Reese: What are going to do today? Me: Would you like to try marker? Reese: No, its too difficult Me: What about charcoal? Reese: Its difficult too. Me: How about if we attempt it together? Reese: Ok This was the humble beginnings of the charcoal drawing journey Reese and I started to take at Utter Studio. To continue with the story... So I prepared two sets of materials. Then I took a picture of her and we started drawing her photograph together. The dynamics of working toge
We all have preconceptions on whats possible and whats not. What is your child capable of doing? Sometimes, we have too high an expectation and we push the child off the edge, other times we assume that they can't and won't be able to do it. The key, I realised, is to be extremely free. Free from expectations. Reese, as pure as a piece of white paper, had no idea how charcoal is "supposed" to be difficult. Unbiased, and innocent, she embarks on the charcoal journey and she ju
Whose artwork is your child bringing home?
Are you willing to send your child to a class where he brings home one pretty piece every week speckled with bits and pieces of the teacher's work within your child's?
It is honestly quite easy for any teacher to "touch up" the child's work before the end of class and make the child's painting look "better". However, what does the child learn? Possibly... something along the line of "the teacher will make it right".
It is a m
MY JOURNAL ON LEARNING WATERCOLOR PAINTING (PART 1) Are you someone looking into trying watercolour painting? Welcome! We are in the same boat. You know, I’m not sure why but I’m really attracted to watercolor painting… maybe because I liked doing it when I was younger. Or its just fascinating how beautiful the end results can be, specially from skilled artists, isn’t it? And in all honestly, I’m totally skill-less in watercolor painting before this. So that’s why I decided t
He complains about everything from sitting on the floor to painting. He says “I hate painting” when he’s painting. He whines “I hate drawing" when he’s drawing. He bickers and sulks in class. He finds it hard to complete his work. He plays with his paint brush and never seems to paint within the lines. His brother and sisters often tease him for his poor workmanship. “WHY CAN’T YOU JUST FINISH YOUR WORK LIKE YOUR SISTER, OR ALL THE OTHER KIDS?” flashes through your mind like