中国书法 (中级班) Chinese Calligraphy (Progressive) Dec/Jan Wed 1.30pm

完成初学者班后,学员将能在导师周和顺的指导下,练习更多行书与楷书并提升书法技巧。

After completing the workshops for beginners, participants can now take their calligraphy skills to another level through this workshop. They will learn and practice more regular and cursive styles with the guidance of Mr Chew Ho Son.

Sessions will be conducted mainly in Mandarin, PowerPoint in English and Chinese. Participants should complete the beginner courses or have basic calligraphy techniques.

周和顺 Chew Ho Son
前南洋理工大学财务处处长。(1981-2009年任职于南洋理工大学) 。获北京清华大学书法艺术高级研究课程证书 。2010年开始为南洋理工大学孔子学院中华文化怡养研修课程及国际学生交流课程书法兼职导师;人民协会合格书法导师 (PA Trainer) 。曾参加新加坡及中国、韩国、法国等区域及国际书法比赛。作品曾在各地展出或被收藏。

Mr Chew Ho Son graduated from the Nanyang University. He worked at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) from 1981 – 2009 and was the former Director of Finance at NTU. Mr Chew received his professional calligraphy training at Tsing Hua University in Beijing. He has been sharing his passion for the Chinese culture and calligraphy through teaching at various communities.

Dates : 20, 27 Dec 2017, 3, 10, 17, 24 Jan 2018 (Wednesday) 6 sessions
Time : 1.30pm to 4pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10
Fee payable : $24.00 per participant (includes course notes)

Additional items to bring :
please bring your own material set

Class will start with minimum 8 participants

Click link below to register :

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/chinese-calligraphy-progressive-decjan-wed-130pm-tickets-39642807705

Please refer to the below flyer or contact us for more information.
For other payment modes, please send us an email u3a.carol@gmail.com

An Introductory to the Frank Reilly Method of Portrait Sketching (Dec Wed 10am)

Join Alan in this 2-session workshop to learn drawing techniques and step-by step construction of the facial features using the Frank Reilly Method, a drawing method used by many professional artists which produces an accurately structured rhythms in portraits drawing.

  • General proportions and observation of the head and its features
  • Brief anatomy of head structure
  • Study of rhythms on the face, its planes and contours
  • Practical application on the portrait drawing

* recommended for participants who have completed beginners and/or intermediate workshop(s)

About Mr Alan Wong
Alan Wong picked up drawing as a hobby and mainly self-taught, while he was a young student. He enjoys Chinese calligraphy, water colour painting, oil painting and more, however, his personal favourite is portrait sketching. Prior to his retirement, he was a Facilities Manager for the Data Centres of several multinational companies handling electrical, cooling, fire and security systems and networks, etc. Now, retired at age 69, Alan actively volunteers in community services and provides free tuition to students from single parent family.

Dates : 20, 27 Dec 2017 (Wednesday) 2 sessions
Time : 10am to 12.30pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10
Fee payable : $10.00 per participant (includes course notes and tracing paper)

Additional items to bring :
Drawing materials set including the normal kneaded and rubber erasers, graphite pencils, drawing board etc. 

Class will start with minimum 8 participants

Click link below to register :

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/an-introductory-to-the-frank-reilly-method-of-portrait-sketching-dec-wed-10am-tickets-39861220985

Please refer to the below flyer or contact us for more information.
For other payment modes, please send us an email u3a.carol@gmail.com

中国书法 (初级) Chinese Calligraphy (Beginner) Dec/Jan Tue 1.30pm

课程目标 Programme Outline

书法被认为是东亚的重要艺术和最优雅的写字形式。导师将介绍介绍有关汉字书写艺术、发展史、基本书写常识 (执笔与运笔方法、基本笔画、书写汉字规律)。学员将学习基本的技法。欣赏与练习书法字的简单结构。理论与实践,练习配合。

Calligraphy, the art of writing Chinese characters, is an highly regarded visual art form of Chinese culture. During the calligraphy workshop, you will be introduced to the Chinese calligraphy and its history. Participants will also learn the correct postures and skills of handling brush, the basic brush strokes and its fundamental rules, character structure/planning and more. At the end of the session, you will be able to appreciate the art of Chinese calligraphy and create your own meaningful artworks.

导师周和顺 Chew Ho Son
前南洋理工大学财务处处长。(1981-2009年任职于南洋理工大学) 。获北京清华大学书法艺术高级研究课程证书 。2010年开始为南洋理工大学孔子学院中华文化怡养研修课程及国际学生交流课程书法兼职导师;人民协会合格书法导师 (PA Trainer) 。曾参加新加坡及中国、韩国、法国等区域及国际书法比赛。作品曾在各地展出或被收藏。

Mr Chew Ho Son graduated from the Nanyang University. He worked at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) from 1981 – 2009 and was the former Director of Finance at NTU. Mr Chew received his professional calligraphy training at Tsing Hua University in Beijing. He has been sharing his passion for the Chinese culture and calligraphy through teaching at various communities.

