After an intensive 6 weeks of painting classes with the sweet and adorable elderly at Ren Ci Hospital, these proud Artists have completed their print art painting workshop with me.

Patients like Ah Thiam or sometimes referred to as Ah Gong, Ho Soon Yong, Jun, Veli, Mdm Zainah, Anna Joseph, Ricky,  KL Tan, Mdm Rogaynah were enthusiastically learning how to use different mediums and materials to create their works.

We also had volunteers who would come to help us at the programme and they too were inspired by the energy, commitment and dedication of these elderly.

It is not an easy task to teach these elderly due to some of their physical disabilities but I had definitely learnt how to deal with their abilities and we tried our best to create something new each lesson. It was motivating even for me when we see them taking the time to interact and play with art, which had certainly brighten up their Saturdays each hour or so. Special thanks to Ren Ci Hospital for allowing this magic moments to happen.

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ArtStories is an artistic endeavour which creates meaningful art projects that uses stories, memories and narrated moments with Singaporean Artist, Jacquelyn Soo. Jacquelyn has worked with communities locally and internationally to conceptualise engaging community art programmes that address the needs of the community. She also creates and works with other artists in various Art & Craft workshops for people interested in learning about art and artistic practices. ArtStories welcomes individuals and communities from various walks of life including children, youths, adults, elderly as well as people with special needs or disabilities to work with the artist on custom tailored art commissions, art workshops and selected Art & Craft programmes. Jacquelyn is also a MOE – NAC registered Artist who conducts art training in private and public schools. ArtStories runs art workshops that can be conducted at different locations and can host large groups of participants.

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