here’s a quick look at some of the classes we were fortunate enough to host during trade school singapore’s season 01 :) a big thank you to all teachers who made them happen!
we kickstarted the season with economics & financial literacy - it’s a parent+child thing.
the boisterous class consisting of parents and their 6-12 year olds were guided through the basics of financial literacy by the very patient james and lynn.
kudos to the wonderful pair for being able to juggle both kids and finance at the same time!
next up was the very hands-on beginner street magic class by raymond, terry and darren.
we picked up a few neat party tricks ourselves and will be looking forward to seeing what else these three have up their sleeves next season ;) mad props to you guys!
for the more crafty among us, micro-publishing & book-binding served up some great hand-made publishing techniques and ideas. this may come in useful for creating trade school singapore collaterals in the future!
a big thank you to winnie and amanda for being so generous with your time and creativity.
what’s a school without some coursework? students in melvin’s art of collage class were told to bring a whole plethora of material from whence unique art pieces were created.
and “exercise the lyrical potentials of objects” they certainly did, thanks to the guidance of one very effable melvin :)
now we encourage the sharing of snacks during class - particularly for those who come straight from the office on an empty stomach - but the food table at silvia’s how not to be a tourist in spain class was exceptional.
students brought homemade spanish frittata, sangria, and singaporean delicacies for the teacher (who’s born and bred in madrid) and the rest of the class to feast on!
nuestro amigos - our (newly made) friends!
thank you for bringing your unique spanish flavour to trade school singapore, silvia!
at our first off-site class venue, trade school singapore was hosted at a craft initiative’s very lovely studio for their workshop on how to make your own re-useable baggu (baggu is japanese for bag).
functional bags were fashioned out of old shirts and blouses - pure genius, and green, too. here’s ms chan from a craft initiative demonstrating her mad sewing-and-crafting skills. thank you for having us!
to complement all the crazy hands-on creative work we’d been exposed to in previous classes, hans tan’s class on imagination aerobics was an exercise in creativity that only involved one’s most basic yet powerful tools - the mind and a chosen language (in this case, english).
we explored the theory and practice behind “creativity”; and by the end of the class, walked away with a heightened sense of the abilities of our imagination.
based on this (gratuitous) shot of the food table, we trust that students also walked away with satisfied tummies!
thank you for the mind-workout, hans. a truly inspiring class :)
that concludes part i of our season 01 recap, but stay tuned for the next. there’s more that transpired and we can’t wait to share.