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Colour My World Chinese New Year 2024 Artists-In-Residence Series Workshop

Colour My World Chinese New Year 2024 Artists-In-Residence Series Workshop

Chinese New Year 2024 Artists-In-Residence Series Workshop

Pick Your Week:

Week 1 :  7 – 9 Feb 2024
Week 2 14 – 16 Feb 2024

This Chinese New Year, we are hosting two unique artist-in-residence workshops. Introducing Savannah Russell specialising in the realm of Photography & Videography, and Alex Dutton, in Art & Maths through creative STEAM classes.

Geometry Symmetry

(Geometric Drawing, Digital Editing)

For 9 yrs+

Fees : $2,950
Pick Your Week:
Wed – Fri, 7 – 9 Feb
Wed – Fri, 14 – 16 Feb
10:00 am – 12:45 pm daily

Unleash the creative potential of mathematics! Whether it’s the drawings of MC Escher or the architecture of the Islamic world, maths has been used by artists and designers for centuries. Guest STEAM facilitator Alex Dutton will coach you through three ways of mathematically developing a repeat pattern into complex figuration as well as through mathematical randomness. Then, Colour My World facilitator Jem Perks will teach you ways to make use of digital art software to create complex tessellations from your work quickly and easily! No advanced maths knowledge needed.

About the Facilitators :

Alex Dutton is a tutor, teacher and founder of STEM education NGO Phoenix Space. He brings his deep knowledge of maths gained during his studies as astrophysics and combines it with a fresh, creative perspective that is hard to find in the classroom. He coaches Days 1 & 2 Geometric Drawing.

Jem Perks is an illustrator and designer who works with both digital and traditional media. He has been commissioned to illustrate for a variety of purposes including book covers, product packaging, and event promotion. He coaches Day 3 Digital Editing.

Fantastical Landscape Cinemagraph

(Photo Manipulation, Digital Collage)

For 9 yrs+

Fees : $2,850
Pick Your Week:
Wed – Fri, 7 – 9 Feb
Wed – Fri, 14 – 16 Feb
10:00 am – 12:30 pm daily

Dive into the digital with this photo-manipulation workshop introducing the basics of video editing (masking, layering, colour-editing) on Adobe Photoshop. Use digital image manipulation and animation to create a ‘still’ moving image – or cinemagraph. Combining images from various visual sources, we will create a multi-layer, fantasy-inspired digital collage complete with moving elements designed to delight and surprise.

About the Facilitator : Trained as a video producer, editor and photographer, Savannah is a freelance artist, whose work has been featured in multiple exhibitions including a recent group show with the Hong Kong Arts Collective. She is also art director to numerous live performances. When she is not teaching art, she runs her brand SKR studios for photo and video production.

Colour My World Chinese New Year 2024 Holiday Workshop

Colour My World Chinese New Year 2024 Holiday Workshop

Chinese New Year 2024 Holiday Workshops

Pick Your Week:

Week 1 :  7 – 9 Feb 2024
Week 2 14 – 16 Feb 2024

Chinese New Year celebratory Art and Drama Camp opens for those littlie artists / dramatists! Spanning three mornings of festive fun, we will craft, sculpt and dramatise an array of visual arts and storytelling bursting with originality, colour and creativity! Our more seasoned artists will be coached on both physical and digital art in the spirit of jovial familial fondness.

Lucky Fai Chun

(Mixed Media Collage Art)

VISUAL ART & DRAMA for 4 – 6 yrs

Fees : $2,100
Pick Your Week:
Wed – Fri, 7 – 9 Feb
Wed – Fri, 14 – 16 Feb
10:00 am – 12:30 pm daily

IN VISUAL ART…

Bring good luck and prosperity to your home this Chinese New Year with a festive fai chun hanging banners. Use collage techniques to make a vibrant banner decoration embellished with majestic dragons and lucky phrases!

IN DRAMA…

Unleash your inner fire and dance into the Year of the Dragon! Embark on a journey of artistic expression with choreography inspired by the majestic dragon. Dive into the depths of dynamic movements, perform for a recorded video, and share this experience with your loved ones this holiday!

