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Illustrate with Wonton Doodle!

Do you have the occasional bouts when your hand just itches to take that pen and draw? Do you have images in your head you wish to translate to canvas? Or do you simply want to personalize that cloth bag of yours that everyone else seem to be carrying as well?! Listen up if you uttered ‘yes’ to any of the above!

Noise Singapore and Bear Fruit jointly present ‘Illustrate with Wonton Doodle!” – a 4-part workshop series by illustrator Wanton Doodle ( With a great flair for the whimsical, Wanton Doodle’s creations breathe life into quirky cartoon characters inspired by Japanese manga. Illustrations of his wildly imaginative dreamscapes can be found on non-conventional materials such as apparels, various canvases, vinyl toys and skateboard decks. Learn illustration techniques and practical application in this series, and develop an illustration project on various canvases and mediums by the end of the four sessions.

Session 1: Illustration Styles – Opportunities for Expansive Artwork
– Traditional versus Digital Illustration
– Designing with the end in mind

Session 2: Lucid and Memorable Copy – A Smile in the World
– Non-verbal communication to develop strong and high impact copy
– Gaining mindshare through unique selling point

Session 3: Practical Application and Treatment Techniques
– Project planning for different canvases and surfaces
– Colour theory

Session 4: Project Work for Commercial Success
– Sharing and group critique of final artwork
– Elements of a successful pitch
– Preparing a portfolio

This programme is fully sponsored by Noise Singapore and Bear Fruit, so all we’re looking for in you are:
– An interest in illustration
– Commitment to attend all four sessions
– Commitment to work on the illustration project outside course hours
– Aged between 18 and 35

Date: 8 (Sat), 16 (Sun), 22 (Sat) & 29 (Sun) January 2011
Time: 2 – 4pm
Venue: Central Public Library 100 Victoria Street
Admission: Free

Please send an email to by 17 December 2010 with the subject header “Bear Fruit Illustration Workshop” and include the following details:

i. Name, NRIC, Contact number
ii. Why do you want to join this programme (in 250 words)
iii. 3 of your best illustration works in a zip file (maximum zip file size: 15 MB) – at least 1 non-commissioned work sample in your preferred style and medium
Only successful registrants will be notified.

Selected works from this programme will be showcased at the Noise Singapore platform ( This programme is presented by Noise Singapore and Bear Fruit Academy (an initiative of the National Library Board).


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The Creative Academy is here!

Our  “school term” is starting in July. The Creative Academy brings together various creative modules and courses under one umbrella in terms of branding and marketing.

For the curriculum, TCA offers modules in the following subject areas within the Creative Industries

1.                  Comics

2.                  Architecture

3.                  Photography

4.                  Music

5.                  Film

6.                  Arts and Design (Graphics)

The focus of TCA emphasises on the process of learning through applications and experiences rather than on rote academic learning or knowledge building. Students will take part in a process of creation that will result in an output or outlet. Each module allows students to participate in the actual process of creation in real time and real space, i.e. the work and contributions that they put in will go towards the final realization of a “product” to be introduced into the market.

More than just learning, TCA will also create platforms within the modules to help promote the students as well as their works in creating a database of portfolios that can be accessed by public. Thus, the Academy acts as a conduit or directory that highlight the expertise of the alumni.

If you are interested to participate as a student or organisation please contact Chris Koh at


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