2017 has been a great year.
It was the beginning year of Art Is Living art studio, and also our program Arterest was born by the end of the year.
It feels so unreal when you see the art works of 26 kids made during this year. They are so creative, so vivid, so interesting and so power
Every child is an artist, not only the way to draw or paint, but also the way they the enjoyed in the making. Their concentration, the expression, the imagination always cheers me up.
These little artists should be respected as real artists. This is why we put on this show.
Yes, they are little kids, their works are not so big, but what they are presenting is not so little.
It is a show from them, and for them. 1.2m is their sight level, and we are putting their works at their sight level.
Please come and enjoyed the show with us, feel the enthusiasm, get ready to be touched.
27. Jan 2pm-6pm
28. Jan 9am-3pm
at COMA Gallery
137 Bayswater Road Rusucutters Bay NSW2011
This is a great work done by Jasmine, she call it “the Wind”
Visual art is not always about paintings or drawings, collage plays a big role.
This time, children are encouraged to use various materials to create a scene or just a feeling.
Continue reading “The world is in your hand”
Do you know the places around you? Do you remember the way to school or library?
Let’s make your map with paper cupboard! Be a little town planner.
Not only the map, but also, you will build things up!
Continue reading “My Map”
Is the widow nearer looks bigger than the one further?
Question like this leads us to perspective.
Instead of draw lines on a piece of paper, I would say create a space will be better! We looked at one point perspective and look for reason why we look bigger or smaller when standing at different position. Then, they have to create their own city streetscape in 3D
Continue reading “Learn about pespectives”
This time, we make something we can use everyday.
Kids are asked to design patterns under a subject of “Cactus”.
First, they are designing patterns, starting with pencil sketch, define the shape and lines. Then design the colour fillings.
Continue reading “Design and Paint Your Own Placemat”
I like to use light clay with kids because they are easy to shape, easy to dry without leaving any cracks. The work can be preserved for quite a long time.
Making something out of light clay means you have to understand the body of the object, square? round? cylinder? And you will use your little fingers to form them. This is an interesting challenge not only for kids, sometimes adults cannot make it as well.
Continue reading “Make Something with Light Clay”
As you may know, Mattisse made paper collage a new world of art.
Playing with paper has so much fun, they can be 2D and also 3D; it can be one layer, but also many layers. I encourage kids to use different papers with paints and brushes to organise their picture.
It sounds easy but actually, it is not so easy. Kids have to think and make a plan, they need to draw and create the object they need with paper.
The key point of this practise is not simply create something during my class, it is important to let them know, even the most common thing such as paper can be used as media of art.
Continue reading “Play with Paper”
We have plenty of cotton clothes we don’t like, do we?
Instead of giving them away, let’s give them a second chance by
Tie and Dye.
This is such an easy work that everyone can handle, young ones, adults.
Continue reading “Tie and Dye, Make Your Own Fashion”
This amazing candle glacier art piece is done by 16 Member teams from ArtIsLiving.
We can burn candles, we can melt them into liquid wax, we can shape them, change colours, change scent, there are so many things we can do with it. Why should we just trap them in regular shapes?
That is the reason I started this “Glacier” project. Continue reading “Let’s Make Candle Glaciers”