Fieldey was an absolute legend. She truly turned our Gidgets into little mini Picassos with her foolproof techniques. First, she showed us how to prep our boards ie. clean and sand them to get them ready for some colour. She then demonstrated a few techniques on one of the boards. We all watched in awe while Fieldey transformed a boring white board into a stylish stick within 15 minutes. (I’m very excited to say that the demo board happened to be my own board – exclusively painted by Fieldey whoop).
Then it was time to translate what we’ve just learnt onto our own boards. Some gidgets had an idea in their head already and brought templates and photos of boards and/or artwork they liked. Some others (like me) did not quite know yet where to start. It did not really matter though. Fieldey worked with the gidgets individually to help bring their ideas to board and inspired those who had a bit of a creative block or were scared to put that first splash of colour on their board.
Soon everyone was deeply entrenched in ‘pimping’ their boards. It was really nice to see everyone so focused and in the moment. Fast forward six hours later, we ended up with nine different, completely unique boards. It was so much fun and amazing to see the creativity and uniqueness that each gidget brought to ‘board’. What a day! I can’t wait to have another go and spraypaint another board.
In short, we loved the workshop and had a great time. We’ll definitely run another one. Drop us a note at contact@venusgoesgidget if you are keen to join a ‘Gidget Goes Picasso’ workshop and we’ll make sure you’ll be the first to know when the next one is on.