Category Archives: Museum

Drawing Dinosaurs!

Docent drawing of displayed ammonite (graphite and pencil on paper)

Docent drawing of displayed ammonite (graphite and pencil on paper)

Sculpted ammonite (Docent artwork)

Sculpted ammonite (Docent artwork)

I am happy to announce that I will be running Drawing Workshops at the ArtScience Museum for their Dinosaurs: Dawn to Extinction exhibition which opens later this month!

If you are interested, you can get your ticket early to visit the exhibition and make sure to choose one of the dates where I will be running the workshops:

Dates: Sunday 2, 9  & 23 February, 9 & 23 March, 6 & 20 April

– Sketch-a-Fossil:

Bring fossils to life by drawing them in detail. Observation drawing . Make your piece stand out by placing it in a pre-historical landscape (optional collage). Ammonite or Fossilized wood will be our inspiration.

Timing: 45 minute workshops at 12.30pm and 1.15pm

– Sculpting Fun: Shells and Bones:

What better way to understand a fossil than to feel it in 3D? Carve your own sculpted shell or bone out of soap, and bring your replica home. Children under the age of 8 require adult supervision. Ammonite or T-rex claw will be our inspiration.

Timing: 45 minute workshops at 2.30pm and 3.15pm


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!

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

June Holidays

National Museum of Singapore ©Isabelle Desjeux 2011

At the PlayDome!

The program is finally out and there are lots of fun exhibitions, workshops, and interactive artworks to discover at the National Museum of Singapore from mid-May to end of June. For the 3rd time running, I will be participating, this time with a different kind of work.

“2 and 1/2 D Cinema” proposes a unique experience where the children are not only allowed but even encouraged to step into the beam and interact with the film being projected. Using footage from National Archive of Singapore visible in the History gallery as well as from Dr Ivan Polunin archives, this special cinema encourages children to take a second look at cinema, Singapore history, and the stories of others in general. After having interacted with the film, the children are invited to go and see themselves on screen, giving them a fresh look on the footage, and creating a special self-awareness.

For more details, ideas about how to guide the children through the various exhibitions, and how to buy tickets, see the museum guide.

Because of this exhibition, and because of workshops in schools and at various corporations in Singapore, I will not be running any school holiday workshops in June. But do check back for July workshops, if your holidays fall then! And in the meantime, drawing classes continue…

First of a new series: Birthday Workshops at SAM

Last week-end saw the launch of the new Birthday Party program at SAM, run by Isadora’s Workshop!

The theme of the 2-hour party was “Be A Sculptor”. 10 children walked through the Learning Gallery, observed and played games, before exploring everyday materials and transforming them into fun sculptures. Can you guess what the sculptures are made from?

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