NOISE Singapore & Bearfruit Street Art Workshop


Street art is an evolution of the traditional graffiti art, whereby graffiti artists express their techniques, styles and skills through a spray can as a medium. Street art involves strong concepts, blending the artwork together with the environment that surrounds it and usage of different mediums like paints, markers, stencils, wheat pasting, posters, installations and other recycling materials. It also explores the practice of interaction and delivering messages of the artwork across to the public.

NOISE Singapore, together with the National Library Board, is organising a NOISE Singapore & Bearfruit Street Art Workshop where participants can learn about street art and practise on real life objects under the guidance of established artists in the local street art scene – ANTZ and Clogtwo. At the end of this 4-session workshop series, participants will produce a set of works together for an exhibition at the Jurong Regional Library in 2012. Please note that this workshop is open to participants aged 13 and above. Participants should have drawing experience and an interest in creating art on objects.

Workshop Outline
Session 1: Theory – Speakers will cover topics like street art history, character development and techniques.
Sessions 2 – 4: Practical – Participants will be given the freedom to choose to work on a single topic or switch from one topic to another within the three sessions. Participants can thus have the chance to mix different styles from different topics taught to them, making street art more versatile.

Date & Venue
Date: Saturdays, 3, 4, 10 & 11 Dec 2011
Venue: Jurong Regional Library
Time: 2-6pm (estimated)

As there are limited seats for this workshop, please note that you are able to attend all the workshop sessions to register.

Registration
Drop an email to ilyani_suhaimi@nlb.gov.sg by 16 Nov 2011 with the subject header ‘Noise-Bearfruit Street Art!’ and include the following details:
- Name, Date of Birth, Gender
- NRIC No
- Contact number
- Occupation
- Drawing experience : Yes/No
- Samples of your past works (in one file, not more than 5mb)
- Reasons for joining this workshop (not more than 100 words)

About the Speakers
ANTZ
URBAN ARTIST

ANTZ’s meteoric rise from obscurity to becoming one of the upcoming urban artists to look out for stems from his unique illustrative style. A style which makes heavy references to chinese culture; from mythology to dialect and identity, ANTZ has managed to create an interesting juxtaposed mash of contemporary urban styles with traditional chinese visuals and influences. ANTZ is constantly on the lookout for new approaches in making and creating his art, be it in medium or concept. Apart from being a full time art director professionally, ANTZ is also the co- founder of the design collective The Geeksigners. Along with fellow artist, CLOGTWO and ZERO, ANTZ is part of RSCLS, a collaborative approach of styles, ideas and creative banter. As an artist, ANTZ has been involved in renowned projects and international events such as ADIDAS, NIKE, IdN, Converse, Taggerbags, Tiger Translate, Ministry of Sound (Singapore), MTV Asia and many more. ANTZ is all geared up to intensify the industry with his up and coming contemporary designs.

CLOGTWO
ILLUSTRATOR | GRAFFITI PRACTITIONER | VIDEO DESIGNER

Many of the people I’ve met tend to forget my real birth name sometimes; I think it’s not as significant or important since Clogtwo was found in 2004, on a chemically sprayed wall in a dark canal, generally known to man as graffiti art and to some, vandalism. To me, I think Clogtwo’s destroying my lungs with all the fumes I’ve inhaled for the past seven years. Clogtwo’s works merge from relative questions from social behaviour to the mysteries of our religious beliefs. As time goes by, many artists tend to question themselves whether their styles are well defined or recognised. I think there’s no such definition for style. Style is not made, it’s who you are. I’ve worked with National Arts Council, National Health Promotion Board, Singapore National Museum, Singapore Arts Museum, OKTO channel and Adidas, to name a few. I have also exhibited in Vue Privee and Taksu Gallery, but it looks like Clogtwo managed to get all the credit.

Note
- Application for the workshop ends on 13 Nov.
- Successful applicants will be notified via email by 30 Nov.
- Successful applicants are required to bring along the following materials for the workshop
• stationery (eg. pencils, pens, erasers)
• permanent markers (Sharpies markers if you have)
• paint brushes – all sizes
• penknives
• masking tapes

This programme is presented by NOISE Singapore and Bear Fruit Academy (an initiative of the National Library Board).

