Four Art Workshops by Sunghee Min for Children in Neihu

We are excited to offer four workshops over summer! Dates: July 15th (Monday) and July 17th (Wednesday). July 22nd (Monday) and July 24th (Wednesday). Dates are tentative based on securing six students. Please sign up for the first workshop by Sunday, July 14th.

Each workshop will run for three hours, from 2pm until 5pm.
All workshops are suitable for children four (4) years and older. Workshops are all in English.
Cost is NTD1,000 per workshop. There will also be a NTD50-100 fee to cover materials each workshop.
The four workshops are independent, so you can come to one or all workshops.
Minimum of six (6) sign ups are needed to offer the workshop. Payment can be made on the day, but prepayment at Parents’ Place is preferable. The teacher (Sunghee Min) is running these on good faith, so please make sure you will come to the workshop and pay before signing up.

To sign up, either send me a PM, email Sunghee at kbtaiwan@gmail.com. Please leave a way to contact you (email/tel.)

Workshop One (Monday July 15th):
Clay modeling of a portrait head: Building an armature (inside structure to support the clay outside) using cardboard, straws, newspapers, and masking tape.
Brief picture introduction to works by professionals.
Quick demonstration of different clay tools.
Draw/write/sketch what you want finished work to look like.
Learn about basic facial anatomy.
Hollowing out the finished work and drying.

Workshop Two (Wednesday July 17th):
Clay carving and vessel building: Building containers using clay that is hard enough to hold up forms without supporting structures.
Kids will carve, engrave, make holes, stick nails, etc to finish the surface.

Workshop Three (Monday July 22nd):
Acrylic Painting on canvas: Introduction to Pointillism and the painter Georges Seurat.
Black and white drawing or painting on paper.
Discussion and planning of project for workshop 4.

Workshop Four (Wednesday July 24th):
Collaborative installation using recycled material: This will be a fun, open-possibility project.

About the teacher:
Sunghee Min is an established artist and sculptor with experience in teaching both in college and with her own children at home. To read a bit more about her and to see some of her work, go to: http://www.sungheemin.com/

About Parents’ Place:
An activity center for kids, parents and parents-to-be.
2F, No. 315, Section 4, ChenGong Rd, Neihu District, 台北市內湖區成功路四段315號2F, Taipei, Taiwan 114
http://www.parentsplace.com.tw

Workshop 1 (July 15th, Monday)

*The workshop will have four phases
A warm-up activity, Main project (portrait head), Nature art at the park and finishing up the portrait.

  1.Warm-up activity “Art is challenging”
     Painting watercolor using a 30cm long stick with a brush attached at the end. Kids will                 
     have to paint standing up keeping a distance from the paper.  Kids will also draw with their feet.               

         
  2. Main project “Portrait head modeling in clay”
      We will start by looking at portraits by both old masters and contemporary artists.
      I will give a quick demonstration of different clay tools.
      Kids will be encouraged to draw or sketch what their finished work will look like. Sketchbooks  
      will be provided.
      A few basic facial muscles will be introduced.
  
  3. Snack & getting to know the artist  Andy Goldsworthy.
      We will look at the images of  the nature/land artist Andy Goldsworthy. He is one of our most          
      influential contemporary artists and there are many things that kids can easily relate to (both his  
      works and process). One example is that he uses his spit for gluing!
      Andy Goldsworthy will be featured throughout the four workshops. 
      Then we will go out to the park down the street (one block away) to make our own nature art  
      while waiting for the portraits to harden enough to hollow out for drying.

   4. Finishing up the project and cleaning up.

*Please have your kids bring the following items to every workshop.

  1. One hand towel and one regular sized towel (old cotton shirt is also fine)
  2. Color pencils or crayons or any drawing materials that your kids prefer.
  3. A large bag to take finished work home.
  4. A light nut-free snack (one child has severe allergies so please respect this). Sharing is not encouraged so please pack just enough for your kid or kids.
    5. A water bottle, sunscreen and a hat.

*If your kids are coming to workshop 4, please start collecting newspapers and recycled fruit trays. Each kid will need to bring a grocery bagful of newspaper and as
much packaging stuff as you collect. Please don’t go and buy them. Recycling is the theme!

A couple of photos from the first workshop:

Second workshop is today. If you would like to put your child in the workshop, please call Sunghee this morning. Tel: 0958-234-028. Here’s the outline:

Workshop 2 (July 17th, Wednesday)

*The workshop will have four phases
A warm-up activity, Main project (Vessel construction in clay), Nature art at the park or Picture presentation in class depending on the weather.

  1.Warm-up activity “Bar Soap Carving”
      Kids will use plastic knives, forks, cookie cutters, tooth picks, sponges and other safe tools to 
      create a sculpture by removing the material unlike the portrait project in workshop 1 (where they 
      created works by adding material).  This will  be a fun and new art making experience for 
      most kids.            
         
  2. Main project “Vessel (Container) in clay”
      We will start by looking at works by both old  masters and contemporary artists.
      Kids will be encouraged to draw or sketch what their finished work will look like. This  
      process helps kids to develop a better sense of planning, consistency and pacing.
      Sketchbooks will be provided. Kids will use the same tools they used for the soap
      carving to finish the surface of their vessels.  
             
  3. Snack & getting to know the artist  Andy Goldsworthy.
      We will watch a 4 minute long movie “Rivers and Tides” by the nature/land artist Andy
      Goldsworthy. He is one of our most influential contemporary artists and there are many things 
      that kids can easily relate to both his works and process. 
      One example is that he uses his spit for gluing!
      
   4. Finishing up the project and cleaning.

*Please have your kids bring the items below to every workshop.

  1. One hand towel and one regular sized towel (old cotton shirt is also fine)
  2. Color pencils or Crayons or any drawing supply that your kids prefer.
  3. A large bag to take finished works home.
  4. A light nut-free snack. Sharing is not encouraged so please pack just enough for your kid or kids.
  5. A water bottle, Sunscreen and a hat.
    6. A cardboard box ( about 20cm x20cm ~ 30cmx30cm )

*If your kid attended workshop 1, please bring the sketchbook received in the class.

*If yours kids are coming to workshop 4, please start collecting newspapers and recycled packaging stuff (fruit trays like you get with fruit at the supermarket. Meat ones are not recommended). Each kid will need to bring a grocery bagful of newspaper and as much packaging stuff as you collect. Please don’t go buy them. Recycling is the theme!