Enjoy the holidays with more art, design, science, and geometry!
Introducing Open Space— Holiday Workshops inspired to engage our students’ creative hearts and minds in playful ways. It is themed to six different year-end wishes from Principal Jealina and the RMN team to our students.
It aims to balance out the over-structured school year by offering opportunities for our students to explore— to find the art resource that fits their creative outlet. It is our wish for our RMN children to enjoy the holidays by learning to be self-expressive and to bring out the bold ORIGINALITY that is already within them into the OPEN SPACE.
Let imagination take over and free the artist inside of you!
Some boathouses are plain and humble, while others are adorned and dressed to the nines. How bold are your design ideas and what materials would support your ideas? Jump aboard and let’s get cracking!
DAY1: Students will take on the role of an innovative boat builder. From architectural design planning to the hands-on building of a meticulously constructed boathouse, what problems will you face and how will you overcome them?
DAY2: Children will learn to visualize the creative design of the interior of their boathouses and personalize an indoor as well as an outdoor space. They will use interior architectural and construction elements from wallpaper to the flooring and equip it with furnishing using functional materials of their choosing.
This holiday workshop is all about design principles, color theory, space planning, resourcefulness, understanding objects and space to scale. It aims to encourage children to develop a skill set that compliments their own creative vision--learning to trust their instincts. It builds on the creativity ability they already have, they just need to know it! Join us and build your very own boathouse fulfilling the whimsy of your very own imagination!
Ages:......... 8 and above
Duration:... 2 x 6 hours
*Light refreshments included.
NOVEMBER / DECEMBER SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS 2018
your ORIGINALITY MATTERS
What's it like to be Yayoi Kusama inspired?
balanced composition planning using point of interest
2 x 5hours
In this 2-day workshop, children will learn to upcycle fabric and transform them into their very own original plushie! They will design a plushie character in a series of 2D drawings— creating front, side, back and top views. Understanding both the width and depth of their character from different views, they will model their 2D drawings into an amazing 3D fluffy plushie!
Children will learn to stitch using a variety of techniques, improving their fine motor skills and instilling patience every step of the way. Besides being a useful and practical life skill, sewing has mental benefits too! It requires focus and concentration as well as problem-solving. It challenges the left brain thinking and is a great way to express individuality and personality.
From design to fabric selection, color coordination, sizing and detailing through to fitting it all together—- this entire project aims to stimulate creative thinking and promote self-esteem and perseverance. Completing it from start to finish fosters a great sense of accomplishment in every child!
Ages:......... 6 and above
Duration:.... 2 x 5 hours
We enjoy helping children climb their own mountains.
If you found an ancient manuscript that was written over 500 years ago, what would it look like? Can you express it with the language of art?
With childlike imagination, we will be concocting teleportation potions, healing charms and magical recipes of sorts. Children will learn to antique their manuscript using tea leaves, have a play at designing page layouts and innovate new ways to create a work of art.
Yayoi Kusama is the biggest-selling female artist in the world. In her bright-red wig and quirky polka-dot ensembles, she is also one of the most instantly recognizable. At almost 90 years old she is still astonishingly prolific.
Inspired by René Magritte, this workshop aims to use surrealism & 3D art to draw out a sense of identity from even the shyest child. Children will be guided to compose a visual illustration that expresses they are who they are in the present.
Through a series of questions, our students will self-discover what shapes their lives in the now. We will carry that over to designing whimsical elements using various line work, shape, color, value, tone, texture and depth with clay relief too. With a twist of realistic images using unusual colors and blending seemingly unrelated objects, your child will discover their inner-being as a masterpiece in its own.
In every surrealist painting, there is always quite a bit to look at. As our students free their mind of all analytical thought, and freely paint ideas that are buried deep in their minds of who they are, what will we see?
Ages:......... 5 and above
Duration:.... 2 x 5 hours
Canvas:........ 12" X 16"
in the style of Rene Francois
René François Ghislain Magritte (1898 – 1967) was a Belgian artist most renowned for being one of the leaders of the influential 20th century art movement, Surrealism. He became well known for creating a number of witty and thought-provoking images.
2 days x 5hours
“Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see, but it is impossible. Humans hide their secrets too well....”
Calling all aspiring set designers to join us in creating a fantasy world where the magic of imagination comes dimensionally to life.
Hollywood churns out the most talented artists within visual arts, creating a lot of impressive scenery in movies like Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones and the superhero Marvel universe. What is it like to be your very own set designer creating your own scene?
Just as the golden ratio is found in the design and beauty of nature, it can also be used to achieve balance, harmony and beauty in art and design. Learn to apply it in your imaginary scenery so that the key elements of your landscape environment are aligned cinematographically!
In an era immersed in technology and science, let’s keep magic alive and bring out some childlike imagination & fascination!
