Activity 1: Street Food Sketching.

Instructor: Anita Ryanto (Singapore)

Location: TBD


Yuan Yang Hill St cafe

Singapore is a small island with a rich cultural diversity. Her island people include races from all over the world. Her street food embodies and reflects this rich cultural heritage.

The diverse heritage of Singapore’s street food is definitely worth sketching. In this activity, the participants will take away with them some cultural knowledge of the local cuisine from the major ethnic groups – Chinese, Malay & Indian including Peranakan.

They will get to taste the colors and feel the textures of Singapore Street Food through sketching in pen and watercolour. And they get to taste the food, too!

Hokkien mee _USK

Activity Schedule:

An introduction to Singapore’s Street Food and Cultural Heritage will mark the start of the activity. There will be a variety of food and drinks from the major ethnic groups – Chinese, Malay, & Indian including Peranakan. Anita will conduct a brief food sketching demonstration and will be sharing some useful tips such as capturing and simplifying the forms, mixing colours, applying tonal values and creating textures to make the sketch look appetizing and tempting. A short Q&A session follows.

In the next one and a half hours participants will get into action. They can choose to sketch any or all of the food and drinks. Anita will be going around to give feedback and guidance as and when needed.

When the sketches have been done, it is then time for a showcase, sharing experiences and food tasting!

Nasi Lemak New copy

Learning Goals:

Participants should be able to: