Hello everyone, here's a suggested weekend activity that you can try it out to occupy an afternoon. Recently, my friends and i walked into Arteastiq, a Social Painting and Tea Sipping Place located at Mandarin Gallery in Singapore, with a nostalgia of the long-lost childhood relationship with the paintbrush ever since we graduated from school. While we had zero confidence in painting, the thrill of coming up with anything we wanted somehow got into us with no hesitation. Actually, it doesn’t matter if you know how to paint or not. In a way, art is interpretation and each piece is subjective to his or her own. Art Jamming is beautiful because in that little painting session, it’s hard to judge or be judged. When musicians gather in a studio with proper facilities, they call it a jamming session. Basically, art jamming is free play painting party with diverse musical genres playing in the background (from Pop, R&B to Soul) which simply means, have fun!
趁着难得的长周末假期, 与两位好友一同报名我们彼此都不擅长的绘画班, 说绘画班其实是 Art Jamming, 自由艺术创作或即兴作画.
Art Jamming 是一项自由创意与休闲的绘画活动, 参加者在一个播放着轻音乐, 环境舒适的画室里, 这个属于个人的创作时段内, 你可以随意挑选合适的画具, 顔料, 任意绘画, 不用考虑好看与不好看甚至选择什么题材, 轻轻松松画出你心中所想的便足够了.
或许很多人都与我当初的想法一样, 认为绘画只是画家或科班出身甚至是艺术爱好者的玩意儿. 但实际上, 即使你没有艺术天份, 都可以不约而同地爱上这类提供个人创造力的艺术空间, 以及充满趣味的创作体验！
Each session comes with a canvas and unlimited amount of acyrlic paint, as well as a set of brushes that come in different sizes. Really, almost everything you need a complete a painting, except that you might need to mix your own paint to get some colors you desire. The canvas size is pretty huge in my opinion (50cm x 50cm), or if you are feeling a bit more ambitious you can go for the 60cm x 80cm.
These are the blank canvas and acrylic paint. Acrylic paint is a faster drying paint and it can be diluted with water, but become water-resistant when dry. The finished acrylic painting can resemble a watercolor or an oil painting.
My friends and i started out drawing the outlines with pencils first. If you make a mistake, you can take an eraser from the counter and rub those lines away! Paint can be squeezed onto the paint palettes and you can mix the colours to create different variations and shades.
我们参加的 Art Jamming 活动, 课程包含所有的绘画工具, 如帆布, 画笔, 刷子, 顔料.
绘画的过程是很奇妙的, 不管是走进教室, 抑或是随手执笔. 首要是让自己的脑袋放空, 脱离烦躁的世界 (将学业, 工作, 家庭等不快情绪抛诸脑后), 松驰身心, 当下就只专注与陶醉于画画的乐趣.
Littered with crude paint stains art grime and all, this whole grungy little space somehow soothes my inner self. You know, the kind of feeling you get (at certain places) where the world just suddenly seemed to spin slower.
Some shots of my long-time friends (Joanne and Junyu) whom i have known them for decades since our high school days. We certainly enjoyed ourselves very much by doing art jamming!
绘画更多的是情感表达的一种方式, 很多内心的感觉是可以通过图案与色彩呈现出来. 尤其, 小朋友可将平常不能清楚述说的言语或文字透过绘画将其情感表达出来. 如果是亲子一起参与, 更能增进亲子关系, 除了能有共通话题更有助于让生活增添乐趣.
Our completed art pieces!
Our works of art were not perfect but it’s definitely a pass. Basically, my friends and i just went into Arteastiq with unlimited paint, paintbrushes, an easel, a palette, etc and painted our hearts out. It’s really more about the experience that you are paying for. For three whole hours, you get to focus your energy on this blank canvas, away from anything. Sometimes, all we need to do is just think of nothing.
不论你有兴趣学画画或只想放松心情抑或想画一幅画送人, 等等. 这类自由创作教室都是一项不错的休闲选择哦！
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