peranakan museum singapore - peranakan fabric printing
The Peranakan Museum Singapore invited me to teach four weekend workshops in October 2016 as part of a community outreach programme. With over 55 participants from countries including India, Japan, Philippines, Australia, Germany, South America and Singapore, the workshops were a fantastic chance to share my love of printmaking and Peranakan culture with a diverse audience.
parent-child fabric printing
As a mother of two small children, I know how great art can be for boosting confidence and developing fine motor skills. More importantly, it's a really lovely experience to spend time with your children doing something memorable. I had Japanese children as young as five years enjoy a two-hour session of printing with their parents. It was a fun and satisfying morning for all with kids producing some colourful artwork to kickstart their school holidays! I hope these children will know look at parts of Singapore with new eyes - future Peranakan culture ambassadors!
Express Peranakan Fabric Printing
What happens when you get a group of university alumni friends and neighbours together in Singapore? Lots of fun and laughter, and some beautiful Peranakan inspired prints!
national gallery singapore - linocut workshop
Fantastic session at one of the most beautifully renovated heritage buildings in Singapore! And that's exactly what the inspiration for this linocut workshop came from. Tiles, hand rails, windows, doors and even the roof were part of a fun session of carving and printing.
chinese new year fabric printing
Chinese New Year is such fun - and creating your own handmade table runner is a fantastic way to celebrate the Year of the Rooster. Recent students enjoyed a culturally creative crafting session. I'm always amazed and inspired by the designs that my students come up with. Lovely to meet yet another very international group of people in Singapore.
lasalle college of the arts - block printing on fabric
Love teaching the next generation! I recently enjoyed teaching students at LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore. Seems like just yesterday when I was in art school learning to print myself! It's great to see students from so many different countries coming together to learn.
private workshop 170505
Cheerful designs and cheerful chatting from a recent private group workshop! It was fun to work with participants to come up with their own designs - with a few tweaks along the way. These Japanese participants enjoyed an insight into Peranakan culture and a way to capture their experience!