“You see things as they are and ask why?
I dream of things as they never were and ask why not?”
— George Bernard Shaw
Art workshop for children (8 yrs and above)
‘Experience Art’ takes the children through a mix of visual art, music, reading and writing through this innovatively designed module. Each module will be offered in the form of an interactive workshop built around a process, yielding a product.
Module 01: Explore line, form and colour
No of sessions: 2
Dates: Friday, 5th February (4.00 pm to 6.30 pm)
Sunday, 7th February, (2.00 pm to 4.30 pm)
Facilitator: Renu S
LAST DATE FOR REGISTRATION: 28TH January, 2010
The workshop will give participants an opportunity to explore their innate creativity through simple line compositions and colour. The participants will be taken through a step-by-step process involving basic drill exercises, linear compositions and finally composition and colour.
- Exercise 01: Participants will be taken through a half hour drawing drill exercise. Each participant will be given quarter imperial size chart papers. A warm-up exercise which will loosen their hands to draw.
- Exercise 02: Participants will be taken through a slide show presentation of modern art and tribal paintings (eg. Paul Klee, Mondrian, aboriginal and tribal painting) followed by an interactive session explaining the concepts of line and form.
- Exercise 03: Create a design using a combination of horizontal, vertical, diagonal, scalloped, curly, wavy and zig-zag lines. Compose an image using a combination of a variety of lines to form shapes (human faces, curved lines, semi-circles) Paint the composition using poster colours, oil-pastels and black conte chalk. Followed by a slide show of artworks (paintings) highlighting geometric forms and shapes. Participants will observe the image and interpret any one image using lines and geometric shapes.
- Exercise 04: Participants will be asked to bring a real flower to make a few sketches. Design composition using one selected sketch of the flower from the previous exercise, exploring basic design principles such as repetition and rhythm. Participants will paint the design using opaque poster colours.
Please do email firstname.lastname@example.org for further enquiries on this workshop.