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Pastel Art Bearfruit Workshop


Pastel is coloured chalk, composed of powdered pigment and a binder. It can be used for painting portraits, figures, landscapes, seascapes, still life, floral subjects, animals and wildlife and abstracts. This painting medium is vibrant, colourful and easy to use. Pastel paintings, when properly kept, can remain beautiful and fresh for many years.

The National Library Board, together with local pastel artists, is organising a pastel art workshop where participants will learn about pastel art and its techniques. Participants will produce their own pastel art at the end of the workshop, with guidance from pastel art experts. There will be two runs of the workshop, in English and Mandarin, consisting of 4 sessions each (over 4 weekends). Please note that this workshop is open to participants aged 18 and above.

Pastel Art Workshop [in English]
Saturday, 23 & 30 July, 6 & 13 August, 10.00 am – 1.00 pm
Possibility Room, Level 5, National Library Building

The English workshop will be led by Ms Janice Chin and is targeted at those with an interest in pastel art.

Workshop Outline
Session 1: Introduction to pastel medium
Session 2: Tonal Value and Basic Colour Theories
Session 3: Composition
Session 3: Perspective

Ms Janice Chin graduated with a BA (2nd Upper Hons) Fine Art (Painting & Drawing) from the University of Huddersfield, UK. She has won awards in 2003, 2005 and 2008. She is a full-time artist and also a part-time lecturer with the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.

Drop an email to ilyani_suhaimi@nlb.gov.sg by Wednesday, 13 July 2011 with the subject header ‘Pastel Art’ and include the following details:
- Name, Date of Birth, Gender
- NRIC No
- Contact number
- Occupation
- Painting/Drawing experience : Yes/No
- Reasons for joining this workshop (not more than 100 words)

Pastel Art Workshop [in Mandarin]
Saturday, 23 & 30 July, 6 & 13 August, 2.00 – 5.00 pm
Possibility Room, Level 5, National Library Building

The Mandarin workshop will be led by Mr Siew Hock Meng and is targeted at pastel art practitioners interested to improve their painting techniques. Mr Siew Hock Meng is a well-known artist, especially for his paintings of the human figure. He has exhibited locally and overseas from the 1980s.

Drop an email to sandy_toh@nlb.gov.sg by Wednesday, 13 July 2011 with the subject header ‘Pastel Art’ and include the following details:
- Name, Date of Birth, Gender
- NRIC No
- Contact number
- Occupation
- Painting/Drawing experience : Yes/No
- Reasons for joining this workshop (not more than 100 words) :

Notes:
- Application for both workshops ends on 13 July.
- Successful applicants will be notified via email by 15 July.
- Successful applicants are required to bring along the following art materials for the workshop. Selected participants will be advised where they can purchase the materials for the workshop.
o 2 pieces of black mounting board (slightly bigger than A4 size);
o A piece of softboard/plywood (slightly bigger than the black mounting board);
o A set of fairly soft pastels comprising about 15 different colours (for still life painting or figure/landscape painting).

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Ideas & Innovations irregardless of age

Students – Wong Kai Wern, 10, Tan Su Fern and Jonathan Aeruthayan, both 12 invented an insulated bag that keeps food warm until recess time.

Read more here.

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BearFruit: Miniatures Creation Workshop

Ever seen those intricately delicate pastries that looks ‘oh so savoury’ on websites and later discover that they are only sitting on one-eighth of your palm?

Discover the art of miniatures with our mentor – Ms Cindy Teh (http://snowfern-clover.blogspot.com) today. Incorporating the aspects of selling your crafts through online mediums, you might be on your way to owning your very own business very soon!

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Session #1
Saturday, 23 July, 11am – 1pm
Ang Mo Kio Public Library, Programme Zone

Introduction to miniatures & Setting Up of Blogshops
Part 1: Participants will learn about the basics of Miniatures Creation which includes:

• measurements and scale
• various colouring mediums to use with Air Dry Clay
• how to handle and store Air Dry Clay
• basic tools for working with Air Dry Clay
• drying and sealing of Air Dry Clay
• using Breads as an object, participants will learn more on the ‘hows’ of mixing and colouring clay to resemble breads.

