Steeped in tradition and heritage, the Peranakan culture's distinctive colourful aesthetics, rich detailing and austere elegance can be seen in its unique architecture, fashion and cuisine. Explore your artistic flair with our Peranakan Watercolour Workshop hosted by Choo Yilin's very own Design Wizard, Priscilla.
Peranakans are born out of Malay and Chinese marriages in South-East Asia, and flaunts rich and distinctive heritage unique to its community. Vibrant and audacious designs are traditionally favoured by Peranakans and this preference for kaleidoscopic colours and combinations can be seen in everything from their food to architecture. Colourful layered kueh, the touch of blue to their Ba Zhang, and traditional shophouses in the most gorgeous pastels are classic examples.
It's no wonder why their intricate bead work and embroidered kebayas are often up on pedestals in numerous heritage Singaporean museums. Their love for ornate designs and accompanying skilled artistry often translates into a piece of art worth admiring. This time, pick up the paintbrush and transcribe your favourite bits of Peranakan culture into an exquisite watercolour piece that's uniquely yours. Perched on a frame, we're sure it'll nestle perfectly into the corners of your home.
In this class, students will learn the techniques of illustration and watercolour with Peranakan history as learning subjects. Each student will get to bring home their own artwork with a mounting frame. Additionally, customers who sign-up for the workshop will receive a $100 Choo Yilin voucher for their next online purchase. The Peranakan Watercolour Workshop will be held at our venue sponsor, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, at several timings. Find our more about our Watercolour class along with their timings here
About Priscilla Tan
Priscilla Tan, our multi-talented Design Wizard, is a jewellery designer by day and watercolour artist by night. A graduate from the University of Huddersfield with a degree in Fashion Marketing, she also holds a diploma in Fashion Design at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. One of her notable accomplishments was winning the TOPSHOP/TOPMAN Fresh Graduate showcase in 2007, organized by Singapore Fashion Week. She hopes to spend her life being inspired by fashion and all things beautiful. Find out more about Priscilla here