March 18, 2013

Painting class

This past weekend, I went to a painting class with two of my cousins. We got the coupon through LivingSocial and thought it would be a fun thing to try. And it was! I watched a lot of Bob Ross as a kid and even though it always pissed me off when he'd paint a huge tree in the middle of a gorgeous painting, his show always made me wish that I could paint too. So even though I am definitely not an artist and my attempt kind of sucked, I really enjoyed myself. It was super relaxing and we got a little tutorial from the artist (who made it look so easy!). Then we had a hour to paint whatever we wanted. I tried to do a vase of flowers which turned out to be a little too ambitious for an hour but honestly, I was having fun just sitting there with classical music in the background and playing with the paint.

 
(1) Martinsville Studio (2) Getting my canvas ready.

(3) My cousin and I attempting to paint (4) My other cousin and the only real artist between the three of us.


(5) Lunch at Aoyama after painting. The food was delicious! I had Peking duck crepes.
(6) Dessert at Paris Baguette. I got my usual green tea latte and a marscapone strawberry cake.

2 comments:

  1. This looks like it was so much fun! I think it's great that you and your cousins get to bond over doing stuff like this :)

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  2. I'm currently taking an art class and when I signed up, I was under the impression I would be learning about art for children (I'm a Child Development major, and this is an art class for non-majors-future-teachers.) My professor believes we dumb children down by having them string macaroni together instead of working with real art tools. Anyways, the class has a focus on the fine arts.

    I've learned to draw with pencil, watercolor, charcoal, and right now, we are working with acrylic paints. Before this class, all I could draw were stick figures, but now I feel like an artisté! I definitely recommend you try another art class. As you now know, they are lots of fun, and the more you practice the better you'll get ;)

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