13 & 15 Nov – ArtStories went to Ang Mo Kio Primary School to conduct a workshop on Peranakan Motifs – Painting on Wood to over 80 Primary 6 & 5 students.

The students first learnt about the origins, history and cultures of the Peranakan people, also called Straits-born Chinese who married the local indigenous Malayan community. They continued with their mainland chinese customs and tradition but infusing Malay and indigenous aesthetics, designs and taste into their food, clothing, jewellery and architecture.

We shared the various uses of the Peranakan Tiles as an outside and inside feature of a typical Peranakan home. The students learnt that the basic colours of the tiles used are mainly Blue, Yellow, Green, Red, Teal and Turquoise.

We then started the students on tracing the design onto the wood pieces, afterwhich applying Acrylic paints onto the designs.

Here are some of their works.


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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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