Dates : 19, 26 Dec 2017, 2, 9, 16, 23 Jan 2018 (Tuesday) 6 sessions
Time : 1.30pm to 4pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10
Fee payable : $30.00 per participant (includes a set of materials)

Additional items to bring :
please bring a bag to bring home material set

Class will start with minimum 8 participants

Click link below to register :

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/chinese-calligraphy-beginner-decjan-tue-130pm-tickets-39642416535

Please refer to the below flyer or contact us for more information.
For other payment modes, please send us an email u3a.carol@gmail.com

Christmas Decorative Origami Wreath (8 Dec 2pm)

Join us for a 1-session workshop and learn the art of Japanese origami to make your very own Christmas Decorative Wreath in your chosen colours. Participants will make and bring home one 20cm origami wreath.

About Ms Susan Goh and Ms Jennifer Lim
As a child, Susan has been passionate about origami. She conducts origami workshops at South Central Family Centre where she actively volunteers and shares her skills and knowledge in origami to the seniors and children.

Jennifer is an arts and crafts enthusiast. She has attended art appreciation classes at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and keeps herself abreast of all kinds of crafts. Like Susan, she also volunteers at the South Central Family Centre and shares her passion with the seniors.

Dates : 8 Dec 2017 (Friday) 1 session
Time : 2pm to 4.30pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10
Fee payable : $6.00 per participant 
(includes materials to make a 20cm christmas wreath and use of glitter glue )

Additional items to bring : Box to contain completed project

Class will start with minimum 8 participants

Click link below to register :

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/christmas-decorative-origami-wreath-8-dec-2pm-tickets-39901679999

Please refer to the below flyer or contact us for more information.
For other payment modes, please send us an email u3a.carol@gmail.com

Crystal and Pearl Ornaments for Beginners (6 Dec 1.30pm)

In this 1-session workshop, you will learn the basics how to wire wrap crystals and pearl together and combine them in different ways to create your very own ornaments. Participants will bring home a stylish necklace and 3 keychains. These handmade ornaments make perfect Christmas gifts!

About Ms Joyce Tng
An ardent art and craft lover, Joyce has dabbled her hands in various handiworks including sewing, knitting crochet, and even card making. A self taught beader, she delights in creating exquisite beads pieces and has shared her passion with handicraft enthusiasts at Bukit Batok Community Centre, Bukit Batok Resident Committee and Methodist Girls’ School ( Primary). She regularly attends courses to learn new skills and crafts and eagerly shares her newly acquired knowledge with her peers.

Dates : 6 Dec 2017 (Wednesday) 1 session
Time : 1.30pm to 4pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10
Fee payable : $8.00 per participant 
(includes materials to make 1 necklace and 3 keychains)

Additional items to bring : 
Round nose plier 
Wire cutter plier 
Box to contain completed ornaments

Class will start with minimum 8 participants

Click link below to register :

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/crystal-and-pearl-ornaments-for-beginners-6-dec-130pm-tickets-39946094845

Please refer to the below flyer or contact us for more information.
For other payment modes, please send us an email u3a.carol@gmail.com

Ping Shuai (Level Arm Swing) Qigong – Nov Wed 2pm

A project supported by the LearnSG Seed Fund ~ Every Day, A Learning Day

PING SHUAI (LEVEL ARM SWING) QIGONG

Qigong is an integration of physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intentions.  Qigong exercises can help you with your digestion, backaches, leg and knee pains, and many other illnesses. The key to long-term health therefore lies in enhancing the free circulation of “qi” to increase stability and peacefulness of mind.

  • What is Qigong
  • Health Benefits of Qigong
  • Qigong Exercises
  • Guided Meditation

About Mr Thomas Kuan
Thomas Kuan was introduced to Ping Shuai Qigong (Level Arm Swing) when he met Master Lee Feng-San Shifu in Taiwan in 2013. Since then, he had helped to promote this qigong in Singapore. He is certified Ping Shuai Qigong facilitator. 

Date : 1 and 8 Nov 2017 (Wednesday) 
Time : 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10
Fee payable : $13.00 per participant 

Attire : Dress comfortably, not too tight and preferably flat shoes, sports shoes or sandals. 

Class will start with minimum 8 participants

Click link below to register :

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/ping-shuai-level-arm-swing-qigong-nov-wed-2pm-tickets-38828176120

Please refer to the below flyer or contact us for more information.
For other payment modes, please send us an email u3a.carol@gmail.com

Stage Alive! Drama Workshop (Nov/Dec Mon 2.30pm)

A project supported by the LearnSG Seed Fund ~ Every Day, A Learning Day

STAGE ALIVE!

This workshop seeks to develop your interest and passion in drama. Through group exercises, pair work and role plays, we will bring you to a new level of appreciation of this performing art form. Gain personal satisfaction, have fun and make new friends who will journey with you in this dramatic experience!

1. Body Control
2. Body Movement
3. Vocal Techniques 
4. Diction 
5. Breathing Technique
6. Eye Communication 
7. Line Ownership 
8. Theatre Lingo 
9. Improvisation 
10. Characterisation

About Ms Debbie Lee Lodge
Debbie is a trainer in Communication Skills by profession and is a freelance actress for stage and film. She is a member of Ageless Theatre, a non-profit drama society for seniors. She also enjoys writing plays and directing them. She hopes that through drama, seniors will discover hidden talents which will open new doors for them.

