April 13, 2016
The Crafters Marketplace: Creative Doodling & Basic Coloring Workshop
Everyone of us have those creative juices. You just need to learn how to express it. When I was on my younger years (naks tumatanda na eh!), I used to join poster making contest and together with my cousins, we would draw our favorite anime cartoons. I hoped I could show you my drawings. But fast forward to today, I actually forgot on how to even draw an eye! Thanks to Mommy Bloggers Philippines & Crafters Marketplace, we are provided a free workshop for Creative Doodling & Basic Coloring Workshop. The workshop was facilitated by Mr Ian De Jesus, who is an artist and a passionate graphic artist.
The workshop was held at the Crafters Marketplace workshop area just beside the Rustan's Supermarket, Shangrila Mall. You will not miss the place because of it's beautifully doodled wall! Sarap kulayan! The doodled wall was made by the facilitator itself, Mr Ian De Jesus. Galing!
Before we start and while waiting for the other mommies to come, I visited the The Crafters Marketplace super cute store. There are a lot of eye candy items here! Too bad I don't have extra cash that time.
There are handmade jewelries that are made from polymer clays.
You can even design your own jewelry!
How cute is this owl?
Here is the section for Ant's Pocket where you can see items that are made out of felt cloths. From alphabet numbers, puppets, key-chains, animal dolls and veggies!
I was on the search for a felt store for quite some time now to make felt crafts. I have been collecting pins from Pinterest for felt arts and never started it. So now I finally saw a store where I can buy some!
Going back to the workshop, we took a group shot first with Mr Ian De Jesus together with my very dear friend Eve. This is the first event of Eve as a mommy blogger (yes! with a lot of encouragement from me! hehehe). Please support her blog here.
The workshop was generously sponsored by Faber-Castell. We used the Faber-Castell Polychromos Colour Pencils and 4 Pitt Pens. Faber-Castell produces high quality office, technical, artists' and general-purpose pencils and pens.
The workshop is for Creative Doodling & Basic Coloring. Ian first explained that doodles are formed from basic lines that we all know. If you are a fan of coloring books, you are very much familiar with doodles. When I see doodles, I thought that it was hard to do with all those beautiful designs. Ian explained and show us the basic on how to create your own doodle.
He handled us this sheet on where we would practice on making different lines for our doodles. We practiced on making different straight lines, curved lines, geometrical and uneven shapes.
He then taught us about the color wheel. I was not new on how to use the color wheel because we also use this to design websites for our customers from my line of work. It was really informative on learning what colors to use and what are colors that will complements each other. He also taught us on strokes on coloring. I didn't even know that there are strokes! He He He! There are the back and forth strokes and scrambling. He also showed us on how to blend the complemented colors and how to do the layering.
Now, the trick on the right colors to use on the paper that you will use is to try and test everything first.
We then started on how to make doodles from the lines that we just practiced. I loved this part because it shows how those lines can create forms and make it to something really really cute! The above image are the samples that I made out of the different lines. Ian mentioned that on doodles, images just repeats itself. At first glance, it may seem overwhelming but when you finally practiced on how to do it, you can definitely create your own doodle art!
And here is what my final product looks like. You like it? I thought I was some kind of professional doodler after this! So proud of myself lang! Ha Ha Ha! I honestly enjoyed the workshop and didn't feel that the workshop was almost done. So bitin! I wanted to buy pens after this and fill out the black notebook that was given to us.
So for all the mommies I definitely recommend The Crafters Marketplace Workshops where kids can learn different crafts not just doodle alone. And note that they do have a very affordable price and I can guarantee you that your kids will definitely enjoy their summer vacation. Please check the schedules below.
A big thanks to Mr Ian De Jesus who made the workshop so easy and fun! Special thanks to Mommy Bloggers Philippines for the invite and of course to The Crafters Marketplace.
The Crafters Marketplace
Owners: Sunshine Asuncion-See and Alma Borruel-Ramirez
Rustan’s Grocery, Lower Level, Shangri-La Mall, EDSA
Supplies Page: www.facebook.com/craftersnscrappers
Contact Information: email@example.com