June Sharing Session ~ Prevent Osteoporosis the Natural Way 2pm

June Sharing session 19 June 2pm

Prevent Osteoporosis the Natural Way

Osteoporosis has been a growing health concern worldwide. Hip fractures in those over 50 years increased 5 times for women and 1.5 times in men from the late 1960’s to the late 90’s in Singapore.

But did you know that osteoporosis is largely preventable? Join our senior volunteer speaker David, who will share with you his own experience and journey in osteoporosis prevention through natural means.

*Note: Speaker is presenting his views through his own learning experience and is merely for information, not medical advice or instruction. Participants should consult a medical professional for any medical issues.

About Mr. David Chua
David started his career as a secondary school teacher before switching to the banking and property industry. At the age of 40, he decided to take charge of his own health and got himself certified as an Enzyme Therapist with the Transformation Enzyme Corporation (USA)*; and started his career in the health sector. Now retired and at age 70, he is proud to stay medicine-free and pain-free!

*a company that specialises in the development of high quality digestive enzymes

Date : 19 June 2017 (Monday)
Time : 2pm to 4pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10 – Arena
(turn right after exit lift)

FREE ADMISSION. Feel free to invite your family and friends. 

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/june-sharing-session-prevent-osteoporosis-the-natural-way-2pm-tickets-35164037583

Conceptual Drawing and Cognitive Enhancement (Jul Thursdays 10am)

CONCEPTUAL DRAWING AND COGNITIVE ENHANCEMENT

Conceptual drawing is a drawing skill that enables participants to develop and create new art ideas from an existing idea. Participants will also be taught simple drawing skills such as the fundamental elements and principles of arts and rendering* skills to enable them to draw and render objects. At the end of the workshop, participants would have learnt basic conceptual thinking skill to enhance their cognitive development as well as emotional and physical development. *Rendering refers to colouring, pencil-shading, ink-marking etc.

About Dr. Kay Kok

Dr. Kay Kok Chung Oi is an established interdisciplinary visual artist, art researcher and art educator. One of her artworks entitled “Virtuous Cycle” is located at the platform level of Macpherson MRT Station. She has also presented in international conferences and published her works internationally. She is currently an associate trainer at SEED Institute and associate faculty member at UniSim; and is also an advisory committee member for People’s Associate Children’s Art.

Dates : 13, 20, 27 Jul, 3 Aug 2017 (Thursday)

Time : 10am to 12.30pm

Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10

FEE PAYABLE : $42 (includes course notes and drawing object)

Additional items to bring :
A3 or B4 Sketchbook
Coloured Pencils (min. 12 colours)
Drawing Pencils (HB, B)
Soft eraser
Sharpener

Class will start with minimum 8 participants

Click on the link below to view the photos from workshop.

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Click link below to register :

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/conceptual-drawing-and-cognitive-enhancement-jul-thursdays-10am-tickets-35165834959

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

Please arrive 10 mins before class starts for registration.

Not eligible for SkillsFuture Credit.
Ticket confirmation based on full payment received upon registration.
Please register under waitlist if the workshop is full so we can send the information for next intake on priority list.

Portrait Sketching (Intermediate) (July Friday 2pm)

PORTRAIT SKETCHING (INTERMEDIATE)

Review basic foundations and learn more in-depth techniques on realistic portrait sketching.

Topics Covered :

  • Detailed usage of different drawing materials
  • Anatomy Fundamentals ; study facial features
  • Approach to realistic portrait sketching
  • Drawing portraits at different angles

* recommended for those who have completed Beginners workshop

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 : 7, 14, 31, 28 July, 4 Aug 2017 (Friday)

Time : 2pm to 4.30pm

Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10

Fee payable : $50.00 per participant
Additional items to bring :
Sketch pad and drawing materials

Class will start with minimum 8 participants

Click link below to register :

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/portrait-sketching-intermediate-july-friday-2pm-tickets-35253320631

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

Please arrive 10 mins before class starts for registration.

Not eligible for SkillsFuture Credit.
Ticket confirmation based on full payment received upon registration.
Please register under waitlist if the workshop is full so we can send the information for next intake on priority list.

Eco-Craft (Tissue Box) – July Fridays 1.30pm

ECO-CRAFT (TISSUE BOX)

Get eco-crafting again! Nothing beats a handmade tissue box holder to beautify your room. It makes a special gift too for any occasion! Join this class to learn how to make this unique net-style design, complete with a cover.

* this workshop strictly for participants who have completed eco-craft basic workshop

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 : 7, 14, 21 July 2017 (Friday)
Time : 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10
Fee payable : $60.00 per participant includes materials

Additional items to bring :
Scissors
Craft glue
Small laundry pegs/clips
Measuring tape
Small screwdriver
Small towel/wet tissue
A4 size cutting mat

Class will start with minimum 8 participants

Click link below to register :

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/eco-craft-tissue-box-july-fridays-130pm-tickets-35226596699

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

Please arrive 10 mins before class starts for registration.

