Cartoon Drawing November 2023 Exploring the wonders of outer space with curious minds and boundless imagination! 🚀✨ Outer space is like a giant, endless playground that goes on and on forever. It's much, much bigger than anything we can imagine. Space is not just about stars and planets. There are also moons, which are like little buddies that go around some of the planets. Our Earth has a moon that lights up our night sky. November 2023 Exploring a world where every path leads to sweetness – welcome to Candy and Dessert Land! 🍭🍬✨As the class create and draw the flavourful Candyland, students get the chance to discuss their favourite treats or dessert! In addition, students learn more about the films that are associated with it! October 2023 Encanto is a 2021 animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. The film is set in Colombia and tells the story of a young girl named Mirabel who is the only member of her family without magical powers. The Madrigal family, with the exception of Mirabel, possesses special gifts bestowed upon them by a magic candle on the day they were born. However, the magical candle faded. Mirabel embarks on a journey to uncover the truth and save her family's magical legacy. Star VS the forces of evil. A magical princess named Star Butterfly, receives a royal magic wand for her 14th birthday. Star butterfly fought against the evil forces together with her friend, Marco. Our students learnt to create the same drawing style from that show! "Harry Potter" is a popular fantasy book series written by British author J.K. Rowling. The series consists of seven books, each chronicling a year in the life of the titular character, Harry Potter; sharing his experiences at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The story revolves around Harry's discovery of his magical heritage, his time at Hogwarts, and his ongoing struggle against the dark wizard Lord Voldemort, who aims to conquer the wizarding world. September 2023 Western food includes a wide variety of delicious dishes from countries like the United States, Canada, and many in Europe. It often features foods like burgers, pizza, pasta, and sandwiches. These meals are typically hearty and filling, with lots of flavors kids enjoy, like cheese, tomatoes, and different types of meat. Western desserts like ice cream, cookies, and cakes are also very popular! Yummy! Asian food is incredibly diverse and encompasses a wide range of culinary traditions from the Asian continent. It includes dishes, ingredients, and cooking techniques from countries such as China, Japan, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, and many others. Our students explored and drew foods that made us drool! August 2023 Anime is a hand-drawn and computer-generated animation originating from Japan. Anime is a term derived from a shortening of the English word animation. The very first anime film that was produced was The Dull Sword. It was released on June 30th, 1917.Over the years, anime has evolved both in terms of techniques and storytelling. For this week’s cartoon drawing, the students learnt how to draw Doraemon. Doraemon is a male robotic earless cat that travels back in time to aid a pre-teen boy named Nobita.Students also learnt how to draw characters from Demon Slayer. Demon Slayer is about a family that is attacked by demons and only two members survive: Tanjiro and his sister, Nezuko. Anime has become one of the popular topics talked amongst our students. Let us know your favourite Anime series! Pokemon is a Japanese media franchise consisting of video games, animated series, film and trading card game. The franchise takes place in a shared universe in which humans co-exist with creatures known as Pokemon, a large variety of species endowed with special powers. What is your favourite Pokemon character? Let us know! Anpanman is a Japanese children's superhero picture book series written by Takashi Yanase, running from 1973 until the author’s death in 2013. It is one of the most popular anime series among young children in Japan.Did you know that Anpanman is a red bean bread man? He doesn’t have any superpowers like Batman or Superman but is a kind hero who helps those in need and gives to hungry people pieces of his face, which is made out of red bean bread, yumm!! National Day is coming soon! Let us come together as one nation, celebrating the unity, diversity and resilience that defines us! Here’s to the spirit of Singapore, Majulah Singapura! 🎉🎈 July 2023 Disney and Pixar’s Elemental is an original feature film set in Element City, where fire-, water-, land- and air-residents live together, but also separately. Ember, is fire and is an intelligent woman, eager to please her parents who have sacrificed so much to raise their family here. The visuals, the characters, and heartfelt moments really make Elemental worth watching.Elemental is deeply moving. It may take a while to get there, but it’s worth the wait! For last week's Cartoon Drawing session, our students learnt how to draw mummies from the Mummies movie! The film follows the fun adventures of three ancient Egyptian mummies who live in an underground secret city, hidden in ancient Egypt.Through a series of unfortunate events, the mummies end up in present-day London and embark on a wacky and hilarious journey in search of an old ring belonging to the Royal Family, which was stolen by the ambitious archaeologist Lord Carnaby. Watch it to find out more! The Amazing Maurice is a 2022 computer-animated fantasy comedy film directed by Toby Genkel.Maurice is a sassy, street-smart cat with a sneaky disposition. Together