22 July – Mandala Art workshop appears in Bedok Mall for PassionArt festival drawing over 100 people to our booth as they express interest to learn what Mandala means and how to colour using textures and lines. Both elderly and young approached our tables and sat down with smiley faces and at the end of 30 mins, completed their artwork with calmness and serenity in their hearts. Many of the people whom we engaged with tells us that they think art is used to keep them calm, to relax their minds after a long tiring week of working non-stop.
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.