Singapore Contemporary Young Artists

Playing With & For The Community

Printmaking Workshop: ‘Orchids for Elderly at Tampines Regional Library’

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. 

This was the theme for the printmaking workshop at Tampines Regional Library held just 2 days ago for a mix group of Elderly and Adults. IMG-20150819-WA0011 IMG-20150819-WA0013 IMG-20150819-WA0014 IMG-20150819-WA0015 IMG-20150819-WA0020 IMG-20150819-WA0021 IMG-20150819-WA0022 IMG-20150819-WA0023 IMG-20150819-WA0024 IMG-20150819-WA0025 IMG-20150819-WA0026

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!

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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