Weekend Reflections: Painting in Monochrome at heART Studio

Doggie boy with his teacher Ms Elma

Doggie boy with his teacher Ms Elma

During the first week of the school holidays the boys went for an art camp at heART Studio.  Doggie boy was in the monochromatic nature class and was taught how to draw and paint using the two basic colours- black and white.

Before Doggie boy got down to painting teacher Elma explained to him that he would be drawing/painting on 3 different canvases over the period of three days.  Samples were shown to him so that he could get a clear picture of how his completed work at the end of Day 3 would look like.  Each day he will be tackling a single canvas and would be painting a flower and two other different pictures for the duration of this art camp.

Blending colors to form grey

Blending colors to form grey

Before the pictures could be drawn onto each canvas the background had to be painted. Doggie boy had to blend black and white to form the shade of grey he wanted to paint the background. He chose a shade of light grey for the background and applied the paint to all three canvases  under the guidance of the teacher.

Painting the background of the canvases

Painting the background of the canvases

Once the background which had been painted had dried it was time for Doggie boy to work on the first canvas- the flower.

A photocopy of a flower was printed out and he was to trace the outline of the flower with chalk onto the canvas.  After the outline was drawn in Teacher Elma showed him how to paint in the different parts of the flower using the different shades available.

Painting of the flower

Painting of the flower

On the 2nd day Doggie boy painted a bird. The steps that he had to do were repeated from day 1. As it was the  2nd day at heART Studio he was familiar with the routine and settled down to paint more easily as compared to the first day.

Painting of a bird

Painting of a bird

On the 3rd day Doggie boy painted a dragonfly. He chose this insect as the theme was on nature. He initially wanted to draw some trees but changed his mind and went with a dragonfly instead as he thought it would look nicer on canvas.

Doggie boy painting his dragonfly

Doggie boy painting his dragonfly

 

In all Doggie boy had a very enjoyable 3 day art camp at heART studio and learned about how to blend colors together with the different techniques in painting using acrylic paint. It was certainly an enriching experience for him.

If you are looking for a great art experience do check out heART studio’s website for the latest information on classes for this holiday.

 


Heart Studio LLP
101 Soo Chow Walk Singapore 575385

Tel: (65) 6554 7563
Fax: (65) 6554 7562
Email: info@heartstudiosg.com

Disclaimer: The boys were invited to attend a 3 day art camp at HEarts Studio. All opinions are 100% my own.

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