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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Botanical Holiday Workshop for Teachers 2012 (Term 3)

Terra Botanica

- Teachers will be exposed to this botanical workshop in making Terrariums. They will be informed of the historical background, context and making of this mini-ecosystem in glass containers. With introduction of its technical know-how and various types/designs of Terrariums, teachers will create their own with provision of necessary equipment, tools, raw materials and wide selection of plants. They will also be informed of know-how in taking care and sustaining the Terrariums.

3hrs (small class of up to 10 students)
Class Slots:
Weds 05 Sept 2012 (10am to 1pm)
Thurs 06 Sept 2012 (10am to 1pm)

Venue for all classes
Composite Art & Design (Studio)
520 Sims Ave #02-04
Singapore 387 580

For enquiries of our workshops,

please contact Lau Sheow Tong:
HP: 9793 5566 Tel/Fax: 6747 1943

520 Sims Ave #02-04 Singapore 387 580
Business registration: 53064397M

Track Record

A company that runs Art & Design
projects/courses in Singapore with aim to support visual art education and various
art collaborative projects locally. Trigger Creations is its
series of Art Educational Programmes (AEP) endorsed by National Arts Council

These courses (2015-2016) include:
1. Cultural Masks
2. Relief Art (Plasticine/Clay)
3. Faces in Cubism
4. Figurines in Paper Mache
5. Paper Sculpture

Our Homes, Our Community is its officially approved
PAL programme for lower primary levels (P1/P2) endorsed by MOE PAL Unit.
All art education courses could be customised and tailored according to
school's needs and our trainers are with MOE-reg/AMIS.

