While in Hong Kong for the Home Square 3D Illusion House Project, I had the pleasure of conducting a fun & informative 3 hour 3d chalk art workshop for select high school art students from the Hong Kong area. I get inquiries from people all around the globe on how to draw in 3D. Kids, especially, want to know how to draw in 3D, so it’s been very rewarding for me to add an educational component, via the workshop, to many of the contracted projects I engage in around the world. Last year’s workshops in India proved so productive for everyone involved that I decided to evolve my teaching approach to make the experience simple, fun and manageable, with success. I’m fairly sure I can teach just about anybody, of any age, to make a 3D drawing now. (My youngest student to date is a 4 year old from Japan, although the attention span tends to diminish at that age before the drawing is completely realized!)
The girls in Hong Kong were all very gifted, smart and quick – they ‘got it’ right away, which allowed for some creative additions and alterations to the planned images we began. That proved to be enjoyable for them and interesting for me, as it allowed me to see inside their individual creative minds. That was a bonus for sure!
At the end of the 3 hours, we had several revised drawings done by the 7 participants, which worked in 3-D. They were amazed and thrilled that they had been able to crack the 3-D mystery, which of course, opened up an entirely new way of imagining how to approach drawings for them. Given simple concepts to build on, they claimed these images as their own and really showed us how creatively intelligent they were. Bravo to Lisa Tse, Lucy Ng, Charlotte Mui, Alvina Ng, Sylvia Kwan, Margaret Kwok and Tracy Tang for a fantastic effort!