Utter Studio: The Cradle for Future Artists

This article is contributed by one of our students - Kurt (CPKurt)

Back then, art has always been a part of my life. It’s been my outlet everytime I want to express my feelings or release any anxiety that I may have. Well, I’ve always been fascinated and intrigued on how it is being done. All forms of art are truly an expression of human creative skill and imagination and I believe one must have an imaginary and extremely creative mind to know and understand what art is. For me, artists or those who have that certain skill really know how to think outside the box because they don’t just create it, they do it out of their emotional power.

I love to sketch/ draw since I’m a kid, and I guess I have the skill because I usually get praises from people that would normally see my creations. I know I wanted to do more and enhance my skills further but I don’t how…well, not until my family and I had our short vacation in Singapore. It is definitely unexpected but I am glad that I met the sweet owner of Utter Studio who happens to be the art teacher as well. I forgot who but someone from my family told her that I also love to draw. She smiled and asked if I can show her how I draw and if I wanted to learn the basic techniques in drawing. Of course, as a self-acclaimed artist that I am, I gladly accepted the offer. :)

She gave me a sketch book and let me draw on my own. I gave my work to her, which I believe is already a masterpiece. She gave me a sweet smile and said that I already have the skills and potential but needs some polishing. She then told me if I want to make a self-portrait. I was at first hesitant to do it because I don’t have any idea how and if I can actually do it. She asked me to face the mirror and basically look at myself and draw. My first drawing was ok. She then told me that it can be improved. She said to check and study the details of my face and imitate what I see. It was hard but the end result was amazing compared to the first drawing that I had.

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