Saturday, 11 Jan 2020
10.30am to 12.30pm
Suitable for ages 19 and above
Pre-registration is required.
Make your mark with a stone seal. Learn about the history of Chinese seals and the evolution of Chinese characters in this workshop. Follow a step-by-step guide to the art of carving and bring home your newly carved stone seal, an inkpad, and a fabric pouch.
About the facilitator
Singapore-born Jean Toh (@ Baisimu) has been carving for the past 10 years. A self-taught carver, she enjoys incorporating modern designs and symbols into her Chinese stone seals. Hoping to explore a wider variety in functionality and design, she ventured into rubber stamp carving, and is well-versed in handling both materials.
About the exhibition: Living with Ink: The Collection of Dr Tan Tsze Chor
Living with Ink: The Collection of Dr Tan Tsze Chor at the Asian Civilisations Museum presents highlights from the over 130 treasured Chinese paintings, porcelains, and scholars' objects donated to the museum since 2000 by the Tan family. The exhibition includes paintings by modern Chinese masters Ren Bonian, Xu Beihong, and Qi Baishi, as well as works made by artists in Singapore in the 1930s through the 1980s, when Dr Tan was building his collection. Living with Ink explores how Chinese art was appreciated by networks of overseas Chinese collectors and philanthropists, giving you a glimpse into the Singapore art world in the turbulent 20th century.