4 Oct 2017 – Moon, legend, goddess and a rabbit. What has these have to do with the mid-autumn festival held on the 15th day of every 8th lunar month in the Chinese calendar.

Mooncake Festival is a time for family reunion, gathering and giving thanks to the harvest and offerings of the year. This traditional custom is practiced largely by Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese people. The legend of Chang’e and how she flew to the moon still intrigued many people or today as the invention of Mooncakes was created from the story of the legend.

As an art workshop, we created clay mooncakes and attached a small magnet behind so we can be reminded of good harvesting and offerings whenever we open our fridge door to indulge our bellies. Participants created and mixed various colours of clay and pressed onto the mooncake moulds to reveal intricate chinese patterns and motifs.

Happy Mooncake Festival!

Posted by:jacquelynartstories

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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