Month: April 2018

Should I Paint the Sides of My Canvas?

Should I Paint the Sides of My Canvas?

 “The customer rarely buys what the company thinks it’s selling.” – Peter Drucker – Many artists are trying to sell work which, in my opinion, is incomplete. If you’re going to paint a boxed canvas, there’s a front AND four sides. Why would you ignore […]

HOLIDAY WORKSHOP – DAY 4: GECKO MANIA

HOLIDAY WORKSHOP – DAY 4: GECKO MANIA

Day 4 at In The Zone school holiday workshops had the learners painting up a storm with their wooden, cut-out geckos. Boy, did they LOVE this project!   They first painted their gecko tails black and then chose different colours for the rest of the […]

Holiday Workshop – Day 3: Design-A-Creature

Holiday Workshop – Day 3: Design-A-Creature

It was a crazy-crazy-wow-sjoewee day at In The Zone! Another paint-a-canvas day. The theme was ‘design-your-own’creature’. We had to think of at least 5 creatures with very different looks, for example: an elephant, a crocodile, a ladybird, a polar bear and a monkey. The idea […]

Holiday Workshop – Day 2: Making a Dreamcatcher

Holiday Workshop – Day 2: Making a Dreamcatcher

Day 2 – In The Zone’s school holiday workshops had the children making their very own dream catcher. It certainly had them concentrating as they skillfully wound wool around a wooden circle, weaved their webs with string and knotted beads on their many strings of […]

Holiday Workshop – Day 1: Safari Painting

Holiday Workshop – Day 1: Safari Painting

In The Zone started their April school holiday programme with a safari-inspired acrylics-on-canvas painting. Each child got an A3 stretched canvas, a bunch of plastic wild animals to choose from, pencils, paper and very inter-active discussion about wild animals. After drawing their lion, giraffe, bat, […]