Decoupage art workshop promoted relationship between single-moms and children
Sponsored by Dow Chemical Pacific Limited, Women Affair Department organised a decoupage art workshop for single-parent families. Participants joined interactive art session, green living talk and DIY workshop. They learned about environmental friendly practices and had a lot of parent-child quality time.
The event started with an expressive arts session. 17 volunteers from DOW met 11 families and outlined “the ideal staycation” together. Registered Expressive Arts Therapist Dr. Fiona Chang conducted body movement lecture and creative activity to guide participants to find out more about their family members.
The sponsoring body also sent representative to share tips on green living. It covered some of the Sustainable Development Goals suggested by the United Nations. The sharing was easy to comprehend, and hence children were active in interacting with the guest speaker. They also promised to practise green lifestyle in their daily life.
There were two decoupage workshops. While the mothers made disinfectant spray bottles, the children designed their own piggy banks. All of them were happy with the products and felt a sense of accomplishment. The mothers enjoyed this session particularly, because by leaving their children behind, they could loosen up and learn.
Apart from knowledge about environmental friendly lifestyle, the event offered the families encouragement and support from the community. On the other hand, the volunteers discovered the needs of the underprivileged through the interaction.