My Life Story through Guided Autobiography (GAB) – Thursday 1pm

My Life Story Through 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 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 Thomas & Rafiz
Thomas Kuan is passionate about writing autobiographies and believes that seniors can share their experience and wisdom through their life stories. As a certified GAB Facilitator, he has been conducting Guided Autobiography (GAB) since 2010.

Rafiz M Hapipi is a certified Guided Autobiography Instructor, and holds a Master in Training and Development (with Distinction). He has many passions which include scuba diving, doing social voluntary work, repairs and builds guitars.

Dates : 6, 13, 20, 27 APR, 4, 11 MAY 2017 (Thursday) 6 sessions

Time : 1.00pm to 4.00pm

Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10

Fee payable : $62.00 per participant include folder with course notes

Class will start with minimum 8 participants

Click link below to register :

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/my-life-story-through-guided-autobiography-gab-thursday-1pm-tickets-33114630752

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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April Sharing Sessions

April Sharing Session 1 ~ Reminisce Your Life Story through Guided Autobiography 2pm

April Sharing Session 1

Guided Autobiography (GAB) is a powerful, holistic and informal process through reflective learning of our own experiences. Some benefits of GAB are:

  • Preserve life stories for family and friends;
  • New insights into one’s life;
  • More acceptance of the differences among people;
  • Formation of strong friendship; and
  • Achieve developmental learning through sharing.

During the session, participants will be exploring GAB themes in groups and also have the opportunity to share and reminisce their own life stories with others.

About Thomas & Rafiz

Thomas Kuan is passionate about writing autobiographies and believes that seniors can share their experience and wisdom through their life stories. As a certified GAB Facilitator, he has been conducting Guided Autobiography (GAB) since 2010.
Rafiz M Hapipi is a certified Guided Autobiography Instructor, and holds a Master in Training and Development (with Distinction). He has many passions which include scuba diving, doing social voluntary work, repairs and builds guitars.

Date : 6 April 2017 (Thursday)
Time : 2pm to 4pm
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/april-sharing-session-1-reminisce-your-life-story-through-guided-autobiography-2pm-tickets-33418996117

 

April Sharing Session 2

Get Creative with Origami!

Learn about the Origami Culture and its benefits! Join two passionate senior volunteers Susan and Jennifer who will share their creative Origami journeys. This 1-hour session will include a simple origami demonstration and hands-on session for all participants to enjoy! Interested parties, please register at: https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/april-sharing-session-2-get-creative-with-origami-tickets-33570720930

For those who wish to learn more challenging origami can sign up online to learn to make an Origami Doll! This mini workshop will cost $7(material fees) and is limited to 12 persons only. *Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/april-sharing-session-2-i-want-to-pay-7-to-join-make-an-origami-doll-tickets-33570809194

* participants to pay $7/person on site; do note that online registration is listed as FREE to avoid online service fees. Registration is based on first-come-first-serve basis.

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 : 13 April 2017 (Thursday)
Time : 1pm to 2pm sharing session, 2pm to 4pm mini workshop @ $7/pax
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10 
(turn right after exit lift)

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

 

 

April Sharing Session 3 保健养生分享会

介绍拉筋基本功与传统太极拳
Stretching Exercises & Traditional Taijiquan

拉筋是日常生活的一项简单运动。其功效显著,使身体经络疏畅,达到健身作用。这分享会将介绍拉筋的好处,认识优良传统保健法:"八段锦"和"杨式太极拳"。 太极拳为中华文化遗产,动作自然,动静兼修,使到身心放松。通过有规范训练,使身体机能自我调节、气血畅通,增强体质。

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) 。

Date : 28 April 2017 (Friday)
Time : 2pm to 4pm
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/april-sharing-session-3-stretching-exercises-traditional-taijiquan-tickets-33570397964#

 

“Walk and Talk” at eco.me 2017 (5 March & 12 March Sunday)

‘Walk and Talk’ 
an eco•me activity held in conjunction with 
i Light Marina Bay 2017

U 3rd Age, which stands for University of the Third Age, will be organizing a leisurely walk-a-bout around Marina Bay for silver seniors whom are paired up with youths. A worldwide movement to encourage seniors to live more meaningful and happy lives, U 3rd Age hopes to spark more inter-generational conversations at eco.me!

‘Walk and Talk’
Date : 5 March 2017 (Sunday) 
Activity Time : 6pm to 8.15pm 
Meet up Venue : in front of U 3rd Age booth (further details will be disseminated via email)

‘Walk and Talk’
Date : 12 March 2017 (Sunday) 
Activity Time : 6pm to 8.15pm 
Meet up Venue : in front of U 3rd Age booth (further details will be disseminated via email)

Please click on the respective date link and register for the walk.
https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/participate-in-walk-and-talk-at-ecome-2017-sunday-tickets-31754106387

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Portrait Sketching for Beginners (April Tuesday Afternoon 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 :4, 11, 18, 25 April 2017 (Tuesdays)

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-april-tuesday-afternoons-2pm-tickets-32647520613

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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March Sharing Session

March Sharing Session A ~ Emotions 201 : Take Control or Be Controlled 21 Mar Tuesday 2pm

Emotions 201 : Take Control or Be Controlled

Emotions can be positive or negative…Are we aware of our emotions? What are some myths concerning emotions? Can we handle our emotions? During this session, we will learn to be in control of our emotions. Otherwise, our emotions will control us. We will learn 12 ways to effectively manage our emotions.

