By Raffles Art Club
Do you enjoy doodling on your math tutorials? Have you always dreamt of interacting with like-minded artist friends? Or are you looking for opportunities to hone your artistic skills? If your answer to any of these questions is ‘yes’, then Art Club is the CCA for you!
Everyone’s experience will be unique, but one thing we can guarantee for sure is that your experience will definitely be fun. Every Wednesday from 2.30 to 5.30pm, you can be sure that we will be in the Art Room or meeting up virtually on MSTeams, drawing together with all our fellow CCA friends.
It doesn’t matter what CCA you were from, or whether you have a background in art—as long as you have the passion, Art Club will welcome you with open arms. Here, we celebrate all forms and mediums of art: be it graphic design, embroidery, character illustration, or even memes just to name a few. So, do come by and say hello! You might just be the next addition to our diverse cast of members.
Due to COVID-19, we were unable to host physical sessions for most of the year, but this did not stop us from providing fun and interactive sessions for our members. In our virtual sessions, we tried out aggie.io, an online collaborative drawing platform where all of us can draw together on the same canvas. We also played skribbl.io, a competitive multiplayer drawing game—but instead of trying to gain the most points, many of us tried to challenge ourselves to draw each prompt in a unique manner, making the game a lot more fun to both draw and guess.
During these online sessions, we also contact instructors from professional art studios to conduct workshops for our members. These workshops help members discover new mediums and practise different artistic techniques. From character illustration to perspective drawing, these workshops are chosen by our CCA members themselves and are tailored to suit the interests of all our members. For a change of pace, we also view and appreciate artsy films together such as Double King and Pitbull during the more relaxed sessions.
Although art is an individual activity most of the time, you are sorely mistaken if you think that Art Club sessions consist of people drawing silently on their own for three hours straight. We make sure to place an emphasis on bonding between members and on creating a comfortable environment that is conducive for creative expression. For instance, members were asked to showcase their unique art styles and personalities through a ‘Meet the Artist’ activity during our first online CCA session.
Art Club also provides opportunities for members to showcase their artistic talents through our contributions for the school, like decorating the canteen blackboard for school events and providing illustrations for VIA projects. We hope that through creating and sharing art, we can add a dab of colour to your otherwise bland school life.
Be sure to explore our instagram page @rafflesartists to find out more, and remember to visit our CCA booth during Open House as well! We hope to see you there!