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Fearless Expression Online Workshop – Collaboration with Tallulah

Annie Hamman - January 11, 2016
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  Hello dear friends! I am announcing release of mine and Tallulah’s workshop “Fearless Expression” coming up on 29 February 2016. It is based on my collaboration with my toddler-artist Tallulah Jade Rainbow. It will be showing videos of her creating, us collaborating, and me unfolding under the influence of her example. There will be lots of inspiration, instructions and exercises to do. And also, …

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Tallulah Jade Rainbow 1st solo Art Exhibition

Annie Hamman - June 11, 2015

Tallulah Jade Rainbow 1st solo exhibition “Fearless Expression” officially opened at 6 pm on 4th of June at Bellini Gallery, Hermanus. Creation wine farm kindly supplied red and white wine for the opening, speeches were given and many creative people and artists were present. We received lots of positive comments on the artworks. Some artworks received more appreciation than the others, like it would be …

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Moving from abstract to figurative

Annie Hamman - May 22, 2015
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At some point between 1 and 3 year old your baby might switch focus from painting to drawing. Recently, at 3, drawing became so important to Tallulah, that is had to be incorporated into large canvases that she was painting on. She started drawing for hours and hours, creating detailed world of people doing various things: ballerinas practicing, Cinderella going to the ball, boys playing …

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Variety of Tallulah’s paint application.

Annie Hamman - May 7, 2015
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It’s a good idea to start painting with a couple of brushes and hands. However as Tallulah grew and became more inquisitive, we started adding various tools of application into her repertoire, just so the fun and exploration continues. You don’t have to do all of that variety to achieve great results with your child’s creative development. Hands and brushes REALLY IS ENOUGH. However, for those …

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Set up a space to paint.

Annie Hamman - May 7, 2015
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Setting up a space to paint freely doesn’t have to be stressful logistics. All you need is a space where it’s permissible to do some acrylic splashes around. Best one is an art studio of course, but if you don’t have one, the garage is second best space to go. Layer the floor with plastic from builders warehouse, and if necessary cover the walls and …

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The concept of Fearless Art.

Annie Hamman - May 1, 2015
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We did not come up with the concept of fearless art and then proceeded to implement it. It took us 3 years of Tallulah’s life and observation of her process to realize that what she does is in fact Fearless Art. Children have no fear when it comes to fun creative times. There is no attachment to the outcome, no expectation, no concern to spoil …

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How to react during painting session.

Annie Hamman - May 1, 2015
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Many things will happen during painting session with your child that will take you out of your comfort zone. Paint buckets will be dropped on the floor, poured over, mess created: slippery, sticky and all kinds of inconvenient mess. You will be tempted many times to stop, to say no, to prevent or prohibit something, and even to pull hair out of your head. Don’t. …

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Facing fear as a parent.

Annie Hamman - April 30, 2015
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Main thing preventing a parent to start this project with the baby is fear. Fear is a universal creativity killer, I myself have lots of fear as a professional artist, when I want to start a work of art. Fear leads to doubts, procrastinations, insecurities and ultimately failure to start, to continue or to finish a creative project. I am not a psychologist, but I …

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