Sunday, May 8, 2016

Tulip Floral Bear Workshop @ Gardens by the Bay, 7 May 2016

We are delighted to have been asked to conduct a Floral Bear workshop in the "Most outstanding attraction in the world", Gardens by the Bay, for 40 participants yesterday.

This event was organised by Gardens by the Bay in conjunction with Mother's Day and their on-going Tulipmania floral display.

Gardens by the Bay has invited Wayneston Studios to specially design a Floral Bear with Tulip pattern just for the event.

As the workshop was only 2 hours, some parts of the bear had to be pre-sewn so that all participants were able to complete their Bears and bring them home.

Being a Mother's Day event, we expected most of the participants to comprise of a Mother/Father and their child to make the bear. We were surprised to see more adults attending the workshop instead! Nevertheless, it is very encouraging to know that there are still plenty of people out there in Singapore who are interested to learn to make a bear!

To kick off the event, Debbie, the Manager for Programming (Education) gave an introduction on the origins of the flower, Tulip. Later, Wayne gave a introduction about himself, some of his works and countries he had visited to showcase his works.

After the short introduction, the workshop finally commenced! The participants were all excited as they opened the workshop kit. They first inserted the nose and then stuffed poly fiber into the bear's head, body and legs. There were 5 tables in total and each table had an art facilitator assisting the participants in making their bears.

As it was the first time for most of the participants to sew a bear, Wayne and the Art facilitators showed them the basic sewing techniques to close the seams of the opening and string jointing the arms.

The children did the stuffing, while their parents did the sewing. After they completed their bear, seeing all their happy faces made it all worthwhile!

At the end of the workshop, we took group photos with some of the participants.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Gardens by the Bay, their staff and volunteers for inviting us to conduct this wonderful event. Special thanks to the participants and our art facilitators for their hard work to make this event a success!

We hope to see you soon again! Wishing all mums a very Happy Mother's Day! =D

P.S: Tuplimania Floral Display is currently on-going till 22 May.
Visit for more info.

Hugs, Wayne

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