I held a workshop for pre-school children at KOMAGOME1-14cas during my exhibition there. Tomoko Sekineruns Kids ART Studio every Wednesday above the gallery at Tokyo Studio or in the gallery with visiting artists when they are exhibiting.
We asked the children questions about the paintings such as where they thought the scenes were located, what time of day it was, what the season was and their reasons why they thought what they did.
We then asked them to find paintings containing certain aspects such as actions, clothes, expressions and colours.
We demonstrated how the children could draw their own evening view into a bus on black paper then make a window with clear plastic and a frame. We asked them to think carefully about the various aspects that we had looked at in my paintings such as actions and colours when creating their own picture.
It was very interesting to hear the stories that some of the children told around the people in their drawings and also in my own paintings. Also very interesting to see which aspects of my paintings and their own experience they found significant. For example a young, very quiet girl spent her time blending a few colours together which I originally thought was unrelated to the paintings but she had used the same basic colour scheme as in my work and had obviously been looking closely.