Chinese Ink Painting (Beginners) – Feb/Mar Thursday Mornings 10am

CHINESE INK PAINTING (BEGINNER)

Programme Outline

Learn the basic techniques of Chinese ink painting such as the basic brush strokes, techniques of lines, dots and ink tone variations.

Topic consists of:

Introduction to ink painting materials and techniques of brush strokes

Learn the 4 key themes known as the “Four Gentlemen”, also called the “Four Noble Ones”

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.

Dates : 16, 23 Feb, 2, 9, 16, 23 Mar 2017 (Thursdays) 6 sessions

Time : 10am to 12.30pm

Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10

Fee payable : $97.00 per participant includes a set of 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-beginners-febmar-thursday-mornings-10am-tickets-29427907664

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.

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中国书法 – 提高班 Chinese Calligraphy – Progressive (Feb/Mar Wednesday Afternoons 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 though 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 : 15, 22 Feb, 1, 8, 15, 22 Mar (6 sessions)

Time : 1.30pm to 4.00pm

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-febmar-wednesday-afternoons-130pm-tickets-29429272747

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.

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Chinese Ink Painting (Progressive) – Feb/Mar Wednesday Mornings 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.

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.

Dates : 15, 22 Feb, 1, 8, 15, 22 Mar 2017 (Wednesdays) 6 sessions

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-febmar-wednesday-mornings-10am-tickets-29427905658

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.

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中国书法 (初级) Chinese Calligraphy for Beginners (Feb/Mar Tuesday Afternoons 2pm)

CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY – BEGINNER

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 : 14, 21, 28 Feb, 7, 14, 21 Mar 2017 (Tuesdays) 6 sessions

Time : 2pm to 4.30pm

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-for-beginners-febmar-tuesday-afternoons-2pm-tickets-29429193510

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.

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December Sharing Session B – Intro to Batik Painting (9 Dec 3.45pm)

Introduction to Batik Painting

Have you ever wondered how Batik Art was developed and how you can start creating one? Our speaker, Amita will introduce you to the world of Batik – its history and the different tools use to create Batik Painting. She will also do a short demonstration and participants can take this opportunity to try it out.

About Amita
Amita is very passionate about arts and crafts. Graduated with a diploma in 3D Character Animation, she is also well-versed in paintings using different mediums such as acrylic and oil painting, colour pencil rendering, batik painting and more. Amita has experience teaching art and craft workshops for different organisations in both Singapore and India. She currently teaches clay sculpting at Singapore Association of Mental Health and batik painting at Singapore Anglican Community Services.

Date : 9 December 2016
Time : 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10 (Arena)

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

Click here to register online
https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/december-sharing-session-b-intro-to-batik-painting-9-dec-345pm-tickets-29396281068

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

Please arrive 5 mins before class starts for registration.
If you are on the waitlist, please wait for our email/call before attending. Thank you.

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December Sharing Session A – LEARNING: What affects learning and how do we improve it? (9 Dec 2pm)

LEARNING: What affects learning and how do we improve it?

Have you ever heard of these sayings: “You are what you eat” and “you are what you do”? This is true because we are the result of our habitual behaviours. But habits are not invariant; they are often shaped by different factors such as our environment and our past experiences.

During the session, you will have a better understanding on what shapes learning, the barriers to learning and how they impact learning outcomes. The speaker will also share the different possible techniques that can help to overcome the learning barriers. There will be a discussion session and participants are encouraged to contribute their opinions.

About Dr Woo Huay Lit
Dr Woo had been an educator and researcher for more than 32 years. He had taught students at various Post-Secondary Educational Institutions and had conducted research with the Ministry of Education, National Institute of Education and Nanyang Technological University. He is now a consultant/advisor for educational institutions after his retirement.

Not only had Dr Woo given talks and presentations at both local and international conferences and workshops, he had also contributed widely in writing for journal articles, research papers and chapters for books.

Date : 9 December 2016
Time : 2pm to 3.30pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10 (Arena)

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

Click here to register online
https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/december-sharing-session-a-learning-what-affects-learning-and-how-do-we-improve-it-9-dec-2pm-tickets-29396066426

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

Please arrive 5 mins before class starts for registration.
If you are on the waitlist, please wait for our email/call before attending. Thank you.

