Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Drawing Essentials (T03/T05)

Temasek Design School

In this course, students were exposed to observational drawing and sketching techniques using Black & White dry mediums such as pencil, charcoal, marker, felt-pen and carbon/pastel.

They were introduced to basic set-ups of observational drawing such as Still-life and sculptures of human forms.

Outdoor sketchings were conducted at Botanic Garden and Singapore Expo on subjects of Nature/Garden and Architecture.

Students' finalwork were conceptualised and imaginatively composed with narratives in mind appropriating and stylising from Surrealist and Fantasy Art.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Art Tour to Asian Civilisation Museum (Design History & Culture)

Temasek Design School

The Asian Civilisation Museum is a microcosm of Asian civilisations presented in an exciting way for today's museum visitors. This tour is on its permanent collection. Departing from the traditional chronological approach, the story of Asia is showcased in themed galleries integrated with multimedia and interactive components. Students experienced stories of Asia through galleries on the cultures of Southeast Asia, China, West Asia and South Asia.

Mixed Media Design & Rendering (July - Sept 2010)

First Media Design School

In this module students are required to render a set of 2 illustrations as posters using mixed media such as gouache, colour pencils, markers and/or felt pens. Main theme given as 'Events/Happenings at Fort Canning Park'

Lessons development:
1.Conceptualisation of design/illustration
2.Sketching and rendering techniques in various media
3.Experimentation in mixed media
4.Development and composition
5.Layout for design posters

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Art Tour to Singapore Art Museum & 8Q (Design History & Culture)

Temasek Design School

The Story of Yeh Chi Wei

This is a visual story of an almost forgotten artist: Yeh Chi Wei. He was a Singaporean artist, a well-respected art educator and leader in Singapore’s 20th century art scene. He led the Ten Men Group on painting exhibitions to Southeast Asian countries and was a great source of inspiration and encouragement to many other artists. Many consider him to be a true Nanyang artist. This exhibition showcases Yeh’s artistic achievements, contributions to Singapore, and celebration of Southeast Asia through art.

Choy Ka Fai

The Lan Fang Chronicles



The Lan Fang Chronicles project is inspired by investigations into the histories of the Lan Fang Republic (1777 to 1884). Established by the Hakka Chinese in West Kalimantan, the Republic lasted for 107 years before it disintegrated into nothing but a legend to its living descendents.
This project looks at the concept of insignificant histories and its parallels with the history of modern Singapore. This research-based work will culminate in a series of visual art, theatre and film presentations.

Choy Ka Fai is a new media artist, performer, theatre and film director. Formerly Associate Artistic Director of TheatreWorks (Singapore), Choy is a recipient of the National Arts Council Arts Creation Fund 2009, which has enabled the research and development of his new artistic project, The Lang Fang Chronicles.

Monday, August 16, 2010

3D Finalwork (3D Art Fundamentals)

Temasek Design School

Students worked on a 1m x 1m dimension in their 3D formation of finalwork for assessment. They were free to use various materials and adopt any theme/subject as appropriate.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Art Tour: Tags & Treats - Works by Vincent Leow (3D Art Fundamentals)

Temasek Design School

This is a retrospective exhibition on Vincent Leow's work spanning over two decades of art practice in various Artforms and media. He is a prolific local artist who continues to explore various societal issues.

'The title Tags and Treats refers both to pet identity tags, as well as military dog tags that are often used to identify the dead or wounded in war. The military dog tag is a reference to Leow’s inspiration for his new works, the Latin phrase Memento Mori (remember you will die), while the pet tag is a remembrance of Andy, his beloved late pet, which he transforms into a hybrid dog-manimage in his work. Leow, in his trademark whimsical style, uses the allegory of pets to take the severity out of the grim issue of mortality. The “treat” of a life well-lived is that of one’s legacy remembered and left behind. The exhibition, with its explorations, marks a milestone of a new direction and focus in Leow’s artistic practice.'

Exploration III - Introduction to Paper Art (3D Art Fundamentals)

Temasek Design School

This exploration taps on techniques of Origami and Paper Mache using paper as main material in their 3D formation. Students were free to explore various themes and subjects in this assignment.