Each year, Artvillage conducts a wide selection of regular programming for each month of the year for our Level 1, 2, and 3 students. The variation of our available programs changes each month, usually based on the month’s public holiday, season of the year, or an artistic style. Ranging from painting, drawing, mixed media, and inquiry into new mediums, we can guarantee that our students are exposed to a vast variety of what art can strive to achieve. Both dry and wet, as well as 2D and 3D mediums are available for exploration, and each month our students amaze us with their gained knowledge, originality, and growth!
Our regular programming focuses and recycles through either of these basic principles: technical application, creativity, and hand/eye coordination, which we apply through painting, drawing, or the exploration of a new medium. By focusing on one of these fundamentals of learning each month, we ensure that our students are able to gain a wider perspective of not only the variety of art styles presented to them, but also of their capabilities as young growing artists. It is through our programming where we are able to learn of each student’s strengths and weaknesses, and likes and dislikes, allowing us to tailor our teaching methods to suit, nurture, and unleash our student’s creative mind to its artistic potential!
Students will be taught the fundamentals of drawing (perspective, proportion, composition, etc.), painting (color theory, paint application, the importance of light and dark, etc.), and art (line, shape, form, value, space, texture, color, etc.), as we focus on strengthening their basic skills as young artist. Different art theories and various mediums will also be introduced at both beginner and advanced levels, as we often focus on observing a certain artist’s style or way of thinking.
Students will focus on discovering their creative ability and enhancing their mental development, as we encourage their love and curiosity for themes they are passionate about. Art is full of possibility, and can be used as a tool in establishing both personal and social discussions in the modern world through the usage of important themes and the incorporation of certain element in an artwork. It is through creativity in which we strive to promote art appreciation, to strengthen a student’s creativity and independence, and most importantly to teach our students how to see the world through the eyes of an artist.
Arts and Crafts Play
Students will use their dexterity in incorporating both 2D and 3D elements together, as they learn to see objects from a multi-angle and use new tools presented to them. It is through playing with materials in which our students are the most free, and are able to discover their areas of interest as they craft objects that are personal to them. We encourage our students to learn how mediums can work together as compliments, as well as how certain mediums can substitute themselves as a fundamental of painting or drawing in an artwork.
Each program is conducted for a duration of 2 – 5 sessions depending on the complexity of the piece and the age group. After our student’s have completed the assigned monthly program, they are free in choosing what their next artwork would be before the following monthly program commences. We encourage our students to attempt artworks of varying mediums and styles, as this strengthens their knowledge and Independence! No experience is needed and we will supply all materials needed, all that we ask for you to bring is a smile on your face, good attitude, and an eagerness to have fun with us! Sign up now and we’ll see you here soon!
For the month of July, our Creatots, Level 0.5, 1, 2, & 3 students will be creating a series of animal themed artworks using a range of mediums! Each level’s program will focus on enhancing a particular technical or arts & crafts skill.
Our Creatots will be creating their own Thumb Print Animal Farms through the use of postercolor & colored markers on watercolor paper. Students will create a series of their favourite animals using their thumb-prints with a variety of different poster color paints, in a postcard kind of design as seen below. Students will learn how to draw simple animal forms & characteristics through line. Students will utilize their psychomotor skills by learning basic drawing & painting techniques.
Meanwhile our Level 1 students will be creating their own Textured Tinfoil Fish by using a mixed media & watercolor on watercolor paper. Students will create an underwater habitat filled with different kinds of fish, sea-creatures, & mammals of their choice. These animals will be created out of aluminium foil, which have been imprinted with different kinds of textures & surfaces. Students will learn various mixed media, textured, & painting techniques. Students will utilize their creativity & psychomotor skills through arts & crafts.
Our Level 2 students will be creating their own Oil Pastel Animal Portraits by using oil pastels on colored pastel paper. Students will create an oil pastel colored portrait drawing of their favourite mammal, bird, reptile, or fish using a vibrant & color filled color scheme. Students will learn how to incorporate different kinds of patterns, color mixes, & positive & negative space into their drawing. Students will learn about basic color theory, drawing, & oil pastel blending techniques.
Our Level 3 students on the other hand, will be creating their own Animal / Nature Close-Up Studies using technical pen & optional chinese ink on watercolor paper. – Students will create a series of 6 – 12 close-up studies of different kinds of animals and / or nature elements, features, skins, & textures using technical pen & optional chinese ink. Student will learn how to create different textures & linework using different pen shading techniques, values, & pen thicknesses. Students will learn how to crop & compose their studies into a complementary arrangement.