Making Art in Pandemic Times

Living in a time of a pandemic, how do you deflate any pent-up emotions at hand? Translate your personal experience into visual works of art.

Art can help. Across the weekend from 11 – 12 June, participate in a series of masterclasses and workshops where you can express yourself through cartooning, playmaking with materials, crafting a creative zine-journal and designing a nature-inspired illustration.  

Learn the basics of cartooning from Joseph Chiang which includes a sharing of his comic Chronicles of a Circuit Breaker. Craft a zine-journal with Mary Bernadette Lee through collaging and draw your emotions by responding to music. Explore your relationship with nature and create a nature-inspired illustration by Darel Seow. Together with Weng Pixin, make a funky felt mask and create your own versions of viruses using plasticine. 

A simple act of taking part and spending time on creative pursuits can help boost positive moods. Find moments to connect with yourself as you clear your mind and make better sense of your emotions through creative expression.   

This masterclass and workshop series is offered as part of our education programme for Hope from Chaos: Pandemic Reflections during the mid-year school holidays.



Joseph Chiang is a visual artist and printmaker. He is the founder of Monster Gallery, a creative print studio; and the Young Printmakers League, a mentorship programme supported by Noise Singapore. He was commissioned by the National Arts Council to organise the Contemporary Printmaking Festival as part of Singapore Art Week 2017.

Mary Bernadette Lee is an artist, educator, illustrator, co-creator, observer and collector of information & experiences through collaborations with communities. Her artistic practice takes the phenomenological approach investigating relationships between body, architecture and space, and psychological states relating to Self, Identity and Home.

Darel Seow is a visual storyteller fascinated by the stories of nature and heritage, working with museums and cultural institutions worldwide to encourage learning through the power of imagination and play. He believes that stories are the best way to connect with others and enjoys sharing his love of picture books with people of all ages.

Weng Pixin loves to draw, sew, make comics, tell stories, paint, create and construct using found objects. Pixin grew up listening to stories from her father, who was curious about the way the world works.

11 – 12 Jun
Various Timings
The Sun, Basement 1
From S$15 – S$35, limited slots available. 
From 5 years old and up, varying age recommendation for each masterclass and workshop.

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