Categories Artists’ Portfolios


Children Art: Fashion

Heyho! We’re back with our February’s updates! Continuing the design theme, we introduced Fashion Design to the younglings this month!

To name a few, they learnt how to print fabric, make a bag from scratch and even had a hand in jewellery making! Oh yes, besides that, these mischievous monkeys made themselves some new friends for Chinese New Year!

Find out more about art@home’s classes (children art, adult art, art jams, workshops, etc) here, or contact us here! xo. Elves, Pixies & Fairies of AAH


Epic Tales: Jack & His Amazing Adventures

We shared William’s amazing adventure of Peter Pan & Peta Pan last week, and we’re back today with Matilda’s!

Here are what you need and the “rules” of this project:

Need
A Die (ours was 12 sided)
List of fairytales (we used 36 titles in total)

How
Prepare your die by having a different title on each side. We change our titles for each part, so the kiddos wouldn’t get the same title twice!

Part 1 – Throw die to get 2 titles. Using elements from the 2 titles to write the start of the story. Do as many paintings as needed!
Part 2 – Throw die again to get 2 titles. Using elements from the 2 titles continue from the previous portion of the story. Do as many paintings as needed!
Part 3 – Throw die one last time to get 2 titles. Using elements from the 2 titles continue from the previous portions of the story. Do as many paintings as needed!

In total, the final story will be written with elements from 6 fairytale titles. Each child did different amount of paintings. We will be sharing one story each week!


Children Art: Architecture

Good afternoon! Woah, January flashed by with a blink of an eye!

It had been exciting month for AAH, we started introducing design elements in our children art programmes and kicked off with: Architecture.

Here’s what some of the kiddos did!

Find out more about art@home’s classes (children art, adult art, art jams, workshops, etc) here, or contact us here! xo. Elves, Pixies & Fairies of AAH


Epic Tales – Peter Pan & Peta Pan

If you follow us on Facebook or Instagram, you might have seen our posts on the fairytales jumble up that we had been doing with the big kids for the last couple of weeks. We had 5 stories planned out, but unfortunately 2 of the kiddos were not able to finish them in time. We will definitely share those when they are done!

Here are what you need and the “rules” of this project:

Need
A Die (ours was 12 sided)
List of fairytales (we used 36 titles in total)

How
Prepare your die by having a different title on each side. We change our titles for each part, so the kiddos wouldn’t get the same title twice!

Part 1 – Throw die to get 2 titles. Using elements from the 2 titles to write the start of the story. Do as many paintings as needed!
Part 2 – Throw die again to get 2 titles. Using elements from the 2 titles continue from the previous portion of the story. Do as many paintings as needed!
Part 3 – Throw die one last time to get 2 titles. Using elements from the 2 titles continue from the previous portions of the story. Do as many paintings as needed!

In total, the final story will be written with elements from 6 fairytale titles. Each child did different amount of paintings. We will be sharing one story each week!

We’re starting off with William’s Peter Pan & Peta Pan (Click for slideshow). William got the same title twice during the first 2 throws – Peter Pan. It was what inspired the title of his story. Can you guess the rest of the fairytales?


Adventure Time!

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We went outdoors with the kiddos! It’s a pity that some of them didn’t manage to join us due to the haze. But hey, the plants did a good job in cleaning the air!

We wanted to do something other than sitting and painting, so we went around learning the names of different plants, observed their growth patterns, leaves shapes and use! Each of them are equipped with an instant camera to capture anything they find interesting!

We then made a collage with the foliages they collected and complied the photographs into a scrapbook for future use!

Hop over to facebook for more photos! xx Teacher Cherlyn


AAH is One!

Happy birthday to us! art@home turns ONE this month!

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If I were to sum up the past year in one word, it would be: Adventurous.

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adjective: adventurous
willing to take risks or to try out new methods, ideas, or experiences.

The past year had indeed been a wild adventure. I was speaking to a friend last week and he told me that my teaching style and approach towards art changed drastically compared to when art@home just started. I take more risks now and is always willing to try new ideas. I worry less and let the kiddos take more control. I allow myself to be surprised instead of dictating the outcome of the artworks.

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Besides personal growth, I would also like to share with you art@home’s milestones the past eight months. If you remember this post from last December, I ended the post with 3 goals:

1. New teachers.
2. A semi-permanent studio space.
3. Giving back to the society.

I’m very, very proud to share with you that, we’ve achieved the first two!

Firstly, in the coming months, we will be welcoming two very talented teachers to join us. Yay! These two ladies are people whom I’ve worked closely with before, and inspired me a lot!

Secondly, studio space! We are really lucky to have met the super nice owner of Xobon Magazine, Soo, during Makers Block last year. AAH – art@home Studio, will be making lots of happy mess (don’t worry Soo, I’ll make sure your office is spick and span after our sessions!) during the weekends at Xobon’s office, located at Pearl’s Hill Terrace. We love the huge window and being surrounded by greens, greens, greens! We will be sharing more on our programmes (hint: art jams & adult classes… *rubs chin*) on the blog next week! If you can’t wait, feel free to drop us an email/text/private message anytime!

Thirdly, we are still working towards providing free art lessons for under privileged children. If you have any contacts, feel free to let us know!

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Besides working hard towards our goals, we also put in our best efforts in coming up with fun and interesting lessons for the kiddos, encouraging them to explore and experiment with new mediums and ideas that they have. Like the fossils (this, this, this, this & this) we did in March that received so much praises, or the short stories a few of them wrote based on their paintings and published in May. We also tried marbling for the first time and created our own amazing solar systems.

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art@home’s lessons focus not on imparting art techniques to our students, but on their character and personal growth. We are serious about squeezing all the creative juices out of those little brains and bringing them out of their comfort zones by introducing unrestricted lessons (1,2,3).

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We also introduced our first art series – ART101 to those keen to learn art but are intimidated by it (1,2,3,4).

Many changes are coming our way, we look forward to bringing more colourful messes and hours of laughters to all of you in the coming year!

xx Teachers of AAH