About Ms. Lilian Quek (MA in Counselling)
Lilian Quek is a registered counsellor with Singapore Association for Counselling. She has been a Counsellor with Careworks Community Services since 2014. Prior to becoming a professional counsellor, Lilian was a HR practitioner and trainer for many years. She is certified in various assessment tools such as TJTA Personality Assessment, Prepare Enrich Assessment for prepare pre-marital couples and enrich married couples, Career Direct for finding one’s life calling in career. Lilian also runs programmes for Senior Activity Centres and has also given various psychological talks to seniors in both English and Mandarin.

Date : 21 March 2017 (Tuesday)
Time : 2pm to 3.30pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10 (Arena)
(turn right after main glass door)

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

 

三月分享会 March Sharing Session B ~ 音乐歌唱分享会 21 Mar Tuesday 3.30pm

三月分享会 March Sharing Session B

音乐歌唱分享会

喜欢听歌或唱歌的各界朋友可借此分享会聆听他人如何学习歌曲的故事与演唱心得,加强自我的信心。黄琼瑶女士将会以日语、华语、福建等歌曲做为这次分享会的主题、分享一些如何正确的把歌曲唱得悦耳动听。同时,她也会现场示范如何将花艺园艺和唱歌溶和在一起,怎样一瞬间让人们心情更开朗。 

黄琼瑶女士
来自台湾宝岛的专业歌唱老师黄琼瑶女士, 从小就跟母亲学习日本歌曲。9岁曾在杨丽花歌仔戏团担任小童星,14岁开始在北投走唱那卡西。25岁拜一只小雨伞名作曲家黄敏老师门下学习台语歌曲。26岁担任我歌雷射伴唱音响公司业务经理一职,并创立K丅V前身包箱式卡拉OK。在1989年结朿台湾事业后,前往曰本東京学习专业演歌教学及风水花艺园艺,包裝颜色学,室内设计,企业管理等课程。也在2003年到2007年负责东凌联络所专任节目制作人,也同时教唱日、华、福建歌曲。

Date : 21 March 2017 (Tuesday)
Time : 3.30pm to 5pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10 (Arena)
(turn right after main glass door)

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

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 : 3, 10, 17, 24 March 2017 (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-29429815370

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 Figurines I (March Thursday Afternoons 1.30pm)

SALT DOUGH FIGURINE

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 birthday cake, national orchid flower, poodle dog and little chick

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 : 2, 9, 16, 23 March 2017 (Thursdays)

Time : 1.30pm to 4.00pm

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 link below to register :

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/salt-dough-figurines-i-march-thursday-afternoons-130pm-tickets-29431827388

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 (Ribbon Basket) – Friday Afternoons 1.30pm

ECO-CRAFT (RIBBON BASKET)

Programme Outline
Interested to learn simple basket weaving? Join Ms Janice Tay in this 2-session eco-craft class and learn to make a simple yet elegant ribbon basket. You will also be introduced to basics of eco-craft that uses 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 : 17 and 24 Feb 2017

Time : 1.30pm to 4pm

Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10

Fee payable : $35.00 per participant includes a set of materials

Additional items to bring :
Scissors
Measuring tape
Small ruler
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-ribbon-basket-friday-afternoons-130pm-tickets-30991354977

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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Decoupage Art I (Friday Mornings 10am)

DECOUPAGE ART

Programme Outline

Decoupage is a fun and easy way to decorate any objects such as household items, bags, furniture, with paper cut-outs or beautiful European style napkins. It is a perfect way of beautifying plain, dull items or giving old ones a new breath of life!

During the sessions, you will be introduced to the techniques and materials of decoupage; and encourage to think out-of-the-box as you enjoy the fun and satisfaction in creating art projects with any everyday items. At the end of the class, you would be able to make your own masterpieces – which make perfect gifts for your loved ones and friends.

About Ms Pearl Tang

Pearl Tang has great passion in arts and crafts. Her interests include crochet, knitting, decoupage, polymer clay sculpture and jewellery-making. Pearl is also a trained facilitator and had obtained WDA – ACTA certification. She has more than 10 years of experience in the training/education industry and is currently doing part-time teaching in English and Business Studies.

Dates : 17, 24 Feb, 3, 10 March 2017 (Friday)

Time : 10am to 12.30pm

Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10

Fee payable : $58.00 per participant include 2 mediums and materials* for all sessions
(*materials include use of glue, varnish, acrylic paint and one napkin design each session)
Participants are encouraged to bring something from home for Session 3 and 4 to decorate.

Additional items to bring :
Scissors
2 medium paint brush
Hair-dryer

Class will start with minimum 8 participants

Click link below to register :

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/decoupage-art-i-friday-mornings-10am-tickets-29473504044

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.

Feb-Decoupage-I

Batik Painting for Beginners (Feb/Mar Thursday Afternoon 1.30pm)

Batik Painting for Beginners

Create your own Batik masterpiece! During the workshop, you will learn how to trace the design on a cloth, frame your art piece and make a sample of your preferred colour scheme. Learn the art of batik painting and its waxing techniques with the Tjanting. Participants are encouraged to complete at least 3 artworks during the sessions as practice makes perfect!

About Amita

Amita is very passionate about arts and crafts and she is always on lookout to learn and keep herself abreast with new art projects or courses. 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 been conducting art and craft workshops for different organisations for many years in both Singapore and India. During her free time, she teaches clay sculpting at Singapore Association of Mental Health and various crafts at Singapore Anglican Community Service

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

Time : 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10

Fee payable : $82.00 per participant include A4 size wooden frame, tjanting tool, cloth, use of wax, colour dyes, and colour fixer paints

Additional items to bring :

Apron
Cleaning cloth/kitchen roll
Container for water
Palette for paint colours
3 paintbrushes (size 2, size 4, size 6)
Old newspaper

Class will start with minimum 8 participants

Click link below to register :

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/batik-painting-for-beginners-febmar-thursday-afternoon-130pm-tickets-30991253674

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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