with his band of rats and pied-piper friend Keith, he travels across the countryside, swindling villagers with a staged rat plague. This self-aware fantasy is fast-paced and funny with an outstanding cast. It’s one that parents and children aged over 7 can enjoy together! June 2023 Talking Tom & Friends is a children's computer-animated sitcom web series. Talking Tom & Friends have entertained many kid through the interactive apps in which the characters repeat what users say into their devices. Cameras capture the curious, comical, and even mundane events of their days as these pals go about work and play and spill secrets in bathroom confessionals. BotBots is an animated television series based on Hasbro's collectable toy line of the same name, which is a spin-off of the wider Transformers franchise by Hasbro. The first season debuted on Netflix on March 25, 2022What is BotBots? BotBots are Transformers robots that disguise themselves as everyday mall objects. By day, these BotBots hide quietly on store shelves but at night, they jump into adventure until a group of BotBots called 'The Lost Bots' run into the mall security guard and put all the bots in danger. Did you know that there are 69 different BotBots characters in this series? Wow! Share with us on what do you think about this cartoon series! May 2023 Bee and PuppyCat is an American adult animated streaming television series. The series revolves around Bee, an unemployed woman in her early twenties, who encounters a mysterious creature named PuppyCat. She adopts this apparent cat-dog hybrid, and together they go on a series of temporary jobs to pay off her monthly rent. These bizarre jobs take the duo across strange worlds out in space! Oddballs is an animated adventure-comedy streaming television series created by James Rallison and Ethan Banville for Netflix. It follows James, a bubble-shaped kid who goes on bizarre adventures with his best friends; a dim-witted crocodile named Max, and, a time-travelling girl named Echo. During each episode, James's rants and questioning of social norms often end up in a disaster.It tells the story of James. His observations on life fuel his comedic rants at everyday inconveniences and elevates them to absurd heights!If you're looking for a show that will put a smile on your face, "Oddballs" is definitely worth checking out! April 2023 Creating your own superheroes can be a fun and creative process that allows you to let your imagination run wild. An important aspect of creating a superhero is developing their powers and abilities. This can be one of the most exciting parts of the process, as you have the freedom to invent entirely new abilities or put your own spin on classic powers. Creating your own superhero can be a rewarding and exciting process that allows you to tap into your creativity and imagination! 🦸🦸♀️🦸🏻♀️🦸🏾♀️ DC Superheroes refers to a range of fictional characters that are part of the DC Comics universe. Some of the most well-known DC Superheroes include Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, and many others.DC Superheroes have been featured in a wide variety of media, including comic books, movies, TV shows, video games, and more, and have become an iconic part of popular culture around the world. Marvel is a company that creates superhero stories in comics, movies, and TV shows. Some of their famous characters include Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, and The Avengers. These characters have special powers or skills that they use to fight against villains and save the world. Marvel stories are full of exciting adventures and lessons about teamwork, bravery, and doing what's right. Kids can enjoy Marvel comics and movies with their families and learn important values from their favorite superheroes! March 2023 School life can be an exciting and challenging experience for students. It is a period of learning, growth, and development that shapes a person's future.Teachers and staff play a vital role in a student's academic and personal development. They provide guidance and support, offer feedback and encouragement, and create a positive learning environment.School life is not just about academic learning, though. It is also a time for children to develop social skills and make friends. They learn how to interact with their peers, negotiate conflict, and work collaboratively on projects. Extracurricular activities such as sports, music, and theater provide additional opportunities for socializing and developing new skills.In summary, school life is an important and formative experience for children. It provides them with the knowledge, skills, and social connections they need to succeed in their adult lives. A family member is someone in your family, like your mom, dad, brother, sister, grandma, grandpa, aunt, or uncle. They are related to you by blood or marriage, and they are people who love and care for you. Family members are usually the people you spend a lot of time with and who are there for you when you need help or support. For last week’s Cartoon Drawing sessions, our students drew their favourite memory spent together with their families! 