Category Archives: Paper Decorating

Join the Book-Making Camp!

Making artist books – July Camp!

Most places at the Explorator/Robinson Crusoe camp have been taken up for July, but there are still spaces available for the Book-making camp!

So, here is the info again:

Book-Making Camp (July camp only)

Come spend a week discovering how to make books. From building the structure to filling it up. Whether to sketch, write down ideas, or keep notes, many different people keep books. In this camp, we will explore what “BOOK” means to us, and find many different ways to expand on the definition.

Run by artist-scientist Isabelle Desjeux, these camps provide structured time to learn a skill and open time to discover and perfect personal interests. A guest artist will make an appearance, providing a different perspective!

Making friends is also a great part of the camp and we invite parents to join us on the very last day, from 11:00am onward to come and view an exhibition of the works, and meet the new friends. Bring some food to share and we’ll have a picnic.

WHO: for children 6 – 12 years old
WHEN: Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 13, 2012 –  9:30am – 12:30 pm
WHERE: l’Observatoire @ Bukit Timah Turf City.
HOW MUCH: $350

For information : call Isabelle at 92734991 or use the form below to send an information request

Announcing: Summer Camps!

Isadora’s Workshop at l’Observatoire

Summer is upon us. Although there will be no camp this June, there will be two new camps this July, and two more in August. The number of participants is limited to 10, so make sure you sign up early!

In line with the new direction taken by Isadora’s Workshop, there will be more tinkering, more science and more discovery in these completely unique art-based workshops. Another novelty is that guest artists, scientists or tinkerers will make their appearance, giving the whole workshop new momentum. Art needs inspiration, so we are going out to get it, and coming back in to do it!

If you want to look at past workshops, check here.

And here are the workshops for this season:

Explorator’s Camp (July and August camps)

Come be a Robinson Crusoe for a week. Learn basic skills for the outdooor. Rope lashing, map-making and navigating, making objects from wood (wood-carving), documenting the world around you… Being an artist in the wild can be hard work, but is very rewarding!

Run by artist-scientist Isabelle Desjeux, these camps provide structured time to learn a skill and open time to discover and perfect personal interests. A guest artist will make an appearance, providing a different perspective!

Making friends is also a great part of the camp and we invite parents to join us on Friday, from 11:00am onward to come and view an exhibition of the works, and meet the new friends. Bring some food to share and we’ll have a picnic – outside if the weather permits.

WHO: for children 6 – 12 years old
WHEN: Monday, July 2 – Friday, July 6, OR Monday,  August 20 – Friday , Aug 24 (2012) –  9:30am – 12:30pm
WHERE: l’Observatoire @ Bukit Timah Turf City.
HOW MUCH: $350
For information : call Isabelle at 92734991, or use the form below to send an information request

Book-Making Camp (July camp only)

Come spend a week discovering how to make books. From building the structure to filling it up. Whether to sketch, write down ideas, or keep notes, many different people keep books. In this camp, we will explore what “BOOK” means to us, and find many different ways to expand on the definition.

Run by artist-scientist Isabelle Desjeux, these camps provide structured time to learn a skill and open time to discover and perfect personal interests. A guest artist will make an appearance, providing a different perspective!

Making friends is also a great part of the camp and we invite parents to join us on the very last day, from 11:00am onward to come and view an exhibition of the works, and meet the new friends. Bring some food to share and we’ll have a picnic.

WHO: for children 6 – 12 years old
WHEN: Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 13, 2012 –  9:30am – 12:30 pm
WHERE: l’Observatoire @ Bukit Timah Turf City.
HOW MUCH: $350
For information : call Isabelle at 92734991 or use the form below to send an information request

Print-Making Camp (August camp only)

Come spend a week re-discovering the ancient art of printmaking. From using naturally-collected material like leaves or wood to new recycled materials like milk-cartons, foam or lino, you will be given the opportunity to try different techniques and experiment with your own. Each participant will be given ample space for exploration and the opportunity to pursue their favorite medium.

Run by artist-scientist Isabelle Desjeux, these camps provide structured time to learn a skill and open time to discover and perfect personal interests. A guest artist will make an appearance, providing a different perspective!

 Making friends is also a great part of the camp and we invite parents to join us on the very last day, from 11:00am onward to come and view an exhibition of the works, and meet the new friends. Bring some food to share and we’ll have a picnic.

WHO: for children 6 – 12 years old
WHEN: Monday, Aug 27 – Friday, Aug 31, 2012 –  9:30am – 12:30 pm
WHERE: l’Observatoire @ Bukit Timah Turf City.
HOW MUCH: $350
For information : call Isabelle at 92734991 or use the form below to send an information request

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

Holiday Workshops

Making Clay Creatures with the children, Photo Credit : Rubin Hashim

March is here and the children need a break. You’ve been asking for them, so here they are… open-studio workshops are back!

My studio will be open for easy, drop-in sessions. Just choose which day you’d like to come and come and join a small group of like-minded 5-12 year olds. The projects listed below are starting points – who knows what you’ll end up inventing! All the material is provided. Just bring an open mind.

On offer for the week of 14th to 18th of March 2011:

Monday is Printmaking. Using recycled material, learn the age-old technique of “etching”, and use a real printing-press to produce a small edition of your drawing.
Tuesday is Design your T-shirt. Bring your own T-shirt or buy one here, and use paints and silk-screen techniques to personalise your T-shirt.

Wednesday is Make a Book. Learn the basics of book-making, design a few books from an A4 page, and come home with a colourful notebook.

Thursday is Polymer Clay. Learn how to make colourful patterns using polymer clay. Invent your own! Make marbles, beads or small creatures.

Friday is Clay Creatures … and their house. Make a polymer clay creature and then make them a house / flying saucer / jungle… to sleep in!

Time:  2-4pm 

Fee:

$40 per child per session.

Book 2 (children or sessions) and get %10 off

Book 3 (children or session) and get 20% off!

Interested? Call 92734991 to book or send me a message, using the contact from below.

 




October: book workshop and holiday camp

Hand-decorated papers

Hand-decorated papers

What’s black and white and red all over? Not the books you make at the workshop, that’s for sure.

Bookmaking Workshop

This month’s parent-child workshops explores the concertina book. Choose from hand-painted papers for the covers, and colourful paper for the inside. After building the basic book, try to make it go further, using a needle and thread. Colourful result guaranteed. And you might be able to put your photographs inside too, or leave it blank, or cut it up some more!

Happening at 5, Hay Market

Saturday 13th 11th October, 2-4pm

4-7 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Fees: $45 (single); $50 (parent-child team)

Sign-up!

Holiday Camp

To coincide with the French School (LFS) and UWCSEA Holiday, there will be a 4-day printmaking camp 28 – 31st October.

Open to children from 7 years old, the workshop will only take 6 children this time. So, please sign up early!