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.
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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 October, our Creatots, Level 0.5, 1, 2, and 3 students will be celebrating Halloween by creating their own day of the dead inspired Disney characters! Each level’s program will focus on enhancing a particular creative skill.
Our Creatots will be creating their own Minimalist Disney Characters through the use of painting on tote bags. Students will create a minimalistic artwork of their inspired Halloween films. Students will create a simpler version of their favourite Halloween character from Halloween films by abstracting shapes that is only observed from the reference. Students will learn how to construct abstract shapes from the reference and to complete artwork with beautiful flat colour.
Meanwhile our Level 1 students will be creating their own Horror Film Characters by using acrylic paint on tote bags. Students will create an artwork based on the characters from a Horror Film that they are inspired from. Students will use black and white after painting to create a cartoon-like artwork. Students will be introduced to the characters of the film and also to the artists that create an illustrative artwork of the film.
Our Level 2 students will be creating their own Day of the Dead Inspired Disney Characters by using paint on paper. Students will create an artwork that is inspired by Halloween Disney Films such as the Book Of Life. Students will learn to incorporate different styles from the Disney films such as The Book Of Life and use references for colour schemes from The Mexican Day of The Dead. Students will learn how to apply complementary and analogous colours onto their work.
Our Level 3 students on the other hand, will be creating their own Monochromatic Horror Charatcers using soft pastels & black paper. Students will choose Halloween characters or monsters that they are inspired from films or games. Students will apply a monochromatic/ achromatic scheme on their artwork. Students will explore different approach of art style named chiaroscuro (strong light & heavy shadow).
For the month of September, our Creatots, Level 0.5, 1, 2, and 3 students will be be creating their own Caricatures, learning about facial features & body proportions! Each level’s program will focus on enhancing a particular technical skill, as students learn how to measure different features of the body & their face!
Our Creatots will be creating their own Pop Art Self Portraits through the use of mixed media on paper. Students will learn to draw their self portrait in pop art style. Students will learn to draw facial features and shapes. Students will learn how to coordinate colours.
Meanwhile our Level 1 students will be creating their own Caricatures by using mixed media on paper. Students will learn and create the frontal view of self portrait in caricature style. Students will incorporate a good likeness of their subjects. Students will learn to create the shapes of facial features in caricature style.
Our Level 2 students will be creating their own Perspective Caricatures by using paint on paper. Students will learn caricature style of drawing portrait. Students will learn different perspectives. Students will learn to draw their facial features as well as incorporating a good likeness of their subjects.
Our Level 3 students on the other hand, will be learning how to draw the proportions of a human body through Body Movements by using paint on paper. Students will learn human form as well as human proportion. Students will learn different perspectives (movement) of human form. Students will then design the character and the background.