Tucked away in a corner of myVillage @ Serangoon Gardens, Boulevart is a cosy little studio where guests can have fun and bond with friends and family members over art.
A lover of aesthetics but always unsure of how to get started, I was brimming with anticipation when I went down for the Night Sky + Quotes Workshop. I couldn’t wait to design my very own inspirational quote decor with my preferred wordings, complete with a personalised background.
The interior decoration of the studio was on point. The diamond-tiled black walls were sleek and the minimalist lighting added a sophisticated touch to the room.
There was a blackboard that listed some of the workshops offered by Boulevart, as well as some pro-tips to help you achieve a satisfactory piece of art. Some impressive artworks from previous workshops were on display and really added colour to the room.
With streaks of paint all over the tables and floor left by former workshops, there was an authenticity and charm to the place. Coupled with good music blasting from the stereos, I cannot think of a finer place to indulge in art.
I was given an apron, a paint palette, two brushes and a blank black canvas.
If you are a beginner or a novice like I am, rest assured that you will not feel like a fish out of water at Boulevart. The staff are incredibly friendly and approachable, and will provide you with step-by-step instructions if you need some help.
After I completed the night sky, I headed to the Drying Corner to quickly dry my work.
With my night sky done, I was ready to add stars to it.
When I was doing just that, I messed up big time. There was a huge blob of white paint on my canvas but thankfully, the staff swooped in to save the day by removing it for me.
I added hills and trees next. Now that my landscape and background was complete, it was time for me to prepare to paint a quote on top of it.
We were given the chance to practise our calligraphy before working on the canvas. I’ve never done watercolour lettering before, so the worksheet provided by Boulevart was real handy for me.
I was kiasu and came prepared with a quote for my artwork. The quote that I had in mind was “Your hand touching mine. This is how galaxies collide.” by Sanober Khan. Fret not if you don’t have any quote prepared as Boulevart has a list of inspirational quotes for you to etch onto your canvas.
As the quote I picked is rather long, I had to decide which words I wanted to paint in block letters and which words I wanted to paint in calligraphy.
One of the staff members was super kind and took the time to demonstrate the calligraphy for me. This way, I simply had to replicate what she had already done. She totally gets brownie points for not judging the quote that I picked too!
My hands definitely trembled when I started lettering but as I got into the groove of things, I stopped feeling the stress and simply enjoyed the process.
I was pretty darn satisfied with my artwork and I loved how Boulevart even provided an easel that allows me to proudly display it in my home.
The Night Sky + Quotes Workshop is just one of the many activities offered by Boulevart. Whether it’s for a romantic date, company team-building or just bonding with your friends, they’ve got you covered.
I live in the West and I would say that this workshop was definitely worth the time I took to travel to the North East. So get in touch with your artistic side today and check out the numerous activities that Boulevart has to offer, such as regular painting lessons and adhoc workshops!
Date & Time: Check full listing here
Price: S$58 per pax (For this particular workshop)
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