Art Appreciation with Slow Art Workshop

Art Appreciation with Slow Art Workshop will help you to answer the question: I don't know how to appreciate art!

 

What is Art Appreciation

 

Everyone can appreciate art.  It is inbuilt in us.  All of us can appreciate what is beautiful.  And yet so many of us claim that we do not know how to appreciate art.  Why is this so?

 

The main reason, we suspect, is that most of us have no confidence in our ability to appreciate art.  Art has become so intellectual and expensive that we become intimidated, because we do not understand what is happening.  

 

This commercial and theoretical part of art is only one facade of art, the "thinking" side of art.  We forget about the more important part of art, the "feeling" side.
 

Art, visual arts, is meant to be seen and felt.  Direct from eyes to heart.
 

What you see in the painting and what you feel from the painting is art appreciation.  Your appreciation of that art piece. 
 

There is no "correct" answer in art appreciation, that we are so worried that we cannot get.  Nobody, even the artist, can say you are "wrong" in your appreciation of the painting because, it is what you feel.  
 

Well, who can say what you feel is wrong?

 

A lady looking at paintings as part of the Art Appreciation with Slow Art workshop 

 

What is Slow Art

 

Studies have shown that most visitors to the art museums spend about 2 seconds to look at one painting.  That is even shorter than a goldfish's memory of 3 seconds!

 

It is no wonder that most of us conclude that art is hard to understand.  What can we hope to achieve with a cursory glance?

 

This is not just about art, it is also true for most things in life.  We need to give time and attention, to appreciate and enjoy what we want.

 

Slow art is a global movement that aims to help more people discover the joy of art by looking at art slowly.

 

Only by spending time with a painting, by looking at it slowly, by reflecting what you have seen, can you truly "see" and appreciate the painting. 

  

A lady looking at a painting up close as part of the Art Appreciation with Slow Art workshop. 

 

About the Workshop

 

The Art Appreciation with Slow Art Workshop will help you:

 

1. Learn how to look at paintings 

A structured process of looking - from near to far, from lines to colours

 

2. Learn how to appreciate art

A three step framework of appreciation - what you see, what you know, what you feel

 

3. Learn how to slowly enjoy art 

A hands on practice session - look at a painting for 10mins  

 

Other details

Time: 1.30 to 3pm

Duration: 1.5hour

Venue: ARTualize art gallery

Fees: $15 per person

Booking: Email hello@artualize.com.sg or WhatsApp 96385958

 

Next Sessions:

Nov12 Sat, Nov19 Sat, Nov26 Sat, Dec3 Sat, Dec10 Sat, Dec17 Sat

  

Corporate art appreciation workshop

 

Corporate Art Appreciation with Slow Art Workshop

 

The workshop is highly suitable for team building as discussions about the paintings will lead the team to realise how different people are and how judgements and assumptions affect others. 

 

Drop us an email at hello@artualize.com.sg to book a special slot!

 

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What our participants say

 

Peggy, August 2022

"It is my first time attending art appreciation workshop; it's interesting and educational.  Never imagine that there're so many angles to appreciate the art - distance, art medium, style, etc, all matters.  It really helps me in appreciating art in the future."

 

Jue Chen, August 2022

"Sok Leng has been very helpful and is a great sharer of her expertise in areas of art appreciation. I found the workshop very enriching and learnt a lot more about art."