Discovering the Language of the Ateliers

Participants will work with two different artists in practical workshops — dance, music, visual art or drama

— throughout the evening to connect to and extend their personal language of The Arts and discover the possibilities for a child to express their thinking and understanding through the languages of The Arts.

Workshop Programme

4:30 – 5:15pm   Workshop Introduction and Overview

                        Presented by Leanne Sunarya, Director of Reggio Emilia Asia

5:15 – 5:55pm   Workshop 1      one of Visual Arts or Drama; Music or Dance

6:00 – 6:40pm   Workshop 2      one of Visual Arts or Drama; Music or Dance

6:45 – 7:30pm   Conclusion Discussion and Sharing

About the workshop facilitators 

Dance - Nicola McQuillan

Nicola has worked as a professional actor and workshop facilitator in the UK before moving to Singapore. Nicola is inspired by the arts and how they can impact the lives of others, physically, emotionally and mentally. Nicola describes performing arts as a vehicle to help children build confidence, social skills and the ability to express themselves in an open minded atmosphere. She has expertise in drama, dance and music.

Music - Sarah Dunn

Sarah studied Music at the University of Liverpool, UK. Music has always played a huge part in her life. Her first instrument was the violin and she also plays the piano, viola, guitar, ukulele and loves to sing. Sarah considers Performing Arts to be an expression of the soul, of what you feel inside and your want to express it through dancing, acting, singing or playing an instrument.

Visual Art - Trish Brown

Trish studied Fine Arts in Melbourne, Australia with a major in Photography before moving into Graphic Design. She is a passionate advocate of the expression of thinking to become a creative visual representation. Trish interprets the art space in a school as a “studio of possibilities” as she works with the children to explore and build an understanding of visual art mediums.

Drama - Emer O’Hara

Emer has spent 20 years in Singapore in various educational settings. Her main approach to education has always put the arts first. She believes the performing arts allow each individual to explore, imagine, create, inspire and feel connected. Emer has a degree in Performing Arts, is an examiner with the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Moderator for IB Arts and has been Principal of the Helen O Grady Children’s Drama Centre in Singapore.

When               Thursday, 28th January 2016

Time                4:30pm to 7:30pm

Where             EtonHouse International Pre-School, 8 Thomson Lane, Singapore 297743

Cost                $50.00 for REACH Members // $75.00 for non-REACH Members

(Light Refreshments included)

To register, please complete the registration form and return via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Download registration form here.

Registrations close by Monday 25th January 2016

Participation is strictly limited to 40 people