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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.

 

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.

Colour My World Chinese New Year Workshop 2023

Colour My World Chinese New Year Workshop 2023

Pick Your Week:

Week 1 :  19 – 20 Jan 2023
Week 2 26 – 27 Jan 2023

Begin the year of the Water Rabbit by participating in our food-themed two-morning art & drama camps for 4-10 yrs. They shall pay homage to food through poetry, dim sum menus and collage. For those aged 10+, we are hosting a glowing illusion soft pastel still-life class.

My Dim Sum House

(Illustrated Collage Art)

VISUAL ART & DRAMA for 4 – 6 yrs

Fees : $1,450
Pick Your Week:
Thu – Fri, 19 – 20 Jan
Thu – Fri, 26 – 27 Jan
10:00 am – 12:30 pm daily

IN VISUAL ART…

Pay homage to your favourite dim sum in this mixed-media illustrated menu workshop. Gain a little experience in layout design and illustration techniques. Use a range of methods such as stamping, drawing, cutting and pasting.

IN DRAMA…

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with lots of food… and poems! Our Friday intensive drama workshop will be dedicated to reciting poetry themed around festive food. Participants will learn fun poems and act them out using props and costumes!

Auspicious Food Collage

(Illustrated Collage Art)

VISUAL ART & DRAMA for 7 – 10 yrs

Fees : $1,650
Pick Your Week:
Thu – Fri, 19 – 20 Jan
Thu – Fri, 26 – 27 Jan
10:00 am – 12:45 pm daily

IN VISUAL ART…

Celebrate the joyous, auspicious, pun-filled origins traditional Lunar New Year foods. Create a collage poster to celebrate your personal top lucky food and its lucky origins. Use photographic references to recreate the food’s form and fill it with a variety of festive printed paper.

IN DRAMA…

We are celebrating the new year by creating our own collaborative poem! Work as a team to pen your very own food poetry as you make word choices, develop rhythm and rhyme, performance and self-awareness skills. Time to get thinking about all the tasty treats we shall eat!

Tooker’s Lantern

(Soft Pastel on Paper)

VISUAL ART only for 10 yrs +

Fees : $1,850
Pick Your Week:
Thu – Fri, 19 – 20 Jan
Thu – Fri, 26 – 27 Jan

10:00 am – 12:45 pm daily

Take two mornings to immerse yourself in soft pastel still-life. Observe the soft, diffused lighting of George Tooker’s artwork In the Summerhouse. Depict a still-life from a combination of life and photo references to depict your very own illusory glowing Lunar New Year lantern.

Colour My World Chinese New Year Workshop 2022

Colour My World Chinese New Year Workshop 2022

Start this Lunar New Year not with a squeak but with a ROAR by participating in our intensive two-morning art & drama camps for 4-10 yrs. For those aged 8+, check out our diverse 1-day workshop offers, from Comic Book creation basics to Creative Writing and Animation to expressive, abstract Painting.

Bespoke workshops for friendship groups available upon request during festive period.

Tiger Roar

(Illustrated Collage Art)

VISUAL ART & DRAMA for 4 – 6 yrs

Fees : $1,350
Mon & Fri, 31 Jan & 4 Feb
10:00 am – 12:30 pm daily

IN VISUAL ART…

Get your little hands on some big presents…. Create an oversized laisee packet featuring the Tiger. Gain a basic understanding of composition and layout in this illustrated collage art. Collect some good fortune this year!

IN DRAMA…

Re-enact the story of The Lion And The Mouse, a classic fable that teaches us to always be kind to those that are in need. Through improvisation and storytelling, participants will showcase their fierce ROARs, collaboration, and acting abilities in order to put on a mini production.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Treasure

(Illustrated Collage Art, Motion Engineering)

VISUAL ART & DRAMA for 7 – 12 yrs

Fees : $1,450
Mon & Fri, 31 Jan & 4 Feb
10:00 am – 12:45 pm daily

IN VISUAL ART…

Create an illustrative ‘hand crank’ box featuring festive tigers in motion. Paint and papercut your animal motifs set against a jovially festive stage. Integrate the 2D components into the circular motion mechanism. Watch your animals crouch, hop and dance!

IN DRAMA…

Tell the story of the Timid Tiger, a new friend that Dorothy will encounter in our mini-rendition of The Wizard of Oz. Participants will choose from a wide variety of characters to portray, pushing each individual to challenge his drama abilities of characterization and narration.

ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP IN COMIC ART, CREATIVE WRITING, PRESENTATION & ANIMATION AND PAINTING (For 8 yrs +)

Creative Writing: Adventure & Fantasy

(Fiction Writing | Story Development)

For 8 yrs+

Fees : $1,200
Mon, 31 Jan
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aspiring to be the next Lewis Carrol and JK Rowling? Love imagining your own fantastical stories? Build a solid story outline, deepen character development, and get tips on how to write tales in the genre of Adventure and Fantasy. Create a spine of a short fantasy story, or the basis of your future magical saga!

Comic Art: The Great Race

(Comic Art Design)

For 10 yrs+

Fees : $1,500
Fri, 4 Feb

10:00 am – 2:30 pm with a 30-min lunch
(bring your own lunch)

Here’s your chance to give this sequential art a try. Take in and adapt the origin story of the Chinese Zodiac into your own design of 5-6 action-packed frames. Learn the basics of this medium as you experience the creative process of comic art design from scripting, structuring and designing ideas into storyboard form, to plotting and character design, as you grow your personal artistic style.

Persuasion & Animation

(Persuasive Writing | Presentation | Animation)

For 10 yrs+

Fees : $1,500
Fri, 4 Feb

10:00 am – 2:30 pm with a 30-min lunch
(bring your own lunch)

Attention animal lovers: the zodiac animals are looking for a new friend to join them. You have been nominated to choose the next animal candidate to join the zodiac!

IN WRITING & PRESENTATION…

Research, write and record a powerful persuasive speech video to present your favourite animal as a candidate.

IN ANIMATION…

Create a stylized motion graphic to preface your presentation video. Use a computer and mouse to draw and animate your animal of choice via Photoshop.

Notes: If participant has an iPad, stylus and/or Procreate, please bring it along. The edited video will be shared via link.

Animalia Emotion

(Abstraction | Expressionism | Acrylic Painting)

VISUAL ART only for 12 yrs +

Fees : $1,500
Fri, 4 Feb
10:00 am – 2:30 pm with a 30-min lunch
(bring your own lunch)

Let the beasts teach you their ways… Follow key figure of German Expressionism Franz Marc on his journey to abstract representation of animals in nature. Gain an understanding of the Blue Rider art movement. Associate distinct meanings to colours. Paint your own stylized animal on canvas using sharp angles, bold colours, and gradations.