Dates : 27 Nov, 4, 11, 18 Dec 2017 (Monday)
Time : 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10 
Fee payable : $16 per participant (includes course notes)

Dress Code : Casual and comfortable

Class will start with minimum 8 participants

Click link below to register :

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/stage-alive-drama-workshop-novdec-mon-230pm-tickets-38717168092

Please refer to the below flyer or contact us for more information.
For other payment modes, please send us an email u3a.carol@gmail.com

Eco-Craft (Bear & Friends) – Nov Monday 1.30pm

A project supported by the LearnSG Seed Fund ~ Every Day, A Learning Day

ECO-CRAFT (BEAR & FRIENDS)

Looking for Christmas gifts?  Nothing beat your own handmade ones!  Learn to make this kawaii Bear and its good friends; Little Bunny and Prince Froggy. These special gifts are suitable for the young and also for young-at-heart!   

*Material used is made from paper pulp.  It is eco-friendly; lightweight; water resistant and softer than rattan.

About Ms Janice Tay
Janice has always been passionate about crafts and has been pursuing it full-time since she retired. In recent years, she started to do craft weaving using only eco-friendly materials made from paper pulp and creates beautiful handbags, baskets and household items. She hopes to share her skills and interests with others who are equally passionate in learning crafts.

Dates : 6 and 13 November 2017 (Monday)
Time : 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10 
Fee payable : $13.50 per participant (includes materials for 3 designs and pattern copy)

Additional items to bring :

Scissors 
Measuring Tape 
Handicraft glue 
Small Screwdriver 
Small laundry pegs

Class will start with minimum 8 participants

Click link below to register :

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/eco-craft-bear-friends-nov-monday-130pm-tickets-38676356022

Please refer to the below flyer or contact us for more information.
For other payment modes, please send us an email u3a.carol@gmail.com

Salt Dough Figurine (Halloween Special) Oct Tues 2pm

A project supported by the LearnSG Seed Fund ~ Every Day, A Learning Day

SALT DOUGH FIGURINE (HALLOWEEN SPECIAL)

Salt dough is an inedible organic modelling material which can be easily made by mixing flour, salt, water and oil. Food colouring can be added to the dough to give it colour. In this session, Catherine will share the recipe and demonstrate how to prepare the dough. Participants will also learn to make and bring home their Jack-O-Lantern.

About Ms Catherine Loo
Catherine was born in Hong Kong and had lived in Canada for 30 years. Since coming to Singapore in Sept 2007, Catherine has been an active member and a volunteer for WINGS starting 2009. Her outgoing and sociable personality has gained her many new Singaporean friends. She enjoys teaching and has been sharing her skills with her peers on courses like Sudoku, Paper Craft, Chair Exercise and Fondant decoration.

Dates : 24 October 2017 (Tuesday)
Time : 2pm to 5pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10 
Fee payable : $10 per participant (includes materials for 1 figurine)

Additional items to bring : 
Face cloth for cleaning 
2 sandwich bags 
Mrt card or unused card 
Plastic container to keep your art pieces

Class will start with minimum 8 participants

Click link below to register :

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/salt-dough-figurine-halloween-special-oct-tues-2pm-tickets-38698954615

Please refer to the below flyer or contact us for more information.
For other payment modes, please send us an email u3a.carol@gmail.com

Plaster-cast Sculpture (Leaves) Oct Mon 2pm

A project supported by the LearnSG Seed Fund ~ Every Day, A Learning Day

PLASTER-CAST SCULPTURE (LEAVES)

Plaster-cast sculpting is a technique of making a copy of a 3-dimensional form using plaster strips. During the workshop, you will learn to cast sculptures using real leaves and explore different colour finishing for the sculptures. Be creative by using outrageous colours so your artwork will stand out! At the end of the workshop, you will get to create your masterpiece of two different leaves and make like-minded friends.

About Ms Tang May Mey
May Mey is currently a Visual Arts Program Instructor with the Down Syndrome Association. Besides painting classes, she has also conducted various craft workshops such as Decoupage, Clay Art and Plaster-cast Sculpture for their members. May Mey has various experiences in conducting workshops at major events, outreach road shows, social and corporate events for organisations such as the Down Syndrome Association, Singapore Heart Foundation and Manulife Singapore. She is also teaching art and crafts at Crestar for children 4 to 8 years old.

Dates : 23 and 30 October 2017 (Monday)
Time : 2pm to 4.30pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10 
Fee payable : $12 per participant 
(includes 2 leaves, plaster strips and use of acrylic and shimmer paint)

Additional items to bring : 
Apron and Cleaning cloth 
Hairdryer Scissors 
Paint brush 1cm 
Small round container 
Newspapers 
1 container to store the delicate leaves (20 x 20 x 10cm)

Class will start with minimum 8 participants

Click link below to register :

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/plaster-cast-sculpture-leaves-oct-mon-2pm-tickets-38795352945

Please refer to the below flyer or contact us for more information.
For other payment modes, please send us an email u3a.carol@gmail.com