It’s been a few months since my last trip to Singapore to not only explore more of my favorite country, but also to teach a few classes in between. 🙂 Thought I’d share a photo diary of my experience teaching overseas for the first time — since it’s timely that I’m returning again this November for another series of classes.
The workshops were held at The Letter J Supply Studio, which is part of The Untitled Space, located at 30A Seah Street (it’s near Bras Basah Complex!). Love, love the light and beautiful space.
I’ve never mentioned this (ever), but I’ve always plotted out this goal of teaching overseas (and eventually taking on more international-based work) for the longest time. At first, it felt like such a big challenge; but it was surprising (and awesome, of course!) knowing that I have readers from Singapore!
In normal introverted fashion, I would have shied away from this opportunity, but I guess…teaching is always a refreshing activity. And for the most part, it always feel great to talk about things that are very close to my heart, such as hand lettering. 🙂
The participants got to learn basic lettering, which is the core topic I always teach and further develop every year. The best part about teaching lettering for beginners is getting to use a variety of entry-level materials (which aren’t very intimidating, if you get what I mean) — pencils, fineliner pens, and drawing pens.
Special thanks to our friends from Faber-Castell and Dong-A Philippines for the students’ tools!
Initially we did two classes, but at the last minute, I managed to add a weekday class to maximize my teaching gig. Super thanks to everyone who signed up!
Some of the student’s worksheets (above). So impressed with everyone’s drills and drafts!
Brought a few copies of my book, The ABCs of Hand Lettering, as well as copies of My Lettering Progress Keeper too for the students.
It was amazing to see moms, students, scrapbookers, and people from various walks of life get into the hobby of drawing letters. Some students even flew in from Malaysia and Indonesia to attend the class.
One of them achievement unlocked moments. Thank you to everyone who attended my classes! Hope you all enjoyed. 🙂
Oh, before I forget, class photos! 😛 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
A big thank you to Tin for the moral support and documenting the workshops, Joanne of Letter J Supply and Kim for being so accommodating and warm. Until the next! 🙂
Speaking of next time, I’ll be flying with Tippy this November for a series of workshops at The Untitled Space 🙂
November 12, 12NN-6PM: Letters & Colors with Abbey Sy & Googly Gooeys (1 slot left!)
Now on its fourth run, this collaborative workshop features lessons on both hand lettering and watercolor. Here, Tippy and I walk you through the harmony of both letters and colors, techniques on painting, creating your own letters, and familiarizing yourself with different mediums. At the end of the class, we hope you’ll be able to find your personal style and develop your own creative lettering habits. Learn more about the Letters & Colors class here.
November 13, 9-12NN: Lettering with Abbey Sy
I’ll be teaching a basic lettering class, focusing on the art of creating letterforms from scratch, formulating your own layouts, and developing different illustration treatments to your alphabets, words, and quotes. This is suitable for beginners, hobbyists, and those who would like to dive more into the art of lettering.
November 14, 1-4PM: Watercolor Doodles with Googly Gooeys
Get creative with drawing, doodling, and using watercolor as a medium as Tippy shares tips and step-by-step procedures on how to illustrate. Learn the basic color mixing process, as well as the various ways you can draw people, animals, and things.
On another note, participants get to order copies of my books and products and I’ll be bringing them to Singapore. Yay! 🙂
Well, that’s it for this post. Looking forward to teaching in Singapore again next month! 🙂 Hope you all have a great weekend ahead.
Always be creating,