SECONDARY

Students will discover different narratives in art and develop visual literacy and interpretive abilities. They will also learn about social, cultural and historical contexts in art and deepen their understanding of the connection between art, society and history. The programmes below are led by an Education Facilitator and designed for students aged 1316 years old. 

 

Gallery Tours   Student Ambassador Programme   Learn to Curate   Through the Eyes of Nanyang Artists   Abstraction in Southeast Asia

 

Gallery Tours

National Gallery Singapore - School Programmes - Secondary - Art and Voices

 

Art and Voices

How are artists influenced by their environment and social condition? Find out more about artists’ responses to their living environment; understand the voices of people that was recorded in the past and think about the present and future.

 

  • MarDec 2018
  • 60 minutes
  • Free
  • Max. capacity: 40 students

 

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Registration is required 4 weeks in advance. Please register your interest by filling in and submitting this web form.

 


Gallery Tours

National Gallery Singapore - School Programmes - Art and Community

 

Art and Community

How do artworks represent or reflect the stories of different communities? Gain an insight into what artists try to communicate through their works. Discuss the sociohistorical context behind each artwork and compare it with the present.

 

  • MarDec 2018
  • 60 minutes
  • Free
  • Max. capacity: 40 students

 

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Registration is required 4 weeks in advance. Please register your interest by filling in and submitting this web form.

 


Gallery Tours

National Gallery Singapore - School Programmes - Art and the World  
Art and the World

How can we make a difference in this globalised world? Learn about how artists responded to rapidly changing environments. Think about the situations they were in and share your thoughts with your classmates.

 

  • Mar–Dec 2018
  • 60 minutes
  • Free
  • Max. capacity: 40 students

 

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Registration is required 4 weeks in advance. Please register your interest by filling in and submitting this web form.

 


Student Ambassador Programme

School Programmes - Secondary - Student Ambassador Programme

 

About

The Student Ambassadors Programme offers students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of and interest in the visual arts through the Gallery’s exhibitions. Students will learn skills to engage audiences with confidence, and lead tours where they will share insights about the artworks with their peers.

 

  • Jan–Dec 2018
  • 6 sessions, 2 hours/session
  • Ages: 13–16 years
  • Recommended number of participants: 20 students

 

Programme is chargeable, please email school.bookings@nationalgallery.sg for enquiries or to register.

 


Learn to Curate

School Programmes - Secondary - Learn to Curate

 
About

This programme introduces students to basic artwork interpretation skills and curatorial principles. Guided by an education facilitator and curator, students will gain an understanding of visual thinking strategies and work in groups to develop and present curatorial proposals.    

 

  • Jan–Dec 2018
  • 6 sessions, 2 hours/session
  • Ages 15–19 years
  • Recommended number of participants: 20 students

 

Programme is chargeable, please email school.bookings@nationalgallery.sg for enquiries or to register.

 


Through the Eyes of Nanyang Artists

School Programmes - Secondary - Through the Eyes of Nanyang Artists

 
About

In the 1930s, an art movement emerged amongst Chinese émigré artists in Singapore, known as Nanyang art. This group of artists combined Western and Chinese painting traditions in depicting Southeast Asian subject matter. They were attracted by the sights and sounds of their new surroundings and found a wealth of inspiration for their works. Simple and mundane village scenes, local people, flora and fauna were beautifully transformed and recorded through the artists’ eyes with vibrant colours and expressive styles. Today, we have inherited this rich body of artworks.

 

This programme will introduce Nanyang art to students and allow them to capture and record the sights and sounds through sketching around National Gallery Singapore.

 

  • Jan–Dec 2018
  • 6 sessions, 2 hours/session
  • Ages 13–16 years
  • Recommended number of participants: 20 students

 

Programme is chargeable, please email school.bookings@nationalgallery.sg for enquiries or register your interest through this webform.

 

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Abstraction in Southeast Asia

School Programmes - Secondary - Abstraction in Southeast Asia

 
About

After World War II, many countries in Southeast Asia gained independence after a long period of colonization. Many artists in Southeast Asia shared in their nation’s desire to build a national identity, and were also anxious to prove that they were “international” at the same time. Abstraction became a prevalent artistic trend worldwide, one which many modern Southeast Asian artists turned to.

 

Cubism is credited to being developed in Paris in the early 20th century by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. In the 1940s and 1950s artists in Southeast Asia began to experiment and adapt Cubism, along with other “-isms” from abroad. Artists were exposed to international art movements through foreign magazines, foreign teachers and studies abroad. After the realist style had dominated painting in Southeast Asia for decades, forms of abstraction offered a refreshing perspective. Abstraction also suited the modernization that taking place in much of the region.

 

This tour will introduce Abstraction in Southeast Asia through several Southeast Asian artists, and the key principles and elements of design through sketching around National Gallery Singapore.

 

  • Jan–Dec 2018
  • 6 sessions, 2 hours/session
  • Ages 13–16 years
  • Recommended number of participants: 20 students

 

Programme is chargeable, please email school.bookings@nationalgallery.sg for enquiries or register your interest through this webform.

 

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