Woodgrove Ceramics Program

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after bisque firing at 900 degree celcius

after bisque firing at 900 degree celcius, all came out nicely from the kiln with no breakages:)

Lesson 05 Completion of group work

Lesson 06 Completion of group work

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L05 group work project

L05 beginning of group work project

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Shophouse relief

2D shophouse relief

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L04 coiling

L04 coiling

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Exploring Manga Art@NJC

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group 2, lesson 01

group 2, lesson 01

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transferring onto A3 drawing block

Lesson 02: transferring onto A3 drawing block

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i render this demo piece using acrylic which unfortunately won't be used in their actual artwork

This quick demo artwork took about 2 hours from my busy schedule to complete using water colour pencils which wasnt used in their actual artwork as its not conducive to use any medium that requires water in such huge auditorium and with such huge groups (approx 60 students per batch) whereby simple black and white pencil shading actually produce the best outcome. Subsequently used it only as a form of sharing nevertheless

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Jack-And-The-Bean-Stalk Stopmotion Paper Animation

Last animation project

 DIY Template

Template

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composited scenes for all the five groups

composited scenes for all the five groups

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Students creating the characters, props, background with the help of the templates I helped them to create as an enhancement on their learning journey

Students making their own characters, props, backgrounds using the templates which I specially prepared for this project

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preparing bubbles text and finishing up on the characters and backgrounds

preparing bubble texts and finishing up on the characters and backgrounds

animating & capturing

animating & capturing

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Acrylic Painting On Ceramic Tiles

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This is a 3 hours acrylic painting on ceramic tiles. The tiles will become part of a wall mural in the school wall.

This is a 3 hours acrylic painting on ceramic tiles. The tiles will become part of a wall mural in the school wall.

These are 15cm by 15cm ceramic tiles

These are 15cm by 15cm ceramic tiles

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demo tile

demo tile


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These are just the smaller 5cm by 5cm practise tiles for the students to warm up

These are just the smaller 5cm by 5cm practise tiles for the students to warm up and then bring home


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Montford Ceramics

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Lesson 3

Lesson 3

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Last lesson: human form sculpture

Last lesson: human form sculpture

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the reference i used is the one they are most familiar with on their wall infront of them which they look at every day in class

the reference i used is the one they are most familiar with on their wall infront of them which they look at every day in class

This is how they look like after firing first layer of underglaze at 1000 degree celcius. After this, they will be gloss glazed and fired at above 1260 degree celcius to achieve a glossy coat.

This is how they look like after firing first layer of underglaze at 1000 degree celcius; resulting in a seemingly flat matt finishing. After this, they will be coated with a layer of glossy glaze and then fired at above 1260 degree celcius to achieve a glossy finishing.

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Winslow Homer Water Color Painting Program

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Every project and assignment is interesting as it is different. Each requires a different sort of preparation work involved before and during lessons. I really appreciate this sort of diversity in fine arts. I deliberately painted all these artworks of Winslow Homer beforehand in order to show to the students in class so that they have a good idea of the finished artwork. I will then re-paint them again in front of the class as live demonstration so as to impart to them the necessary skills and techniques required to accomplish their assignments. Hopefully also to make them feel encouraged and motivated. It’s important to impart to them not only techniques but, equally as important, the trouble shooting skills in correcting those weakness areas which they have and the mistakes which they made and sometimes even wrong mind sets they have acquired on certain areas which can possibly lead to wrong decisions and/or incorrect application when they are tackling their assignments. I always try my best to offer them simplified specific solutions via critiques and demonstrations directly on their works and on how to correct the mistakes and showing them specifically how troubleshooting should and ought to be done (not just providing solution–but providing sure fire solutions that can work for them rather than against them base upon their various different skill levels) which can sometimes be the most fun, albeit challenging, task in managing the art works of so many students altogether at the same time

When they see how I actually do it and thru my sharing during the live demonstrations, they will also become more confident, motivated and possibly even inspired. A lot goes into really walking thru every detail with them rather than just merely providing visual stimulation via visual aids, screen shots of artists' works or references and then expecting them to become inspire while they go about trying to sort things out by themselves.

Thru direct sharing and live demonstrations, they will also become more confident, motivated and possibly even inspired. A lot goes into really walking thru the little details with them rather than just merely providing visual simulations and/or stimulation via visual aids, impressive screen shots of famous artists’ works or related references googled from internet while letting them go about on their own thru sheer excitement and a lot of trial and error making bad decisions which could have been avoided which can result in totally uncertain, possibly even undesirable outcomes which can end up frustrating them or even discouraging them, worse in the end some of them would just tell themselves “Thats it, i give up!”; losing interest in the subject altogether which can be a very sad thing. It is imperative to be clear on the things which serve and work for us so that we can continue to build upon that as we quickly try to filter out whatever things which neither serve nor work anymore and streamlining and leveraging upon the momentum from there so that even if its a a steep learning curve, it will not turn into a “learning curse”

Specially hand painted all these artworks of Winslow Homer either as direct demo during lesson or before hand just to show the students so as to encourage them and impart to them the necessary techniques. When they see I am able to do it, they will also become more motivated and interestedas they know they are learning from a trainer who is really walking the talk with them and not just merely paper talk.

