Playing With & For The Community
Yarn Weaving & Printmaking
We were thankful to have received such an amazing response to our workshops that happened on the Goodman Arts Centre Open House. The yarn weaving workshop was therapeutic for the participants, but most are especially interested in the printmaking workshop lead by our Chairperson, Jacquelyn Soo. Though printmaking required templates and tools to be bought at art stores, materials used for the yarn weaving workshop made this form of art very accessible; CDs and yarn threads can be bought almost anywhere.
It was a pleasure to be able to nurture the young about the arts as most of our participants were children accompanied by their parents. We’re pleased to see how our workshops promote family bonding, as we see parents guiding their through the processes of printmaking and yarn weaving. Our workshops also subtly inculcate values such as patience (to learn and go through the processes of creating art), graciousness (because of the shared resources that they need to use), and harmony (work together with their parents and friends in creating their desired piece). Most importantly, they were proud of their work, and that was a fulfilling experience itself.
Photogram & Pinhole
The pinhole workshop conducted by Billy Soh similarly uses recycled materials such as Milo tins and boxes to create the pinhole camera. The workshop required almost zero technology, making it a refreshing experience for most participants, who mostly, at this day and age, are constantly surrounded by technology.
The reaction from people when they start seeing the results of their picture – they were quite amazed at how such a primitive tool could produce something so sharp – were most rewarding. The dark room wonder, together with the abnormality of not requiring a camera to make pictures during the photogram workshop in the evening makes it an absolutely unique experience for them.
We truly appreciate everyone who came and supported us! Til’ next time!