As part of the lead-up programs to the Singapore Blog Awards 2012 award ceremony on 21 July, omy.sg organised a series of fun learning workshops for everyone, together with presenting sponsor, Panasonic.
The first workshop on 26 May was a photography workshop with bloggers, Jerome Lim and Christine Ng sharing tips on photography as well as insights on effective story-telling through images.
Panasonic Fun Learning Workshop 2
The second workshop took place at Fullhouse Cafe Singapore on 16 June and was hosted by blogger and actress, Joanne-Marie Sim. Attendees were parent-child pairs who came to try out some hand-ons eco craft while educating the children on the importance of being eco-friendly.
Host Joanne with the kids flaunting their eco crafts
At the workshop, attendees learn how to make a cushion pillow from an old tee-shirt; a dish made from magazine pages; and a pencil holder/ flower pot from old socks.
Here are some of the event photos:
Fullhouse Cafe at Rendezvous Hotel
Host Joanne working on her eco crafts
Joanne warming-up the kids with a little game
The kids having fun
A father reading a Panasonic eco book on Fridges to his little son
The first eco craft for the day was making a pencil holder/ pot out of old socks
Sticking eyes onto the socks
Kids at work
A mother helping her daughter with the glue
Joanne chatting with a little boy on his cute little socks holder
Joanne inspecting a socks holder
Moving on to the tee-shirt pillow next
Joanne doing a demonstration on stage
Stuffing the tee-shirt
A mum helping her daughter on the stuffing
Gluing the seams
Completed pig pillow
Power ranger pillow
Two sisters showing off their tee-shirt pillows
Blogger Cendrine and her daughter with their tee-shirt pillow
Two sisters getting interviewed by omy.sg on their pillow creations
Another little boy getting interviewed
Tea-break and some light snacks for everyone
A group of kids showing off their tee-shirt pillows on stage
Another group of kids with their tee-shirt pillows
Last eco craft for the day – making paper dishes from old magazine pages
Gluing the paper sticks together
Parents chipping in to help
A girl with her completed paper dish
Another two girls with their completed dishes
Smiling faces everywhere as the workshop comes to an end
Parents got busy taking photos of their kids with their eco crafts
A little boy taking a photo with our working staff
Everyone wanted a photo with Joanne the host
I had fun watching the children exercise their creativity when completing their various eco crafts. When my baby son Asher is older, I will love to teach him how to make a cushion pillow from his old tee-shirt too.
Everyone, both young and old left the workshop with a big smile on their faces and a bag full of self-made items to bring home. The little ones also learn a bit more on caring for the environment – a small step towards a greener tomorrow.
Did I mention that this workshop is completely FREE? This is all thanks to the generous sponsorship of Panasonic.
There will be one last workshop featuring a cooking demonstration by food bloggers Daniel Ang and Maureen Ow. Due to overwhelming response, registration is already closed.
Nonetheless, stay tuned to omy.sg for other interesting updates and more such exciting events.