Visual Arts Centre

预祝60周年庆 武中展师生校友艺术作品

预祝60周年庆 武中展师生校友艺术作品

张挥作品《林深有人家》。

图片由武吉班让政府中学提供

武吉班让政府中学明年庆祝60岁生日,本月特办艺术作品展,主题取名“传承”,展出师生作品25幅,其中不乏名家佳作。

武吉班让政府中学为迎接明年60岁生日,今年9月举行60周年校庆(前奏)武中师生艺术作品展。

武中秉持着教学育人的理念,培育了许多优秀社会人才,他们在各自领域发光,在艺术这一块的成就颇为丰硕。此次展览主题取名“传承”,寓意“传递薪火,承前启后”,希望能把艺术火炬代代传承下去。

参展作品包括前校长、前任老师、现任美术老师、杰出校友和美术特长生的各类画作、书法、雕塑等,共25幅。作品中,不乏一些名家,包括陈丽珠、张挥、吴碧山、蔡锦贤、杨应良、梁金菊和陈胜国的佳作。

这次展览也联系上了很多书画界的校友,他们在书画方面颇有成就,在国内外举办过多次个人书画展,并广收徒弟把自己的技艺传递下去,例如全芳梅、李海音、黄进福和吴多标等,他们的努力和成就可激发武中学生,让他们勇敢坚持追逐自己的梦想。 

新加坡书写文学协会荣誉会长张挥虽然不是校友,他曾在武中任职38年,教导美术和中文,他笑说:“我从年轻教到年老,认识好几届的校长,也编了20期的校刊。”

他难忘在武中的岁月,“工作环境很愉快、融洽。我刚到学校教书的前10年,每逢教师节,学生家长会邀请老师到他们家里做客,碰到红毛丹和榴梿季节,家长还会买红毛丹和榴梿来学校请我们吃,这样的感情联系,不是一般工作环境可以遇到的。”

张挥也是本地知名作家,他说,自己早期小说的灵感启发自他学生的周记。

“比如,我的第一本小说《再见,老师!》。我们看了学生周记才发现,有些学生须要争取读书的机会,在家里做完很多家务才能上学,结果迟到。但我们还责备他们迟到,知道后很后悔。学生的情操感动了我,我在武中的收获满满,学生给了我们生命的丰盛。”

张挥这次参展的作品《林深有人家》,是他采用新的水墨画泼墨方式的创作。

另一名武中校友吴碧山的参展作品是水彩画《旧时巷弄》。律师兼现任武中咨询委员会会员的吴碧山说,他从小热爱画画,他在2003年至2008年间常到北京公干,“我看当地四合院的门很有意思,古色古香又有神秘感,于是拍照留影,回新加坡后再根据照片作画。”

吴碧山在1980年毕业自武中后,仍然活跃于校友活动,他回顾当年校园日子说,老师虽然有严厉一面,也有亲切一面,很关心学生,师生的感情很融洽,学校提供了一个开心的学习环境。

9月20日(仅限受邀嘉宾);21日至23日

上午11时至晚上9时

视觉艺术中心

Visual Arts Centre

#01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green 10 Penang Rd S238469

Foundation In Digital Art

Embark on a captivating journey into the vibrant world of digital art! Our Foundation in Digital Art workshop invites budding creatives aged nine and above to unleash their imagination and hone their artistic skills in a dynamic, supportive environment. From mastering basic digital tools to crafting mesmerizing digital masterpieces, children will explore a spectrum of techniques guided by seasoned mentors. Through hands-on activities and interactive sessions, participants will discover the endless possibilities of digital expression while fostering creativity and critical thinking. Join us for an exhilarating adventure where young artists transform ideas into stunning visual realities, igniting a passion for digital art

Colour & Texture Exploration With Acrylic Painting & Collage

Prepare to unleash your inner artist in a kaleidoscope of color and creativity with ‘Colour Blast: Acrylic Painting & Collage Techniques’! Dive into a whirlwind adventure where vibrant hues and mesmerizing textures collide in a symphony of imagination. From mastering the art of seamless color blending to discovering the magic of mixed media collage, this journey is a playground for your artistic soul. With each brushstroke, explore new techniques that breathe life into your canvas, transforming it into a vibrant tapestry of expression. Join us and let your creativity run wild as you embark on this colorful escapade!”

