Thursday, September 22, 2016
For the session this coming Saturday, we visit Peck Seah / Tras Street, where some huge shophouses stand proudly against an ever climbing skyline.
Tanjong Pagar MRT Station
There's a field like place by the side near the temple. And early birds can have their breakfast across the street at the coffeeshop or food centre.
Peck Seah and Tras Street, plus Tanjong Pagar Road, run parallel with lots of beautiful shophouses to catch your eye, and we'll move north towards Duxton.
2 Duxton Hill
We will end here, and those who wish to can enjoy Francis Theo's current exhibition of sketches done of Pulau Ubin.
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Thursday, September 01, 2016
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Thursday, August 25, 2016
This Saturday, we're visiting a quiet and lovely street, between Sophia Road, and Mackenzie Road.
- outside Starbucks
- outside facing Mackenzie Road
The shophouses lining Niven Road are largely residences, with a few highlights such as Sophia Flats, the Khalsa Dharmak Sabha and a couple of intact Streamline Moderne Art Deco facades. There's also the David Elias Building just across from Wilkie Edge along Selegie Road, and the @Ellison Building at the Mackenzie end, slated for partial demolition.
Sketchers are also free to explore backlanes, and adjacent streets such as Wilkie and Mt Emily Road.
Architect and fellow sketcher Ian Tan has kindly volunteered to give a short background of the area and the mentioned landmarks during the session.
See you there!
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Monday, August 15, 2016
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Just came back to the office after a fantastic 7th International Urban Sketchers Symposium held in Manchester from 27 to 30 July 2016. Will be posting my sketches soon. Here are two group photos taken on the last day on 30 July at All Sanits Park just outside the Symposium venue, Manchester School of Art. Sadly I was not in the photo because I was still sketching on the 7th storey of the building capturing the skyline of Manchester.
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Friday, July 29, 2016
While about 20 sketchers from Singapore are in Manchester to attend the 7th International Urban Sketchers Symposium, our local sketchers are going to Wessex Estate for the monthly sketchwalk.
Wessex Village Square
Blk 10 Woking Rd
The area only has one bus service – 191 – which has a frequency of 20 minutes, which may add a lot of time to your commute there. You can board it across the road from Buona Vista MRT Station, in front of The Metropolis.
BUS SERVICE 191
Timetable at bus stop:
Google Map of route to Wessex Village Square:
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
I was on official duty last Saturday and yesterday evening. So I took a few hours time-off this morning to enjoy my brunch at my favourite cafe - Penny University at East Coast Road. I was facing this loving young couple with a new born baby and got an urge to sketch the people. Sketching really calmed my nerves and at that moment I really wished I could stay a little longer. Too bad I had to leave for work and left before the lunch crowd walked in. Oh yes, sketching helps us pick up details - the ladies including the waitresses were all having ponytail hair except one even if they come and gone.
Monday, June 27, 2016
I missed the monthly sketchwalk at Serangoon Garden because I had to be on campus for our next activity in conjunction with the LEGO exhibition. It was a fun-filled Saturday after discovering so many young budding LEGO artists. The LEGO character look-alike imitation contest was really fun with family coming together and created the characters such as Mermaid, Bandit, Wizard and Sailor. It was fun fun fun!
Friday, June 24, 2016
Saturday, June 11, 2016
The top is the completed work and the next one was taken just before I apply colouring on location. I led a group of my colleagues and their families to Tiong Bahru and sketch. The ad-hoc sketchwalk was conducted in conjunction with the LEGO exhibition at the campus. Sum Kwan, the 5-year-old boy really impressed me with his drawing. He could identify shapes on the spot and drew with very confident lines. Paul's son who is nine, is also good and bold in his line work. I had so much to observe and learn from these children. The lease we can do is to encourage them to do more so they will continue to sketch, draw, paint and enjoy the process of mark making.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
I was featured in the latest article on the in-flight magazine of Tigerair called Tiger Tales Asia, May-Jun issue - http://ink-live.com/emagazines/tiger-tales-asia/2443/may-2016/#24
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Everyone is talking about it, you have to see it at the gallery where I work. "The Brick Collective: Tiong Bahru Edition" a LEGO exhibition is at the Art Gallery@GCV, Glocal Connect Village at Temasek Polytechnic, come and be inspired. Three of them are Design graduates from different cohorts and I have the privilege of teaching two of them, Eugene Tan from Interior Architecture and Design graduated in 1995 and Andy Goh from Product and Industrial Design graduated in 2014. Wong Jun Heng, from Interactive Media Design graduated much later. LEGO brought them together. I am so proud of our TP returning talents.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
As the Artist-in-Residence at Temasek Polytehnic, I am involved in all things with Art Gallery. Centre for TransCultural Studies at Temasek Polytechnic, in collaboration with 5 LEGO ® Artists Eugene Tan, Wong Jun Heng, Xylvie Huang, Andy Goh and Gavin Foo will be presenting an exhibition titled “The Brick Collective: Tiong Bahru Edition” from 18 May 2016 to 27 July 2016. This exhibition is supported by National Heritage Board and School of Design, Temasek Polytechnic.
The opening event is on Wednesday, 18 May 2016 at 7.00pm and will take place at The Art Gallery @ GCV. The Guest of Honour is Mr Alvin Tan, Asst. CEO, National Heritage Board.
To attend the opening night, please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org