👪👪 February 2023 Dinosaurs were prehistoric creatures that lived on Earth millions of years ago. They were reptiles, which means they were cold-blooded, had scales, and laid eggs. There were many different kinds of dinosaurs, and they came in all shapes and sizes.Dinosaurs first appeared on Earth about 245 million years ago and disappeared about 66 million years ago.Do you know that the word dinosaurs come from the Greek language? “Deinos” meaning fearfully great, and “sauros”, meaning lizards. Dinosaur fossils have been found on all seven continents!Although dinosaurs are extinct, we can still learn a lot from them. They are fascinating creatures that have captured the imagination of people of all ages! Last week, our students learnt the difference and similarities on the North and South Poles and also learnt that not all animals can live in these 2 poles! The similarities between the North and South Poles is that they are both covered with ice and are the coldest places on earth. Brrr… So, what animals lives In the South Pole? Well, you can see different species of Penguins, Whales, Leopard seal and birds like South Polar Skua! On the other hand, Polar bears, Arctic Fox, Walrus and Narwhal lives in the North Pole! After identifying the kind of animals to draw, our students moved on to the creating the background. They drew ice mountains and floating ice caps to complete the artwork! 🐻❄️🐧🧊🦭☃️ January 2023 An aquarium is a vivarium of any size having at least one transparent side in which aquatic plants to animals are kept and displayed. In Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium is one of the world’s largest aquariums, home to more than 100,000 marine animals representing 1,000 species across more than 40 diverse habitats. Our students shared with us their experience and what they observed. Did you know that our aquarium is divided into 10 zones? It is designed such that it represents the different oceans of the world! 🐙🐳🐬🦈 Chinese Zodiac came about when the Jade Emperor decided there should be a way of measuring time and told the animals that there was a swimming race. The first twelve animals to cross the fast flowing river would be the winner and they would each have a year of the zodiac named after them. To help students understand better while drawing it, they get to watch a video of the story. December 2022 Happy New Year to all of you! Hope you had a good rest day and recharged for 2023!For last week’s cartoon drawing session, our student shared a few activities that they did together with their families. Some of it are, picnic, travelling, shopping and game arcades. Why is Family Day important? Family Day provides an opportunity for us to reconnect with our loved ones and spend time with them as a family. It is to show love, appreciation, and respect for families willing to sacrifice everything to provide them with the comforts they need. Share with us, how do you spend your holidays with your families! Hobby is considered to be a regular activity that is done for enjoyment, usually on their free time. It can be like, reading, playing sports, doing arts and crafts and many more! We got the students involved by asking them to share their hobbies with their classmates! Tell us, what do you like to do during your leisure time? Sports is a form of physical activity that aims to use, maintain, or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to spectators. There are many types of sports throughout the world. For example, basketball, badminton, soccer and more!Our students learnt how to apply basic shapes to draw human cartoon, after which, learnt how to draw the background according to the sport activity that they chose. Some of them also shared their experience with sports in school; CCA and during PE (Physical Education) Not only that, as FIFA World Cup is the hot topic right now, some of our students also shared what they watched to their classmates. Tell us, what is your favourite sports! November 2022 Pokémon is a Japanese media franchise managed by The Pokémon Company, a company founded by Nintendo, Game Freak, and Creatures. The franchise was created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1996 and is centered on fictional creatures called "Pokémon". In Pokémon, humans, known as Pokémon Trainers, catch and train Pokémon to battle other Pokémon for sport. Most of our students chose to draw Pikachu. Pikachu is a yellow, mouse-like creature with electrical abilities, and it is cute too! Let us know what your favourite Pokémon characters are! Sanrio Company, Ltd. is a Japanese company that designs, licenses, and produces products focusing on the kawaii segment of Japanese popular culture. Their products include stationery, school supplies, gifts, and accessories which are sold worldwide, including at specialty brand retail stores in Japan. Sanrio’s best-known character is Hello Kitty, a little cartoon girl cat and one of the most successful marketing brands in the world. Some other characters are Cinnamoroll, Dear Daniel, My Melody and Pompompurin. Tell us, which ones are your favourite! October 2022 Ghibli Studio is a Japanese animation studio headquartered in Koganei, Tokyo. It is best known for its animated feature films, and has also produced several short subjects, television commercials, and two television films. Its mascot and most recognizable symbol is a character named Totoro, a giant spirit inspired by raccoon dogs (tanuki) and cats from the 1988 anime film My Neighbor Totoro.Another famous show from this animation studio is Ponyo. The film tells the story of Ponyo, a goldfish who escapes from the ocean and is rescued by a five-year-old human boy, Sosuke after she is washed ashore while trapped in a glass jar. As they bond with each other, the story deals with resolving Ponyo's desire to become a human girl, against the devastating circumstances brought about by her acquisition and use of magic. Toei Animation is a Japanese animation studio primarily controlled by its namesake Toei Company. It has produced numerous series, including Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon, Slam