- What is decorative painting?
- What is scrapbooking?
- I am working and can only come for class like once a while. Which class should I take?
- I have no previous art background and was rather poor at art during my school days. Can I still enroll in your class?
Decorative painting as the name suggests, simply means using paint to decorate a room or piece of furniture. Every home needs decorative items that will bring a smile to the face and warmth to the heart. In decorative painting, we mainly use arcylic paints (which are water-based) on wood or canvas. You need not to be artistically talented or have artistic background to learn this form of painting. However, interest is a prerequisite.- Go Top -
To me, scrapbooking is a form of art that is more hands-on as it requires you to do layouts with photographs, letterings and embellishments. It is very therapeutic, just like decorative painting. The creativity of this art is an ideal way to unleaash the inner artist in you, to bring out your own personality.
If you happen to like both arts, but only can choose one, I think scrapbooking will be more suitable. I run workshops for both, but in scrapbooking, a project takes within 3 to 4 weeks. Decorative painting however, requires a bit of practice to master certain techniques and may need a longer time to achieve a certain result. If you can spare a period of 3 weekends (Saturday), in a row, you may be able to finish a project for your home.
As I mentioned above, many of my students think they are not good in art, just because they got a C or D in art in school. Let me tell you a secret: I failed my art in secondary one!
All you need is interest and I can assure you that within a few lessons, you will be able to paint flowers like daisies and rose buds!