People's Association's PAssionArts has launched a new and creative Nagomi Art programme and it will roll out 100 online workshops across various Community Arts & Culture Clubs in Singapore.
This easy-to-do innovative art programme aims to engage 18,000 residents over the next 12 months as part of its continued endeavour to strengthen community bonding and deepen social cohesion amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Leading this programme is community artist Audrey Ng who said: "Nagomi art painting enables people and communities to relax while creating a sense of self-fulfilment, self-satisfaction and self-affirmation."
Nagomi art is the name of a creative, relaxing and therapeutic art form which originated in Japan and the kanji character of "Nagomi" broadly translates into harmony. Soft pastels are used and the technique is applied with fingers. This artform is suitable for beginners without any prior knowledge as well as for advanced hobby artists. Its popularity has grown in recent years as a means of promoting wellness among community groups as well as a therapy tool.
PA Director of Community Arts & Culture, Patrick Sim, said: "The Covid-19 pandemic has challenged us to relook at our approach in programme designing to ensure that our PAssionArts initiatives continue to bridge and bond the community while observing all the necessary safe management measures. The Nagomi Art Series enables family to do art together in a safe environment."
Each workshop session will last an hour, and each participant will receive an all-inclusive art kit upon registration. Check out www.facebook.com/PAssionArtsSG/ or contact your neighbourhood Community Club for more details.