Category Archives: Craft

Kids Workshops at the STPI!

Kids Workshops at the STPI in 2012

Kids Workshops at the STPI in 2012

I have worked with the STPI before, so it’s a real pleasure to be invited to run more kids workshops this year!

Check the albums of some of these previous events:

“Jazz” at the STPI ; album

“Papiers Collés” workshop

… and make sure you sign up early!

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Tintin, the 3 little pigs, and other original stories: Book-making week

Making Books

Kirsty's testimonial

One of the 20 hand-written letters received after running a book-making workshop for 2nd graders at SJII. The best testimonial ever!

Next week, from Oct 31 to Nov 1st, It’s Book-Binding week… in French (French School Holidays!)

If you are older than 8, you can join! You will get a chance to look through my collection of hand-made artist books, and each day, we’ll experiment with a different book-binding strategy.

Whether it’s wood, leather, cloth, fancy paper, hinges, recycling paper, string, rope, all the material will be there to experiment with.

Could you imagine making making a book with just what you find in the forest? We might just step into the backyard and see what we find…

Check out the poster below (details in English here.)

2 and 1/2 D Cinema

Documenting "2 and 1/2 D Cinema" (Click on the image to see the whole picture)

This June, I invite you to come and visit the National Museum of Singapore with the children. As usual, their Children Season is very well orchestrated, with workshops, shows and interactive art exhibitions. (click for details and tickets)

My own work this year is an interactive installation, presented in the Black Box (3rd Floor), PlayDome. Daily except Mondays, from 10am to 6pm. Make sure to let me know if you’re coming – I’ll try to be there. If not, the facilitators are fantastic in guiding the children through the show:

“2 and 1/2 D Cinema is an interactive cinema experience like no other. 5 short films edited from the Ivan Polunin archives are presented, with new sountrack. Children are invited to step into the beam, onto the stage, and interact with the footage representing everyday life in Singapore in the 50s-60s. All the while, they are being filmed, and can see themselves on the TV screen placed outside the cinema, which transmit the new footage with a 30-second delay.”

Hence, no holiday workshops until 27th of June… But a week of Watercolors and a week of Printmaking for the lucky children who are on holiday then!

Things to come… T-shirts, Sculptures, Cinema, Holiday Program (finally)!

T-shirts, silk-screen printed and ready to be decorated.

Many things are happening this month!

  • I have prepared the T-shirts above for a private party. These were silk-screened using my usual paper-silk-screen technique. The design is simple and the girls will spend some time decorating them using a mixture of textile markers and sparkly liners… I’ll post the result!
  • Another party at the Museum. Remember that you can book your own party at the Singapore Art Museum!
  • Opening on the 7th of June is 2 and 1/2 D Cinema at the Playdome. Make sure you come and visit – you have until the 26th of June. Buy a ticket to one of the shows and get unlimited entry to the exhibitions on that day. Or buy a season ticket and come visit often!
  • Summer Program: 

all happening at 102 Gardenia Road in Sunny Singapore, at the edge of the McRitchie Reservoir!

Week 1:

Monday 27 June – Friday 1 July  Watercolors For children 5-14 years old. Daily, 9.30 am – 12.30 pm. Beginners welcome. We will learn some basics of drawing as well as how to “tame” the watercolor.  
Max. 8 children. Fees: $400, includes material (watercolor paper and paints, brush, folder… to bring home).

Week 2:

Monday 4 July – Friday 8 July Printmaking For children 7-14 years old. Daily 9.30am – 12.30 pm. Beginners or advanced. Beginners will be exposed to various techniques of relief printing, silk-screen printing and intaglio, using a real press. Advanced students will be supervised and inspired in their chosen project.
Max. 5 children. Fees: $500, includes material (plates, printmaking paper, inks… and a folder to bring the art home).
Sign-up or Contact me directly with the form below