13 Nov – Canberra CC held a Sports Carnival at Sembawang Primary School yesterday and I was invited to conduct a simple puppetry workshop for children. We made movable puppets and still stick puppets. It brought out the storyteller in these children as they play with their characters and moved them around freely in two hands. I am thankful for being able to share simple knowledge of the history of puppets and technique of holding stick puppets from my learning years in Indonesian Gamelan Music and Traditional Arts.

Next stop for ArtStories; we will be creating a medium-scale puppetry stage and puppets for a pre-school in December! Stay tuned!

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ArtStories is an artistic endeavour which creates meaningful art projects that uses stories, memories and narrated moments with Singaporean Artist, Jacquelyn Soo. Jacquelyn has worked with communities locally and internationally to conceptualise engaging community art programmes that address the needs of the community. She also creates and works with other artists in various Art & Craft workshops for people interested in learning about art and artistic practices. ArtStories welcomes individuals and communities from various walks of life including children, youths, adults, elderly as well as people with special needs or disabilities to work with the artist on custom tailored art commissions, art workshops and selected Art & Craft programmes. Jacquelyn is also a MOE – NAC registered Artist who conducts art training in private and public schools. ArtStories runs art workshops that can be conducted at different locations and can host large groups of participants.

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