Masterclass: Your State of Mind with Lee Yi Xuan

How do you express your feelings when there are no words to describe them? What if drawing circles could be the solution?
Led by Singaporean artist Lee Yi Xuan, the masterclass is a mindful drawing exercise where you will scratch and scribble circles on a piece of acrylic block. Apart from drawing circles – a common method used in art therapy as a mean to help one express and understand their innermost feelings on a deeper level – you will also learn more about grounding techniques, a self-soothing method using various materials.

At the end, participants will be able to enjoy a guided segment by Yi Xuan to view her work State of Mind, located in MENTAL: Colours of Wellbeing. She will share more on the concept and inspiration behind the artwork.

This masterclass is offered as part of our education programme for MENTAL: Colours of Wellbeing.


Lee Yi Xuan (b. 2000) is a multidisciplinary artist and art educator based in Singapore. Having completed her degree studies in Fine Art in NAFA, she is currently pursuing a Masters in Art Therapy.

Prior to her degree studies, Yi Xuan explored the concept of play within art education. Fuelled by the need to break out of society norms and expectations, it led to a fascination to express her state of mind. Inspired by the struggles of her contained chaos, Yi Xuan wants to show that everyone has their silent struggles and wishes to raise awareness about the importance of mental well-being.

Her work State of Mind has been exhibited in Project: It’ll be Alright – Singapore Art Museum, Towards Unlearning – Gajah Gallery, reTHINGing the Site – Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Imprints of the Self – dblspace, What Does Reality Looks Like – Lim Hak Tai Gallery.
About the exhibition

MENTAL: Colours of Wellbeing offers different perspectives on mental health and wellbeing. It confronts societal bias and stereotypes, encouraging curiosity and connection with ourselves and others.

View details

8 Oct 2022 & 7 Jan 2023
11am – 12.30pm
The Sun, Basement 1

S$35 per participant, includes a free and easy visit to MENTAL: Colours of Wellbeing.

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Recommended age: 13 years old and above

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