CCA Preview ’15: Art Club

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”

Thomas Merton

Does the art you see in museums stump you? Are you sometimes occupied with this image in your head, or a feeling that haunts you that you wish to express? There is a picture inside your head, of a person, a landscape, the perfect sculpture, a message you want to show. You want to take that image, that vision, and materialize it in our world, sharing it with people but words just can’t do the job. It wants to be shown, through paper, pencil, paints, crafts, card, clay, wires, space, anything, and you want it to be you who brings it to life. But you have no experience in that particular medium, and no idea where to start, except for the fact that you are fairly certain your new sculpture isn’t supposed to look like a mutant snowman.

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And that is where Art Club comes in, be it to serve your desire to create, or help you understand how the Mona Lisa’s smile can be so mysterious.

Art Club is a community of like-minded individuals who share a burning passion to create, a love for art and a desire to understand it. Our vision is for our members to learn how to appreciate and understand art by exposing them to different mediums while also acquiring technical skills with them. In Art Club, you can transform your mutant snowman into the one residing in your mind’s eye, and possibly in five different mediums, too!

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If you are interested in being a member of the club, simply come down to the Art Room during CCA trials and be prepared for an Art activity with some good-cop, bad-cop interviewing. Don’t let this deter you though! What we look for in our members is an interest in art, an open mindset and a willingness to work hard for what they love, prior experience is not required! Though if you have something you would like to show us (e.g. portfolio, sketchbooks etc.) please do bring it during the interview so we can learn more about what you like :)

Club sessions are held every Wednesday, generally in the Y5-6 Art room from 2.30pm to 5.30pm but our location sometimes changes depending on what we are learning. For our sessions you can expect a range of workshops spanning across the year, giving you the opportunity to experience different art forms and learn the skills and knowledge behind various mediums. This will also be complemented with visits to art exhibitions to connect what we do and see. We also have an annual CCA camp.

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This year, we have had workshops ranging from clay art to cardboard construction, each spanning 2 to 4 weeks. We also had sharing sessions by artists, including a fellow alumna who is now a highly acclaimed ceramic artist. Art Club also produces an exhibition each year where they can showcase their works throughout the year or produce work according to their own theme. Last year, the year 6s produced an art exhibition revolving around the theme “Up”, featuring their own artworks.

So if you want to discover your hidden potential, nurture your passion and explore the endless possibilities with art, Raffles Art Club would be delighted to have you as a member of our small but cosy and slightly funky community!

 

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