Activity 1: Street Food Sketching.
Instructor: Anita Ryanto (Singapore)
Singapore is a small island with a rich cultural diversity. Her island people include races from all over the world. Her street food embodies and reflects this rich cultural heritage.
The diverse heritage of Singapore’s street food is definitely worth sketching. In this activity, the participants will take away with them some cultural knowledge of the local cuisine from the major ethnic groups – Chinese, Malay & Indian including Peranakan.
They will get to taste the colors and feel the textures of Singapore Street Food through sketching in pen and watercolour. And they get to taste the food, too!
An introduction to Singapore’s Street Food and Cultural Heritage will mark the start of the activity. There will be a variety of food and drinks from the major ethnic groups – Chinese, Malay, & Indian including Peranakan. Anita will conduct a brief food sketching demonstration and will be sharing some useful tips such as capturing and simplifying the forms, mixing colours, applying tonal values and creating textures to make the sketch look appetizing and tempting. A short Q&A session follows.
In the next one and a half hours participants will get into action. They can choose to sketch any or all of the food and drinks. Anita will be going around to give feedback and guidance as and when needed.
When the sketches have been done, it is then time for a showcase, sharing experiences and food tasting!
Participants should be able to:
- Simplify forms and shapes through seeing and observing
- Apply appetizing colour mixtures
- Explore different fun ways to create textures
- Use tonal values to enhance their sketches’ 3-Dimensional look
- Watercolour pad or loose watercolour paper (minimum size: A5, maximum size: A4)
- Waterproof drawing pen (for example: Sakura PIGMA MICRON 0.5 or 0.8)
- Waterbrush (Pentel is good)
- Watercolour paints (travel palette is ideal). For paint tubes, please bring the following colours: Burnt Sienna, Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Alizarin Crimson, Sap Green, Burnt Umber, Ultramarine, Payne’s Grey.