Playing With & For The Community
Vanda ‘Miss Joaquim’ also known as the Singapore Orchid is a hybrid orchid cultivar that is Singapore’s national flower. It was chosen on 15 April 1981 to represent Singapore’s uniqueness and hybrid culture.
Ms Jacquelyn Soo & Ms Biddy Low were the artists for the printmaking workshop where Jacquelyn shared a brief history of the printmaking medium and demonstrated the use of the materials, tools and inking process. The participants were very much eager to work on their ideas and quickly took to the styrofoam board which we used for the workshop, penciling down their numerous ideas and designs.
They each took turns to flip through colour books of different types of Orchids and gardening styles which the library has provided. The bright images on the books brought much inspiration for their work.
We noticed that several of them had good drawing abilities and started challenging them to push their drawing capabilities. We also found out that amongst the group, some of the elderly used to practice art in their younger days and very much like to continue creating works. It was a good mix of people whom we had the chance to interact with.
Here are some of the pictures taken during their initial process of drawing and sketching right up to the final inking and printing of their design on paper.
We would be glad to conduct more art classes at the library in the future!