Hello! Just want to share with you some photos from one of my two workshops last year! I know, this is literally so last year but like always, the memories are so precious that they couldn’t go undocumented. :)
This is the poster I made for the workshop. I set the level to beginner but really, anyone was welcome to join!
♥ Preparations ♥
Before the last week of August, all slots were already taken. I was so relieved! This time, the workshop would be held at the Kawaii PH HQ, so one week before the workshop, we went there to do some general cleaning. While cleaning we found some memorabilia from past Kawaii PH events. Our team doesn’t get to meet up that often nowadays, because of our busy schedules and the fact that we live too far from each other. *Sigh* This general cleaning has become so nostalgic.. T_T
Note/Update: As of today, we have moved out of the Kawaii PH HQ due to reasons beyond my control. :( Typing all these stuff about our good memories there is breaking my heart, but it feels therapeutic as well to get it off my chest.
We used the 2nd floor of the HQ as a stockroom too so there was so much stuff lying around! It was really messy because we rarely get the chance (or motivation, sorry I just realized we were just lazy) to do a general cleaning.
I organized the mess and the tons of boxes we had (got a back injury from lifting a super heavy box full of books), Kaye cleaned the walls, and Francis cleaned the tables and everything else. The outcome was unbelievable, hahaha. We did a great job. *thumbs up*
♥ Workshop Day ♥
Tadaaa~ We totally transformed the HQ!
I was so shy putting up these LMP balloons >< But Francis and Kaye encouraged me to do so, so there they are, hahaha. :D I also made buntings out of some cute faces I made (which were connected to the workshop *wink*)
Prepared some workshop materials for my students~ Handpicked them from a local bookstore and printed some tags on sticker paper for them too!
Francis bought candies for my students~ It was really funny because that Lipps Mango candy would make your tongue and teeth yellow. :)) /sorry/
I also provided them with loot bags with some goodies inside. Hope they liked them!
An early bird! :) Good thing we prepared some magazines for her to enjoy while waiting!
This is how half of the room looked like! :) The spot I’m standing on while taking this photo was used to store all the boxes we organized.
We put some toys on the tables too for decoration. ( tokidoki ahh<3 )
This easel stand from Kawaii in Manila 2 would be used for my *hand made* visual aids.
Here’s the wall Kaye was cleaning last time. We printed out some ~nostalgic~ photos of the team and the Kawaii PH community and decorated the wall with them. Aah, good times. (slowly realizing this is torture, legit tears filling up my eyes right now ;_;)
Some of the students came late so we started around 10:30. It was okay since the intro went so smoothly that we still got to the first lesson in time. Sadly I didn’t get to take pictures during that part since I was so absorbed by their sweet introductions! :)
After the intros, I gave my own intro and the workshop’s intro (lol so many intros), and stated the goal of this workshop: to create a cute character at the end of the day!
The workshop was divided into lessons/parts, and each part would have a short lecture/discussion, then an activity. Obviously I only have photos of the activities though! :)
For the first part of the workshop we did a “Cute Face Generator” activity, like what we did during my first workshop in 2015. I think this is going to be a signature activity of mine, haha.
I asked them to create a cute face based on what they find cute using the cutouts I provided. (Thanks Mama for helping me cut these out!)
This activity is meant to determine their taste in terms of “cuteness”. My personal taste is basically fluffy and silly, hahaha.
They were so engrossed in the activity, yay!
They also seemed to be having fun~ :D
Here are the faces they made! So cute!
For the next activity we practiced on drawing my signature (lol) head shape: the Marshmallow Head™ :))
Then some basic angle studies~
*Extreme focus* :D
We had a working lunch because they really wanted to finish their activities. :)
I personally prepared their lunch too! It’s a hearty ham-bacon-cheese-lettuce-tomato sandwich with chips and iced tea on the side. I’d like to thank Francis, Kaye, Ashley, Nona, and Mica for helping out with serving the food!
Their activity during lunch was drawing some objects in their simplest, cute form. This was my sample:
This was my favorite thing to do when I was just starting out with drawing. I doodled everything cutely and put silly faces on them. :))
They seem to be doing really well!
Random picture time! Clair look here lol :)) And oops Pri got cropped oh no :( Let’s try that again
Better! Haha ok back to drawing :)
Next activity was drawing hair, since we’ve covered drawing the head and face.
My only rule was to make the hair as fluffy as possible (because basically that’s what I do heheh)
~happy working soOoOng~
Random picture time again, haha! This time, close-ups~
10 bright students~ No bias 8D
Next was drawing the (human) body. I told them they can create any kind of character that they want, but for this lesson we’ll try to draw the human body as simple and as cute as possible. :)
Of course, we were just using the style that I usually use in my drawings, but they were free to incorporate their own style in any point of the activities.
They also practiced in making different poses using the stick figure guide.
Eeep so cute! :D
Fast learners, amirite? 8)
For the last 3 activities, they were to create their own character using the techniques they learned in the previous activities. First part is sketching, then outlines, then lastly, coloring!
Check out their progress in the photos below:
Work work work~
And now for the last activity: coloring!
I shared with them some coloring techniques and watercolor basics. Most of them were literally beginners in watercolor, but they seemed to be doing well!
Blending technique~ Quite good for a beginner!
I love the curly hair~ *wink*
Una was so efficient, she made two characters! :)
Tadaa~ the artists and their masterpieces! ♥
As cute as their drawings :D
My camera’s settings were messed up so some of the photos were too bright or too dark ;A; Tried to save them as much as I could though!
My workshop coincided with the garage sale (downstairs) so after the workshop, some of the students went on a shopping spree! :)
So that’s it! Thank you so much to all of my students and to everyone who helped too. I’m sorry if I just posted this now, but I do have another workshop post coming up so please stay tuned! 8D
Cheers, Chichi ♥