Go APE for ART is a closed group for and of artists, dedicated to stepping up and out to change the world we live in through our donations of art works, focused on the orangutans, in support of wildlife conservation, specifically the OrangUtan Protection Foundation http://opf.org/.

Sales of this Orangutan art will be donated in full to the Foundation to assist in the care and auspices of the Foundation to eventual release/restoration of orangutans into the wild.

Sharon Kow, colour pencil artist has kindly donated a beautiful piece, titled " Selamat Pagi" to this cause. Do come into TAES to have a closer look at this wonderful example of how the humble colour pencil can be used to create beautiful works of art!

Sharon has kindly offered to share her knowledge of colour pencil art in the new year, so look out for announcements of her workshops to come!

TAES will be closed from the 20th December 2013 to the 12th January 2014.

Happy Holidays everyone and see you in the new year!

Molly Tay
Artist/ Visual Arts Instructor
Master of Fine Art and Design, University of Tasmania

Molly studied art at Nanyang Academy of Arts, Singapore and then at Edinburgh College of arts Scotland, and on returning to Malaysia, she took up a teaching position as Fine Art lecturer at Equator Academy of Arts (1998 – 2003, March 2008-2011). She was awarded a Master of Fine Art and Design in Dec, 2004 at The University of Tasmania.

Molly brings into TAES a wealth of knowledge, skill and experience. She is a very talented visual artist who has the capacity to work across a range of media including drawing, painting, printmaking, mural painting and sculpture. Her original and thoughtful approach to making contemporary art has resulted in works that are subtle, investigative, speculative and bound in cultural references that project outwards to the world of today. While Molly’s art often communicates in narrative form, it also can surprise through fashioning propositions in a reductionist, symbolic idiom. 

Her vision is to see artists of all calibers striving to improve their skills and creativity, and have their artwork make a unique artistic and cultural contribution to the environment at TAES.

If you are interested in art, want to develop skills to enable you to create art

( whether for leisure or for an existing course), and are above 13 years of age, then check out these courses in:

DRAWING -  RM 100/ month ( 4 sessions)

Develop your observational and sketching skills through a series of exercises in contour line rendering, tonal and free hand drawing.

OIL & ACRYLIC PAINTING - RM180/ month (4 sessions)

Learn the fundamentals of painting in oils and acrylics, how to apply colour and render volume and forms.

PAINTING - RM 260/ month (4 sessions)

Learn the fundamentals of painting in water-based paints, how to apply colour and render volume and forms

Courses start in September 2013.  A 25% discount will be offered if you sign up for 2 sessions / week!

For more details on the courses, click MOLLY TAY COURSES
TAES will be closed on Saturday 31st August for National Day. Apologies 
Julia Gibby will be conducting classes in acrylic and oil painting at TAES. For more details, click 
TAES will be closed from 27th July to 11th August. 

Walk-In-Art Tuesdays and Art Club Meetings will carry on as usual during this time.
Due to the great response we have had, Rosemary will be repeating her workshop on Contour Drawing and Negative Space Drawing on:

Saturday, 30th March 2013
Cost: RM30 ( inclusive of all materials)

Monday, 15th April 2013

10am-1pm* Please take not of the earlier starting time!
Cost: RM30 ( inclusive of all materials)



Develop your drawing skills
This session explores pencil drawing techniques from line work to shading and aims to advance your drawing level through observation and composition development.
Cost RM 30 (inclusive of all art materials)
 Wednesday 10 April 2013 at 10.00am–11.30am 
Thursday 11 April 2013 at 7.30pm – 9.00pm 

Drawing faces with pastel – soft (dry) pastels and oil pastels
This session explores the differences between soft pastels and oil pastels while learning the basic skills needed to draw a face and develop characteristics.
Cost RM 30 ( inclusive of all art materials)
Wednesday 24 April 2013 at 10.00am–11.30am
Thursday 25 April 2013 at 7.30pm–9.00pm

From reality to design
This session moves you into the world of design using observation techniques and simplification. You can design your own logo, card, or develop a poster or painting idea. It is about moving outside the square to explore shape, line and colour.
Cost RM 30
Optional – an idea for a logo, card or painting. Other materials will be supplied.
Wednesday 1 May 2013 at 10.00am–11.30am
Thursday 2 May 2013 at 7.30pm–9.00pm

In this session you will learn to make your own paper from recycled paper to create unique gift cards and festive decorations, and at the same time help the environment.
Cost RM 30
Bring: small bucket or mixing bowl, hand whisk, and recycled paper such as newspaper, office paper, brown paper (the paper must not be shiny). Optional items include glitter, fibres etc. to add to the paper. Other materials will be supplied

Wednesday 17 April 2013 at 10.00am–11.30am
Thursday 18 April 2013 at 7.30pm–9.00pm