Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf Show 233 Self-Service Paint Studio: An Excellent and Therapeutic Activity to Add to Your Itinerary
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「There’s an Artist in All of Us 」（每個人心中都住著一個藝術家）。
“There’s an Artist in All of Us.”
I am not sure how the artists’ favourite quote originated, but I lived it last week. Painting is therapeutic. When I was hospitalized for four months in Toronto Rehab, the hospital arranged a painting session each week for patients. Painting can not only relieve stress but also boost creativity and help children with neurological disorders such as autism or ADHD disorder. “Art therapy” provides non-verbal expression and communication opportunities with the world. Hospitals in the Arab also had dedicated space for music since Medieval times. painting is also an excellent parent & child activity.
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Taipei’s travel destination – Tamsui is not just about street food and beaches. Show 233, a self-service paint studio also allows one to create their own unique master art piece for a souvenir. Who knows, if you’re lucky, you might even be able to sell your painting for $50,000 like Dell (Kevin Hart) in the new movie “The Upside.”
I love painting but due to commitment issues I’ve never gotten any paint sets or brushes. When I discovered paint lounges and self-service paint workshops in Canada I loved the idea.
I called myself an artist when I was little. I turn Confucius and Abraham Lincoln in my textbooks all into The Ring with my pencils. Even my exam papers became my canvas. Painting was my only hobby, I never wanted to ruin it by committing to it. So I never had tools. When I learned about Show 233 Gallery‘s walk-in paint studio, I had to experience it myself.
- Show 233魚藏文化館在短短三年之內就開了兩館。我們去的是二館，位於觀海路199號。二館進去後的前部分是魚藏文化館跟「亞洲插畫學會」一起合辦的展覽，後面是自助式的畫室。殘邊去的時候展覽現場有12位插畫家在這邊的作品，魚藏文化館每期會更換不一樣藝術家的作品做展覽。
Show 233 opened two locations in just three years. We went to the second one located at 199 Guanhai Road at Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf. The first section of the second location is an art gallery where artists’ works from the Asian Illustrator are exhibited. There were artworks from 12 artists on display when we went. They work with different artists for each exhibition. The back room is where the self-service paint studio and workshop is.
In addition to the paintings, there are also other designers products like hand-made wooden watches by a watchmaker from Hong Kong, perfect for a souvenir gift. There is a dreamy room at the back of the Show 233‘s second location with colourful murals painted by the artists on site. There is a different theme for every exhibition and the Undersea world happens to be my favourite when I visited, I was brought into an illustrated version of The Maldives where I swam with the whale sharks and mermaids.
Show 233 is very thoughtful and prints guests’ desired images beforehand so that they can be used as samples when painting. If painters don’t have their own images, they also supply some painting samples. The standard size of each painting is 30 × 40 cm, which is travelers’ friendly and can be fitted into a carry on suitcase. Larger canvases are also available at an additional price. Pigments are all acrylic, which is longer lasting.
秀之藝術233自助畫室魚藏文化館計費方式 / Show 233 Paint Studio Pricing ：
Self-service painting is price by age/painting. Children under second grade of elementary school or seniors over the age of 65 are only $400; student price is only $500; regular price is $700. They also have package prices. Guests who just want to color can also use the blank masks, canvas bags and models to color. For a day of therapeutic activity and a priceless masterpiece to take home, this price is too cheap.
- 殘編因為本來是左撇子，卻又左身癱瘓，所以功力遠不如從前，聽到兩位友人自稱都是首次作畫沒經驗，心裡就比較放鬆一點。不知道是兩位友人在喇叭嘴，還是現場老師指導太有方，這兩位「自稱沒經驗的初手」畫的都比殘編好。魚藏文化館二館有三位值班的美術老師，我們去的時候是台北藝術大學的Annie 老師值班，她非常的專業，不但幫大家擠好每人作畫需要的顏色，帶著沒自信或中間卡住的我們突破層層難關，也會不時地觀摩我們的進度，並且跟我們提出專業的建議。在她細心專業的指導之下，一個下午竟教出了達維特、梵谷、還有畢卡索（殘編是抽象的畢卡索🤪）
I am left-handed, my stroke results in left side paralysis so it was comforting to hear that both of my friends are painting for the first time (so they claim). Maybe Annie is a super instructor, both of them ended up creating masterpieces.
There are three art instructors taking shifts at Show 233 Gallery. Our instructor, Annie graduated from Taipei University of the Arts. She is very professional and guides us to break through the obstacles whenever we are stuck. She successfully trained us into, Jacques-Louis David, Van Gogh, and Picasso in just one afternoon (the abstract Picasso style being myself).
Show 233 provides the right environment that allows people to fully immerse in the mood for painting: No time-limited pressure, relaxing background music, and a beautiful backdrop including the beautiful views of the Lovers Bridge at Fisherman’s Wharf. Guests can also bring their own snacks and drinks in case they get hungry. With the right setting, everyone can become a great artist!Collaborations or become one of us（邀稿、合作、或加入「時尚高潮的團隊）： 賴 （Line）ID: Tinkeebellezza ( 沒有 @，“T”大寫，要傳訊息才看的到哦！） Line App ID: Tinkeebellezza ( Capital “T,” without @, please send us a message, so we don’t miss you!) https://line.me/ti/p/Riv8JfyrwU Email: email@example.com 電話/ WhatsApp: (+886) 958771010 追蹤＆按讚 / Connect with us： ＦＢ （Facebook): http://www.facebook.com/fashionecsta 追蹤： @FashionEcstasy ( I G、 推特） follow: FashionEcstasy (Instagram & Twitter) 還有： @Tanya.fashionecstasy (IG) @HsuTanya (Twitter) Also: @Tanya.fashionecstasy (Instagram) & @HsuTanya (Twitter) Youtube YT訂閱 / Please subscribe to our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/FashionEcstasydotcom?sub_confirmation=1