Friday, May 25, 2012

Children’s Season - Art Garden 2012 @ SAM

International Museum Day is a day to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of society. Organised by ICOM (International Council of Museum), this event has been around since 1977.

In Singapore, International Museum Day 2012 (IMD) is celebrated on 19 May with free admission to participating museums and galleries. For the full list, click here.

Jointly organised by National Heritage Board and the Museum Roundtable, Children’s Season offers children programmes that seek to engage and educate the young ones.


This is the 3rd year running for the much-loved Art Garden @ Singapore Art Museum.
The famous Walter is back!


And so are the J Babies!


The girls were so excited to see these mega earphones and they took turns to be DJs. So cute.


Do remember to visit the Round Table-tennis Room. So creative! If there aren’t so many people in the room, I will also go into the circle and play.



I guess Jayne’s recent favourite colour has to be yellow. She was so excited to see this huge piece of yellow canvas. In Singapore where academic is usually the priority, I’m trying to expose the girls to the artistic and creative things too.


After a long walk through the exhibits, they were so happy to finally had a chance to so some art themselves.


Slowly the painting is showing. Jayne chose to draw circles and lines with different colours. Joey drew a garden with trees, butterfly and clouds.



The end product, lanterns!


Before the museum closes, we still have time to try out the hand-painting segment. Since Walter is one of the main mascot for SAM, naturally the painting has to be the cute white rabbit.


J1 chose a butterfly with Walter, she had a nice flower bracelet on the other hand too.


J2 followed ‘jie-jie’ and chose a butterfly. But with her cuteness, she got a bee painting too.


We spent 2.5 hours at SAM, missed out on the balloon sculpting and paper boat activities. But still the girls are happy. We still have time to re-visit again.


1 comment:

  1. I went to a contemporary art fair in Shanghai recently, which was a real eye-opener. Chinese contemporary art
    has come leaps and bounds from the watery Zen landscapes to huge canvases of strange-looking beings. The
    prices being asked and paid were huge too.
    Oriental, if not Chinese, my print of Jean-Léon Gérôme's painting,,
    bought some time ago from, is as lovely as ever.