Client List:
Primary Schools
01. Aitong Primary School (AMIS/Enrichment
Progs: Mixed Media 2D/3D; Paper Sculpture; Acrylic Painting; Col-pencil
02. Bendemeer Primary School (AMIS
Progs: Mixed Media/Collage in Pop Art Style; Animal Puppets; Clay 3D/Relief
03. Bukit Timah Primary School (AMIS
Progs: Mixed Media/Paper Sculpture)
04. Canossa Convent Primary
School (NAC-AEP Prog: Cubism)
05. Changkat Primary School
(AMIS Prog: Graffiti Mural Painting)
06. Clementi Primary School
(Enrichment Progs: Local Art/Mixed Media/Cubism/Post-impressionism)
07. Concord Primary School
(Enrichment Progs: Mixed Media; Recycled Art, Relief/3D Art)
08. Coral Primary School (AMIS
Progs: Relief Art on Peranakan Houses; Mural Painting/Installation; Peranakan
09. CHIJ Primary (Toa Payoh) School
(NAC-AEP/AMIS/Enrichment Progs: Collage/Paper Sculpture/Mixed Media/Relief
Art/Paper-cut/Masters’ Series; Mural Painting/Installation; Chinese Painting)
10. Da Qiao Primary School (AMIS
Progs: Mixed Media Art)
11. Damai Primary School
(NAC-AEP Progs: P4/P5 Paper Sculpture/Mixed Media – Images of Food)
12. East Coast Primary School
(AMIS/NAC-AEP Progs: 'Paper' Art; Mixed Media)
13. Edgefield Primary School (AMIS
Prog: Relief Art)
14. Elias Park Primary School
(Enrichment Prog.: Mixed Media/Cubism)
15. Endeavour Primary School
(NAC-AEP/AMIS Progs: Relief Art; Mural Installation/Installation; Collage Mixed
16. Eunos Primary School (Enrichment
Progs : Great Masters’ Series; Relief Art; Basic Art Renderings; Nanyang Art;
Mural Painting)
17. Frontier Primary School
(NAC-AEP Prog: Figurines in Paper Mache)
18. Greenwood Primary School
(Enrichment Progs P1/P2 Art club: Singapore Art/Mixed Media; P3 Fabric Art/Relief
Paper Sculpture)
19. Griffiths Primary School
(AIS/NAC-AEP/AMIS Progs: Various Art courses for both curriculum &
enrichment programmes P1 – P6/Mural Painting/Installation)
20. Haig Girls’ School (Enrichment
Progs: Paper Sculpture; Mixed Media 2D; Figurines in Paper Mache; Appropriation
of Local Artists’ Work - TimeOut)
21. Hougang Primary School
(AMIS/NAC-AEP Progs: P4 Relief Houses in Collage Mixed Media; P3 Paper
22. Hong Wen School (AMIS
Prog: Cubist Still-Life)
23. Innova Primary School
(NAC-AEP Prog: P4 Fabric Painting)
24. Junyuan Primary School
(AMIS/NAC-AEP Progs: Various Art courses for both curriculum & enrichment
25. Jurong West Primary School
(AMIS Prog: P6 Water-colour painting/P5 Acrylic Painting/P3 Relief Art)
26. Kranji Primary School
(Enrichment Progs: Scrapbooking; Paper Sculpture)
27. Lianhua Primary School
(Enrichment Progs for Art Club: 3D/Relief Recycled Art/Paper
Sculpture/Relief Art/Mixed Media
Painting/Fabric Art/3D Claywork; P1 Relief Art)
28. Loyang Primary School
(NAC-AEP: P3 Paper Sculpture)
29. Mayflower Primary School
(Enrichment Progs: Appropriation of Local Artists’ Work – TimeOut)
30. Maris Stella High (Pri)
School (Enrichment Prog for Art Club: Faces in Cubism)
31. Nan Hua Primary School
(Enrichment Progs: Painting/Mixed Media/Chinese Painting/Relief Art/Paper Sculpture)
32. New Town Primary School
(NAC-AEP Prog: Clay Relief Art)
33. Ngee Ann Primary School
(AMIS Progs for Art Club: Cartooning/Manga/Collage/Mixed Media/Clay
Relief/Paper Mache/Paper Sculpture)
34. North Vista Primary School
((Enrichment Progs: Paper Art; Paper Sculpture; Mixed Media)
35. Park View Primary School
(Various NAC-AEP/AMIS progs: Mixed Media; Relief Art; Recycled Art; Paper
Sculpture; Cubism; Fabric Art)
36. Pasir Ris Primary School
(Enrichment Progs: Paper Art; Paper Sculpture; Mixed Media)
37. Peiying Primary School (AMIS
Progs: Collage; Mixed Media 2D)
38. Punggol Primary School (AMIS
Progs: Great Masters’ Series: Post-Impressionism/Chinese Painting)
39. Raffles Girls’ Primary School
(Enrichment Progs: Paper Sculpture/Mixed Media)
40. Queenstown Primary School
(NAC-AEP Progs: P4/P5 Relief Art/3D Paper Sculpture)
41. Rosyth Primary School (AMIS
Progs: Mixed Media using recycled materials)
42. Seng Kang Primary School (AMIS
Progs: Relief Art in Plasticine)
43. Sembawang Primary School
(NAC-AEP Prog: Faces in Cubism/Clay Relief Art)
44. Siling Primary School
(AMIS Prog: Collage/Mixed Media)
45. Singapore Chinese Girls' Primary
School (AMIS/NAC-AEP Progs: Paper Sculpture; Mixed Media; Recycled Art)
46. St Anthony’s Cannossian Primary
School (Enrichment Progs for Art Club: Paper Sculpture/Wire
Sculpture/Emboss Art/Claywork)
47. Tao Nan School (AMIS/NAC-AEP
Progs: Collage/Mixed Media/Paper Sculpture/Artists & Art
Styles/Cubism/Relief Art/Fabric Art/Print-making)
48. Unity Primary School
(AMIS Prog for P5: Fabric Art)
49. West View primary School
(NAC-AEP Progs: Images of Food/Cultural Masks)
50. Whitesands Primary School (AMIS
Prog: Mixed Media; Cubism)
51. Woodgrove Primary School
(Various AMIS/NAC-AEP Progs for Art Club and P3/4/5; Teachers’ Workshop on oil
52. Woodlands Primary School
(NAC-AEP Prog: P1 Relief Art; Recycled Art Course for Art Club)
53. Yang Zheng Primary School (AMIS
Prog: Mixed Media)
54. Yumin Primary School
(AMIS/NAC-AEP Progs: Mixed Media; Paper Mache; Recycled Art for Art Club/Paper
Sculpture for P4)
55. Zhonghua Primary School (AMIS
Prog: Semi-3D Art using recycled materials)
56. Zhenghua Primary School (NAC-AEP
Prog: Mixed Media Art)

