Introduced in collaboration with the school’s Arts and Aesthetics department, the camp attempts to help artists become more responsive to the environment around them. Using nature as a classroom, students set about to explore and discover details that are otherwise overlooked and taken for granted.
The camp results in deep reflective pieces of art that not only encapsulate personal stories but at the same time embody the complexities of both the natural and social environments. Interested students are also provided with opportunities to become illustrators for the children’s book produced by participants of the Raffles Ecological Literacy Programme.
Students will be taught to:
- produce keen, detailed, close and sensitive observational drawings from first hand material and experience.
- make many exploratory sketches and drawings that celebrate fluidity of ideas, rather than having a quick fix solution.
- make use of their own personal journals and actively engage themselves with activities in the journals.
- ‘play’ with material to discover the inherent properties of the material with their potential of being utilized in an art work or an artistic expression.
- highlight their involvement in the art learning processes and articulate the source of ideas and inspirations. They will then demonstrate the ability to plan out course of action and execute them to convey their intention and ideas.