 yrs+)

Illustrated Tales

Create a charming illustration for a children’s story book of your choice using watercolour pencils and ink. Learn about famous book illustrators like Arthur Rackham and Quentin Blake that have inspired children for generations and develop your own unique style. Investigate how an image can not only reinforce, but also expand upon the text, all to enhance the readers’ experience. Present your unique illustration alongside the text selected from your favourite book on a double-page spread.

Comics   (8 yrs+)

Comic Worlds

Every comic character needs a world to live in! Develop your background drawing skills, from landscapes to interiors. Then bring your original character from a previous Comics term forward into a new project and create an exciting mixed-media splash page, applying drawn backgrounds combined with paint and collaged textures to present your digitally-enhanced character.

Sculpture Culture

(Pottery-Ceramics 10 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 utilising techniques of slip casting, clay modelling, and surface texturing.


(Digital Arts 10 yrs+)

Grids, Grunge, Graphics

Learn the basic rules of graphic design… then break them! Starting with fonts, text editing and logo design, you will build a solid foundation using grids and alignment to create sleek, crisp graphics for ad. Then it is back to the 1990s and the grunge movement. Chop, weather, and layer your designs to create streetwise graphics for magazine covers and articles about your favourite musicians.

Sketchbook Studies & Painting   (10 yrs+)

Cast to Canvas

Go from 3D sculpture to 2D painting. Bring in your own personal items to create a silicone cast sculpture, then use acrylics to paint a monochromatic observational still life of it on canvas. Take inspiration from Cesar Baldaccini’s compression sculptures to create a cuboid relief sculpture that abstracts and geometrizes the submerged figurative items.

Tactile Textile  (12 yrs+)

Life Tisserand

Draw from life and learn the fundamentals of proportion and composition. Observe and sketch human figures to capture their posture and movement, balance and imbalance. These gestural sketches on fabric will then be painted and embroidered on to add layers of colour richness and vibrancy as well as visual texture to your final tactile textile piece.

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.

Architecture in Context   (13 yrs+)

Rendering technicalities with creativity, we explore architectural and interior spaces, with referenced imagery and floor plans of Hong Kong vibrant and historical landmarks to build a foundation of perspective, shape, space and form. Topics of investigation throughout the year range from Relocation, Restoration and Conversion, with rendition of a mix of architectural drawings, mood boards and illustrations; both conceptual and imaginative.

Colour My World X’mas 2023 / New Year 2024 Holiday Workshop

Colour My World X’mas 2023 / New Year 2024 Holiday Workshop

X’mas 2023 / New Year 2024 Holiday Workshops

Pick Your Week:

Week 1 :  20 – 22 Dec 2023
Week 2 27 – 29 Dec 2023
Week 3
3 – 5 Jan 2024

For Festive Delights for adults & families, see details at the bottom.

Saturdays: 18, 25 Nov, 2, 9, 16 Dec 2023

The Gingerbread Man

(Mixed Media 3D Sculpture)

VISUAL ART & DRAMA for 4 – 6 yrs

Fees : $2,100
Pick Your Week:
Wed – Fri, 20 – 22 Dec
Wed – Fri, 27 – 29 Dec
Wed – Fri, 3 – 5 Jan
10:00 am – 12:30 pm daily


Giant gingerbread men have run all the way from fairy-tale land to Colour My World this holiday season! Young artists will craft their own oversized biscuit from papier-mâché, then introduce colour and texture with paint, beads, and “icing”. Finally, they’ll add the finishing touch with a stencilled candy cane accessory.


“Run, run, as fast as you can.
You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man!”

Bring the story of “The Gingerbread Man” to life by rehearsing and performing a fun and festive scripted play. Develop your acting and storytelling skills as we run towards Christmas!

A Feast for the Eyes

(Acrylic Painting on Wood)

VISUAL ART & DRAMA for 7 – 10 yrs

Fees : $2,500
Pick Your Week:
Wed – Fri, 20 – 22 Dec
Wed – Fri, 27 – 29 Dec
Wed – Fri, 3 – 5 Jan
10:00 am – 12:45 pm daily


Cook up a festive feast with a mixed media painting of a lavish Christmas dinner, taking inspiration from Vic Vicini’s retro American diner scenes. Mix line and shape, add a dash of acrylic and a splash of printing finesse; it’s the perfect recipe for a tantalising artwork.


Join us this Christmas and bring along your best festive lingo. Craft your own poem inspired by “The 12 Days of Christmas” as a gift to your family and friends. Put your writing and reciting skills to the test this Christmas!

Sugar Coated

(Oil Painting on Stretcher Canvas)

VISUAL ART only for 10 yrs +

Fees : $2,800
Pick Your Week:
Wed – Fri, 20 – 22 Dec
Wed – Fri, 27 – 29 Dec
Wed – Fri, 3 – 5 Jan
10:00 am – 12:45 pm daily

Bring in your favourite festive chocolates and candies to photograph and paint. Be inspired by the artwork of Douglas Newton who, through observing reality, explored translucency, reflections and luminosity transformed by light. You will learn oil painting techniques using smooth brushes and thin layers to depict toffees and sweets as well as their reflections in the delicate wrappers. Create a portrait of your favourite sweet treats that captures light, shadow, and volume.

Festive Four



Fees : $1,800
Pick Your Week:
Mon – Tue, 18 – 19 Dec
Tue – Wed, 2 – 3 Jan

10:00 am – 12:45 pm daily

Create your own four-panel yonkoma (short comedic comics). Illustrating with pencil and ink, create original characters and chuck them into a sticky situation or a funny gag. You will learn how to find the right balance of text, image and pacing to deliver the perfect punchline for some seasonal belly laughs!

Small & Sweet Photography

(Digital Photography, Post-Production Edits)


Fees : $1,850
Pick Your Week:
Mon – Tue, 18 – 19 Dec
Tue – Wed, 2 – 3 Jan

10:00 am – 12:45 pm daily

Dress a miniature set, position atmospheric lighting, and photograph a scene filled with warm emotions and the fragrance of candy! Inspired by the meticulous compositions of Minimiam’s miniature photography, you’ll recreate a tiny winter wonderland that plays with scale and light for a whimsical effect.


Private group workshops for adults, friends & families.

Ceramic Ornaments

(Limited enrolments, first come, first served.)


Fees : $800/pax
Pick A Day: Sat, 18, 25 Nov, 2 Dec
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm OR 4:00 pm – 5:00pm

Take Home : 4x Ceramic Ornaments per pax
Note: these will be collected 2 weeks following Potter’s firing only.

Looking for some extra-special Winter holiday decorations for your home or Christmas tree? Hand-decorate your own beautiful, fired ornaments using ceramic glazes. Bring home a personalised collection of your choice of reindeer, snowmen, fir & pine, sleigh and baubles!


The Graceful Angel


Fees : $800/pax
Group of 2 pax: (1 adult & 1 child) $1,400
Pick A Day: Sat, 18, 25 Nov, 2, 9, 16 Dec
 3:30pm – 5:00 pm

Take Home : 1x Angel tree topper per pax

Bring poetry to your tree with this angelic vision. With wings of embossed copper, its body warmed by merino felting wool, and robes embellished with beads, this decorative pinnacle angel will bring joy from the top of your tree, this Christmas and many to come.