Categories Little Artists


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!


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


Do a Painting, Write a Story

Ahoy!

We’re doing Pirates this March, and we’re gonna add in some real pirates actions! Come join us as we let loose our imaginations and spin some epic stories of our paintings!

We learnt about silhouettes for the first painting with the older kids. The kiddos chose their subject and settings. After the painting is completed, we wrote a short story based on the following:
One Describe your subject
Two Describe your setting
Three What is your subject doing there

Next, the kids get to choose what they want to do. William and Matilda chose to create their treasure maps and wrote up a storm!

Lastly, we will discuss with the children on how they want to end their stories, and how to incorporate the stories into their paintings!

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Pelly the Daredevil Parrot by Matilda

Pelly the Daredevil Parrot
Pelly wants to be a pirate and loves dangerous adventure.
Pelly is at the Toxic Ocean full of Toxic Crocodiles, with a peaceful sky and a burning sun.
Pelly is trapped, unable to fly nor swim.

Paradise Falls

Paradise Falls

After escaping the Toxic Ocean and Burning Sun, she set out in search of food and a place to stay for the night and found herself on Seashell Island.

She left Seashell Island to explore Paradise Falls and found herself in Plum Forest. She ate all she could and kept some for dinner later.

Pelly then flew to Rocky Mountains and sat on the rocks to rest before she found Rainbow Shack. She really liked the place and decided to make Paradise Falls her home until she is ready to continue the rest of her journey.

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Pelly left Paradise Falls and travelled to The Real City. She sat on the railing and it started to rain plums.

And so, her journey continues…

By Matilda.B

Chocolate the Pirate Pug

Chocolate the Pirate Pug by William

Chocolate the Pirate Pug
Chocolate the pug is lazy, loves books and video games.
The Lonely Ocean is very cold, and there are 25,000 known species of sharks.
He is sitting on a lonely log, in the Lonely Ocean, trying to find a power socket to charge his iPod.

Death Valley vs Candy Island

Death Valley vs Candy Island

Chocolate the Pirate Pug hitched a ride from a shark, which brought him to a lonely island with a boat. The boat took him to Death Valley.

Chocolate found another lonely log and drifted to Candy Island, still in search of a power socket to charge his iPod. He stole some chocolate from the Chocolate Coin Bushes. He looked back over at Death Valley, but some Caramel Mountains obstructed his view.

So he went over to the mountains, and got his feet stuck when he tried to climb them. He ate 4 chocolate coins and used the wrappers as shoes.

He continued climbing with his new shoes, and finally found a power socket to charge his iPod.

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After Chocolate the Pug found the power socket, he found another lonely log and drifted to the city of Savoury Food.

At the city, he found the secret, epic, awesome, radical, and even more secret Chocolate Mountains.

By William.B

Fries the Fat Seahorse

Fries the Fat Seahorse

Fries the Fat Seahorse
Fries loves junkfood and always drinks Sprite.
Fries is at the Magical Ocean that grants you any wish if you gives it glitter.
Fries is there with her bestfriend to see the magical fishes as well as to wish for more junkfood and Sprite.

By Michelle Lam

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John and his cruise ship
John wants to be a captain and loves the beautiful cruise ship.
John is at the Pacific Ocean full of fishes and a relaxing sunrise.
John is on his beautiful cruise ship and he was steering the ship.

By Emmanuel Ting

With the younger children,

First Create and develop the character. Ask questions to push them along!
Next Create her transport. Let their imagination run wild!
Last Adventure time! Where did they end up? You can end off your story here or…
Maybe If you have extra time, why not create a Happily Ever After?

Sophia the Pirate

Sophia the Pirate

Sophia is a pirate.
She has a little brother, Red Beard and two little sisters, Emily and Ashly.
Sophia is very brave and pretty.
Sophia likes to go on adventures with Red Beard, Emily and Ashly on their pirate ship: America Sae

Sophia's Pirate Ship

Sophia’s Pirate Ship

America Sae had colourful sails with many patterns.
It is sailing on the purple sea to look for treasures.

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

America Sae brought Sophia, Red Beard, Emily and Ashly to Treasure Island.
They found a lot of gold and silver treasures.
They also found many necklaces, diamonds, bracelets, rings, crowns and cakes.

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They took all the treasures and live happily ever after.

By Abigail Lau

We are done with our adventures… for now. How about yours? Don’t forget to share your beautiful creations and stories with us via #artathomesg

xoxo
teacher cherlyn


February Works

Hello everyone! Happy belated Lunar New Year to you! We had a great break, catching up with family and friends! We hope yours was as great too!

We thought the works we did with the kiddos this February were too brilliant not to share! The theme for the month is: Prehistoric.

For the first week of February, we did an interesting exercise with the kiddos, do check out our Doodle Monsters and how to draw yourself some!

Next, time for some extreme crafting! We learnt about Fossils, and their different types of processes, mainly focusing on Cast & Mold and Premineralization.

These are what you need if you’re keen to try it out at home:

Terra Cotta Clay (we used a 500g pack per child and have plenty left over)
Polymorph (optional, head over to Simplifi3d to get yourself some!)
A picture of the subject for your fossil
Clay Tools
A4 Canvas Board (and of course, bigger for the more adventurous!)
Soft Pastels
Old Paint Brushes

One:
Prep your canvas by spreading a thin layer of clay onto it (somewhat like spreading a thick layer of peanut butter over your bread) and making sure that they don’t lift. It’s a good time to break out those clay tools and go crazy creating some textures!

Two:
Using clay tool with a pencil tip, lightly sketch out your subject.

Three:
Start rolling and placing clays for different parts of your fossil! Remember to score and add water on both sides to make sure they stick!

Air dry for a couple of days after you’re done, depending on the thickness of your clay.

Four:
Using some old paint brushes, dust on soft pastels to create shadows and highlights!

Tip: By rubbing the pastels directly on the dried clay makes the colours more vivid. You can also try scraping pastel powder on smaller areas before working them in with brushes.

(Seashells are done using polymorph to recreate the cast and mold effect. Animal/ammonite fossils are sculpted with terra cotta clay)

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Unhatched T-Rex Fossil by Ashton

Rainbow Ammonite Fossil by Kayzel

Rainbow Ammonite Fossil by Kayzel

Butterfly Fossil by Michelle

Butterfly Fossil by Michelle

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Stegosaurus Fossil by Matilda

Allosaurus Fossil by William

Allosaurus Fossil by William

Remember to share your works with us via #artathomesg on Facebook or Instagram!

xoxo
teacher cherlyn