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Gek Poh Ville CC Light Painting Workshop


This workshop was conducted by Billy Soh and he was assisted by Rachel Seah, both of them are artists.

On 20 and 27 May, students from Millenia Institute and Jurong West Secondary School were treated to two afternoons of workshops on creating lightpainting images for the façade art. Students and teachers had fun making image and drawings in the dark for the façade art creation.

This is part of a community art project with SCYA and People’s Association together with Gek Poh Ville Community Centre. The theme of the community art project is titled: We Love SG.

The idea was to teach students about Concept Photography and to get the community involved in painting façade art. Students were first taught communication through a design process before executing their works.

The students worked in groups and used light painting and figurative portraitures to create stunning and eye catching images, which when arranged in a series spelled out their messages both literally and figuratively.

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Residents and volunteers were given a workshop and introduction on how to do light painting using long exposure method, and given the task to interpret their message in accordance to the theme through a series of images using the light painting method.

What is light painting?

Light painting is a method of photography utilizing moving lights in a controlled manner to create patterns and motifs in a long exposure photograph. It is a highly expressive way of presenting photography and could be used in a series to communicate messages and ideas beautifully.

There is going to be another public session on 14 June from 5-8pm at Gek Poh Ville CC.

The production of the facade art will happen in July 2015

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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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