Singapore Contemporary Young Artists

Playing With & For The Community

Music Instrument Making with

9th March was a Saturday well spent with family members and some art making!
SCYA traveled to the other side of the island to Boon Lay Community Club for the second workshop of our Let’s Invent Stories art program.

For this session, SCYA instructor Jac and fellow member Rachel taught the families how to make basic percussion instruments to create the sound scape for their own puppet show.

Let’s make a shaker!

Start by pouring the beans into a cut bottle base…


Cut the tip of the balloon and strrrrrettttttttcch it over the bottle base.










Sh-sh-sh-shaking with excitement over easy-to-make shakers!












Next, roll a strip of vanguard into a cylinder and tape both sides to make drumheads.








Make a rope to hang the drum over your neck with.
Look at the families exercising their creativity and twisting the ropes to make a colourful braid!








Colour in your drum! Make patterns! Go crazy!












Yay! Aren’t the designs spectacular?

Lastly, beautify two paper plates and staple them together.
Look, such a gorgeous sunset gradient. Magical!


Attach bells to the plate to make a tambourine.
Too tricky? Get daddy to help!

Screen shot 2013-03-13 at PM 02.52.16

Almost done…

Make some noise!


This Saturday, the workshop will guide participants in inventing their own tall tales and directing their very own puppet show.

Join us!

About scyablog

Singapore Contemporary Young Artists Project (SCYA) is a non-profit Art Society that highlights Contemporary Art by Young Artists in Singapore through several platforms in exhibitions, websites, talks, workshops & commissioned services. SCYA was initiated by Jacquelyn Soo who is an artist, curator and director for SCYA. SCYA has over 10 members in the society contributing ideas, activities to support the organisation. SCYA represents up to 70 Singaporean/PR Artists in their works. SCYA launched their first project in Nov 2008 with a website collaboration with FIVEFOOTWAY that featured 23 Contemporary Young Artists Portfolios on an interactive website. Since then, SCYA have had several collaborations and events organised with corporations, government institutions, NGOS and education institutions, Please visit our website for more details: Like us on Facebook! Thank you!

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This entry was posted on March 13, 2013 by in Others.

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