30 July – PassionArt for Bedok CC kickstarted the day with community groups playing the ukulele to popular folk songs and dancers by the bhangra and indian communities.

ArtStories had three craft booths to showcase a diverse range of arts from the Malay and Indian communities. Tanty was leading the booth to teach ketupat making using ribbons to a group of enthusiastic aunties who were keen to learn how to make rice dumplings the malay way.

Anne was surrounded by a group of young children who were keen to paint intricate Islamic Art motifs  on wooden boards while Jacquelyn was kept occupied with group of young children and adults who wanted to create shiny elephant puppets associated with the Hinduism religion. The elephant is a scared and highly respected animal in India and various countries in Southeast Asia. It is said to be sometimes revered as deities, often symbolising strength and wisdom.

The day ended with happy faces and smiles learning the various crafts of our Malay and Indian communities.


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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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