This holiday workshop is all about presenting children with the right tools to experiment with and to encourage the building of their own creative process. From mixed-media materials and cool crafting techniques to watercolor illustrations, this project is loaded with tools to support their creative impulses.
Let them celebrate the joy of childhood as they express their own magic through the Arts. You'll be surprised at the power of your child's imagination as you flip through the pages!
Ages:......... 6+, 9 and above
Duration:... 2 x 4 hours
*Light refreshments included.
learn art principles such as depth and contrast using tonal values
Today Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) is one of the most celebrated Dutch 17th century masters. Yet for centuries little importance was attached to his name. It was only in the 1870s that he was rediscovered and 35 paintings identified as his!
NOVEMBER / DECEMBER SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS 2018
STROKES of GENIUS
THE PEARL EARRING
in the style of Johannes Vermeer
In this 2-day workshop, we will be appreciating Vermeer’s most celebrated artwork—-one that has fascinated artists all around the world. Is the girl turning away or turning towards you? No one can quite agree. She’s the subject of Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer’s "Girl with the Pearl Earring”.
Students will study the treatment of light and shade on the subject— just as Vermeer was intensely preoccupied with the behavior of light and other optical effects in his paintings. They will learn to build a foundation of contrast and tonal values and in the style of old masters using layers from underpainting to body painting and finishing.
Experience how Vermeer uses his palette and how his underpainting creates such an intense volume that brings out a three-dimensional effect. The girl’s enigmatic gaze and the mysterious air surrounding her identity reminds us of Vermeer’s power as an illusion maker.
Join us in this workshop for an enriching mix of art history and fine art— creating a Dutch Golden Age painting of your own!
Just when we thought that 3D graphics was replacing a dying 2D art, we’re now seeing a shift in public perception. Pixel Art graphics have become an art form worthy of critical appreciation. Like piecing together many mini square blocks of crumpled-up pieces of colored ties to create a final whole piece of art, the true simplicity of the medium is captured in the amazing designs people end up creating!
Imagine you are a video game character on a super-cool adventure of your choosing. Anywhere from Japan to outer space to the blue lagoon, what kind of adventure would you be on? What would you carry in your inventory? Whether you are helping the dolphin find his friends and need to get across a dangerous lagoon, or in charge of a spaceship all the way to Mars, you are going to need an inventory of things to help you along the journey.
In this pixel art creation workshop, children will be drawing and painting using acrylic paints. They will plan (visually think) the layout of the items in their inventory depending on the quest they'll embark on. Come express your superhero self with this 8-bit digital medium on canvas and showcase items that make your superhero a force to be reckoned with!
Ages:......... 6 up and 9up
Duration:... 5 hours
Superhero Challenge: Build to adapt- manage your space and grid wisely!
Join us as we delve into the wonderful world of the Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama. Known as the ‘princess of polka-dots’, she has created lots of dots not only in her paintings but also by drawing on physical objects and even her clothes. She feels as if she is making her art and herself melt into and become part of the bigger universe. What a unique character she is!
In this workshop, students will be recreating a fabulously whimsical environment of dot imagery while they learn about the many types of local as well as lesser-known fruits of Singapore. They will learn to incorporate bright colors through the exploration of neon glow in the dark paints, and experience a different piece of art in the dark!
While the creation of dots may seem repetitive, the creative process aims to achieve an infinity of space. The result of the painting is truly an optical sensation of dots expanding and contracting as though they are breathing full of life!
Your ideas are irresistible, you want to start a business and you want the world to know about it! It's never too early to start with design thinking and strategy— a great brand always starts with an unforgettable logo.
In this workshop, we are partnering with our students in offering this 2-day branding masterclass. Children will learn the meaning and function of curating a brand from scratch. They will make up a brand, customize a logo and compose a complete brand stationery set made up of a letterhead, name card, folder, envelope and even their very own rubber-stamp!
Find your entrepreneurial spirit and learn to put your design thinking cap on— can you identify and apply the principles of effective logo design? Create and combine graphic elements that you believe can inform, add personality or completely define a successful brand image. How will you engage your customers’ imaginations and promote loyalty to your brand?
Bonus: To add on to this branding masterclass experience, our students will also learn to produce and print their own logo stickers as well!
If you were an animal, would you be reclusive like a turtle or sleek like a snake? Perhaps you would like to live in the mountains like a panda. Take a quiz and answer some fun questions about your personality and interests to discover the one animal you relate to the most. There are over 100 species!
In this socially interactive workshop, children will have opportunities to engage in a lively discussion with their peers. They will be encouraged to express themselves and develop confidence in their own creativity. It will be a bizarre experimentation of sorts!
Children will learn to create their animals using a technique we have never done before - needle-felting & collaging on canvas with the use of clay! They will enjoy the unique surface brought on by the interesting combination used whilst they bring their inner animal to life. The end result is very powerful, and promises to hold a strong element of surprise.