Playing With & For The Community
This is the promised update to the Sunbeam Event held back in November.
November 6th saw SCYA heading west in search of art talent at Sunbeam Home. Forty-nine kids took part in an art competition. The theme was Friends and the competition was the starter-event for a day-long session jam-packed with fun, food, and games (punctuated by a movie), spearheaded by the impressive team at UNAS.
Ranging from tiny tots at 3-years all the way up to 17-years-olds, the kids @ Sunbeam surprised us with their astonishing breadth of creativity. By the end of the 1.5-hour long event (2-hours for some perfectionist Picassos), we had amassed an impressive collection of artwork.
Deciding the top prizes was difficult; each person provided such a unique interpretation, and there were very engaging elements of sensitivity and sophistication in their drawings. Not bad for a quick 1.5hours! In the end we narrowed it down to the Top Three. Because we liked some of the other artworks so much, there were also some very worthy special mentions.
The art competition reminds us that every child is born inherently creative and with a flair for imagination. Every child we met also left an impression with their very strong individuality. Especially with Christmas coming, we hope they continue to nurture their creative talents, and find fun and great use expressing themselves artistically. And maybe perhaps join SCYA as Artists in the future.
Deep-thinkers, careful illustrators, sensitive symbolisms and definitely thinking out of the box:
Ben especially liked this one: “… a very cinematic kind of composition (rule of third composition) and the way he used 2 trees and a rainbow to form the shape of a shelter. When I saw it gave a sense of delight to me.”
Thanks to SCYA Volunteers: Cat, Ben, Nasri, Melanie
We would also like to say Thank you again to UNAS for conceiving and enabling this event. And for their great spirit, bringing warmth to the children (and to us all as well).
Photos: Benedict Chen