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Artistic Adventures: Faber-Castell Art Festival 2018
Art lovers and creative types can look forward to 10 days of fun artistic adventures at the second Faber-Castell Art Festival.
Presented by German manufacturer of writing, colouring and creative design products as well as the world’s oldest pencil manufacturer Faber-Castell, the festival features art exhibits, live demonstrations, interactive classes conducted by visual artists, TrickEye Stations, an Augmented Reality experience, on-site gaming competitions and a colouring competition for families.
Check out the intricate details of Foo Kwee Horng's Study of Black Red Snapper (2018) artwork at the Art Exhibits section
• Art Exhibits & Live Demonstrations
Check out one-of-a-kind artwork displays and live demonstrations by 26 local and international artists. Look out for eye-catching sculptures made entirely from Faber-Castell pencils by German artist Kerstin Schulz. There are also miniature sculptures of Singapore’s iconic landmarks such as Capitol Building, The Cathay and MICA Building which are handcrafted with Faber-Castell acrylic colours, corrugated paper and PVC boards by Indonesian artist Muhamad Taufik.
Miniature of The Cathay handcrafted by Indonesian artist Muhamad Taufik using Faber-Castell acrylic colour paints and corrugated papers
Pencil sculpture by German artist Kerstin Schulz
• Hands-On Classes
To pick up a new skill or two, join one (or more) of the 33 classes conducted by 20 visual artists specialising in various art forms such as watercolouring, caricature, sketching, abstract art, doodling, lettering, calligraphy, drawing and colouring. To participate, register online at https://bit.ly/2vnKOWq.
• TrickEye Stations, Caricature For Charity & Portrait Painting
Have fun taking photos at two TrickEye Stations designed by Singaporean artist Clarence Ho. Clarence will also be on hand to draw caricature sketches for a nominal fee which will be donated to charity organisation Club Rainbow. Family, couples and individuals can also have their portraits painted by Ismail, an artist from Faber-Castell Indonesia.
One of two TrickEye art pieces hand-painted by local artist Clarence Ho
See the amount of work, detail and effort it takes to create an artpiece
• New “Colour To Life” & AR Experience By Faber-Castell
See the amazing result when pencil colouring is combined with an Augmented Reality (AR) based application. Watch your child’s face light up in wonder as his/her personal creation comes to life.
“Colour to Life” consists of a set of colouring book, comprising five different characters over 15 pages, and Faber-Castell Connector Pens. After colouring the characters, the pages are scanned via a QR code into the free downloaded app. Five different games can also be played based on these characters.
• Gaming Competitions
Get your kids (below 12 years old) to participate in the on-site gaming competitions based on the “Colour to Life” characters held at specific hours during the weekends. The top three scores will win prizes with a total value of $600.
To compete as a family, purchase the “Colour To Life” pack, colour the characters, bring them to life and take a selfie with the coloured characters. Three winners will be awarded prizes with a total value of $600 for the most creative photos uploaded onto the Faber-Castell Singapore Facebook page. Closing date: 2 June at 23:59.
• Faber-Castell Colouring Competitions
Families can also submit their colourings made with Faber-Castell products to win prizes. The Parent & Child colouring competition is open to kids aged 4 to 12, with an artwork to be downloaded from the Faber-Castel Facebook Event page. Submit your entries via your Facebook or Instagram page showcasing your drawing as well as you and your child using Faber-Castell products. Tag Faber-Castell Singapore on Facebook or Instagram and hashtag #fccolouringcompetition and #art4all in the post. Three winners will be awarded a product hamper each with a value of $60 to $100. Closing date: 21 May at 23:59.Winners will be selected on 22 May, with the prize presentation held on 25 May at 5pm at the Faber-Castell Art Festival.
Free to art festival but individual workshop prices apply
25 May to 3 June
10am to 9pm daily
Marina Square Central Atrium
Photos courtesy of Faber-Castell & C. Leong