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Legends & Pioneers

A cultural education programme for schools

Programme is under development. Pls email us if you would like to be notified when it is ready.

About the programme

Learn about culture and citizenship - at a unique heritage studio 

run by Singapore's last-surviving artisans. 

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MODULE 1

Legends

Learn about the well-known and not so well-known characters of Chinese culture, religion and philosophy, and how they shaped the identity, aspirations, and values of Singapore's early migrants. 

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MODULE 2

Migrants

Re-live the early lives of this family of Singaporean craftsmen through original documents and memorable personal anecdotes - and be inspired to trace your family's own migrant story.  

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MODULE 3

Craft

Try your hand at the ancient craft of "Tza Sua" ("Painting lines" in Hokkien), in which ash dough made from a secret family recipe is used to create dragons, chrysanthemums, peonies, pavilions, swirling clouds, and raging oceans.

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Module 4

Innovation

Learn about the journey of design and innovation that the shop's 4th generation is now embarking on to preserve the business, through working with Airbnb and New York's Parsons School of Design (the #1-ranked design school in the US).

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Learning outcomes

Cultural competency

Citizenship education

Values

Experiential

Unique learning space that brings the lessons to life.

Inter-disciplinary

Explore the connections between culture, religion, migrant history, craft and innovation. 

Non-religious

Secular syllabus suitable for all races and religions.

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Programme structure

3 weekly sessions

1.5h per session

Weekdays only

5 students 

 

Recommended for students 13-25 years old

Sessions will be conducted by docents with opportunities to interact with the artisans. 

Standard price: $285 per student for all 3 sessions

Sessions will be conducted at 35 Neil Rd, in a conservation shophouse in the historic district of Kreta Ayer

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