Dunk, Digimon, One Piece, The Transformers (between 1984–1990, including several Japanese exclusive productions) and the Precure series.Our students decided to do characters from One Piece and Digimon for last week’s cartoon drawing session!One Piece is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda.The story follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a boy whose body gained the properties of rubber after unintentionally eating a Devil Fruit. With his pirate crew, the Straw Hat Pirates, Luffy explores the Grand Line in search of the deceased King of the Pirates Gol D. Roger's ultimate treasure known as the "One Piece" to become the next King of the Pirates.Digimon is a Japanese media franchise encompassing virtual pet toys, anime, manga, video games, films and a trading card game. The franchise focuses on the eponymous creatures, who inhabit a "Digital World", a parallel universe that originated from Earth's various communication networks. Last week’s Cartoon Drawing, our students drew their favourite cartoon shows; Paw Patrol, Teen Titans Go! Or Spongebob Squarepants.Paw Patrol is a Canadian computer-animated children’s television series created by Keith Chapman. Paw Patrol is a show featuring a 10-year-old puppy. Each dog has a specific set of skills based on emergency services professions, such as firefighter, police officer, an aviation pilot and more!Next in line we have Teen Titans Go! It is an American animated television series developed for Cartoon Network. It serves as a comedic standalone spin-off with little to no continuity to the original Teen Titans series. This series is about superheroes (Robin, Cyborg, Starfire, Raven and Beast Boy) who loves saving the world from crimes. Each superheroes have their own superpowers.Finally, an animated series that has been around since 1999, Spongebob Squarepants! It is also an American animated comedy television series. A square yellow sponge names Spongebob lives in a pineapple with his pet snail named Gary, in the city of Bikini Bottom on the floor of the Pacific Ocean. He works as a fry cook at the Krusty Krab and on his time off, he loves attracting trouble with his best friend Patrick. From these 3 different animated series, who’s your favourite character? Let us know! September 2022 We are pretty sure that you know what Angry Birds and My Little Pony are! They have been around for quite a while now and has gained interests children from all over the world!Angry Birds started off as a gameplay, now they even have televised animated series and 2 films! In Angry Bird’s gameplay’s main goal is to have the birds save the eggs from the green-coloured pigs, but in the movie, both birds and pigs are forced to team up when an advanced weapon threatens both Bird and Piggy Islands. Go watch It if you haven’t!My Little Pony has been around for more than a decade! It is an animated children’s television series where all of the ponies goes for an adventure around Equestria, solving problems with their friendships. Each ponies have their own unique characteristics and superpowers. Which is your favourite one? Let us know! Have you watched Luca? Luca is an American animated drama film produced by Pixar released on June 18, 2021. Fun fact, this animated film was supposed to be released to the theatre, but due to the pandemic, they decided to release it to Disney+! The movie depicts a young boy experiencing unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, Alberto. Both hold a deep secret; they are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface. With this theme, most of our students learned the different elements to add to the background; seaweed, cave, shipwreck and more! August 2022 Deepavali, also known as Diwali or Festival of Lights, is one of the major cultural festivals in Singapore. It is a celebration that marks the triumph of good over evil. Thousands of Hindu families in the city and across the world, transform their homes into beacons of light, exchange gifts, share feasts and perform prayers. Although Deepavali is months ahead, this Cartoon Drawing helps them understand the festive theme more in depth and knows what kind of elements to add into their artwork. Teachers also have their students share their Deepavali experience to their classmates. For example, the rituals they do, the food/snacks that they indulge in and also the decorative pieces they put up around the house! Halloween is a holiday celebrated each year on October 31, ad Halloween 2022 will occur on Monday, October 31st. The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would like bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts.It is a time when people dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, and carve jack-o’-lanterns from hollowed out pumpkins. Ghosts and witches are popular costumes of the children who go from house to house saying. “Trick-or-treat!”