Not eligible for SkillsFuture Credit.
Ticket confirmation based on full payment received upon registration.
Please register under waitlist if the workshop is full so we can send the information for next intake on priority list.

中国书法 – 提高班 Chinese Calligraphy – Progressive (Jul/Aug Wednesday 1.30pm)

CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY – PROGRESSIVE

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 : 5, 12, 19, 26 Jul, 2, 16 Aug 2017 (9 Aug PH) Wednesdays

Time : 1.30pm to 4pm

Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10

Fee payable : $60.00 per participant
(optional $25 for a set of materials)
Additional items to bring :
Own set of materials including brush, ink, plate, cloth, xuan paper

Class will start with minimum 8 participants

Click link below to register :

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/-chinese-calligraphy-progressive-julaug-wednesday-afternoons-130pm-tickets-35226500411

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

Please arrive 10 mins before class starts for registration.

Not eligible for SkillsFuture Credit.
Ticket confirmation based on full payment received upon registration.
Please register under waitlist if the workshop is full so we can send the information for next intake on priority list.

Faber-Castell Art Festival from 30 May to 2 June @ Marina Square

Venue : Marina Square Central Atrium 6 Raffles Boulevard Singapore 039594
Open to public 

Fee payable : $35.00 per participant  (not eligible for SkillsFuture Credit)
Nothing to bring, all materials provided by Faber-Castell.
Just ‘bring’ yourself, do include your family and friends for a fun bonding time!

All Activities at this Art Festival

Lettering Calligraphy and Creative Line Drawings

Lettering Calligraphy is an Art of decorative handwriting, added with simple lines drawing to create unique designs on greeting cards, bookmarks and book covers. Using simple repetitive lines as the form of Art Therapy to relieve stress, staying focus and inspirations. 
30 May (Tue) / 12pm $35/pax

Fun with Modelling Foam

Let’s have fun making colourful figurines! Faber-Castell Modeling Foam is a great, safe and fun way to create! Appreciate the basic principle of colours, helps to develop/enhance fine motor skills and have fun creating your own little “masterpieces”.
30 May (Tue) / 2pm $35/pax

Oil Pastels Art

Oil-based pastel crayons offer wonderful opportunities of applying both extremely intense, strong colors and delicate pastel tones. Explore blending of individual colours to create new hues.

30 May (Tue) / 4pm $35/pax

Lettering Calligraphy and Creative Line Drawings

Lettering Calligraphy is an Art of decorative handwriting, added with simple lines drawing to create unique designs on greeting cards, bookmarks and book covers. Using simple repetitive lines as the form of Art Therapy to relieve stress, staying focus and inspirations. 
31 May (Wed) / 12pm $35/pax

Finger Printing Art

Finger painting is an easy activity that has physical, creative and social benefits. This fun activity will improve/enhance fine motor skills as you create unique pictures with a personal touch. A therapeutic-express of feelings without words which focuses on the process and not finished product.

31 May (Wed) / 2pm $35/pax

Fun with Modelling Foam

Let’s have fun making colourful figurines! Faber-Castell Modeling Foam is a great, safe and fun way to create! Appreciate the basic principle of colours, helps to develop/enhance fine motor skills and have fun creating your own little “masterpieces”.

31 May (Wed) / 4pm $35/pax

Finger Printing Art

Finger painting is an easy activity that has physical, creative and social benefits. This fun activity will improve/enhance fine motor skills as you create unique pictures with a personal touch. A therapeutic-express of feelings without words which focuses on the process and not finished product.

1 Jun (Thu) / 12pm $35/pax

Creative Acrylic Painting

Painting is exciting, rewarding and you can go wild with colours! Learn the basics of acrylics on paper and develop your colour awareness. Experiment with the large range of colours and expressive brushstrokes to create your own compositions.
1 Jun (Thu) / 2pm $35/pax

Sketching Landscapes

Basic techniques of free hand sketching using two-dimensional images and how to improve sketching skills through artist’s techniques will be covered.

1 Jun (Thu) / 4pm $35/pax

Sketching Landscapes

Basic techniques of free hand sketching using two-dimensional images and how to improve sketching skills through artist’s techniques will be covered.

2 Jun (Fri) / 12pm $35/pax

My Colour Pencils Masterpiece

Learn basic drawing skills using colored pencils to explore toning, shading and rendering of colors.

2 Jun (Fri) / 4.30pm $35/pax

Get Creative with Connector Pens

Explore how you can use lines, colours and shapes to draw objects. Faber-Castell Connector Pens are brilliant colour markers and you can also make a range of great figures and models.

2 Jun (Fri) / 6.30pm $35/pax

FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Open to public, all ages are welcome

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

MRT
[+] City Hall MRT Station (NS25 / EW13), and walk through CityLink Mall to reach Marina Square (turn right and get on the escalator when you see the directional signage indicating Marina Square). 
[+] Esplanade MRT Station (CC3), and access Marina Square via our basement integrated walkway – Marina Link which is located just next to Esplanade MRT Station. 
[+] Promenade MRT Station (CC4 / DT15) and walk through Millenia Walk to reach Marina Square (exit from Millenia Walk’s entrance facing Raffles Boulevard and get on the escalator to Level 2).

