Amanda is a certified and experienced Art Therapist who enjoys art making. Most of the art works she has made, is response art to the art therapy work she is doing with children. Response art is artwork created by art therapists in response to material that arises in their therapy work. Art therapists use response art to contain difficult material, express and examine their experiences, and share their experiences with others.
She also explores different art mediums to see how it works and what could work best for the beneficiaries, for different programs and platforms. She aspires to become a better artist for herself and for others. She hopes some day that her art can find a special place in people’s homes!
Anjali Venkat is a glass artist with an eclectic sense of art and design. She has over 25 years of experience in different glass working techniques – including kiln-formed glass, copper foiled stained glass and glass mosaic. In her work, she puts an emphasis on using eco-friendly, post-consumer glass like windows, bottles, and mirrors. Anjali has operated independent art studios in Chennai and Singapore, displaying her work at various independent exhibitions and art galleries all over the world.
She believes that working with glass is engrossing, challenging and at times downright difficult, it is ultimately a rewarding and therapeutic process for one’s well-being. In her free time, she creates sensory mats, using textured fabrics, for persons with dementia and special needs. Sensory mats are made to order.
Art Outreach Program
Art for Good uses art to reach out directly to children from low-income families in one room rented flats, hence the name Art Outreach. We provide art enrichment classes and art excursions to the children who come from families that would otherwise not be able to afford them. We hope to use art to improve the quality of life, promote good mental health and well-being to the less fortunate, starting with the children. Art works are made by the children, who want to play an active role in giving back and contributing to their art program. Proceeds from the sales will go towards our non-profit community art outreach programs.
Aryan Arora is a visual and performance artist from India, based in Singapore. Aryan has graduated from Lasalle College of the Arts in Fine Arts. Coming from a society that enforces ideals on the individual, Aryan seeks to find new perspectives through his art making, confronting personal issues and the pressures of society today. His practice revolves around challenging societal norms, seeking out the expression of the individual voice. Aryan believes that art is a means of communication and commentary, and equally a source of healing and therapy for the heart and soul. In a society where true selves are often masked, Aryan’s works can be provocative, where he seeks out a sense of freedom in expressing the real self and healing the wounds of the inner world.
Bead by Bead
Aisha and Yue Ting are both young adults in their twenties who are friends. They have both who have been diagnosed with Autism since a young age where they schooled together. Their friendship and love for art making has brought them together, where they design and create beautiful hand crafted arts and crafts. Creating art has therapeutic benefits where they feel calm and happy in the process. They get to practice their fine-motor skills, feel empowered and lead a meaningful life by making these meaningful and exquisite hand crafted art pieces.
Bead by Bead products are made to order. They make great personal and corporate gifts! Names can be personalised and added into the artwork at additional costs. Email us directly for an enquiry.
Beads By YTJ
Handcrafted paper jewellery and crafts designed and hand made by a mother-daughter team, Jane and Yue Ting. Beads By YTJ was inspired by Yue Ting (23) who has autism, who enjoys the art making process of quilling. Quilling is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative and intricate designs. The search for a purposeful life for Yue Ting has led to the making of these beautifully handcrafted accessories using skills she is gifted in. The paper jewellery pieces are light weight and comfortable to wear and have been coated with a water resistant layer.
Beads By YTJ products are made to order. They make meaningful personal gifts! Styles, patterns and colours can be customisable at additional costs. Email us directly to make an enquiry.
With no formal training in art, Cindy Phua has shown a talent in drawing and painting since young. She worked as a nail artist for over 10 years before turning to art as a form of therapy, struggling with mental health issues, severe anxiety, rendering her unable to work.
Through the process, she re-discovered her passion and her eye for detail. Cindy’s paintings are her view of a hyper-realistic, dreamlike world where colour and nature colludes. Her paintings are her tangible expressions of hope, peace and happiness; the same feelings she hopes to bring to those who view them. It is Cindy’s dream and aspiration to be an artist and also advocate for mental health issues, where she is currently overcoming her own mental health issues.
Mia Yeh is a trained makeup artist originally from Taiwan. Spending over 10 years here in Singapore, she has trained many local makeup artists in bridal and special effect makeup. Throughout her career, she was responsible from makeup assignments in university productions, corporate D&Ds and various public and private events. She is also conducting customized lipstick craft classes and healthy lollipop classes as team- building events from small groups to large corporate organizations.
Mia is an active believer of bringing people together by spending quality time though craftwork as a break to hectic lifestyles.
Refugee Women Empowerment Program
Art and crafts from our “Refugee Women Empowerment Program”, where we empower the women from the refugee facility by teaching them crafting skills. The crafts include sewing, embroidery, and decoupage. Art for Good manages this project to support refugee women, where we sponsor art materials and then buy the completed products. The intention of this project is to encourage interaction, engagement and create sustainable income for the refugee women at the facility. More information on the project can be found here.
Through crafting, we help crafters find strength, enabling them to be a giver instead of a mere beneficiary. Through crafting, we distract them from their illness, relieve stress and help them earn passive income. These exquisite gifts are crafted or packed by crafters who wish to find employment but are unable to do so due to physical constraints or caregiving duties. Your gift will make a difference in the lives of those who struggle to overcome the obstacles they face. These people are fighting their battles in autism, cancer, mental illness, motherhood and seniors who are at risk of isolation.
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Art Outreach Program