Hence I feel it’s necessary to not only understand but apply correctly the necessary skills, concepts and techniques because this will and can greatly determine and enhance the outcome and quality of work hence it’s important to not follow the crowd and work towards becoming unique.

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When I was a student during the school days, I always aspire to be a good teacher who will take the initiative, time and effort to purposefully prepare the lessons and anticipate students’ real learning needs and meeting those needs spot on and also making information easily understandable, digestible and useful for them especially when the expectations may be very high and when there was tremendous pressure for them to perform well

In a way, I also believe in leading by example which is something I always try my best to do before and during all of my lessons as much and as far as possible because at the end of the day, I know this will and can only enhance their learning experience as well as mine --in return, while becoming a better teacher, this will also help me to become a better artist 😊

In a way, I also believe in leading by example which is something I always try my best to do before and during all of my lessons as much and as far as possible because at the end of the day, I know this will and can only enhance their learning experience as well as my own –in return, while becoming a better educationist, i will also become a better artist 😊

Every student required first to learn to paint the colour wheel and colour gradient

Every student required first to learn to paint the colour wheel based upon primary colours red, yellow and blue. Then from there, they will blend to create the secondary colours and subsequently tertiary colours. Then they will practise colour blending and the different water colouring techniques

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5C1

5C1

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After first layer before adding values

After first layer before adding values as outlines, tones, shadows, textures etcetcetc

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practise

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Class 5c2 first to complete..

Students’ works.. 5c2 being first to complete lesson 4..

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Demo piece

Class 5C1

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End of class5c1

Last lesson for class5c1

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Class5i2

Class5i2

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Last second lesson..left with toning

Last second lesson for class 5i2, left with toning, outlining and texturing

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Toning left to be done for next last lesson for 5i2

Toning, outlining, texturing and shadows left to be done for next lesson which is last lesson…

Today for their last lesson, I taught them now to outline, tone and texture

Today for their last lesson for class 5i1, I taught them now to outline, tone and texture

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5i1 completed

5i1 completed

Lesson 3, class 5r1&5i2 Lesson 3, class 5r1&5i2

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Class 5r1&5i2, after toning and outlining, last lesson, L04, completed. Actually in retrospection, I find it most apprehensive whenever asked to teach paint, be it acrylic or water colour or poster paint, becos it's something that is extremely subjective as one may feel a paint work is nice whereas another can actually have nothing good to say about it except horrible things. It can be extremely difficult to control this wave of emotion reverberating thru the class when they start critiquing on one another's work. But over all, this time round, I am still pretty please with the outcome of most of their artworks.

After toning and outlining, class 5r1 and 5i2 completed. Actually in retrospection, I find most apprehensive whenever asked to teach paint, be it acrylic or water colour or poster paint, becos paint art is something that can be extremely subjective. One student may feel for instance their fellow classmate’s piece of paint work is nicely done whereas another can actually have nothing good to say about that same piece of artwork except horrible things. Even if it’s not that bad, the perception can become warped until it perceives it as bad. Basically it turns almost everyone into like a sort of “nerve wreck”. It can be extremely difficult to control this wave of emotion reverberating thru the class when they start critiquing on one another’s work. But over all, this time round, I am still pretty please with the outcome of most of their artworks.

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5c3, last second lesson, one more lesson to go..

5c3, last second lesson, one more lesson to go..

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This last piece has a lot of texturing to do

This last piece has a lot of texturing to do

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End of last lesson for class 5c3

End of last lesson for class 5c3

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Hari Raya Puasa Stop-motion Animation

Day of casting and interview((yawns))  Expectations and/or equirements: characters need to be simple, with no limbs and no necks:S  CAST CHECKED

Day of casting and interview((yawns))

Expectations and/or equirements: characters need to be simple, with no limbs and no necks:S

✅CAST CHECK

Theme: Hari Raya Puasa

Theme: Hari Raya Puasa…from top left corner clockwise: Father Imran, Mother Umi, Eldest Son Raja, Little Daughter Putri, Second Son Ahmad. In-character.
✅COSTUME FITTING CHECK

PROPS CHECKED

Posing as a family for development of promotional materials
✅PROPS CHECK:)

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✅BACKGROUND CHECK

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✅CAMERA PANNING CHECK
🎦Ready For Action
(((((take one)))))

L02: students developing their story characters..

L02: students developing their story characters..

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"lovely" details..hehe

“love-ly” details..hehe

remaining characters in malay village

remaining special appearance characters-cum-inhabitants inside malay village during Hari Raya Puasa

story boarding  and role playing with characters

story boarding and role playing with characters

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Very happy to see them becoming more and more interested in animation.

Very happy to see them becoming more and more interested in animation.

Today they actually asked me if I can stay back longer as they want to continue with their animation. I would love to do so if I did not have to rush to another school for another lesson. Anyway, the computer room will be occupied by another class after this lesson.

Today they actually asked me if I can stay back longer as they want to continue with their animation.

Last 3 lessons..

Last 3 lessons..

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The five groups..

The five groups..

Last lesson, L08

Last lesson, L08