Intensive 5 Days Art Enrichment Camp
Project Shoe Box is an extremely meaningful and rewarding project whereby I got to design and paint gift boxes for the orphans of Cambodia. The dynamic involvement of so many people was wonderful. Eventually everyone came together to help in the acquiring and packing of the joy gifts into the boxes. This year a total of 2000 shoeboxes were dispatched to Cambodia.
I created this castle (which stands 5ft in length, 5ft in height and 2ft in width) from recycled paper, paper boxes, egg crates, wine corks, metal tins, cardboards. Basically I joined all the different parts together using glue to form the shape of a castle. Then paint it using water based acrylic paint. All in all, took about 2-3 weeks to complete.
I conducted this intensive 60-hours ceramics course for a total of about 1000 students. However, in actual fact, i spent over 200 hours as a result of alot of preparation work needed to be done, touching up, cleaning up etcetcetc.
Here are some of the children’s work from P3,4,5,6. Of all fine arts, I find teaching Ceramics most enjoyable and most fascinating. However the amounts of prep work is simply too much. Unless all the extra hours are all being factored in, it would be hardly possible to run something as intensive as this again.
Nevertheless, the kids are wonderful and i enjoyed teaching them very much:)