Dancing Dragon

(Papercraft, 3D Sculpture)

VISUAL ART & DRAMA for 7 – 10 yrs

Fees : $2,500
Pick Your Week:
Wed – Fri, 7 – 9 Feb
Wed – Fri, 14 – 16 Feb

10:00 am – 12:45 pm daily

IN VISUAL ART…

The Dragon is on the loose this Chinese New Year!  Young artists will create their own dancing puppet dragon to celebrate the festivities. Painting their own golden and shiny papers for textured scales, learning folding techniques, cutting, gluing, and constructing this elaborate scaly creature to dance into the new year.

IN DRAMA…

The year of the dragon is upon us! Join us in performing the tale of The Great Race, a playful and poetic rendition of the Chinese zodiac myth. Hone your acting skills and explore diverse characters. Join in the world of narration, script reading, and devised performance this holiday!

New Year’s Past

(Watercolour Ink Illustration)

VISUAL ART only for 10 yrs +

Fees : $2,850
Pick Your Week:
Wed – Fri, 7 – 9 Feb
Wed – Fri, 14 – 16 Feb

10:00 am – 12:45 pm daily

Take inspiration from the Chinese folk art of old Nianhua (New-Year pictures) to create your own New Year scene. Bring a photo of your family’s festive celebrations and turn it into a contemporary watercolour and liner illustration. Use a lightbox to trace key details from your photograph, infuse the composition with auspicious symbols, and use a limited colour palette to complete your retro festive scene.

Dragon Symmetry

(Digital Illustration)

VISUAL ART only for 10 yrs +

Fees : $2,850
Pick Your Week:
Wed – Fri, 7 – 9 Feb
Wed – Fri, 14 – 16 Feb

10:00 am – 12:45 pm daily

Experience art creation that draws upon digital technology this Chinese New Year. Create a groovy yet majestic-looking dragon using digital illustration and symmetry tools on an iPad or laptop! Investigate the history of the Zodiac and its five elements in Chinese mythology to generate a strong design concept, exploring exquisite patterns and hues. Learn how to work smart with digital tools to generate your illustration to create complex uniformity and vibrant symmetry.

(Note student to provide own digital tool, iPad with Procreate or Laptop with Photoshop. Contact us ahead of workshop if unsure).

ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE SERIES WORKSHOP

Geometry Symmetry

(Geometric Drawing, Digital Editing)

For 9 yrs+

Fees : $2,950
Pick Your Week:
Wed – Fri, 7 – 9 Feb
Wed – Fri, 14 – 16 Feb
10:00 am – 12:45 pm daily

Unleash the creative potential of mathematics! Whether it’s the drawings of MC Escher or the architecture of the Islamic world, maths has been used by artists and designers for centuries. Guest STEAM facilitator Alex Dutton will coach you through three ways of mathematically developing a repeat pattern into complex figuration as well as through mathematical randomness. Then, Colour My World facilitator Jem Perks will teach you ways to make use of digital art software to create complex tessellations from your work quickly and easily! No advanced maths knowledge needed.

About the Facilitators :

Alex Dutton is a tutor, teacher and founder of STEM education NGO Phoenix Space. He brings his deep knowledge of maths gained during his studies as astrophysics and combines it with a fresh, creative perspective that is hard to find in the classroom. He coaches Days 1 & 2 Geometric Drawing.

Jem Perks is an illustrator and designer who works with both digital and traditional media. He has been commissioned to illustrate for a variety of purposes including book covers, product packaging, and event promotion. He coaches Day 3 Digital Editing.

Fantastical Landscape Cinemagraph

(Photo Manipulation, Digital Collage)

For 9 yrs+

Fees : $2,850
Pick Your Week:
Wed – Fri, 7 – 9 Feb
Wed – Fri, 14 – 16 Feb
10:00 am – 12:30 pm daily

Dive into the digital with this photo-manipulation workshop introducing the basics of video editing (masking, layering, colour-editing) on Adobe Photoshop. Use digital image manipulation and animation to create a ‘still’ moving image – or cinemagraph. Combining images from various visual sources, we will create a multi-layer, fantasy-inspired digital collage complete with moving elements designed to delight and surprise.

About the Facilitator : Trained as a video producer, editor and photographer, Savannah is a freelance artist, whose work has been featured in multiple exhibitions including a recent group show with the Hong Kong Arts Collective. She is also art director to numerous live performances. When she is not teaching art, she runs her brand SKR studios for photo and video production.