Part 2: Participants will learn the basics of setting up their very own blogshop
In the second part of the workshop, participants will learn more on the essentials of setting up a blog shop as a retail front to sell their miniatures.
The syllabus will include:
• the basics of taking good pictures
• how to specify the measurements and materials when listing the products for sale
• how to set up payment gateway
• how to ship and handle the miniatures
• an introduction of other sales avenues online

Session #2
Saturday, 30 July, 11am – 1pm
Ang Mo Kio Public Library, Programme Zone

Going Deeper into variations of Miniatures
In this session, participants will delve deeper into the mechanics to make their craft more attractive through:
• learning how to handle very small items
• working with translucency to achieve better results
• understanding various mediums suitable for translucency
• conceptualisation of cakes/danishes for use in Session #3

Session #3
Saturday, 6 August, 11am – 1pm
Bishan Public Library, Programme Zone

Adding parts to make a whole – the masterpiece!
In this session, participants will get to create a larger masterpiece through the additions of their various masterpieces by:
• making danishes and croissants
• making cake bases,creams and textures for cake slices
• create creams for danishes/cakes
• Items to make includes: differently shaped fruit danishes, decorated whole cakes and decorated and textured sliced cakes

Session #4
Saturday, 13 August, 11am – 1pm
Bishan Public Library, Programme Zone

Presentation!
At this finale, participants will have a chance to share within themselves on the blog sites and masterpieces they have created through the workshop.


Requirements:
a. A commitment to attend all 4 sessions
b. Comfortable with working with crafts: Clay and paint

The winning entry will have a chance for his/her works to be showcased in our GoLibrary Publication.

Interested applicants are invited to email jane_foo@nlb.gov.sg with the header “I want to join BearFruit: Miniatures Creation Workshop” by Sunday, 10th July 2011 with the following:

a. Share with us the reasons why you would like to join this workshop in 100 words
b. Full Name
c. NRIC Number
d. Email Address
e. Contact Number

This workshop is limited to 25 participants and only successful applications would be notified.

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Planning, Creating and Voilà!

Read about how 4 makers mastered the medium of wood, metal, plastic and silicon to create new inventions.

Read more here: http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/03/ff_makestuff_materials/

one-of-a-kind coffee table with an eerie lunar surface

one-of-a-kind bicycles

miniatures

blinky lights suit

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MUSIC MATTERS: A Bear Fruit Music Workshop

Calling all aspiring musicians who live and breathe music! Learn what it takes to make it in the music industry!

The National Library Board (NLB) presents MUSIC MATTERS’
– a 4-part Bear Fruit workshop. The workshop aims to bring together young aspiring musicians with a burning desire to share your music with the world! In this series of workshops, Producer /Composer Roland Lim will share tips, tricks, the knitty gritty and the mindset required to achieve success. Learn to develop the right mindset and work ethic to achieve success, relevant and crucial musical skills to make an impact, entrepreneurship skills to make music your career as well as the marketing and law knowledge required to succeed in the industry.

Participants get to perform their songs at a concert after the completion of the workshop, and 1 artist/band will be handpicked to record a fully-produced song with Roland Lim worth $1500!

WORKSHOP OUTLINE
Session 1
Bye Bye NOOB
Developing the mindset
What it takes to be a successful artist
Understanding the music business

Session 2 (with guest speaker Esther Ong)
Marketing 101
Band dynamics
Studying your instrument
How to jam and write effectively

Session 3 (with guest speaker Daniel Sassoon)
Getting into the industry
Music Law 101
Performing 101
Guide to getting good gigs!

Session 4
Planning a release (demo/single/EP/album)\
Pre-production/Songwriting/Arrangement 101
Recording Production

REQUIREMENTS
The programme is sponsored by NLB, so all we’re looking for in you are:
(i) Aged between 15 to 30 years old
(ii) An inspiring musician – as a solo singer-songwriter or part of a band.
(iii) Commitment to attend all four sessions
(iv) Commitment to work on the music project outside course hours

DATE&VENUE
Dates: Saturdays, 2, 9, 16 & 23 April
Time: 2-4pm
Venue: National Library Building.

All sessions except the one on 16 April will be held at the Visitors’ Briefing Room, Level 1 of the National Library Building. The session on 16th April will be held at the Possibility Room, Level 5.

HOW TO REGISTER?
Drop an email to ilyani_suhaimi@nlb.gov.sg by 25 March 2011 with the subject header ‘MY MUSIC MATTERS’ and include the following details:
i. Name, NRIC, Contact number
ii. ONE reason why do you want to join this programme
iii. Website links or mp3s of your music

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Roland Lim
Roland Lim is a Singaporean Record Producer, perhaps best known locally for his production work with local bands For This Cycle, Run Neon Tiger, For Better Endings and Trella. Roland’s work has consistently garnered critical acclaim, including 5 Junk Sound award nominations and winning Live ‘n’ Loaded’s “Best Breakthrough Artist ” with For This Cycle.

