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Empowering Youth Art Jamming Workshop – With Manchester Business School

Empowering Youth Art Jamming Workshop – With Manchester Business School

8th December 2018 – Art For Good led a group of youths in an exciting Art Jam session, organized by Manchester Business School as part of its annual CSR outreach programme. The event was aimed to empower youth and saw two alumni of The University: Andrea Abatte and Willard Ng, sharing their different journeys toward fulfilling their dreams. The message to the youths was to “Follow Your Dreams”. What ensued next was great fun between the youth and alumni of The University, who formed pairs to co-create unique pieces of artwork aimed at expressing their dreams.

 

Through our online shop, we invited the alumni and the public to EMPOWER A YOUTH today through our charity sales. Each artwork is priced at $100 (except the 3 most popular art pieces at $120 each) and total proceeds of all artworks sold would be donated to the Youth from the Expedition Agape (EA) programme. The Expedition Agape (EA) is a programme of Lakeside Family Services, that transforms and empowers the lives of teenagers through intentional mentoring by adult volunteers and a structured programme over a period of 6 months, developing the participants as “Leaders in Action”. More info at www.expeditionagape.org

Each artwork sold will fund the programme and educational materials for ONE youth participant of the Expedition Agape for 2 sessions (or over 2-weeks). 

 

If you would like to offer more support/donations for the programme, you may send a cheque (back of cheque write “Expedition Agape”) or contact Serene Koh at 9710 6600.
Lakeside Family Services
21 Yung Ho Road The Agape #03-01 S618593

Paintings done by the children!

My Dream of being a video game art designer through empowerment
by Sim Yang Kai, Age 15

Artwork was created with Maggie, an alumna of Manchester Business School

Inspiration behind my artwork:
My dream is to become a video game art designer. Through empowerment and determination, I will achieve my goal to work with Electronic Arts* or Blizzard*.

What does empowerment mean to me?
Empowerment means that I will focus myself and pursue my goals. I feel empowered when I am motivated, and this is when I am playing a video game that has nice graphic design.

Notes:
– Electronic Arts is a leading publisher of games on Console, PC and Mobile.
– Blizzard – Activision Blizzard, Inc. is an American video game holding company based in Santa Monica.

 

Engineering
by Yugi, Age 14

Artwork was created with Lili, an alumna of Manchester Business School

Inspiration behind my artwork:
My passion is to do with technology, engineering. I want to be an engineer when I grow up.

What does empowerment mean to me?
Responsibility. I feel empowered when I am Happy, Encouraged, Motivated. Empowerment is becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights.

 

 

Dreaming Dinner
by Prasanth, Age 16

Artwork was created with Andrea Abbate, an alumna of Manchester Business School

Inspiration behind my artwork:
One day I want to be a chef and do these food like chicken rice, nasi lemak, mee rebus, hot dog sambal mee siam.

What does empowerment mean to me?
When my food comes out nice. Good taste.

 

 

A Kick into My Future
by Khalam, Age 11

Artwork was created with Joyce Lim, an alumna of Manchester Business School

Inspiration behind my artwork:
I want to be a soccer player and I want to be a striker.

What does empowerment mean to me?
Give me power to do what I want to do.

 

 

Domestic Animals
by Anand Raj, Age 11

Artwork was created with Richard Yeo, an alumnus of Manchester Business School

Inspiration behind my artwork:
I want to be a vet when I grow up.

What does empowerment mean to me?
Working and taking care of animals makes me happy.

 

 

Safari Adventure with Cats
by Mohamad Shah Hakim, Age 10

Artwork was created with Yap Hong, an alumnus of Manchester Business School

Inspiration behind my artwork:
I want to be a safari zookeeper in a public zoo, where I can take care of “big cats” when I grow up.

What does empowerment mean to me?
It means I can roam and play with my favourite cats and perform stunts with them. I feel excited when I can handle “big cats” as a zookeeper.

 

 

Resurrection of the Jurassic
by Haziq, Age 13+

Artwork was created with Wai Fong, an alumna of Manchester Business School

Inspiration behind my artwork:
We are not the biggest on planet Earth. Dinosaurs were the real rulers of planet Earth.

What does empowerment mean to me?
By helping the world out!

 

 

Resilient Venom
by Jeremmy, Age 13

Artwork was created with Ellen, an alumna of Manchester Business School

Inspiration behind my artwork:
I was quite fat as a baby (Michelin baby). When I became sensible, I started dieting and gyming. Because I don’t want to be fat anymore.

What does empowerment mean to me?
Authority or power.

 

 

Private Island
by Zheng Wei, Age 15

Artwork was created with Chiang Jia Rui, an alumnus of Manchester Business School

Inspiration behind my artwork:
Inspired by the movie ‘Crazy Rich Asians’. I dream of owning a house on a private island with a plane hangar, garage and personal runway. Driven by personal interest in engineering and Rolls-Royce as well.

What does empowerment mean to me?
Being free and accomplishing something myself, something big (a game changer).

 

 

Butterfly Garden
by Khalam, Age 11

This is his second piece of artwork after “A Kick into My Future”, created with Joyce Lim, an alumna of Manchester Business School

Inspiration behind my artwork:
I want to be a soccer player and I want to be a striker.

What does empowerment mean to me?
Give me power to do what I want to do.

 

 

Christmas Season
Fun artwork done by staff of Manchester Business School. This piece is done by Margaret.

Inspiration behind my artwork:
The season of warmth, peace and joy of Christmas.

My message:
Never stop doing your best just because certain people do not give you credit. For success, your attitude is equally important than ability. Believe in yourself, you are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you can imagine. You, deserve your dream!

 

 

Fusion Harmony Cat
Fun artwork done by staff of Manchester Business School. This piece is done by Chloe.

Inspiration behind my artwork:
Blending iconic symbols from Eastern (Fortune Cat) & Western (Santa Claus Hat) cultures, symbolizing the endearing Singaporean value of Racial Harmony.

My message:
Cultivating a harmonious society, becoming one people. Being tolerant of all race, religions and ethnicities.

 

 

‘Cham-Cham’ X’mas Fortune Cat
Fun artwork done by staff of Manchester Business School. This piece is done by May.

Inspiration behind my artwork:
‘Cham-Cham’ X’mas Fortune Cat

My message:
Whichever the season, may good health, joy, prosperity follow you. Spread the joy by sharing what we have in abundance with others.
“If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your own path.”