Art World School held a workshops for students In preparation for the La Strada dei Pastelli Chalk Art Festival, in which Art World School students will be participating as chalk artists on July 15th and 16th. On the night of Friday, June 2nd, professional chalk artist Raziah Roushan from Tualatin Valley Creates came to show the attendees of the workshop the techniques of chalk drawing. In a 30-minute demonstration, she taught the basics of working with Chalk Pastels on Velvet board, techniques using special tools, how to incorporate contrast into your drawings, some basic techniques around light and form, and more.
Following this, our Fine Art students were given time to work on their own drawings starting with a warm-up Chalk Pastel drawing of a balloon on Velvet paper, then transitioning to brainstorming animals to draw in the Chalk Festival Proper. Art World School director Mimi Yan and other teachers taught each student how to draw the critter of their choice for the festival this year, as the theme this year is “Creative Critters”. The students also practice coloring the critter they learned how to draw and utilized the new chalk art techniques they just learned. All the students in attendance paid excellent attention and worked hard in preparation for the Chalk Festival, and we’re sure they will continue to ponder and practice their chosen animals over the next month.
Students from Art World School’s After School Program, Fine Art Program, and No School Day camps attended the workshop to participate in the chalk festival this year. They are excited to demonstrate the skills in drawing and chalk art that they have developed through attending Art World School classes and workshops.
Great work to our Workshop students, and we look forward to seeing their skills on full display July 15th and 16th in downtown Hillsboro!