3 April 14
Have to do a post on this as this is probably the only time I will ever go art jamming!
Art jamming was one of the activities which our cluster had planned for our peer support sessions. This is probably an activity that I will never go on my own. I am no artist and have always sucked at art since primary school! I don’t hate it, but it’s just something I don’t have a natural flair for. But since this is a group activity, I thought it would be a good experience and it would be nice to bond over a painting session.
We went to Arteastiq at Milenia Walk. It was a pretty cosy place. It was a 3 hour session from 11am-2pm. It cost $48 and includes a cotton canvas, free flow of paint, brushes and a beverage. I have never painted for such an extended period before and wondered how it would be like. There were lots of pictures for us to choose so that we could copy/get inspiration on what to paint. We chose our pictures and settled down to paint. I ordered ice lychee tea which I absolutely loved! I chose what I thought appeared to be a simple picture of a fish. But, I eventually realised that it was not as simple as it looks. What I found most difficult was mixing the paints to get the shade that I need. And the 3 hours passed quickly as there was lots to paint! Halfway through I was tired but persevered on as I wanted to bring home a completed work! I just managed to finish by 2pm. Some of us extended – $5 for each additional hour.
It was fun to see what everyone had painted. And they all looked pretty good! Some of us really had artistic talent! Julia really enjoyed herself so much and her painting looked so beautiful and effortless! We then realised that she took art at O level. No wonder! In fact, after the session, she was so inspired she actually went to buy art materials and it’s her new hobby 🙂
What an enjoyable self-care and peer bonding session!