Summer Camps by Isabella Desjeux
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Where was Isabella Desjeux when we were wee littlies? As a trained scientist with a PhD in Molecular Biology and a trained artist with a MA in Fine Art, she runs Isadora Workshops for kids, which are pretty much the raddest camps ever.
The workshops combine both art and science to allow children to be inspired by the world around them.
Picture microscopes on one end of the room and sharpened drawing pencils on the other. They get to play Robinson Crusoe for a week by learning rope-lashing, map-making and navigating, and wood-carving, and even get to observe zebrafish eggs becoming adults!
Isabella also invites guest artists to meet children and showcase their work while discussing their work process, which is important since the workshops teach children that the process of making art is more important than the outcome itself.
We also love the message of these art and science classes: the kids may not go home with a framed painting, but they will learn how to be inspired and draw. Isabella aims to use these workshops to teach children how to not need drawing classes anymore – a positive teaching message for any child we think.
Explorator’s Camp by Isabelle Desjeux, p. 9274 4991. For children 6-12 years, from Mon 2 Jul – Fri 6 Jul 2012, or Mon 20 Aug – Fri 24 Aug 2012, 930am-1230pm, at l’Observatoire @ Bukit Timah Turf City, $350