HORT PARK TOURS

Possible Themes: Garden City, Nature

Introducing children to the basics of working with either  clay or jazz (rhythms & beats), setting them up for future sessions of exploration through the medium

OVERVIEW

 

WHAT IS A 'DRAGON KILN' ?

  • “Dragon Kiln” gets its name from its shape – it resembles a dragon with its smoky head at the base of a slope and its tail uphill.

  • It is a traditional wood fired kiln, which was in use for many centuries in China.

  • The Dragon Kiln is located at Jalan Bahar and throughout the years, Dragon Kilns have been demolished for roads and building.

  • Today, there are only 2 Dragon Kilns left, as compared to the 20 that once thrived in Singapore.

 

WHY GO TO THE 'HORT PARK' ?

  • Excursions are typically held at the Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park or Science Centre, etc

  • The Hort Park is a ?

  • They will get to discover a well-hidden history as well as uncommon and novel idea and topics in a completely different environment

 

WHAT WILL THE KIDS LEARN?

  • History and heritage of the Dragon Kiln

  • The usefulness and application of Clay

  • How ceramic plates, bowls and mugs typically used at home are created

  • A preferred, focus theme recommended by the school (Optional)

 

THE FASCINATING DRAGON KILN TOUR

 

ACTIVITY 1 (INTRODUCTION TO CLAY)

  • Each child will be given a ball of raw birch clay and will be guided to mould it into an object or character related to the theme catered by the school or planned by our trainers

  • We will also invite children to discover the unique texture of clay, ensuring a holistic sensorial experience.

 

ACTIVITY 2 (TOUR OF THE KILN)

  • The children will then be brought to the mouth of the kiln where they will learn about the history, functionality and relevance of the kilns in a fun and engaging way, lead by our trainers

  • The highlight will be when the children walk through the 43m long kiln, stepping into the history of Singapore; understanding how people worked a long time ago.

 

ACTIVITY 3 (GLAZING)

  • Each child will be provided a bisque-ware item (a ceramic piece), either a trinket or a coaster which they will glaze (special paint for clay). This has them personalise the ceramic piece as a memory of the tour and what they have learnt.

  • The bisque-ware creation will be collected at the end of the tour to be fired up in a kiln at our HQ. This second and final round of firing ensures a complete ceramic creation, with vibrant colours and a natural shine, making it an everlasting ceramic piece for their homes.

GALLERY

 

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