Artuta’s Monster Figure Drawing Workshop took place at Prospect Park on July 10, 2022! 13 students and their families participated in the event, which was a great success.
It was Artuta's first face-to-face class. Our instructors, Kosuke and Joan were very excited about the first in-person project, and they continued to improve on the monster mask & costume until 2 am on the day of the workshop!
Today I will report on the event!
This was a "Figure Drawing,'' class, the aim of the class was to observe and depict an object - a life sized scary (but even cute!) monster appeared.
At the start of the workshop, students gathered gradually. In a regular class, we usually start by warming up, but this time we skipped the warm up because it was simple to understand the drawing subject.
Students sat or laid down wherever they liked and started drawing!
Student👦: "Do I have to draw a Monster as it is?"
Joan👩: "No, you don't. You can draw it any way you like."
Though we had a sketch subject, we did not ask students to precisely depict it. Students were free to create their world. For example, an original monster that students came up with while looking at the walking monster or a narrative drawing inspired by our monster.
Students worked freely on their drawings on a large piece of paper and used a variety of drawing materials such as pens, colored paper, and glue - all prepared by Artuta.
Even students who have never tried figure drawing, naturally observed the monster and concentrated on the details because of its uniqueness.
Students spent about 30~40 minutes completing the work. Each work was different and full of individuality. Here are some of their unique drawings.
It looks like a world inspired by the monster. The monster looks like it’s walking in a meadow or flying in the sky. Something is sticking out of its face! The student added originality to his work, rather than just sketching it!
This one shows the detailing on the monster well! If you look closely, you can see the original monster is also drawn. Did he come up with his version of the monster when he was sketching? Lovely!
One characteristic of Artuta classes is that even though students take the same class and work on the same theme, they will create works of art that are unique to each of them. Through conversations with students, instructors encourage students to think outside the box and express themselves freely.
This was our first in-person workshop and it was so successful that we added additional space. It is also possible to participate in a face-to-face class with the feeling of "I want to join because it looks like fun!" Thank you very much for your participation!
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Our next session starts on September 14th, 2022. It's a six-week curriculum that will expand children's creativity focusing on drawing, watercolor, paper cut-outs, and more.
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