Secondary Schools
01. Ang Mo Kio Secondary School
(Enrichment Progs: Installation Art; Mixed Media)
02. Bedok North Secondary School
(Enrichment Prog: Installation Art)
03. Bedok View Secondary School
(Enrichment Prog: Reference & Ideation for Art-making)
04. Bishan Park Secondary School
(NAC-AEP Prog: Pop Art)
05. Boon Lay Secondary School
(NAC-AEP Prog: Pop Art)
06. Bukit Merah Secondary School (NAC-AEP
Progs: Paper Sculpture; Paper Mache; 3D Paper Art)
07. Canberra Secondary School
(NAC-AEP Prog: 3D Paper Sculpture)
08. Chua Chu Kang Secondary
School (Enrichment Progs: Fashion Design/Clay Relief/Cubism)
09. ClementiWoods Secondary
School (Enrichment Prog/NAC-AEP: Paper Sculpture/Relief Art)
10. Damai Secondary School
(Enrichment/NAC-AEP Progs.: Fashion Illustration; Caricature/Cubist
Illustration; Paper Sculpture; Cultural Masks; Relief Art)
11. Deyi Secondary School
(Enrichment Prog: Local Artists & Art Styles)
12. East View Secondary School
(NAC-AEP Progs: Images of Food/Cubist Faces/Paper Sculpture)
13. Geylang Methodist Secondary School
(NAC-AEP Progs: Local Artists & Art Styles/Cultural Masks)
14. Guang Yang Secondary School
(Enrichment Prog: Cartooning Workshop)
15. Kranji Secondary School
(Enrichment Progs.: Mixed Media/Chinese Painting)
16. Nan Hua High (Enrichment Progs:
Wire Sculpture/Fashion Illustration/Cartoon/Paper Sculpture/Abstract 3D Paper
Art/3D Paper Art)
17. Naval Base Secondary School (NAC-AEP
Progs: Local Artists & Art Styles; Mixed Media Painting; Cubist
18. Northbrooks Secondary School
(NAC-AEP Prog: Cultural Masks)
19. Pasir Ris Secondary School
(NAC-AEP Prog: Cultural Masks)
20. Regent Secondary School
((Enrichment Progs: Local Art Series)
21. Singapore Chinese Girls’
Secondary School (Enrichment Progs: Local Art Series; Linoprint)
22. Singapore Sports School
(NAC-AEP/Enrichment Progs: Caricature Illustration; Images of Food; Cubist
Faces, Paper Mache Figurines; Cultural Masks; Paper Sculpture; Clay Art; Food
23. St Hilda’s Secondary School
(Enrichment Progs: Paper Art/Wire Sculpture/Figurine Painting)
24. Tampines Secondary School
(Enrichment Progs: Fashion Design as EM for NT/NA; Local Art & Artists)
25. Tanjong Katong Girls' School (NAC-AEP
Progs: Mixed Media Painting; Pop Art; Images of Food; Cultural Masks)
26. Temasek Secondary School
(NAC-AEP Progs: Mixed Media Painting; Enrichment Prog.: Fashion Illustration)
27. Queensway Secondary School
(NAC-AEP Prog: Mixed Media Painting)
28. Woodgrove Secondary School
(NAC-AEP Prog: Mixed Media Painting)
29. Yuhua Secondary School (NAC-AEP
Prog: Collage/Mixed Media)
30. Yusof Ishak Secondary School
(NAC-AEP Prog: Artists & Art Styles)
31. Yuying Secondary School (NAC-AEP
Prog: Cultural Masks)
32. Zheng Hua Secondary School
(NAC-AEP/Enrichment progs: Fashion Illustration/Images of Food/Linoprint)

Selected SYF 2015 Work with Certificates of Recognition
The Three Little Merlions (Cat B - LIANHUA
Home is Where the Heart is (Cat B - EUNOS PRIMARY
Moulding Singapore Together (Cat C - EUNOS PRIMARY

Selected SYF 2013 Work with Certificates of Recognition
Our Neighbourhood, Our Home (Cat A - LIANHUA PRIMARY SCHOOL)
Our Art Buildings
A Land of Flowers
(Cat A - EUNOS
Every Child An Artist (Cat C - EUNOS PRIMARY SCHOOL)
The Three Little Artists (Cat C - SEMBAWANG PRIMARY SCHOOL)

Awards Achieved (SYF Art & Crafts Exhibition 2011)
Silver (Griffiths Primary School)‘Our Symphony of Flats’
Bronze (Concord Primary School)‘The Strong Foundation’
Bronze (Eunos Primary School)‘Houses in Harmony’
Bronze (Elias Park Primary School)‘Multifaceted Portraits of Singapore’

Gardens Special School (Enrichment Progs.: Plasticine/Clay Relief
Community Art Programme with National
Library Board (Paper Sculpture)
Library Board (Holiday/Weekend Art progs @ libraries islandwide: Marker/Col. Pencil Rendering;
Fashion Illustration; Pop Art Collage/Mixed Media; Paper Sculpture; Relief Art;
Art Talks)
Community Art Programme with Tampines
Changkat CC (Animal Masks)
National Gallery Singapore (NGS) – Education Arm (Artwork
Interpretive Writing/Publicity Art Talks for Liu Kang’s exhibition
2012/Publicity Art Talks for NGS Opening 2014/2015)
Jurong Health Service with LHPS/JWPS/ZHSS/YISS/C&C - The Garden Project (Paper
Sculpture/Mixed Media)

