A Lighter Side of History: A Batik-ful Hari Raya – Batik Painting Workshop
Saturday, 7 May 2022 | 11am – 1.30pm
Gallery Theatre, Basement Level
$45/pax or $80/pair
Hari Raya Aidilfitri or Hari Raya Puasa marks the end of Ramadan, where Muslims fast and engage in acts of penance for about 30 days. Celebrations revolve around spending time with loves ones and feasting on delicious sweet and savoury dishes. Many families will also wear new clothes in the same hue when they visit their family and friends, sometimes with vibrant batik patterns.
In this special programme that is presented as part of the museum’s Ethnic Festival Celebrations for Hari Raya, hear from batik artist Kamal Dollah, and Desleen Yeo, the founder of Singapore brand YeoMama Batik, as they share what batik means to them. Complementing the talk is a hands-on batik painting workshop conducted by Kamal. Participants can create their own batik painting and even experience using the canting, a pen-like instrument that is used in batik making.
Price for on-site audience includes a presentation and a batik painting set for hands-on session by Kamal Dollah and an exclusive batik mask by YeoMama Batik. Limited spaces available with safe management measures in place.
Enjoy a special discount if you come with your friend/family member. This programme is suitable for all participants from ages 13 and above. Visit https://nmshrlsoh.peatix.com
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A small segment of the programme will be livestreamed concurrently on NMS FB. Click here to bookmark
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Photo courtesy of Kamal Arts