So, yesterday I had the opportunity to learn how to produce watercolour paintings! In design school, none of us were taught how to use watercolour as a medium for painting. In college I only did a lot of acrylic paintings and another million more on sketches. I’ve always loved watercolour paintings but I never had a chance to practice or experiment it.
BLACKMILKPROJECT offers Watercolour workshops! Besides that, they are also selling crazily cute plush toys, tees, rompers, custom prints, illustrated posters and etc.
For obvious reasons, I attend their beginner’s class cause imma noob
16 May – Watercolor Workshop (Floral Hoop / Beginner’s Class)
Venue: Black Milk Studio (SS13/4 Subang Jaya)
Date: 16 May (Monday)
Time: 11am to 2pm
Price : RM200
You will be provided:
1. Campap watercolor paper
2. Water cups
3. Materials mentioned on checklist above if you do not have any
4. Light refreshments, and a whole lots of fun during class time!
Overall, I would give this workshop a big thumbs up because I really enjoyed myself and I’m so happy that I am painting again since my last painting sessions was during college! They have light refreshments ready set for your tummy including great coffees from GreySkyMorning! If you’re a coffee person you’re in for a treat. Sadly, I’m not a coffee enthusiast therefore i chose the Earl Grey Tea as my beverage preference. To think that it only costs RM200 for the workshop which includes great refreshments + getting your painting printed on either a tote bag/small pillow IS SO WORTH IT.
I wish I wasn’t in a hurry. It was a weekday, so I attended the workshop during my lunch break which then resulted in having needing to replace those loss hours by working from 8am on that next day. However, I still enjoyed it and I was so engrossed in the act because it feels so calming to the soul. It’s like the yoga of arts, haha!
Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to take that many photos. Some of you saw my snapchat but the quality was too low to put into my blog. Luckily, thanks to BLACKMILKPROJECT for giving me the permission to use some of their photos!
The first thing we were taught in the session was to practice our strokes and water control. We drew boxes and made a gradient of color from the lighter ones to the darker ones. With this, we are able to learn that watercolour plays around with a lot water content and therefore it can’t be dry and too watery as well. Its actually so much harder than it looks coming for a designer’s opinion. But once you’ve understood the technique it’s extremely easy!
Thankfully Wei Tieng and her two helpers Stephanie & Min Yang was there to help all of us. They guided us very well. The workshop caters to a small group so there were only 10 of us there and with this undivided attention; we were able to learn more.
After practicing strokes of square boxes and leaves, we were given a circle template to draw a circle for our floral hoop. You can see in the outline below that I draw out because the pencil was too light to be seen on the photo. This circle is a guideline for our floral hoop!
We also have leaves and flowers references as well for us to draw! You can bring it home and practice it after the workshop!
Teacher, Wei Tieng showing us how to color the petals and be careful to let it dry before you paint the other petal beside it incase the color mixes up – I forgot and did that >.<
Completed my painting and chose the mini pillow instead of the tote bag!
Besides, upon signing up for the workshop – I was informed that I could purchase their Basic Watercolor Starter Kit for only RM29! Of course I bought it, haha. I’m gonna start practicing more! It includes everything you need to start watercolor painting Thankfully, me and other students were lucky to be blessed with a 12 color watercolor tube set instead of 8! =’))) Thanks BLACKMILKPROJECT!
If you have been following my instagram/snapchat you would have then realised by now that I have been joining a lot of short classes/courses! That’s because I’ve realised how short time is and that I’ll be leaving to Australia next year! I have to do all the things I always wanted to do and that is – Panting, Pole and Baking! I’m really happy to have kick-started pole dancing and am loving it like WAY 100000x more than cheerleading, haha. To have rekindled my painting passion again definitely made me really happy. I’m definitely going to attend more workshops and practice more often. Lastly, talking about baking, I already have showcases under my sleeves that I can’t wait to share with all of you!
Blogging & Youtube-ing has always been something that I’ve wanted to do as well but I’ve always been so shy and awkward about it. I’ve always thought that I’m never good enough and that I am only going to make a fool out of myself by doing this. Thanks to Guo Unn for the support and encouragement that I am finally making this happen, because if it wasn’t for him, I would have never have believed in myself, but he believed in me and told me that I SHOULD do it. Period.
Seoul Haul video will be up really soon as I haven’t got the time to edit it due to being caught up with a really tight schedule of working + weekday and weekend classes! Currently, my free time is anywhere between 2am-8am, haha! Or sometimes during lunch break hours where now I will use them to blog / workout + pole (yes, my office has a pole)