Guide to fun arts workshops this June
An easy way to have a fun-filled June, amidst Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) measures, is to enjoy a buffet of online arts workshops from home. Pick up modern calligraphy skills, sign up for a meditative abstract art class, or learn the ABCs of podcasting for beginners. The slew of arts workshops available online promise something for everyone. Read on for our pick of five fun arts workshops that will help you escape the boredom of stay-home life.
Pick up modern calligraphy
Explore modern calligraphy with this online class designed for complete beginners. The workshop, taught by art studio The Workroom, comes with worksheets and instructional videos that offer tips and tricks on perfecting modern calligraphy letterforms. Participants will also learn about how to blend inks and how to use calligraphy tools. Find out more about the modern calligraphy workshop here.
Create beautiful abstract art
Have fun with the young ones at home by making abstract paintings. Art studio Room to Imagine runs virtual acrylic pour workshops that are suitable for both children and adults. The workshops, held from 6 to 12 Jun, are held over Zoom and registered participants will receive acrylic pour kits delivered to their homes ahead of the class. Register for an acrylic pouring class here.
Perfect the art of creating a podcast
If you have always wanted to make your very own podcast, sign up for this online workshop led by children’s author and podcast host Nat Amoore who teaches participants the basics of planning, scripting, interviewing, recording and editing a podcast. The workshop, organised by Singapore Book Council Academy, will be held over Zoom on 24 Jun. Learn more about The Podcasting Way here.
Sign up for a drama workshop
Enrol your child in a series of Hansel and Gretel themed drama workshops by ACT 3 Drama Academy. The online workshops, which are on until 13 Jun, explore drama, music, movement through play and promises to keep children and youth engaged and inspired. Register for the drama classes here.
Develop and share augmented reality experiences
Expand your digital creative skills at this free online workshop that introduces participants to the basics of creating a beginners’ level face filter. The workshop on 27 Jun is led by art director Haikel Yusuff, and it allows participants to experiment with Facebook’s Augmented Reality (AR) development programme, Spark AR Studio. Learn more about SSBY Masterclass: Creating Social AR with Haikel here.
(Photos: The Workroom, Room To Imagine, Singapore Book Council Academy, ACT 3 Drama Academy, Somerset by Youth)