. Though it is not really celebrated amongst the Singaporeans, but we do have places where they organized a Halloween party such as Universal Studios, SAFRA, Sentosa etc.. Are you guys excited for Halloween this year?? July 2022 Yes… This year’s Chinese New Year was long overdue, but during this Cartoon Drawing, our students learnt how to create one of the many festive themes which in turn will help them with building their stories for their art book! The questions ask for the students were “what is the zodiac animal for this year?” “What do you bring over when visiting your relatives?” “What kind of decorative pieces do you hang at home?” This helps their creative juices to flow and be able to think of a few elements to incorporate to their artwork! Another week of Mythical creatures! On this week’s mythical creatures, our students learnt how to draw Mermaids and Phoenix! We’re pretty sure that that everyone knows what mermaids are right? Mermaid is a mythical sea-dwelling creature, often described as having the head and body of a woman and a fish’s tail below the waist. So, what does Mermaids symbolizes? Some cultures portray mermaids as good and helpful, some portray as mischievous and playful, or even destructive and territorial. Sailors are encouraged to avoid them as much as possible and be cautious when they encounter such events.The Phoenix. Known to be a majestic bird-like creature that lived in Paradise, which was known to live a good life. It was also known that it could never truly die. However, it was possible for the creature to be reborn. Most accounts of the Phoenix describe it as being red and yellow in coloration, though there are many variations. All that is known is that the appearance of the mighty bird was unlike any other and that is stood out because of its features. A Mythical creature refers to a type of fictional entity, typically a hybrid, that has not bee proven, but may be featured in historical before modernity.This week’s mythical creatures, our students learnt how to draw a Unicorn and Dragon! Unicorn is a mythological animal resembling a horse with a single horn on its forehead. Up till today, many still loves unicorn because of its beautiful and colourful hair strands. Unicorns symbolizes divine love, grace, beauty, gentleness, and purity. It was believed that only a truly pure soul can see the unicorn.A dragon however is quite the opposite. It is a reptile-like legendary creature that appears in the folklore of many cultures worldwide. It if often depicted as winged, horned, four-legged and capable of breathing fire! June 2022 We asked our students what is transportation? They answered Cars! Buses! Trains! Bicycle! What mode of transportation do you always use to get from one place to another? Some of our students added eyes to the cars to give it some character! Once that is done, we decided to throw in ideas for the background! Some wanted Candyland! Halloween! Last week’s Cartoon Drawing, our student came up with their own design for our very own mascot, Globbie! Throughout the session, the teachers shared with our students on how many Global Art centres are there worldwide and island wide. Many thought that there are only a few, but no, we have over 600 centres worldwide! Our students came up with a theme and designed their very own Globbie including a suitable background! May 2022 Minecraft is a sandbox video game developed by Majong Studios. In Minecraft, everything is 3D! You can discover and extract raw materials, build structures and simple machines! The game modes include a survival mode, in which players must acquire resources to build the world and maintain health. Many of our students played Minecraft and they enjoyed their drawing session last week as they get to be more involved in giving ideas to their classmates and teachers! Mario is a character created by Japanese video game designer. Mario has appeared in over 200 video games since his creation. Mario is depicted as a fictional short, Italian plumber who resides in the Mushroom Kingdom. Super Mario started off as a 2D game and then it evolves to 3D which many of us saw on the internet or game consoles. There are many characters in this Super Mario world. From Princess Peach to Boo to Yoshi! Which ones are your favourite? April 2022 Universal Studio Singapore (USS) is a gigantic theme park located on Sentosa Island of Singapore which features 24 exhilarating rides with 7 theme zones! Even adults will go berserk in this theme park! After asking our students what kind of rides is their favourite one, most of them said Puss in Boots’ Giant Journey rollercoaster! Most of them saw Minions walking around the entrance of USS along with other characters like Elmo from Sesame Street and Mickey Mouse! What’s your favourite ride? Let us know! Disneyland is an amusement park which first opened in California in 1955. It is the only one designed and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney. Do you know that Disneyland has a larger cumulative attendance than any other theme park in the world? In 2018, the park had approximately 18.6 million visits, making it the second most visited amusement park in the world that year. There are 6 Disneylands altogether in the whole world! California, Florida, Paris, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. Have you been to Disneyland? Tell us what are your favourite Disney characters! March 2022 When you hear the word Marvel or DC, what comes to your mind? Superheroes? Yes! Marvel and DC are 2 big comic industries which influenced into the movie industry too.DC Comics first began in 1934, while Marvel started in 1939. DC Comics mainly featured Detectives Comics series while Marvel featured various superheroes like Captain America etc. DC Comic characters mostly had their powers from birth or from gods. For example; Superman who has Kryptonian right at birth, Wonder Woman; a daughter of Zues who has the divine power of the God of War Ares.While Marvel characters features more realistic characters that can be partly explained by science. For example, Spider Man; through radioactive spider bites, Iron Man; a genius scientist who is a powerful hero with his suit. These are just some examples to differentiate between Marvel and DC characters! So, what are your favourite superheroes? Let us know!