It was a busy week at CEN8’s junior art club, Studio8. The clubbers decided whether they want to do illustration and design on paper or do some electronic drawing on computers or iPads. We have been working on the theme “identity” for the last couple of weeks, and the children could choose freely how they want to depict their perception of themselves in their artworks. There were many mixed interests, which lead to an exciting and creative day for both the performers, the project volunteers and the children.
First, a lot of children explored the magic world of watercolour pencils. On first sight, those coloured pencils look rather ordinary, but after being dipped in some water they become very suitable to paint with! Samuel sketched his name in 3D and then coloured in his design with the watercolour pencils, while using different colours which he beautifully blended together. Maya and Monet also used the watercolour pencils to draw their names in beautiful painted colour,accompanied by some rainbows and were then challenged to draw themselves as animals. Very much engaging with the exercise, they drew a watercolour pencil portrait of a bunny (called ‘rabbit hill) and a cat in pink and purple.