Teachers’ Workshop
Subscriptions (Individual/Group)
Art Appreciation (Local Artists & Art Styles)
Evergreen Secondary School
Raffles Girls’ Primary School
Victoria JC
Yishun Town Secondary School
Fashion Illustration/Design
Da Qiao Primary School
Mixed Media Painting
CHIJ (Toa Payoh) Secondary School
*organised by its Art department (The Art Studio)
Da Qiao Primary School
First Toa Payoh Primary School
Loyang Primary School

Queenstown Secondary
Park View Primary School
*Teachers’ bonding workshop for whole school
Unity Secondary School
Zhonghua Primary School
Relief Art/Mixed Media
Boon Lay Garden Primary School
Coral Primary School
Griffiths Primary School
Junyuan Primary School
North Spring Primary School
St Stephen’s School
Paper Sculpture
Beatty Secondary School
Boon Lay Garden Primary School
Chong Zheng Primary School
Da Qiao Primary School
Damai Primary School
Dunearn Secondary
Evergreen Secondary
First Toa
Payoh Primary
Fuchun Secondary
Griffiths Primary
Holy Innocents’ Primary
Hong Kah
Secondary School

Junying Primary
Junyuan Primary
Loyang Primary School
Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School
Peicai Secondary School
Serangoon Secondary School
Si Ling Secondary School
St Stephen’s School
Yishun Secondary School
Yu Hua Secondary School
Zheng Hua Secondary School
Zhonghua Primary School

3D Paper Sculpture
Bishan Park
Secondary School
New Town Primary School

Northbrooks Secondary
Plasticine Relief
North Spring Primary School
*Teachers’ workshop in-school
Pop Art
Boon Lay
Garden Primary
CHIJ Primary (Toa Payoh)
Chongzheng Primary School
Damai Primary School
Da Qiao
Primary School
Holy Innocents’ Primary School
Secondary School
Unity Secondary School
Primary School

Bedok West
Primary School
Griffiths Primary School
New Town Primary School
Westwood Secondary School

Our Trainers

Lau Sheow Tong
He is the founder of Composite Art & Design who has an extensive track
record in Art education from primary to tertiary levels. As an Art teacher with
Ministry of Education from 2000 to 2006, he has taught at both primary and
secondary levels. Prior to setting up Composite Art & Design, he was
lecturing at LaSalle College of the Arts (Arts Management).
Currently, he is also lecturing at Temasek Polytechnic (Design Integrated
Studies), LaSalle College of the Arts (Fine Arts) and First Media Design School
on part-time and consultation bases for various fine arts/design modules.
As a teachers’ trainer with World Prime Arts Education, he has had conducted
various Art workshops specially tailored for teachers from MOE such as Art
Interpretation for Study of Visual Arts, Fashion Illustration, Mixed Media
Painting etc.
As a practicing Artist, he has had exhibited his work at prominent local
galleries such as Utterly Art (‘Lucky Cat’, ‘Fantasy of Luck’) and Sunjin
Gallery (‘Emerging Talents: 5 Artists for the Future’, ‘Sweetalicious’).
He holds a Master in Fine Arts from LaSalle College of the Arts (validated by
Open University, UK), a Post-graduate Diploma in Education from National
Institute of Education and a Bachelor in Arts from National University of

Lim Jit Hwang
He is currently lecturing part-time at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts on various
design communication studies (Design Drawing, 3D visuals, General Illustration)
at its department of Design & Media. Prior to this, he was a full-time
lecturer with its department from 1998 to 2001.
He is also the founder and design/image consultant of Silverlining Bridal
Couture started in 2002. It is a fine bridal consultancy firm which provides
bridal image consultation and customized design of bridal dresses and suits for
to-be-wed clients.
He graduated with a degree in Visual Arts and Communications from Curtin
University of Technology.

Karen Mitchell Chia
She is an Art educator/Designer who was in the teaching service, having headed
and managed the school’s aesthetics department.
With her Graphic Design background, her works encompass simple and clean lines,
epitomising the way technology enhances the development of design. Her
experience in Fine Arts was when she was doing her studies at NIE, and later
when she started teaching. She sees both Graphic Design and Fine Arts as
forming a more exciting scope for her teaching and learning.
She holds an MA in Graphic Design from Surrey Institute of Art & Design,
University College (now known as University for the Creative Arts) in the UK, a
Diploma in Art Education from the National Institute of Education (NIE) and a
Diploma in Graphic Design from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.

