I was invited to attend one of the Xpress classes at selected community centres and I chose to attend the Yenji Clay Craft Xpress class at Tampines East CC. 🙂 The classes cost only S$3 for senior citizens (aged 60 and above)! And the younger folks pay only $10 with an additional $1 off if you are a Passion Card member.
It was a 1 hour class, and I was very pleased with the result:
Is that owl cute or what?! 😀
I made the entire owl from scratch, and I must say it is really satisfying to see the end result! I noticed early on in the class that for this owl to look really cute, you have to pay more attention to the eyes. Doesn’t matter if the beak is a little crooked or that one wing is bigger than the other, and one foot more prominent than the other – it all makes the owl look more realistic.
Interestingly enough, before the class began, an elderly Indian lady took a seat next to me, and was shocked that I was attending the class. “Isn’t this class for senior citizens?!” she exclaimed.
An elderly gentleman corrected her and said seniors just pay a lower fee, that’s all. 😛
I actually do think that young people should go for such classes. Simply because the duration is short (just 1 hour) and you know you must have something to show at the end of it. So you have no time to check your phone or your emails, and you just focus on the task at hand, and if you are lucky, you get into ‘the zone’, which is a wonderful, creative space to be in. 🙂
I get nervous if I am asked to draw or paint because admittedly, I don’t draw nor paint very well. Never had prior, proper training in those.
However, if I have to make something out of clay, I sure can. It’s easy to iron out any mistakes. And if I ruin one glob of clay, I just roll it all back together again and start from scratch. It’s not as easy with a painting. Haha!
Courses that might interest you: Pop Rock Guitar, Laughter Yoga, Paper Quilling, Flower Origami, Zumba Gold, Pilates, Inline Skating, Korean, etc
Find these courses at one.pa.gov.sg -> Search for Course Xpress. Sign up now! I might be your coursemate in one of these classes! 😉