1st Sept 2017 – ArtStories and Jacquelyn Soo were invited to conduct a children’s art & craft workshop about Marine Animals in conjunction with two film screenings organised by Eco Film Festival Singapore.

I was inspired by the two films; Sonic Sea (sound pollution in the ocean affecting whales) and Chasing Corals (bleaching and pollution of coral reefs) to create three art & craft artworks for the little ones.

We created a talking whale using cloth pegs, a cute paper bag whale and the viewing hole of the ocean and coral reefs with fishes using paper plates.

In the process of the workshop, I also talked about the dangers of sound pollution that will affect the communication of whales and also gave general facts about corals as an animal rather than a plant or rock etc.

The children and adults had learnt a thing or two in the workshop about marine life animals and how they can also play a part to recycle everyday materials such as cloth pegs, paper plates, paper bags and turn them into crafty items for their home or for entertaining the children.

Much thanks to Eco Film Festival Singapore Team for the collaboration and hope we can create a bigger installation/community piece the next round!

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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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