A Look Back At 2010
The 2010 Little Lotus Project took place over 3 weeks in November 2010 and saw 4 incredible artists work with the children on a variety of art workshops including soft toy making, a masquerade ball and the painting of a school mural. Tanja Jade, Peap Tarr, Alex Chalmers and Pat Shepherd worked with the children from schools supported by the charity SpinningTop. Here’s a little bit of a look back to the 2010 project:
Soft Toy Making
The children at Thoo Mwee Khee School started off with sock toys, then moved onto creating their own fun characters through material donated by The Body Shop in Singapore. It was so much fun working with the children on the soft toy making as they all had such fun designs. The toy making has continued after our departure as local art gallery, Borderline, has been working with the kids to further their skills in the world of craft. You can read more about the project here.
The Masquerade Ball
The masquerade ball sure was one of the highlights of the project. Peacefully is the school president of Thoo Mwee Khee and he loves his music. He got together his band, set up the sound system and threw an incredible party that had us and all the kids dancing away under the stars. The children with musical skills even took turns on the mic with all the other kids bringing them flowers on stage, apparently it’s what they do in Burma. If you’d like to have a laugh at us all doing the Cha Cha Slide, check out the video here.
Sky Blue School Mural
It took 6 days to complete the mural at Sky Blue School. The artists worked in the intense heat from 10am until 5pm. The children had art classes with local art tutor Nyan Soe during the afternoon and then worked on their elements of the mural for the last 2 days. Many would now say it’s the best looking school in Thailand and I think we can all agree with that statement!