Friday, May 9, 2014

Heart Studio - Little Picasso - Review + Giveaway!

Sponsored Review

Dumpling has been progressing along in her Art journey with Heart Studio for more than a year. She 'graduated' from Little Dali almost a year ago (which you can read more about here, here and here) and is now with Teacher Elma in Little Picasso. With the coming of age (ha!), comes a tad more technical skills and the little one has been exposed to different mediums and themes - Water Lilies (with water colour) to Pointillism on canvas.

For this term, we have been blessed to be invited for a term review of Dumpling's progression in Little Picasso. In a strange twist of 'fate', this module introduces Dumpling to Vegetables, which is one of her least favorite food items. :p LOL

:: The Class
Regardless of level, each term spans across 10 weeks and for Little Picasso, each term yields 2 artwork. While Little Dali focuses on smaller projects, at this level, there is more details given to the shape, form, composition and techniques.

What struck me immediately as we entered the class for our first lesson was that teacher Elma brought in 'live specimens' - as in real vegetables were brought to the class where the children had a chance to be introduced to the various vegetables, touch them, observe them (seeds and all!), feel the texture, etc. I really like it as I feel that it provided much more depth and perception for the children before they chose the vegetables they wanted and proceeded to paint.

:: The Progression
For the first 2 lessons, the sketch was done on the usual draw blocking where the children were given chances to explore with the shapes and sizes of the vegetables they chose.

Here, Dumpling started with carrot, mushrooms, potatoes, avocados and...

even chili padi! (otherwise known as bird's eye chili). Check out how 'decent' her artwork was after lesson 2. :) 

Once the students got the 'hang' of painting the vegetables from the sketched version during lesson 1 & 2, they then went on to paint on a larger piece of brown paper. 

The children had the chance to 'change' the items and were not at all confined to those they had selected initially. In fact, half of what Dumpling chose to do for this piece were vegetables which she did not paint during the earlier lessons. 

With some experience garnered from the previous sessions, Dumpling knows that the very first thing she needed to do was to do the outline of the vegetables she chose. Once that was done, she painted the background of the table the vegetables were sitting on.  

Lessons 4 & 5 were spent on colouring in the vegetables and of course the detailing. I am often very fascinated at this stage of their art pieces because this is where I feel the pieces come to 'life'.

Here, Dumpling was taught how to sketch out the outline of the shadow before filling in the dark grey colour.

Thereafter, she was taught to use various hues to add on the details.

The final art piece!

Now, here's the exciting news! Keen to let your kiddo try out Heart Studio's Art classes? You may unearth a Little Picasso too! 

 Holiday Programme - Toy Story & Let's Go to the Beach!
(Giveaway is not valid for existing customers/students)

:: Painting
The children will learn how to draw forms using shapes and lines and at the same, they are taught using the techniques of painting, mixing of colors and color harmony and contrast. This painting programme will open a window of experience for the student to try out canvas painting to the many different interesting subject matters that have been chosen for the class.

:: Lets go to the Beach
10th June 2014
2 passes to be won -  WORTH $150 IN TOTAL

:: Toy Story
17th June 2014
2 passes to be won -  WORTH $150 IN TOTAL

:: Terms and Conditions:
- Entries that do not fulfill the requirements stated will be disqualified without notice.
- The child has to be 5 years and above, based on the month and year of birth.
- No repeat winners are allowed.
- Winners will be notified by email, through the email address provided.
- Winners must confirm by reply email or phone call, within three days. Otherwise, a new winner will be picked.
- No changing of date or time is allowed.
- No Existing Customer allowed.
- This giveaway is open to Singapore residents only. 

Enter the Rafflecopter below! Good luck!
Disclosure: Dumpling was invited to review Little Picasso for a term to give our opinions and experience of the classes. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions and views are entirely ours. 

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  1. Will love to try their holiday programs.... to exprerience the impressive commented by u. :)

  2. My kids love to paint and draw however we do not have the luxury of doing it at home!

  3. Would like to expose my kid to different medium

  4. To expose them to some techniques of art as I am not good in arts. Hope they learn more creative and artistic juice as compared to me.

  5. Wow, that final art piece by Dumpling is impressive! I can't afford art classes for my kiddo at the moment, so I would love for her to experience art in any way possible.

  6. To expose my child to different kind of techniques and variety of art craft classes. Thanks for the giveaway!


  7. To expose my child to art .

  8. Every opportunity the kids get, they are drawing so this would be great!

  9. It would be a great activity to expose them to the world of arts

  10. We wish to try out Heart Studio's Holiday Workshop because we can let our boy experience different kind of techniques and medium :)


  11. Would love to try out as a holiday activity.


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