Art For Good is a social enterprise which creates good through art. We help communities through art therapy, art enrichment and community art projects. Our beneficiaries are vulnerable children, those in poverty, with special needs, suffer from rare disorders & emotional / behavioural problems.
We help different communities by doing good through art. We promote mental well being through visual art creative expression, by conducting art therapy, art enrichment workshops and community art projects. We believe that art and good mental health is for everyone and it is important to start from an early age. Our vision is to help as many children as possible!
Art For Good is based on a simple philosophy of using art to do good. We focus on three different levels of which we use art for good, namely Art Therapy (healing), Art Enrichment (learning) & Community Art Projects (giving).
The purpose of art therapy is essentially one of healing and can be successfully applied to clients with physical, mental or emotional problems, diseases and disorders.
Teaching of technical art making skills, using different art mediums, to create mastery. Learning new skills is an important developmental process in both adults and children.
Giving back through community art projects gives meaning, a sense of appreciation and makes the world a beautiful place. Community art creates a more inclusive society by engagement.
FOUNDER – ART THERAPIST
Amanda is a certified and experienced Art Therapist (MA-AT 2015 Masters in Art Therapy) and Arts Educator (Registered with MOE-AMIS). She is active and current in the social work scene for the past decade and has worked with many charities and social enterprises. She was the Former Deputy Director of Social Creatives and currently sits on the board as Honorary Secretary of the Rare Disorders Society of Singapore.
Prior, Amanda has been in the advertising industry for several years before starting her own branding and design agency that was running for more than 12 years. The healing arts and the work of a therapist resonated so deeply with her, she decided to pursue her Masters in Art Therapy to become an Art Therapist.
Amanda is an Art Therapist with Art for Good, The Red Pencil, The Therapy Platform and Thrive Psychology Clinic. She is also a lecturer at the School of Positive Psychology for a module in Art Therapy. She manages and oversees all the projects and programs under Art for Good, which uses art to create good!
GENERAL MANAGER – AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY & CINEMATICS
Gabriel’s passions have led him to become the General Manager of Art for Good. Transcending his love for photography, Gabriel is a CAAS certified Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Pilot specialising in aerial photography and cinematography. Over the past decade, he has worked his craft with various profit and non-profit organisations such as GuruRealiti, the Catholic Church, the People’s Association, and for online car magazine Revv-Motoring Singapore.
Gabriel finds passion and fulfilment in social work, with numerous years of experience in disaster response and humanitarian aid with Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore (CHARIS). He has led and organised mission teams to provide relief in countries such as Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka. During which, he has also worked with children with disabilities, people with financial difficulties, refugees of war and natural disasters.
At Art for Good, Gabriel will get to combine his two passions, by doing good through art.
ART TEACHER – ARTIST
Peter was Amanda’s Art Teacher since she was 4 years old. The two have reconnected years later to collaborate on projects which use art to help others. Peter is a self-taught artist, cartoonist and graphic designer who has been doing freelance work and working in design houses for more than one and a half decades, creating a plethora of traditional and digital illustrations, logos and other graphic designs for hundreds of clients, from individuals to MNCs, and some for humoring himself. He has self-published a number of illustrated story books and also put his artistic skills to use in a string of educational books for various other authors, both locally and in the US. On top of that, Peter has also conducted art lessons in schools and company offices, as well as in charities and non-profit organizations, like the Down Syndrome Association of Singapore.
PHOTOGRAPHER – CONSULTANT
Julian is a photographer with more than a decade of experience, having also worked numerous projects internationally. He has worked with prominent figures like Jacky Chan, who liked his work so much that he chose Julian to be his choice photographer based in Singapore representing his company.
Julian is an individual who has truly followed his passion, through his struggles, he worked his way up from the bottom and now successfully runs his own studio JWalking Studio since 2012. His personal life experiences and struggles have allowed him to deeply relate and resonate with the mission of Art for Good, making him one of the key players driving the organisation.
Soft Pastel Nagomi Artist
This led to Alena pursuing a Diploma as an Associate Instructor and a Diploma in the Advanced Instructor course from Japan Pastel Hope Art Association (JPHAA). She continued to hone her art skills by learning from Fine Art Artists.
Since her first encounter, Alena has used the art form to explore self-care, self awareness and self expression,. She is passionate about the benefits, using it build social and emotional wellness and resilience. Alena is a perfect example of not needing a formal arts education or having an arts background in order to pursue the arts. All one really needs is the passion for it.
Alena conducts Nagomi workshops in Art for Good and her own outfit called Touch Art Peace. Touch represents the sensorial nature of the art form, Art describes the activity, and Peace signifies the sense of well-being that Japanese Pastel Nagomi Art can impart.
ART DESIGN EDUCATOR
Nancy is a veteran design educator in Communication Design, Design Foundation Studies, Polytechnic Foundation Programme & Advance Elective Module program. She taught in ITE and Temasek Polytechnic/School of Design for 36 years. She was trained in Graphic Design from Glasgow School of Art (UK) with a Bachelor (Hons) of Design (Graphic). Nancy has realized several milestones, and marks many cherished moments teaching and witnessing students’ successes since 1990.
Besides teaching, she has found expression in Korea, China, Taiwan, Japan and Turkey, Thailand, Indonesia etc where her works have been exhibited and published. Nancy sharpens her creative skills and lends to the progress of visual design in Singapore. She continues to search for higher planes of achievements through visual language and travel regularly to capture images for her posters. She enjoys teaching design and her areas of interests are in Visual Literacy, Visual Thinking, Visual Language, Visual Culture, Mandala art and symbols as therapeutic art.
CONSULTANT – EDUCATOR
Gerald has a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing from Murdoch University, Australia, a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic, WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA), and a Cert IV in Training & Education
Presently, he is a consultant for Art for Good and an Educator for School Programmes.
ARTIST – VOLUNTEER
Samantha is an art enthusiast who has previously worked in PR & Marketing roles at Nikon Singapore, organising press launches, photography workshops and campaigns. She has also marketed for large-scale kids exhibitions and a contemporary music school in Singapore. It was only a decade later, in the pursuit of a greater meaning in life, that Samantha found herself revisiting art – a passion she’s always dreamed of. This time, she fell in love with the intricacies and fluidity of watercolour art. She paints full-time and supports the community art programs at Art for Good