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email u3a.carol@gmail.com

Ping Shuai (Level Arm Swing) Qigong – May Fridays 2pm

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 : 19, 26 May 2017 (Friday) 
Time : 2pm to 4.30pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10
Fee payable : $25.00 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-may-fridays-2pm-tickets-33984948897#

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

Please arrive 10 mins before class starts for registration.

Not eligible for SkillsFuture Credit.
Ticket confirmation based on full payment received upon registration.
Please register under waitlist if the workshop is full so we can send the information for next intake on priority list.

May Sharing Session ~ Storytelling (entertainment.connection.motivation)

Sharing Session 23 May
STORYTELLING ~ entertainment. connection. motivation

Have you ever wonder how some of the people you met are better story-tellers than others? And how they actually captivate and engage their audience so well that you could visualise their stories in your mind. Knowing and applying the art of storytelling will not only strengthen your stories, but also develop the desired interest in the audience.

Join our volunteer speakers, Moses Sia and Sylvia Sim who will share about their own storytelling experiences! Moses, an educator with more than 15 years of teaching experience, will guide you through the 101 of Storytelling using of digital technology. Sylvia who has published 5 books in celebration of SG50, will talk about her own experience in putting the stories together for publication.

Note: To enjoy the learning experience, please download the app “TinyTap” prior to attending the session. Note that there is no wi-fi available at the venue.

About Moses Sia & Sylvia Sim

Moses Sia is an educator at large and a learner at heart. He spent 15 years with MOE in various roles before setting up Pauseability, an education consultancy in 2007. More recently, he headed a school in Bandung, Indonesia and in 2016, he published a book entitled Creative Cool Cat: A Guide to TIM-BUG-tool which he wrote and illustrated. He has facilitated workshops for the young and the young at heart in creativity, art, pedagogy and the use of educational technology.

Sylvia Sim started to learn how to sew at a tender age. She subsequently went on to learn nail sculpture and hairdressing, and began her career in bridal makeup. When Lupus came into her life at 25, it never deterred her spirit to continue learning and doing voluntary work. More than 10 years ago, she created her mini Saga Seed jewellery line named “Bouquet of Joys”. In celebration of SG50, Sylvia was also involved in writing 5 books (e.g. “Keeping Depression at Bay”, “Seniors – Reflections and Sharing”) under the guidance of RSVP.

Date : 23 May (Tuesday)
Time : 2pm to 5pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10
(turn right after exit lift)

FREE ADMISSION. Feel free to invite your family and friends. 

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/may-sharing-session-storytelling-entertainmentconnectionmotivation-tickets-34456422086#

中国水墨画 – 心中有“树” (2堂课) (Apr Thursdays 10am)

中国水墨画 –  心中有“树” (2堂课)

画是人之天性。人人都可绘画。

两天的绘画工作坊能让您发掘您对画画的梦想成真。

人生是一场会动的画面,画画是一种对人生表白。

欢迎对水墨画有兴趣者来报名参与谭芸闻女士一起话画乐。参与者也将会学习许多画不同的树木和植物的技巧。

谭芸闻 Fiona Tham

芸闻女士自幼就喜欢绘画。她对绘画的这份浓厚兴趣一直保留到2010年才有机会开始学习与探索。

自2012年开始,她便全心全意投入绘画的技术旅程。她积极好学也热心给各种慈善活动;同时她也把绘画的乐趣快乐的分享给对绘画有兴趣乐龄人士。

Dates : 20, 27 APRIL 2017 (Thursdays) 

Time : 10AM TO 12.30PM

Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10

Fee payable : $25.00 per participant 

Additional items to bring : 
Bring own painting materials or purchase a set @ $50 with colour paints and painting tools

Class will start with minimum 8 participants

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/-2-apr-thursdays-10am-tickets-33613809810#

Eco-Craft (Flower Basket) – May Thursdays 1.30pm

ECO-CRAFT (FLOWER BASKET)

Join Ms Janice Tay in this 4-session eco-craft class to learn to make a beautiful basket for your own use or as a gift. With a touch of creativity, you can also convert it into a pretty tote bag for your weekend use! You will also be introduced to basics of eco-craft that use materials made of paper pulp – 100% recycled from milk cartons and grain husk.

At the end of the course, you will have your masterpiece and newly formed friends to enjoy this eco-friendly journey with!

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 : 4, 11, 18, 25 May 2017
Time : 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10
Fee payable : $80.00 per participant includes materials

Additional items to bring :
Scissors
Craft glue
Small laundry pegs/clips
Measuring tape
Small screwdriver
Small towel/wet tissue

Class will start with minimum 8 participants

Click link below to register :

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/eco-craft-flower-basket-may-thursdays-130pm-tickets-33690922456#

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

Please arrive 10 mins before class starts for registration.

 

Not eligible for SkillsFuture Credit.
Ticket confirmation based on full payment received upon registration.
Please register under waitlist if the workshop is full so we can send the information for next intake on priority list.