Singapore Contemporary Young Artists

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Workshops at Goodman Arts Centre Open House 2015


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.

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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!

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: www.contemporaryart.sg Like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/SingaporeContemporaryYoungArtists Thank you!

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