Witchitrong – Nanmee: Acrylic Workshop
It was a real pleasure to attend the Witchitrong Acrylic workshop at NANMEE, with Ajarn Aree Sutthiphan as the master artist. Ajarn Aree taught us to free our minds and unlearn everything that we have learned in art. This time, just being free and play with colors.
I brought along with me, two of my beloved students, Napassakorn Kittiyopas and Pavaris Thongthanomkul into this exciting acrylic workshop. Honestly, everything was spoken in Thai and a couple of English, so I had Nassakorn translate everything to me. Then later on, painting time! There is no need of translation.
He had us paint a board with brilliant and dark hues, as we want them to be, and when it was dry, he painted on the boards himself. After that he had us stick masking tape on his painted lines. We were using the asking technique. Then we painted our final layer, of any thoughts and ideas we had, on the taped boards. After our boards dried, stripping was fun!
The Witchirong Artist Series is an acrylic paint set that we used during the workshop. Painting with them was an ease and it just worked perfectly the same as western brands. This acrylic paint has been developed by Silapakorn University, Thailand; hoping to produce for the Thai and Asian artist community. Well they did great actually.
I would like to express my gratitude and thanks to NANMEE for having this workshop available to the learning community. Truly it helped us open new avenues towards expressing our thoughts visually. The NANMEE staff has also been great in facilitating our needs and comfort at the venue.