Sunday, September 29, 2013

Singapore's M stands for Musical; hairspray

i luv musical but they are so so so expensive and there's a trend of musicals being performed at mbs which was a no-no for me.... no like the narrow and wide stage nor the below par acrostic there after watching riverdance with vivian a few years back.... 



so thanks to joyce, i got to watch Hairspray at esplanade at a 50% discount and only paid $75 for a category B seat on the 1st level .... 



i hope i dun sound too racist here but the super lanky black dancer was so so so HOT!!!!.....drool......luv how he casually added in those swings of his long arms and legs while he danced... i couldnt take my eyes off him even though he wasnt the main lead.... oopx..... =P 


anyway, found all the songs, with lyrics, in youtube.... there's even a movie with zac efron as the main lead.... sharing some of the songs which i like... =)
































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other posts in the Singapore's A to Z blog challenge series:

Singapore's V stands for Vision challenged activity @ dialogue in the dark





Been wanting to check out Dialogue in the Dark (DiD) since mx introduced it to me a few months back... and finally got to it yesterday with the rss pals... =) 

It's located at Block 5 of Ngee Ann Polytechnic....
just turn right into the first carpark from the main entrance and you will be able to see this red space of DiD


after paying $20 each for the tour and depositing our bags into the free lockers, we played two pre-activity games; 

Game No. 1 - drawing by instructions
those without blindfold would describe the picture provided in terms of shapes and lines while the one in blindfold would draw based on what was conveyed

quite good seh

what happened here????? wahahahahaha


Game No. 2 - Pick the safety pins

Team Chunyang + Ailing   VS    Team Yuan + Tony

round 1 - gals were blindfolded and had to separate 6 safety pins from a container of rice with the instructions from the boys .....



the guys were complaining non-stop why the gals could not differentiate the difference between the safety pin and the rice which looked so different from each other...until they had a go themselves...it was really not easy.... 


without the use of sight, rice and safety pins really feel the same de.... 

luv this activity.... simple enough to bring back to the classroom as a tuning in activity to teach kiddos about the blind and the importance of taking good care of their eyes.... 


then it was our turn in the dark room.... after a short briefing, we were given a white cane each before being led into a super dark room where blindfold was not even needed to make us feel blind. i couldnt even see ailing at all even though she was just standing right in front of me, barely 30cm away from my nose!!!!

with Wesley, our friendly 48 year old visually impaired tour guide who had a very nice voice, comparable to a young DJ's voice.... very clear, approachable and warm.... =) 


He led us through a park filled with birds chirping. Felt grass, sand and gravels under our shoes and cane. 

A market place where i 'ransacked' a stall 'selling' ginger, onion and garlic... i had to smell the items one by one to recognise what they were..... 

Then, we crossed a busy road at a traffic light, 'molested' a car and a bicycle left right up and down... =P 

Went on a boat ride and felt the wind and splatter of water on our faces.... 

Touched the boots of sir stamford raffles resting on a high pedestal ... i had to tiptoe to touch it.... 

and bought drinks from a cafe....
tony bought ice-cream and fed yuan in the dark!!!!



All of us enjoyed the session and i will be checking out lunch in the dark next.... =) 

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*I used to be those who will only offer my help to a visually impaired person when i saw that no one else was offering assistance or when help was obviously needed.... though i very much wanted to offer my help at the first instance, i was always too shy and too scared to draw attention to myself in front of strangers....

it's really not easy to get around without the use of sight so I shall try to put aside my shyness and paisehness and offer my help readily when i see a visually impaired person the next time... 




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other posts in the Singapore's A to Z blog challenge series:

X stands for ?????

Monday, September 23, 2013

IVP4402: 3D Exploration (5) - resin

step 1:
pour 100ml of resin into a paper cup... do not use Styrofoam cup as it will melt upon contact with resin



step 2:
clean mold with kitchen towel dabbed in acetone




Step 3: 
shake the silicon spray can and spray a layer over the mold





Step 4:
add 30 - 32 drops of hardener into the cup of resin with a dropper. stir slower with a wooden chopstick and avoid introducing bubbles into the mixture


Step 5:
pour mixture into mold till desired height




step 6: (after 1.5 - 2 hours)
add decorative items and pour the second layer of resin over


step 7: (after 1 - 2 days)
remove from mold and 

~tatatata~

i made all these with ling ling long longs, nanoblocks, m&m, sprinkles, seashells, foam heart etc, kopped from my classmates..... heee


gave most away to classmates who would be giving them to their kiddos as children's day present and only kept these two below for myself  



din try to make too many as i cant think of any functional usage for it.... somehow i'm not interested in creating art stuff.... cos i dun wanna them to clutter around the house.... 


