Learning to Paint at Hearts Studio

Sunflower painting in progress

Sunflower painting in progress

Painting and Art has never been something which I have been good at. In fact I recently talked about that I hated art as a kid in a post earlier on last week.  However I have been doing something different last week when I participated in one of the activities that was held in celebration of Singapore Mom Bloggers turning one this year.

 

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The kids have tried their hands painting at Hearts Studio last year when they were invited for a trial session. This time it was my turn to try out painting flowers.

Our equipment for the day

Our equipment for the day

We were each given a palette, brush and bucket of water. The mediums of choice that day were pastels for doing the outline and acrylic paint to use for the painting.

Teacher Guz

Teacher Guz

We were taught by the wonderfully animated and talented Teacher Guz. He gave us a brief history behind the Sunflower painting by Vincent Van Gogh which were to be painting that morning. He also showed us various works by Van Gogh and taught us the different brush techniques which we were to be applying in our painting.

My completed painting

My completed painting

It took me about two hours to finish up my rendition of the Sunflower by Van Gogh.  Using acrylic paint is really much different from using water color or other mediums. The mixing of colors are best done on the canvas  and it took some time to get use to how the colors were blended.  It took some trial and error before I manage to figure out how to color in the petals and the flower.

 

Our group photo courtesy of Rachel of CatchFortyWinks.com

Our group photo courtesy of Rachel of CatchFortyWinks.com

It was a really fun session for me and I do see myself trying out painting again if I get another chance.

If you are interested in learning more about the classes held at HeART Studio do check out their class schedules and programs that they have for kids of different ages besides classes for adults. We will be heading back there again during the June holidays as the boys will be attending the art camp for kids 7-12 years old.