For the first time since small C started Heart Studio 1.5 years ago, he got to dabble in something totally different – papier-mâché . Papier-mâché ( literally “paper-mash”) is a composite material consisting of paper pieces or pulp, sometimes reinforced with textiles, bound with an adhesive, such as glue, starch, or wallpaper paste. Typically it was more drawing and painting, so small C was over the moon to be able to build a 3-D object out from newspaper and glue.
With any art project, first week is to explore the theme – in this case was the snail and they even learn the different anatomy of a snail. Small C even told me that the intestine of a snail is located at the top (he even learn biology as part of this art class). I actually find it super apt to use of snail as the subject as it is similar in art – we get to slow down and enjoy the process through art.
Second week is to start to build the papier-mâché . As it takes a lot of newspapers and glue to build, it took 2 lessons to form the shell, the body and the eyes. This requires lots of patience too as small C needs to layer pieces of newspaper to build it from scratch and for the lots of glue to hold up the entire structure. I hope he can appreciate that this is the one of the rare 3-D art work he has done as typically the children do mostly 2-D art pieces.
The final week is to paint the entire snail with details and patterns on its shell and also the 2 cute eyes! This must be cutest artwork ever! This is one masterpiece small C will treasure for a long time.
Heart Studio has been like a second home to small C and he looks forward to his enrichment class every Sunday. As a parent, I am so glad to see that he is able to focus so well (ok, he does love to chit chat with his classmates and teacher while he paints/draws) for 75 minutes, I do hope this concentration and focus can continue as he will be starting primary 1 next year. Do check them out if you are looking for art class for kids age 4 and above.
We will be doing modelling clay next for more creative fun for the final art project for 2021.
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