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this is part 2 of 7 parts to the series "Advanced Diploma in Primary Art Education". A series of blog posts that are updated weekly (from aug - nov) to document the activities, progress and learning point(s) from the week's lessons... =) 




Part 1 - IVP4401: 2D Exploration 
             (1)(2 - 4)

Part 2 - IVP4402: 3D Exploration 
             (2)(3)(4)(5)(6)

Part 3 - IVP4403: New Media Exploration 
             (1), (2)(3&4)

Part 4 - IVP4404: Visual Literacy 
             (2)

Part 5 - IVP4405: Artistic Development of Children

Part 6 - IVP4406: Methods and Materials 
             (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)

Part 7 - IVP4407: Curriculum Development and Assessment 

IVP4406: Methods & Materials (6 & 7) - painting on canvas

what a shock i had when i stepped into the studio and realised that it was still life painting lesson... =S 


am thankful for these super bright light bulbs which created super obvious highlights 

subject for the day.... we need only paint 3 items... =) 


teacher's demo



grounding with "any-oh-how"colours



sketching with 'any-oh-how' strokes





'any-oh-how' colour blocking  



it's amazing how talented people can just create super pretty pieces effortlessly and any-oh-howlly la

i was like stressed to the brim at every step.... even the mixing of colours.... =S 

view from my angle 


sketching seems easier though - thanks to miss seck's class... =) 





now then i realised that my painting is super illogical la....
i din draw the blue flask yet i drew its reflection on the silverish blue flask.... wahahahahaha..... wonder if i can add it in in the next lesson... =S

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Lesson 7: continuation from lesson 6

A 5 hours lesson to paint the next layer and the next layer and i think another layer.... =S


 Yeah!!!! managed to cover up my phantom flask... =) 



final work after spending at least 7 hours on it over 2 lessons..... realised that i am super ADHD.... i cant stay focus on doing art for such long hours in one stretch.... i gave up trying to see the 'light' and just randomly painted streaks down my silverish blue metal flask.... and i just have to blend everything together when in fact, i wasnt supposed to so as to show the 'light'... ;P 


classmates' work for reference and comparison... 
incomplete flask at the corner but who cares when the other two are so damn real-looking lo.... =)   




can feel the pain in the eye starring at the orange light that's 'reflected' off the flask right???? 




David's work  


close up


luv the glow of the bottle




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this is part 6 of 7 parts to the series "Advanced Diploma in Primary Art Education". A series of blog posts that are updated weekly (from aug - nov) to document the activities, progress and learning point(s) from the week's lessons... =) 


Part 1 - IVP4401: 2D Exploration 
             (1)(2 - 4)

Part 2 - IVP4402: 3D Exploration 
             (2)(3)(5)

Part 3 - IVP4403: New Media Exploration 
             (1), (2)(3&4)

Part 4 - IVP4404: Visual Literacy 
             (2)

Part 5 - IVP4405: Artistic Development of Children

Part 6 - IVP4406: Methods and Materials 
             (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6 & 7)

Part 7 - IVP4407: Curriculum Development and Assessment 

IVP4406: Methods & Materials (5) - painting techniques

teacher's sample on the 6 techniques to be learnt in 3 hours.... he really think i'm 神童 oh


anyway, i din know that's there's cool blue vs warm cold and the same goes for red and yellow.... the way to distinguish the two is either put the two bottle side by side or add a little white to the colour.... that mixture that gives a more greyish tone (left) is the cool blue while the right one is the warm blue....





(i) glazing - painting multiple layers to create a realistic painting 

teacher's demo:

1st layer 


david's


mine.... how come so dark ah????...  poisonous apple in the making..... =S 


demo of 2nd layer



mine, after 2 layers.... not too bad i would say... =) 



(ii) wet on wet



David's 

mine.... i likey.... very cute and pastelly sweet... 





(iii) blending





david's .... 
use ur palm to cover half of the apple.... the right half is looking deliciously good as it had been layered at least twice (i think) while the left half was left in its first layer to show contrast....


mine.... super in my own world of colours and layering... =S



(iv) pointillism





david's 


mine... why must mine always be so evenly spread???? i know... cos i'm a libra.... 


(v) impasto



david's 

mine


(vi) knife method





david's 


mine

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did additional homework under the guidance of mdm zakiah and mark... and i am rather happy with the end result... especially the blended apples cos they really look apple-e enough based on my standard... =) 

blending 

impasto


knife method


apples painted with the impasto and knife methods all turned into poisonous shrivelled prunes.... wahahahaha.... 


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this is part 6 of 7 parts to the series "Advanced Diploma in Primary Art Education". A series of blog posts that are updated weekly (from aug - nov) to document the activities, progress and learning point(s) from the week's lessons... =) 




Part 1 - IVP4401: 2D Exploration 
             (1)(2 - 4)

Part 2 - IVP4402: 3D Exploration 
             (2)(3)(5)

Part 3 - IVP4403: New Media Exploration 
             (1), (2)(3&4)

Part 4 - IVP4404: Visual Literacy 
             (2)

Part 5 - IVP4405: Artistic Development of Children

Part 6 - IVP4406: Methods and Materials 
             (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)

Part 7 - IVP4407: Curriculum Development and Assessment