Chinese traditional painting is a kind of art which has a very long history. It presents a ZEN aesthetic and an oriental philosophy. Apart from this, the ink can just create beautiful texture on rice paper. And, it is such an nice tool to be creative with.
Children love to draw from what they see and like. Then how to observe the environment and translate it into their own painting language becomes important. We don’t want children to be less confident in drawing.
We started our first Observation Drawing Class with acrylic colour.
Watercolour is an extremely interesting painting media for both adults and children. It changes dramatically by using different mixing techniques, and there are many other materials we can use to create unique textures.
For the first class, we have been testing Five Basic Techniques to introduce watercolour to our students.
Children aged 5-11 yrs learn to draw and paint using a variety of media and cover a new art topic every 3 weeks, looking at colour, shape, volume, light and shadow. They will create artworks using acrylics, watercolours, pencil and charcoal, collage as well as Chinese traditional ink.