Roland is an experienced sound engineer and has recorded for International singers Jonathan Wong ( OMF Music HK ),Pete Hollens( USA ),Joi Chua (Warner Music) and Australian bands such as Arturo Chaos, Mandalay Victory, Dyscord and Make Them Suffer. In addition ,Roland has composed and arranged music for all of The Virts’ (international card flourishing group) videos, including the Top selling ‘ Anaconda ‘ DVD and also TV spots for companies such as CLEAR and MinuteMaid for Australian Music and Sound Design house SongZu.

ABOUT GUEST SPEAKERS

Esther Ong
Formerly a HYPE music artiste , Esther is a speech level vocal coach in-training and has taught countless students at various music schools . In addition she is also an in demand session singer , having performed with Ministers and Superstars at major events .

Daniel Sassoon
Daniel Sassoon is one of the most well known names in Singapore Music , having been top selling indie pop group Electrico’s former Lead guitarist , A legal counsel with SKYPE by day ,and Guitar Hero by Night , Daniel is a well respected ,highly sought after musician and held in the highest regard by the local music scene, having judged Baybeats 09 and 10 and brings his wealth of legal experience to this workshop series.

This programme is presented by Bear Fruit Academy (an initiative of the National Library Board).

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digital sho(r)ts: Digital Filmmaking Workshop

MAKE YOUR VERY FIRST SHORT FILM THIS 2011!

Do you have aspirations of having your film shown at the Cannes Film Festival? Is your curiosity on the techniques behind that edgy video killing you? Or are you simply tired of giving the loved one another photo collage? Why not piece your memories into a short film?

Calling all closet, aspiring filmmakers and lovers! Learn what it takes to make your very first short film in just two weekends!

The National Library Board (NLB) presents ‘digital sho(r)ts’ – a 2-part Bear Fruit workshop by Lionel Chok. An Associate Artist at the Substation, Lionel will share the entire production process to making your first short film. Learn to conceptualise a story and practical techniques such as shooting and editing, and develop your own short film at the end of the two sessions. This workshop is specially designed for adults and students who have an interest in filmmaking, or aspire to be a professional filmmaker.

Session 1
12 March, Possibility Room, National Library

10am-12pm: Introduction to Digital Video Film-Making
12pm-1pm: Lunch
1pm –3pm: Conceptualising your Story & Practical Applications

Session 2
19 March, Visitors’ Briefing Room, National Library

10am –12pm: Production
12pm – 1pm: Lunch
1pm – 3pm: Post-production
4pm – 6pm: Screening

REQUIREMENTS
This programme is fully sponsored by NLB, so all we’re looking for in you are:
i) An interest in digital filmmaking
ii) Commitment to attend the two sessions
iii) Commitment to work on the film project outside course hours
iv) Have a camera that can record video
v) Have a laptop

HOW TO REGISTER?
Please send an email to ilyani_suhaimi@nlb.gov.sg by 3 March with the subject header ‘digital sho(r)ts’ and include the following details:
i) Name, NRIC, Contact number
ii) Why do you want to join this programme (in 250 words)

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
With several lauded film, video, theatrical, and even web productions under his belt, Lionel turned his back on his Economics qualifications more than 15 years ago and has not looked back since. Pursuing his passion for storytelling, he started his foray in TV since 1996 and has since amassed credits and awards in TV, Film and Theatre!

Besides being involved with the Singapore-Australia-Cambodian feature film co-production: “To Speak” (www.tospeakmovie.com) which made headlines when it premiered – in Montreal World Film Festival 2007, his other accolades include: winning the Audience Choice Award 07 as part of: Digital Film Fiesta 2006 (by Panasonic and Media Development Authority of Singapore) for his Hi-Definition short film “Crossroad”; and more recently – the New York Festivals 2010 TV Award for “Scene.City Singapore”. Lionel is an Associate Artist (Film) of The Substation – Home of the Arts. Visit his site at: www.lionelchok.com.

This programme is presented by Bear Fruit Academy (an initiative of the National Library Board).

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