SELECTED SCHOOL WORKSHOPS:
A series age-appropriate programs designed to create a deeper understanding and appreciation for Batik by learning about design compositiondetails
Students will guided to create a series of paper fastener sculptures that illustrate a variety of different characters and animals in line with a specific theme or story.details
A series of lessons planned for young children and beginners of art to draw inspiration from and to guide our young artists through the various stylesdetails
Our Hike It!Through a stimulating and informative approach, students will be introduced to monument, sculptures and sites of historical importance along the banks of the Singapore River.
Fort Canning Sculpture TrailStudents will get the opportunity to stroll back in time to Singapore’s colonial days where soldiers and a fort on Fort Canning hill stood guard
Heritage Program for Preschool at My Fist Skool at Jalan Besar
An art and heritage integrated program for preschools that exposes children to various cultures and traditions and engages them to produce visually stunning art pieces. These series of workshops are specially designed for preschoolers to be immersed in the richness of different cultures, and experience the joy of art-making with projects such as Batik Painting, creating Indian Oil Lamps, and art with other cultures.
With different activities suited for toddlers to Kindergarten Two, various art techniques are explored to enrich them with basic art skills accompanied with an understanding of Asian culture and heritage. Every child then had the opportunity to share their culture and learn about other Asian cultures in an effort to promote a better understanding of Asian heritage. Our experienced IQkidz facilitators encouraged children to explore a great variety of artistic and cultural expression through this program.
Asian Batik painting
An age-old tradition originated from Jawa. It is an interesting medium for children to experiment with. Using bright colours, children painted on a wax background with sea creatures on a big piece of cheesecloth to create a visually stunning ‘batik-print’ art piece.
Indian Terracotta Oil Lamp
Children were given an oil lamp model and were shown to knead the terracotta clay over the lamp mode to form the shape. They are then encouraged to decorate with sequins on the lamp and paint their colours for some.
Ukiyo-e Japanese Woodblock Prints
Printmaking has evolved from China to different countries. For this, we adopted a simplified version of printmaking that uses plastercine. The imprint on the plastercine is made by using different everyday objects like pegs, chopsticks and paper clips.
A template shape was given to children to trace and form the basic elephant shape. Using foil to cover up the card board, children pressed lightly to obtain the relief effects from the dried glue. Children are then encouraged to paint their elephants any way they want it. A simple, easy project using very common materials, aluminium foil relief creates a tactile work of art that inspires imagination.
Peranakan Beaded Slippers
The children are given pre-cut shapes of slippers cut from felt material. The prep work involves using a single-hole puncher before the children starts on their “sewing” project to create their very own unique Peranakan beaded slippers.