2018 Atelier Art Camps: Best Christmas Gift

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Atelier Sanlitun - Room 502, Unit 1, Buliding 8A, Julong Garden, No.68, Xinzhong Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
5-7 yo / 2000 rmb 8+ yo / 2500 rmb

Christmas is coming and Atelier’s Christmas workshops too! Atelier team of teachers has created especially for you a series of creative, fun and adventurous workshops mixing art, architecture, painting, history, culture and art history. Discover Venice and its Carnival, explore artistic revolutionary movement or step into the World of Native Americans. This Christmas in Beijing will be unforgettable.

W1 : Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider)/ 17th-21st Dec

Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) was a group of artists united in Munich, Germany. The group was formed in 1911 by a number of Russian emigrants, including Wassily Kandinsky, Alexej von Jawlensky, Marianne von Werefkin, and native German artists, such as Franz Marc, August Macke and Gabriele Münter.

Der Blaue Reiter painters were gathered around an idea that color and form carried spiritual values. The move into abstraction resulted from radically separating forms and colors into discrete elements of painting, or applying non-naturalistic colors to recognizable objects.

The name “Der Blaue Reiter” referred to Kandinsky and Marc’s belief that blue was the most spiritual color and that the rider symbolized the ability to move beyond. The name of the movement is the title of a painting that Kandinsky created in 1903,  a key motif in Kandinsky’s work: the horse and rider, which was for him a symbol for moving beyond realistic representation. The horse was also a prominent subject in Marc’s work, which centered on animals as symbols of rebirth.

Techniques :
Sketch , Collage , Painting: Gouache, Watercolors, Acrylics , 3D model in cardboard

During this camp, students will-
  • Discover different artists and artworks related to The Blue Rider including Kandingsky and Franz Marc
  • Discover Expressionism, Cubism and Abstract art
  • Discover differences between art techniques
  • Learn how to create abstract painting
  • Learn how to draw animals
  • Learn how to draw portrait


W2:A Journey to the World of Native Americans (24-29th Dec, no class on 25th)

People lived in the United States long before the arrival of Christopher Columbus and the Europeans. These people and cultures are called Native Americans. Sometimes these peoples are referred to as Indians or American Indians. This is because when Columbus had first landed in America, he thought he had sailed all the way to the country of India. He called the locals Indians.

The primitive religions and traditions of the Native Americans was based on the culture of Animism. Animism is a religion based on the spiritual idea that the universe, and all natural objects within the universe, have souls or spirits.

Techniques :

Sketch , Painting, Collage, Diorama , Accessory Making
During this camp, students will-
  • Discover Indian village and to create a diorama
  • Discover Indian totems and animal symbols
  • Learn how to draw animals
  • Discover teepees and create a model
  • Discover Indian headdress and create one
W3: Venice & its Carnival (31st Dec- 5th Jan, no class on the 1st Jan)Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is situated across a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by over 400 bridges. The islands are located in the shallow Venetian lagoon, an enclosed bay that lies between the mouths of the Po and the Piave rivers. Parts of Venice are renowned for the beauty of their settings, their architecture, and artwork. Venice has been known as the “Queen of the Adriatic”, “City of Water”, “City of Masks”, “City of Bridges”, “The Floating City”, and “City of Canals.”

Venice has been ranked the most beautiful city in the world as of 2016. 

Venice is known for its several important artistic movements, especially the Renaissance period and has played an important role in the history of symphonic and operatic music. It is the birthplace of Antonio Vivaldi.

The Carnival is an annual festival held in Venice for its elaborate masks. In the seventeenth century, the baroque carnival was a way to save the prestigious image of Venice in the world. It was very famous during the eighteenth century. In 1979, the Italian government decided to bring back the history and culture of Venice, and sought to use the traditional Carnival as the centerpiece of its efforts. Since then, approximately 3 million visitors come to Venice every year for the Carnival. One of the most important events is the contest for the most beautiful mask which is judged by a panel of international costume and fashion designers.

Techniques :
Sketch , Diorama , Fashion Drawing , Watercolors , Mask Making
During this camp, students will-
  • Discover the very beautiful city, Venice
  • Create a diorama of the city
  • Learn to sketch a landscape (veduta) with perspective
  • Learn to draw silhouettes and clothes
  • Create a mask inspired by the Venetian masks

More infos:

Time: 10:00-12:00/Age: 5-7

13:00-15:30/Age: 8+

Price: 2000rmb/Age 5-7

2500rmb/Age 8+

Location: Sanlitun&Shunyi

Language: English

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