KUCHING – A total of 42 enthusiastic participants took part in two doodle art workshops organised by Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus on 6 August 2022 in conjunction with World Heart Day.
One of the workshops was held face-to-face from 10am to 12pm at Swinburne Sarawak’s newly renovated The Hive Design Studio while the other was held virtually via Microsoft Teams from 2pm to 4pm. The free workshops were filled with fun and interactive demonstrations, providing primary and secondary school students further knowledge on doodling art and allowing them to gain hands-on drawing experience with experienced Design lecturers and doodle artists.
The largest group of registrants was from Sekolah Seni Malaysia Sarawak, whereby 15 Form Four and Form Five students signed up for the face-to-face workshop with three accompanying teachers. Other registrants were students from various schools and art centres, including Lodge School, SMK St Mary, SJK Chung Hua No. 1 and No. 5, SJK(C) Stampin, Green Road Primary School, Tunku Putra School, St Joseph’s Private School, St Joseph’s International School and SMK Jalan Arang. The online workshop session included students from SJK Chung Hua No. 3, SJK(C) Chung Hua Pangkalan Baru, SMK Sungai Tapang, SJK Chung Hua Sungai Tapang, SMK Kuching High, SMK Batu Lintang, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), and Swinburne Sarawak.
One of the objectives of these workshops was to promote community participation in the first Sarawak Combat Against Cardiovascular Disease Cartoon and Doodle Art Competition 2022 hosted by Swinburne Sarawak in collaboration with the Sarawak Heart Foundation (SHF). The competition is organised in conjunction with World Heart Day, which is celebrated annually on 29 September.
“These workshops aim to support our university’s initiatives on knowledge transfer to the community in collaboration with SHF. It is part of our social responsibility that this project can produce the transfer of lifelong knowledge that impacts a positive change on the community benefitting from the workshops and our initiatives,” said Elizabeth Voong, Associate Dean (External Engagement & Impact) from Swinburne Sarawak’s Faculty of Business, Design and Arts.
“I believe that these workshops will provide valuable learning experience to students and that they encourage students to be more confident in themselves leading their passion in art and design,” said Rosedelina Mustapha, workshop facilitator and Graphic Design lecturer from the School of Design and Arts, Swinburne Sarawak. Rosedelina was assisted by two talented doodle artists, Helena Goh and Daphaney Wong, during the workshops.
“We would also like to take this opportunity to invite all students studying in Sarawak to participate in this Cartoon and Doodle Art Competition. The competition aims to increase social awareness through the power of art and the closing date for submissions is on 9 September 2022,” said Michael Lee, a Graphic Design lecturer from the School of Design and Arts, Swinburne Sarawak.
The competition has three categories: primary students, secondary students and university or college students. Each category offers cash prizes and certificates of participation, where the first to third prize winners will win RM1,500, RM1,000 and RM500 respectively while 10 consolation prizes of RM100 will be awarded to shortlisted participants. The winning artworks will be on display at the MBKS lobby on 25 September 2022 and at Swinburne Sarawak on 1 October 2022. For further eligibility criteria and contest details, visit www.swinburne.edu.my/worldheartday2022.
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