World of Manga [Foundation & Styling]

A manga art workshop for children and teenagers sounds like a fantastic idea! Here’s how you might structure it:
Introduction to Manga: Begin by introducing what manga is, its history, and its influence on popular culture worldwide. Show examples of different manga styles and genres to give participants an overview.
Basic Drawing Techniques: Start with the fundamentals of drawing, such as line work, shapes, and proportions. Provide step-by-step instructions on how to draw basic manga characters, focusing on simple shapes that can be built upon.
Character Design: Move on to character design concepts, including creating unique characters, designing their personalities, and developing backstories. Encourage participants to get creative and think outside the box.
Expression and Emotion: Teach how to convey emotions and expressions through facial expressions, body language, and positioning of characters. This can be a fun and interactive exercise where participants practice drawing various emotions.
Storytelling and Paneling: Explore the basics of storytelling in manga, including paneling techniques, pacing, and layout. Show examples of different panel structures and discuss how they affect the flow of the story.
Inking and Coloring: Introduce participants to inking techniques using pens or markers. You can also cover digital inking for those interested. Then, demonstrate basic coloring techniques using markers, colored pencils, or digital software.
Feedback and Collaboration: Provide opportunities for participants to share their work and receive feedback from their peers and instructors. Encourage collaboration by having them work together on short manga projects or collaborative drawings.
Final Showcase: End the workshop with a showcase of participants’ work. This could be in the form of an exhibition, digital gallery, or printed booklet. Celebrate everyone’s creativity and progress throughout the workshop.
Remember to create a supportive and encouraging environment where participants feel free to express themselves and explore their creativity. And don’t forget to have fun! Manga is all about imagination and passion, so let that spirit shine through in your workshop.

Academy Drawing Traditions

The academy drawing and sketching tradition, rooted in centuries of artistic practice, emphasizes disciplined study of form, proportion, and technique. Originating from Renaissance workshops and formalized by institutions like the Royal Academy, it prioritizes meticulous observation and mastery of fundamental skills. Students progress from basic exercises to complex compositions, learning to depict still life and common objects with precision and expression. This tradition values both classical principles and innovation, encouraging artists to push boundaries while maintaining a deep respect for tradition. Through rigorous training and critique, artists within this tradition cultivate a strong foundation for creative exploration and artistic excellence.

Chinese Ink Painting and Calligraphy

This course on Chinese ink painting and calligraphy introduces young learners to the rich traditions of Chinese art. Through hands-on activities, students explore the basics of brush techniques, ink control, and the delicate art of Chinese script. They learn to appreciate the cultural significance of calligraphy and painting, developing skills in creating elegant strokes and expressive brushwork. The course fosters creativity, patience, and fine motor skills, while also providing insights into Chinese history and aesthetics. By the end, children gain confidence in their artistic abilities and a deeper understanding of Chinese cultural heritage.

Funk with Graffiti

Funk With Graffiti Workshop for children is an engaging and creative program aimed at introducing young artists to the vibrant world of graffiti and funk-inspired street style art. Participants learn the basics of graffiti history, techniques, and safety. Guided by professional graffiti artists, children explore the art of designing their unique tags, emphasizing creativity, expression, and individuality. The workshop includes hands-on activities, from sketching concepts to creating final designs with spray paint on provided surfaces. By the end of the session, children gain confidence in their artistic abilities and an appreciation for graffiti and funk as legitimate forms of street art. Each child completes two original artworks, which they proudly take home, showcasing their newfound skills and personal style.

Batik Tales

In the Batik Introduction Handkerchief Painting workshop, participants will learn the traditional art of batik, a wax-resist dyeing technique originating from Indonesia. The workshop begins with a brief history and overview of batik, highlighting its cultural significance and various techniques. Participants will then observe a demonstration of applying wax with tjanting tools and dyeing the fabric. Following the demonstration, each participant will design and create their own batik handkerchief, applying wax to create patterns and then dyeing their fabric. The workshop concludes with a group discussion, allowing participants to share their creations and reflect on their learning experience.