Category Archives: Science

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

December Camp

  • Due to the high demand for the Drawn to Nature Camp, we are opening the camp for a SECOND WEEK from 17 to 21st of December. Sign-up soon as these fill up fast! Call me first to check availability (9273 4991) and fill up the contact form at the bottom of this post so I can send you the registration details.
  • There are still places for the PRINTMAKING session on Thursday 20th December afternoon. Call me first to check availability (9273 4991) and fill up the contact form at the bottom of this post so I can send you the registration details.

I hope to see you before the year ends!

Holiday Program 2012

It’s that time of the year again!

School’s out and kids want to do things.

This year, all holiday activities take place at the new Observatoire at the Blue House in Bukit Timah.

You can sign up for Printmaking for one afternoon or morning (and come home with a set of Christmas cards) in December, or you can sign up for a week of Drawn to Nature camp (Observing nature and drawing inspiration from it) from 10th to 14th of December.

Either way, make sure you visit soon!

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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Drawing and Art Classes

I have had so many requests for individual art classes for 6 – 7 year olds that it is time to open a new class!

We’ll be drawing on Saturdays, from 11.30am to 12.30pm, just after the Open Studio for the older, more independent ones (it means you could always sneak in early to see what these guys are up to).

What do we draw? Animals (lots of them), and then objects around us. We draw from pictures and we draw from real life. We go out to the woods to draw, and we get inspired by each other’s drawing. More information here.

To sign up, fill the form at the bottom or give me a call (9273 4991).

This will be the last drawing session before the relocation above the Blue House School in August. The classes there will take full advantage of the outdoor conditions and will take a twist, since we are becoming l’Observatoire, where science and art are given equal place for discovering our environment.