PERSPECTIVES & ILLUSIONS
What’s your perspective? Explore art that changes depending on how you look at it. This winter term, we shall explore a wide variety of subjects to do with perspective, perception, and ways of seeing.
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ENROL NOW: Term starts from 31 Oct!
Existing students do NOT need to re-enrol.
Explorer’s Art (3 – 5 yrs)
Our little Explorers will learn the basic fundamentals of portraiture and facial anatomy. First, they will take a look in the mirror and paint an emotionally expressive self-portrait, making sure to get their nose, eyes, ears, and mouth in the right place. Then, they can let loose and create a wacky portraiture in the form of a mixed-media 3D bust, inspired by Cubism!
Core Art (5 – 10 yrs)
Magical Illusions & Perspectives
Our Core Artists will investigate the bustling architecture of Hong Kong in a fun, new way through perspective drawings and papercraft illusion sculptures. Will they be looking down as they fly over Central, or will they be gazing up as Godzilla invades Aberdeen? These watercolour and pencil drawings will allow their imaginations to run wild. Then they’ll take inspiration from the mind-bending installations of Georges Rousse to construct their own papercraft building, painted with optical illusions that will challenge your perception!
Drawing Fundamentals (6 – 8 yrs)
They’re one of the most crucial elements of drawing, let’s take a closer look at Lines! Using observation and experimentation, learn how to use varying line weight and contours to express 3D form, shading, and expression. Study the work of Egon Schiele and discover how expressive a single, continuous line can be to create your own articulated portrait.
Ready-Set-Draw (8 yrs+)
Skull, Flower, Landscape
Learn about Georgia O’Keeffe’s New Mexico-influenced artworks consisting of the timeless subjects: skulls, flowers, and landscapes. Explore the media of graphite, colour pencil, and gouache. Improve your knowledge of head anatomy through skull renderings, learn to portray the form of any flower using simple geometry, and depict a simple landscape. Experiment with scale and composition to create your own mystical image.
Comics (8 yrs+)
Drawings in Motion
Bridge the gap between comics and animation! Pen a story, draw a short comic, then bring the final panel to life with a mini flip book for an animated punchline. Learn how to use animation techniques like onion skin and key frames for dynamic storytelling inspired by Japanese para-para flip books.
(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+)
Illustrated Me (Digital Illustration)
Get to grips with the fundamentals of illustration in digital media and design your own characters. Level up your skills of observational drawing using a variety of methods, from editing scanned linework, to sketching directly into your chosen software. Then with a solid grasp of the basics, transform yourself into a comic character with a colourful design sheet that shows off your unique personality and special abilities inspired by manga artist, Hitoshi Ariga.
Sketchbook Studies & Painting (10 yrs+)
Organic Floral Design
Learn about Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts movement. Embrace the ideology behind the movements and become the artist, the designer, and the maker. Take inspiration from the works of the infamous Glasgow Four, and their artful integration of art and design. Render flowers a la Mackintosh via ink with a touch of watercolour. Craft your own Art Nouveau door-inspired frame to display your organic paintings.
Tactile Textile (12 yrs+)
Fit Like A Glove
Becoming a tailor is at the tip of your fingers! Learn how to design and construct a pair of gloves from scratch – glove pattern, fabric cutting, sewing and hemming. To make your pair of gloves special, you will fashion a pattern design transposing your original drawing into a lino cut that will be printed on the fabric.
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.