Tag Archives: painting

Paint What You Hear


It was an Exhibition on 2nd October 2012
Run by lead artist Erica Rasmussen at ArtPlay.
There was also a band performance.

IT was a simple yet fun exhibition.  All we had to do, is paint along to the music.

Say, if it was sweet, smooth classical music, you paint a stroke something like this:

smooth brush stroke - paint what you hear

Or if it was crazy, full-on heavy metal, you would paint this:

statacato prush movement - paint what you hear

or if it was something in-between, you would paint a brush stroke like so:

inbetween brush stroke - paint what you hear!!!

Here are a few pictures from the paint what you hear exhibition:

Paint What You Hear  Exhibition Painting

A painting from the “Paint What You Hear” Exhibition

IMG_0368 Joshua's

Making our own paintings via ‘’hearing what we paint’’.

IMG_0373 Rock band

The Band

IMG_0375-Joshua and Mum's

Mum and Joshua’s Painting

IMG_0376 Hannah's

Hannah’s “Paint What You Hear” Painting

IMG_0378 Hannah at work

Here I am, Hannah at Work

IMG_0379 Hannah's

Hannah’s finished work “Blobs”.

Chinese Painting Workshop with Gabrielle Wang


I went to this on 22nd January 2012 at ArtPlay. Gabrielle Wang is the award-winning author of the book “The Race for the Chinese Zodiac” and she has studied at the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Art in Hangzhou, China.

In this workshop Gabrielle taught us the four treasures of the painting studio which are: paper, brush, ink stick, and ink stone.

After she showed us the four treasures, she demonstrated how to do the paintings. Firstly she showed us how to do a bamboo type of scenery. We all went to tables to start painting. For the bamboo, we used thick brushes and did one stroke across the page, but making sure to break the stroke into a dotted line. We added stems of the leaves and the leaves themselves.

After we finished the bamboo scenery, we started doing little chickens. It was a little complicated at first, but it got easier once we did it a little more, After that, we combined the two things together. At the end we added our name at the top or bottom of the page with a fine brush. After we had cleaned up all the painting materials, Gabrielle taught us how to draw a Chinese Dragon . It wasn’t too difficult, but it was a little hard .

Here are my paintings:

Recommended age: 9yrs+

Some info on Chinese Paintings:

Chinese painting is an ancient type of painting and tradition. The paintings back then were more like patterns or designs rather than pictures

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