We had been looking forward to the art class trial all week and we were glad when Saturday finally arrived. 🙂 Alicia had not attended any classes since a long time ago so she was quite apprehensive when she entered the class. She’d been asking if mummy would be going in with her throughout the car ride there. I wonder why she was so apprehensive considering she attends a 3-hour nursery on weekdays…
Nevertheless, she was willing to pose for a shot before class started, all ready to begin with the apron provided. And that the teacher was friendly and approachable helped a lot too in easing the tension. 🙂
Alicia attended the class for 3-4 year olds (little Dali) and the theme for that day’s lesson was flowers. Their teacher was lively and animated and definitely captured the kids’ attention. First he explained that they would be painting either a daisy or a sunflower for the lesson.
Then he went on to tell the kids about the colours they could choose for the background:
After that, the kids were asked to pick a colour each and start painting the canvas with the acrylic paint. My lil girl chose red instead of her favourite colour blue! But I decided not to interfere. 😛
They were then supposed to dry their own paintings before moving on to the next step. There were only 2 hairdryers (there were a total of 5 kids that day) so they had a chance at turn-taking.
Next, they were asked to choose a colour and draw a big/small circle depending on whether they chose to draw the sunflower or daisy.
Alicia tried to jump the gun by drawing in the petals…
Then they chose a colour for the petals. She was a bit afraid to spill the paint when mixing so the teacher helped her out.
Next up, they could choose any colour to outline their flower with the oil pastels provided.
The teacher explained how to do the outline as well as fill in details in the centre of the flower and the details on the petals.
Once she was done, she was off to the washing area to clean her hands. I like that the sinks are at the right height for the kids and the area is kept dry. And she even got a small towel to dry her hands!
End of class and that’s her masterpiece. Not particularly outstanding because of her choice of colours but I’m glad the teacher respected her choices and allowed her to proceed.
We arrived just on time for the lesson so I took just a few shots of the place quickly after class ended – you can see that there are 3 classrooms (for the 3 age groups – 3-4 yo (little Dali), 5-6 yo (little Picasso) and 7-12 yo (Young Van Gogh)):
And here’s the other side of the corridor:
If you’re interested to paint with your child, you can even opt for the Splash! on Canvas class (age 5 and above). Please call for more information. 🙂
And of course, if you have people waiting for you in that 1 hour, they can always wait at the waiting area which is beautifully painted by the teachers:
1 Charlton lane #01-04
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