CRAFT WORKSHOPS

THE ART OF MAKING MARIK EMPANG (2017)

For the Illumina Tribe 2017 Event, hosted by the Sarawak Convention Bureau.  This mini workshop is conducted by Catherine, a self-taught artist, well known for her traditional and contemporary beaded collar designs.

 

ICCA (INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS AND CONVENTION ASSOCIATION) 2016 CRAFT PROGRAMME

The following workshops for the spouses of delegates were conducted at the Ranee Boutique Suites.

  • THE ART OF MAKING MARIK EMPANG

A traditional beaded collar worn by Sarawak’s native Iban tribe as part of their traditional costume.

Facilitator:  Catherine, a self-taught artist, well known for her marik empang designs.

  • THE ART OF WEAVING WIRE JEWELLERY

A play of different gauges of wire to create structure, texture and pattern for a jewellery piece.

Facilitator:  Eileen Phoan, the founder of Left & Right Artisan Handcraft.

  •   DAYAK MOTIF PAINTING

Learn the art of painting Dayak motifs on river rocks.

Facilitator:  Abot, a local Bidayuh artist, famous for painting Orang Ulu motifs on unusual surfaces.

PAPER-BEAD MAKING

Learn the art of rolling recycled paper into paper beads and stringing them into a necklace with the help of the autistic children from Heart Treasures.

Facilitator:  The special youths from Heart Treasures, a social non-profit making organisation who train autistic and disadvantaged youths with craft skills.

  • BATIK WAXING AND SILK PAINTING

A hands-on session of batik silk painting with resident artist, Narong Daun.

Facilitator:  Narong Daun, Borneo’s finest indigenous silk-batik artist.

MARIK EMPANG BEGINNERS CLASS (2016)

A beading workshop conducted by Sarawak artisan Catherine Kechendai on the fundamental techniques of making a traditional Iban bead collar.

 

SHAPE LIFTING WORKSHOP (2016)

A painting workshop conducted by Singapore Artist Paul Wang teaching how to overcome complicated scenes with dynamic shapes.  A public sharing on his experience and journey as an artist and urban sketcher.

SOUTH BORNEO QUEST FAM TRIP (2014)

A private upmarket FAM trip involving top travel agents from the USA and Europe.  Organized by the Sarawak Convention Bureau. Paper Bead Making Workshop that touched the hearts of these foreign delegates.  The delegates took home their paper bead necklace.

Conducted by the autistic children of Heart Treasures.

MOTHERS’ DAY JEWELLERY WORKSHOP (2014)

Conducted by Eileen Phoan, the founder of Left & Right Artisan Handcraft, participants learn to design their own unique piece of jewellery with natural gemstone and fresh water pearls and have them handcrafted on the spot.