Portrait Sketching for Beginners (Oct/Nov Fri 2pm)

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

PORTRAIT SKETCHING FOR BEGINNERS

Learn the basics of drawing portraits in this structured 4-session workshop. 
Topics covered include:

  • Approach to Realistic Portrait Sketching
  • Blocking-in
  • Features and Structuring
  • Keying the drawing and modelling forms
  • Refining and finishing

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 Oct, 3, 10 Nov 2017 (Friday)
Time : 2pm to 4.30pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10 
Fee payable : $17 per participant (includes a set of drawing materials)

Additional items to bring : 
Bag to contain A3-sized sketch pad and drawing materials

Class will start with minimum 8 participants

Click link below to register :

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/portrait-sketching-for-beginners-octnov-fri-2pm-tickets-38718173098

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

Guided Autobiography (GAB) Oct/Nov Friday 1.30pm

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

GUIDED AUTOBIOGRAPHY (GAB)

Guided Autobiography (GAB) is all about your life stories, life reviews, reminiscences, memoirs, and more. GAB is a powerful, holistic and informal process through reflective learning of our own experiences. It is based on our understanding of ourselves, within the context of an interaction of memory, personal reflection and the present perspective. It is also a reminiscence and review of our life journeys, where we learn to understand how and why past events occurred and how to live for the present moment. Recording of one’s life experience by GAB process is one way of ageing with dignity.

Theme 1 : Major Branching Points of Your Life 
Theme 2 : History of Your Family 
Theme 3 : Role of Money in Your Life 
Theme 4 : History of Your Life & Career Work 
Theme 5 : History of Your Body and Health 
Theme 6 : Your Goals and Aspirations

About Charles Wu and Thomas Kuan
Charles Wu has been in the healthcare industry for most of his career and worked as laboratory technologist and care coordinator in National University Hospital (NUH) since 2000. After retirement in 2015, he actively pursues his passion in acting, and also volunteers in cancer survivors support groups. He is currently writing his story for his family and friends after attending the Guided Autobiography (GAB) workshop in March last year.

Thomas Kuan is passionate about writing autobiographies and believes that seniors can share their experiences and wisdom through their life stories. Being a certified GAB Facilitator, he has been conducting GAB since 2010. He hopes that more seniors are encouraged to be GAB facilitators.

Dates : 20, 27 Oct, 3, 10 Nov 2017 (Friday)
Time : 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10 
Fee payable : $19 per participant (includes set of course notes)

Class will start with minimum 8 participants

Click link below to register :

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/guided-autobiography-gab-octnov-friday-130pm-tickets-38698546394

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

3D Folk Art Painting for Beginners (Oct/Nov Thur 1.30pm)

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

3D FOLK ART PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

3D Folk Art Painting is all about using various brush strokes and loading techniques. In this beginner workshop, participants will be learn step-by-step basic brush strokes and different techniques of painting flowers and leaves.

  • Understand tools used ; practice basic brush strokes 
  • Plum Blossom 
  • Leaves 
  • Cluster of flowers and leaves

About Mr. Lim Teo Cher

Mr Lim, born in 1950, has been interested in art since young and his hobbies include attending art exhibitions and painting. He worked in public sector for more than 40 years before retiring recently. It was only at the age of 60 that he started to upgrade his skills, which certified him as a qualified manicurist. He is currently learning eyebrow embroidery at the Mirror D’International College.

Dates : 19, 26 Oct, 2, 9 Nov 2017 (Thursday)

Time : 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10

FEE PAYABLE : $18 (includes materials)

Additional items to bring : 

Cleaning Cloth
Plastic container for water 
Newspaper 
Bag to bring back material set

Class will start with minimum 8 participants

Click link below to register :

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/3d-folk-art-painting-for-beginners-octnov-thur-130pm-tickets-38715667604

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

Creative Origami I (Oct/Nov Thurs 2pm)

Origami is a tranquil activity that does not require plenty of muscle. It helps to relax the mind while keeping the hands occupied. Learning how to fold paper can stimulate the cognitive area of the brain and is actually good brain exercise! Join two passionate seniors, Susan and Jennifer, in this 4-session workshop to make your own beautiful projects, enjoy group learning and make new friends!

  • Simple Tulip in vase and clay pot 
  • 3D Fashion Doll 
  • Lilies in box 
  • Japanese Doll bookmark

About Susan Goh and 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.

Date : 26 Oct, 2, 9, 16 Nov 2017 (Thursday)
Time : 2pm to 4.30pm 
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10
FEE PAYABLE : $18 
(includes origami paper for all sessions, clay pot for tulips, gift box for lilies and decorative accessories)

Additional items to bring : 
Scissors
Container to bring home project

Class will start with minimum 8 participants

Click link below to register :

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/creative-origami-i-octnov-thurs-2pm-tickets-38795140309#

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

Conceptual Drawing and Cognitive Enhancement II (Oct/Nov Thurs 10am)

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

CONCEPTUAL DRAWING AND COGNITIVE ENHANCEMENT II

Conceptual drawing is a drawing skill that enables participants to develop and create new art ideas from an existing idea. During this workshop, participants will continue their ideation process and develop new ideas to enhance their cognitive development as well as emotional and physical development. 

  • Explore the usages of various types of drawing equipments and materials.
  • Learn to think from various angles and perspectives from a given 2D image so as to broaden thinking skills.

* participants who have basic drawing skills are also welcome to attend

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 Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS formerly known as UniSim) ; and is also an advisory committee member for People’s Associate Children’s Art.

