Create a Nature-Inspired Illustration with Darel Seow

As the human world came to a standstill during the pandemic, nature flourished in many forms, whether wild spaces rejuvenating or an ever-growing collection of plants adorning our homes. 

During this 2-hour workshop led by Darel Seow, you will explore what your relationship with nature is like and how it might have changed during the last two years, before capturing these ideas in a character-based illustration.

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


About Marvellous Mammals: A Wild A to Z of Southeast Asia 

We know that dogs bark, cats meow, and cows moo. But do you know dholes whistle “whee-whee”, wild boars grunt “grrt-grrt”, and siamangs call out “ooh-wow-wow”?

The Southeast Asian forests are full of incredible wildlife waiting to be discovered. In the humid nature reserves of Singapore, high up the mountain forests of Papua, and in the tropical waters of the Irrawaddy, a multitude of mammals live their unseen lives. They await a bold explorer to learn their secrets. Could that explorer, be you?

In this beautifully illustrated alphabet book, wildlife ecologist Debby Ng and illustrator Darel Seow part the leaves to showcase lesser-known animals of Southeast Asia! Readers will learn about these unique mammals’ habitat, behaviour, food choices, and their relationship with humans.

About Creative Recharge: Holiday Programmes
About Creative Recharge: Holiday Programmes

Curated as part of ArtScience Museum’s Season of Mental Wellbeing, Creative Recharge: Holiday Programmes explores how art-making has helped us tide through the pandemic with a range of activities suitable for the entire family!

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12 Jun
3pm – 5pm
The Sun, Basement 1
S$35 per participant, limited slots available.
Recommended for 14 years old and above

Artist Biography

Darel Seow
Darel Seow is a visual storyteller who illustrates the tales of the natural world through his unique brand of wry wit and whimsy. An illustration graduate from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (UK), he believes in the draw of storytelling as a means of engagement, creating experiences that simultaneously excite and educate. Particularly interested in museums and culture, he has worked with the British Museum (UK), National Museum of Singapore, Asian Civilisations Museum (Singapore) and other cultural institutions to encourage learning through the power of imagination and play.

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