Family Wellness Programme: Caricature Workshop for Kids~ by kamaldollah on Nov 23, 2007.
Singapore Prison Service held their staff wellness programme which tied in with the school holidays. Staff brought their children to work, where there were workshops on family wellness and also some special programmes tailored especially for the kids. The 8 to 13 year olds were enlisted into my caricature drawing workshop. I started with an introduction about caricatures and going through cartoon drawing basics, then got them draw caricatures of me while I did colour caricatures of them in under 5 minutes each.
The workshop does not teach drawing per se within a short duration, what it actually does is promote art appreciation and inspire young people to enjoy drawing. The acquisition of skills is a life long pursuit, which begins when the hearts and minds are brimming with passion.