Unseen Art Workshops is an experimental lab where we introduce diverse art forms and expressions to different groups of people to encourage exchanges of ideas through art-making, while discovering new knowledge and methods for accessibility.
This 2018 project brings forth a series of hands-on workshops led by professional artists focusing on the theme of self-identity for visually impaired participants from 3 organisations: Guide Dog Association, Singapore Association for the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) and Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School. The artists include sculptor Victor Tan, visual artists Alecia Neo and Mintio and painter Kok Choon Choo and theatre director and educator Jeffrey Tan.
Artworks produced from the workshops will be presented at Bedok Library from 3-16 Dec 2018.

Title: You and I (2018)
These charcoal drawings were created by 28 participants living with varying degrees of blindness during the course of a three day workshop with artist Kok Choon Choo. They drew self-portraits and portraits of their fellow participants as they explored and discovered their facial features through the sense of touch or sight. For many of the participants, this was their very first exposure to the medium of charcoal and pastels.

Kok Choon Choo (Choon) is a painter based in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. His works are inspired by the German Expressionism and Japanese Pop Culture - creating vivid characters that bring his ideas of the society across. His workshop allows participants to explore drawing their facial features through different means - sight and touch. Choon has been given awards for his paintings. He also works as an arts educator in Malaysia, regularly conducting workshops.
He is a member of National Art Gallery Malaysia, PPM (Malaysia Artists Society) and Persatuan Senilukis Rekacipta Negeri Johor (SERUPA). He graduated from University of Tasmania (UTAS @ Hobart Campus) and has a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Art) Painting
2001-CAA Academy of Art (Johor Bahru Campus).
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