To our surprise (and delight!), the kids chose to spend their Saturday at National Gallery instead of catching Kungfu Panda 3 because they wanted to show their Daddy around the newest museum in town. They had such a lovely time at the National Gallery last year and were very excited to share their experience with him.
Our main aim was to check out Spectrum, an upcoming programme at the Gallery. It is a community open house that will be taking place on the second weekend of every quarter. As part of Spectrum, there will also be Family Weekends, a whole range of fun-filled parent-child programmes that use the Gallery’s collection as a springboard to introduce little ones to art.
The past weekend was the first Family Weekend at the Gallery. This edition shines the spotlight on the idea of Singapore as our “home”, and explores what it means to us. There were some family-fun activities. Pity we only had enough time and energy for a little walkabout through a few exhibitions and a couple of activities.
With an art kit and theme inspired by the Gallery’s collection, this activity invites parents and children alike to interact creatively through art-making.
The kids have no idea what a mama-stall is, so it was up to the Husb and I to put together memories from yesteryears.
With old school toys and snacks, we put together things that reminded us of the Mama-Stall and Teh Tarik Man. The kids contributed their coloring works. 🙂
This intimate programme invites young ones to see artworks in the collection from a different perspective. Focusing on the artists and their masterpieces, it involves hands-on activities and detailed observation techniques.
It’s just a 30 minute session, so do not expect to get tips on how to become Picasso. It is more of getting the kids to observe the artworks more closely from different perspectives that they can relate to and come up with their own interpretation through drawing.
In addition to these activities, there were also a wide range of other programmes at the Gallery over the weekend, including interactive performances, hands-on workshops and live demonstrations inspired by the Gallery’s artworks. More information about Spectrum here.