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Miniature Clay Art I (December Wednesday Mornings 10am)

Miniature Clay Art

Create beautiful miniatures of christmas tree with poinsettias, roses, Japanese desserts and koi fish. Make them into interesting magnet pieces or as beautiful display set of miniatures on its own. During the sessions, you will learn the different techniques, using tools and mediums to create more challenging and smaller miniatures on your own.

About May Mey
May Mey is currently an Instructor with the Down Syndrome Association conducting classes for their Visual Arts Program. Besides teaching them painting, May Mey has also conducted various craft workshops on Decoupage, Clay Art and Plaster-cast Sculpture for their members. May Mey also has various experience in conducting workshops at major events, outreach road shows and both social and corporate events for organizations such as the Down Syndrome Association, Singapore Heart Foundation and Manulife Singapore. In addition, she is currently teaching art and craft for children aged 4 years to 8 years at Crestar.

Dates : 7, 14, 21, 28 December 2016 (Wednesdays)

Time : 10am to 12.30pm

Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10

Fee payable : $45.00 per participant include materials
(do note that magnets, bowls/plates are not included)

Additional items to bring :
Small craft scissors
Toothpicks
Plastic knife with smooth blade
Clean plastic sheet to roll clay on
Clingwrap
Rag to clean table and spills
Container with divided compartments to hold individual soft clay pieces

Class will start with minimum 8 participants

Click link below to register :

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/miniature-clay-art-i-december-wednesday-mornings-10am-tickets-29139721692

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.

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ECO CRAFT – CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS (Friday Morning 11am)

Eco Craft – Christmas Tree Ornaments

Christmas bells are ringing! Spread joy and cheer this holiday season by making these colourful Bells and Santa Claus ornaments. Use them to give your Christmas tree a new look or present them as holiday gifts for family and friends!

The material used made from paper pulp (100% recycled from milk cartons and grain husk).

Size of each Ornament: 4 to 6 cm

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 : 2 December 2016 (Friday)

Time : 11am to 1.30pm

Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10

Fee payable : $26.00 per participant include drawing materials
Additional items to bring :
Scissors
Mini Long Nose Plier
Measuring tape
Wet tissue or small towel
Carrier bag for artwork

Class will start with minimum 8 participants

Click link below to register :

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/eco-craft-christmas-tree-ornaments-friday-morning-11am-tickets-29139822995

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.

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Portrait Sketching for Beginners (Friday Afternoons 2pm)

Portrait Sketching for Beginners

Learn the basics of drawing portraits in this structured 4-session workshop.

Topics covered :

  • 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 : 2, 9, 16, 23 December 2016 (Fridays)

Time : 2pm to 4.30pm

Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10

Fee payable : $58.00 per participant include drawing materials
Additional items to bring :
Bag to contain A3-size 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-friday-afternoons-2pm-tickets-28944026362

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.

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SALT DOUGH FIGURINE II

SALT DOUGH FIGURINE II

Programme Outline
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. Similar to the common clay, salt dough can be used to make interesting figurines. Come explore the adventure of Salt Dough Figurine with trainer, Ms Catherine Loo!

Topic consists of :
History and introduction of Salt Dough Figurines
Understanding the colour wheel and colour coordination
The receipe to making salt dough
Making christmas santa, parrot, polar bear, little yellow doggie

About Ms Catherine Loo
Catherine is born in Hong Kong and has live 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 : 1, 8, 15, 22 December 2016 (Thursdays)

Time : 10am to 12.30pm

Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10

Fee payable : $45.00 per participant include materials

Additional items to bring :
1 face cloth for hand cleaning
A pair of small eyebrow scissors
A bottle of clear glue and paintbrush
2 small and 1 large sandwich bags
An empty plastic water bottle (for Orchid session only)
1 plastic container to keep your art pieces
Mrt card or unused card
Small kitchen knife

Class will start with minimum 8 participants

Click here to register online
https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/salt-dough-figurines-ii-december-thursday-mornings-10am-tickets-28943996272

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.

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