Illustrate your own visual diary in colourful Little India, a unique melting pot of culture and religion in central Singapore. Never sketched before? No problem! Start small and build up slowly. Learn to choose a subject, use lines to add texture, add shadows to create contrast and write a memorable narrative. Beginning at an ornate mosque, with a unique blend of East-meets-West architecture, we will capture our impression of the structure and motifs. Next, we'll go to a church started by a Chinese journalist ministering to rickshaw drivers, before finally meeting the goddess Kali, the Destroyer of Evil, to whom early Indian settlers turned to for comfort and security in their new home. We'll share stories, history and architectural features of each place, and you'll make three sketches in your visual diary. Our aim is to share a love for documenting your memories. You will take home a evocative sketchbook, a precious memento of all the places of worship we've visited.
Leanna & Radha
Radha is a visual narrator with years of experience with art journals and urban sketching. She wants to help you remove the complexities of travel sketching, so everyone can create their own visual diary. View her works and find her on Instagram @artbyradha. Leanna is an avid world explorer and budding art historian, with a keen interest in the religious art and architecture of Southeast Asia.
Mango lassi or local tea
Personalised sketchbook Black pen
We'll be taking a walk around Little India, a unique melting pot of religions, first by visiting the Abdul Gaffoor Mosque. We will then head to the Church of the True Light before heading Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple. At the end, we'll enjoy a refreshing mango lassi or a local coffee at Tekka Market.
Gods & Art: Create Your Visual Diary