The Little Show

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

Make Something with Light Clay

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.

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Play with Paper

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.

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Term 1 2017 Class Schedule

Class Curriculum Schedule for Term 1 2017

Tuesday Class


Girls from Tuesday class already have a lot understanding of how to express their ideas with many different kinds of medias. This term we will expand their understanding of more sophisticated subjects, refining their skills and encourage them to reach a higher level of completion.


By the end of this term, I am expecting each girl from this class will

  • have a basic understanding of distance in painting;
  • better control with brushes;
  • can create their own colour template of 24-36 different colours by mixing by themselves.

Project Outline

Saturday Class


We will encourage girls from Saturday class to try many different materials and help them to foster a spirit of curiosity and exploring. The most important thing in our studio is not to create something pretty, is to create something you enjoy. We will concentrate on open ending activities. 


By the end of this term, I am expecting each girl from this class will

  • Children can learn about different kinds of painting, and understand the differences between them, e.g. water colour, ink painting, acrylic, collage, and sculpture.
  • Establish basic knowledge about the relationship between shape, volume, light and colour.
  • Encourage children to accomplish an art project from concept planning, making and finalising.

Project Outline