Sharina d/o Azlan
Sharina is currently a part-time lecturer with LASALLE College of The Arts
Faculty of Foundation Studies since 2006 and has also been delivering
customized primary level art programs to various primary schools.
Prior to this she has done painting commission projects, collaborated on
murals, set product styling for design companies and participated in various
group exhibitions.
She graduated from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Bachelor of Arts
(Fine Arts) with Distinction and a Diploma in Visual Arts (Painting) with High
Distinction from LASALLE-SIA College of The Arts. She was awarded LASALLE-SIA
College of The Arts Outstanding Student Award in 1997.

Laura Soon
Laura Soon is a Singapore born
artist with a Masters of Arts in Fine Art from LASALLE College of The Arts. She
was also formally trained in Arts Education with the National Institute of
Education, graduated with a distinction and has taught at secondary level for
several years.
She was also one of the founding members of the contemporary art space -
Plastique Kinetic Worms and has helped in managing and coordinating arts
program at the gallery.
She is currently a part-time lecturer with LASALLE College Of The Arts and she
has been active in exhibiting in groups and solo exhibitions with 2 dimensional
tactile installation works that are made up of combinations of text, and
personal iconography.

Saiful Abu Bakar
Saiful is currently an art educator teaching visual arts from primary to
tertiary levels.
Prior to this he has done painting commission projects, collaborated on various
residential, commercial and institutional murals and participated on group
exhibitions such as LaSalle College of the Arts (The Very Hairy Belly Jelly
Show), the now defunct Furor Space - Independent Space for the Arts (Thoughts
versus Actions) and Asian Civilisation Museum (Seeing is Believing).
He graduated from LaSalle College of the Arts with a Diploma in Visual Arts
(Painting) in 2006.
Bridget Tay Liang Xuan
Bridget Tay is a practicing Singaporean artist who graduated with a
distinction in BA(HONS) in Fine Arts from Lasalle College of the Arts.
With a formalistic education in Fine Arts, her professional practice is
advantage in educating the young in Fine Arts. She currently teaches various
Artforms from primary to secondary levels and assists in co-teaching for
selective Fine Arts modules at Lasalle College of the Arts.
As a practising artist, her formal concerns of work looks at the idea of
painting and the physicality of the medium. Abstract in nature, Bridget's works
resembles a spiritual epiphany achieved through certain genres of music.

Karen Pang Yin Pau
is currently a freelance Art Educator teaching ceramics and visual arts in
primary schools.
Prior to this, she was an Art Director for a design house for over 18
years, overseeing client management, design conceptualisation and final
Her professional and personal art works are of modern contemporary
style. Blending functionality and aesthetics are part of her design and
creative goals.
of her ceramic works have been selected for Ngee Ann Kongsi Foundation
She holds a diploma in Graphic Design from LASALLE College of the Arts.
Jacqueline Sim
Jacqueline has been an art educator since 2006
delivering customized art programs to students of varying capabilities and
Aside from teaching in-school, she is a also a long-term volunteer with
Singapore Association for the Visually Handicapped of different age groups.
Besides creating specific art programs for them, she is also a befriender who
brings joy to them.
She graduated with a diploma in Fine Arts from Lasalle College of the Arts.
Sunarti Abdul Samat
graduated with 2nd class honours in Fine Arts from Lasalle College
of The Arts. Her passion for visual arts started from an early age, and she is
interested to experiment with various mediums in her artmaking. Since her
diploma days, she has started conducting art courses for primary and secondary
schools such as printmaking, painting, craftmaking and illustration. She
believes in imparting Art knowledge and skills to the young, hence, she took a
1 year part-time course in Specialised Diploma in Arts Education from NIE INTERNATIONAL
and also completed a certificate in Creative therapy in handling children with
special needs.
also have the passion in photography, as a side line,. During her free time,
she does model and landscape photography and also explore in new composition in
photography to widen up her skills.
from teaching, Sunarti is also interested in performing arts and photography.
She does commission wedding photography and works part time at Esplanade as
production crew doing lightings and staging.

Lydia Thio
Lydia is an experienced art educator
who has been teaching art for almost 9 years. She graduated from Temasek
Polytechnic, School of Visual Communication in 2000 and has joined the design
industry for several years prior to art teaching.

She has experience in teaching the
following artforms to both primary and secondary students:
Relief Art; Mixed Media; Batik
painting; Print-making; Clay-work; Acrylic painting and Illustration.

Lydia enjoys working with the
children and believes that they should be exposed to different art-forms in
generating their interest in Art.