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Playeum at Home x Artist-in-Session

Free online workshops for ages 5 and above

We’re bringing you Playeum at Home with a twist - an exciting, come-experiment-with-artists twist! 


As always, the Playeum at Home series looks at discovering different ways of experimenting, exploring, playing and creating with materials that we can find in our own homes or surroundings.

In the upcoming sessions, Artists Ranae Lee-Nasir and Isabelle Desjeux join us for our Playeum at Home online workshops that are FREE for all children aged 5-12 this November and December on Zoom Webinar

Come join them as they take us through their world and introduce us to different ways of exploring art and more!


While its not absolutely compulsory, we do encourage for all child(ren) to join both parts of the workshop series :-) If you can only make it for one, that's okay too! Kindly pre-register your interest below and the Zoom details will be sent to you. Find out more about the workshops and what to prepare before joining below.

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Artist-in-Session Calendar

Two-part series workshops



Exploring Paper (Run #1)

with Artist Ranae Lee-Nasir

Part 1: Paper Paint Party

Tuesday, 3 November, 5:00pm to 5:45pm


Part 2: Building with Paper

Tuesday, 10 November, 5:00pm to 5:45pm

Home-made Photography 101 

with Artist Isabelle Desjeux

Part 1: What makes a photograph? 

Friday, 4 December, 5:00pm to 5:45pm


Part 2: Build your own camera obscura!

Friday, 11 December, 5:00pm to 5:45pm

Hevealogy (Study of Rubber Trees)

with Artist Isabelle Desjeux

Part 1: Welcome to the Observatory

Friday, 20 November, 5:00pm to 5:45pm


Part 2: What do you see(d)?

Friday, 27 November, 5:00pm to 5:45pm

Exploring Paper (Run #2)

with Artist Ranae Lee-Nasir

Part 1: Paper Paint Party

Monday, 14 December, 5:00pm to 5:45pm

Part 2: Building with Paper

Tuesday, 15 December, 5:00pm to 5:45pm

Due to the capacity limit of Zoom Webinar, we'll also be streaming the session live on our Facebook page. If you prefer to access it via Zoom, please register with us through the links below and we'll send you the link :)

Workshop Calendar

Playeum at Home x Ranae Lee-Nasir​​

Exploring Paper!

Part One: Paper Paint Party

Part Two: Building with Paper


Though simple, paper is a wonderful and easily-manipulated material - it’s flexible, versatile and can be transformed into all sorts!


What else can we do with paper? Let’s explore! Artist Ranae invites children to work with paper, explore some cool paper tricks plus its many uses. In this two-part workshop series in November & December, we’ll be looking at paper as a tool for printing and as well as how it can be used to build 3D structures. 

Run #1: Tuesday, 3 & 10 November, 5:00pm to 5:45pm OR

Run #2: Monday & Tuesday, 14 & 15 December, 5:00pm to 5:45pm

 What you'll need:  

Part One: Paper Paint Party

1) Paper to print on (a4 size + larger sheet)

2) Used/scrap paper to use as a tool

3) Rubber bands

4) A tray/paper plate for ink

5) Paint (any kinds)

6) Scissors 

Part Two: Building with Paper

1) Paper from previous session (or any types!)

2) Rubber bands

3) Glue (liquid/stick)

4) Sticky tape/double-sided tape

5) Scissors 

Ranae's Sessions

Playeum at Home x Isabelle Desjeux

Hevealogy (study of Rubber Trees)

Part One: Welcome to the Observatory

Part Two: What do you see(d)?

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Part 1: Welcome to the Observatory - Friday, 20 November, 5:00pm to 5:45pm

Things are about to get he-avy/hevea in this two-part series with artist Isabelle! Join Isabelle as she takes us on a LIVE walk-through tour of her studio l’Observatoire, from the comfort of our own home. 


From her hevea-related artifacts (rubber pods, rubber seeds, rubber seedlings, rubber-anything - you name it!) to microscopes, lab drawings and more, come get curious and wander along with us as we take a peek into some of Isabelle’s amazing artworks on display, and dive into the study of beautiful rubber trees.

Part 2: What do you see(d)? - Friday, 27 November, 5:00pm to 5:45pm

We may have seen some rubber trees around Singapore (or learned about it a little at Isabelle’s previous session), but there’s more to it than we know. Part two of the HEVEALOGY series explores the finer, deeper intricacies of rubber seeds! This session looks at the fascinating patterns that rubber seeds create and how you can set up your own exploration for it at home. 

Scroll down for list of items you'll need :-)

Home-made Photography 101

Part One: What makes a photograph?

Part Two: Build your own camera obscura!

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Part 1: What makes a photograph? - Friday, 4 December, 5:00pm to 5:45pm

What happens when you take a photograph? What goes on inside the camera and how are images formed? Artist Isabelle takes us on a virtual tour of her studio and shows us her specially-built tools that will give you an idea of what happens in the process of taking photos. She shares tips and ideas on taking old-fashion photographs with materials easily available around us and more. 

Part 2: Build your own camera obscura! - Friday, 11 December, 5:00pm to 5:45pm

As a continuation from part one, we further our exploration of photography and take a look at what others have tried and created thus far! Children will be invited to play with ways of making their own camera obscura and other fun tricks using simple optics.

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 What you'll need:  


Part One & Two:

1) Paper

2) Pencil

3) Your curious minds :-)

4) Observation glasses :-)

Home-made Photography 101

Part One:

1) Leave

2) Plastic sheets OR Photo frames

3) Coloured paper

4) Coloured fabric

5) Masking tape

6) Black Paper

7) Scissors

8) Black Marker

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Part Two:

1) Shoebox

2) Magnifying sheets

3) Masking tape

4) Scissors

Isabelle's Sessions

About the Artists

About the Artists

Ranae Lee-Nasir

Ranae Lee-Nasir is an experienced visual artist who holds a Bachelor's degree in Printmaking and a Masters of Education (Special Education). She has more than fifteen years of teaching and facilitation experience. She has conducted visual arts workshops as well as historical/cultural tours of Singapore's history and heritage to assembly talks at mainstream primary schools.


Examples of her visual art workshops are drawing, painting, printmaking and mix-materials exploration for children and youth, including persons with special needs. Recently, she has conducted similar workshops for teachers who later transfer their learning in their classrooms. Since 2015, she has participated in community-led visual arts workshops because these interactions with persons from different communities through art making can empower each individual in multiple aspects of life.

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Isabelle Desjeux

Isabelle Desjeux is a Singapore-based artist and researcher. Using her training in Molecular Biology, she creates new kinds of scientific method-based artworks. Workingclosely with scientists, she encourages others to cross the divide and take on the role of scientist in her interventions, whether in a class, during a workshop, or as part of an installation. As such her work has often been labelled as participatory, with “experiment” being a strong part of her practice.


She received her MAFA from Lasalle (2011), was the recipient of the French-Singapore New Generation Artist (2011), and of a Lasalle Research Fellowship (2017). Her work has been exhibited in museums across Singapore, in Japan and USA. She teaches regularly across disciplines from pre-school to post-graduate level, and currently runs a residency space in a pre-school, inviting artists to experiment and let children into their processes.

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