Dates : 12, 19, 26 Oct, 2, 9 Nov 2017 (Thursday)

Time : 10am to 12.30pm

Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10

FEE PAYABLE : $18 (includes course notes and a set of 20pc connector pens)

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

Class will start with minimum 8 participants

Click link below to register :

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/conceptual-drawing-and-cognitive-enhancement-ii-octnov-thurs-10am-tickets-38698412995

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 – 中级班 Chinese Calligraphy – Progressive (Oct/Nov Wed 1.30pm)

CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY – PROGRESSIVE
中国书法 – 中级班 (6堂课)

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 : 4, 11, 25 Oct, 1, 8, 15 Nov 2017 (18 Oct PH) Wednesday

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-octnov-wed-130pm-tickets-37934504123

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

中国水墨画 – 中级班 Chinese Ink Painting (Progressive) – Oct/Nov Wed 10am

CHINESE INK PAINTING (Progressive)

After completing the beginner workshop, take the next level to improve both skills and understanding of the culture and philosophies behind Chinese paintings. These sessions explore brushstrokes, composition and more in-depth philosophies and techniques.  
*Recommended for those who have completed Beginner courses

About Ms Fiona Tham
Ms Fiona learned Chinese Ink Painting a few years ago. Since then, it has unleashed her latent talent of artistic skills and her art works has flourished extensively. Fiona has also been actively contributing her gifted skill in many areas of community works. Come and discover the joy of Chinese Ink Painting and let Fiona’s passion and lively personality help to unleash your latent talent as well.

中国水墨画 – 中级班 (6堂课)

完成初学者班后,学员将能在谭芸闻的指导下,练习与加深對中国水墨画的了解,并提升绘画技巧。

导师谭芸闻 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 : 4, 11, 25 Oct, 1, 8, 15 Nov 2017 (Wednesdays) 

Time : 10am to 12.30pm

Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central (Visual Arts Studio)

Fee : $60.00 per pax (bring own materials)

Additional items to bring :

1 Dinner plate & small soup bowl (with round smooth edge) for color mixing
2 water containers (eg coffee mugs)
1 empty small mineral water bottle
1 used towel
Bags and container to carry the art materials

Class will start with minimum 8 participants

Click link below to register :

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/-chinese-ink-painting-progressive-octnov-wed-10am-tickets-37962974278

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

Decoupage Art II (Crackle, pop up and lace effect) – Oct Tues 10am

Decoupage Art II – Crackle and other techniques

Programme Outline

Decoupage is a fun and easy way to decorate any objects such as household items, bags, furniture, with paper cutouts or beautiful European style napkins. It is a perfect way of beautifying plain, dull items or giving old ones a new breath of life! 
In this workshop, you will learn to decoupage using different or a combination of techniques such as the crackle, pop-up and lace effect on different mediums and surfaces to create beautiful master pieces. 

Note: This class is only applicable to those who have attended the beginner course or who knows basic decoupage

About Ms Pearl Tang
Pearl Tang has great passion in art & crafts. Her interests includes crochet, knitting, decoupage, polymer clay sculpture and jewellery-making. Pearl is a trained facilitator with WDA-ACTA certification and also a PA trainer. She has volunteered with some projects in the elderly centres. Pearl has over 10 years experience in the training/education industry and is currently doing part-time teaching in Business studies. 

Dates : 3, 10, 17, 24 Oct 2017 (Tuesday)

Time : 10am to 12.30pm

Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10

Fee payable : $62.00 per participant include materials 
Additional items to bring :
Scissors
Large Plastic Bag
Medium paint brush
Hair-dryer

Class will start with minimum 8 participants

Click link below to register :

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/decoupage-art-ii-crackle-pop-up-and-lace-effect-oct-tues-10am-tickets-37934652567

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 (Cross-stitch Shoulder Bag) – Sep/Oct Thu 1.30pm

ECO-CRAFT (CROSS-STITCH SHOULDER BAG)

Learn this unique cross-stitch technique to design your own shoulder bag with a wavy top finishing. Complete with your own variation to the handle and button to make it uniquely yours! 

* this workshop recommended 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 : 28 Sep, 5, 12, 19 Oct 2017 (Thursday)
Time : 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10 
Fee payable : $74.00 per participant includes materials for 1 bag

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-cross-stitch-shoulder-bag-sepoct-thu-130pm-tickets-37905258649

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

September Sharing Session B ~ “LIVING WELL, FINISHING STRONG” 3.30pm

26 Sep Sharing Session B 

“LIVING WELL, FINISHING STRONG”
Life is a long distance race. Many of us are generally prepared for the first half of the race as our paths are chartered by schools, careers, family and children. However, how will you be guided in the next half of your life?  There are no textbook answers as we know. 
During this guided session, you will take some time to do some personal reflection, share your thoughts, and also learn from other participants and volunteer facilitator.

This introductory session will help you to:

–       Understand the urgency to make a plan

–       Map out what “Living Well, Finishing Strong” means to you

–       Write down 2 – 3 action steps you will take

About Goh Pi Kuan
Goh Pi Kuan, 58, retired from the corporate world after working in the oil and gas industry for 30 years.  He worked in various capacities such as retail, planning, business development, marketing, learning and development, including an appointment as the General Manager of Fuels. Pi Kuan is currently an Associate Lecturer at Ngee Ann Polytechnic in the Arts Business Management programme, and has mentored many young people. He also has a passion for Bottle Cap Art and was the winner of the 2017 Earth Fest Singapore for his recycled bottle cap project.

Date : 26 Sep 2017 (Tuesday)
Time : 3.30pm to 5pm
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/september-sharing-session-b-living-well-finishing-strong-330pm-tickets-37935139022