This post is on my experience at Hans Art Gallere, or more specifically, the lack thereof.
I received a groupon voucher for a 3-Hour art jamming session from my lovely ex-colleagues at Quadmark, who knew I love painting. Initially I was filled with excitement and anticipation since it would be my first time painting on a proper canvas. My artworks are usually on paper because canvas are not cheap!
The entire Sunday morning was spent researching on acrylic painting tips and ideas. Around noon, I headed to Hans Art Gallere (HAG) which is located at McNair Road. Being a complete idiot at reading maps and finding directions, I took a wrong turn and ended up walking further and further from where I was supposed to head to. After a good 20mins, I found myself at McNair Road, but I couldn’t find unit 37. It felt like I was walking in a maze as the shophouses(?)/terraces(?) all looked the same.
Eventually I arrived at HAG and a guy (probably the art teacher i guess) guided me into his(?) studio(?). There were about 3 huge parrots perched on his front porch and I was afraid that they might peck on me or poop on me lol. The so-called “gallere” was about the size of my bedroom, barely enough space to walk. The first thing I noticed when I stepped in was the sound of dogs barking.
THERE WERE DOGS INSIDE.
YES I’M WRITING TO TELL YOU, IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO GO TO HANS ART GALLERE, THERE ARE DOGS INSIDE. ON THE LOOSE. LOL.
I mean the dogs are not caged up or on leashes.
As someone who is very very very afraid of furry moving animals, dogs and puppies are scary to me. YES THEY ARE CUTE but I freak out when they start barking. That was what happened at HAG. The dogs kept barking.
I stood frozen at my spot even though the art teacher told me to take a seat, thinking if I should just run out.
In the end, I just grabbed the canvas and left the place. I decided that I didn’t need acrylic art lessons and neither did I want to stay in that place with so many pets. So that was my
traumatic experience at HAG. Make sure you’re a pet-lover if you are intending to head there.