|Photo shoot for Femme City promo @ Menara Star|
ACG has been getting offers to run workshops, hold hand-made markets, join George Town Festival (GTF) activities, invitations to arty crafty events etc.. and so WE NEED MORE MEMBERS WITH VARIOUS CREATIVE PASSIONS to come together to offer their services & skill, to increase our pool of crafters.
This year, we just had to turn down opportunities because our pool of active members are exhausted ..
Whether u are a full-time craft practitioner, artist or just a hobbyist ... there's always something u can get out of being with ACG! If you do not do much creative work, just come join us and be an ART / CRAFT SUPPORTER... when we visit art exhibition openings, road trips to art festivals like Georgetown Festival, craft demonstrations,... Yes, u can get free invites over FB, but if u go alone, it may be a bit intimidating but going with other members, the fun doubles.
Just let us know what u like. Comment on our FB page / Kawan-kawan acg..so we can gauge what arty-crafty activities that will interest u.
So do, come for this AGM and meet up with members and if u feel comfortable with us, sign up for annual or life membership and stay in touch on Facebook. All paid members are added to a 'secret' FB group where only members are allowed. Then we can plan, discuss and inspire each other!
|Our first road trip - GTF 2012 Georgetown Festival|
But let's not only ask what the guild can do for u but what u can do for the guild to achieve our collective dream of putting Art & Crafts at par with other forms of creative work! As a member, THE GUILD IS YOURS. YOU HAVE TO CONTRIBUTE YOUR TIME / SUPPORT (by attending programmes) TO REAP BENEFITS.
|Helping our ACG member - Kedai makeover|
ACG'S BLOG & SISTER BLOGS
The founding members, when officially registering the guild in 1993, envisioned the guild as supporting all kinds of creative endeavours. That is why the name is ARTS (all forms of artistic expressions) and CRAFTS (all types of hand-made items) and not Art & Craft. And the word GUILD is chosen instead of Society or Association, to stress on its role in SUPPORTING, CREATING OPPORTUNITIES, UNITING and dispelling negative perceptions.
Sad to say, in this era there are still out-dated perceptions of art & craft as child's play and not as a form of self-expression, self-development and an effective therapy to counter today's stressful work environment.
|Happy participants of ACG's silk-screen printing workshop @National Textile Museum|
Failing this, in this the pressure cooker world some will find other unhealthy outlets like anti-social behaviours - smoking, alcoholism, drug abuse, road rage, depression, violence or simply binge eating! (you know, overeating on KFC, cheesecake, teh tarik, ..).
So to manage this wide scope of work, we have added (and still adding) separate blogs to handle more specialised areas of arts & crafts :
MAIN ACG BLOG : http://acgmalaysia.blogspot.com/
|ACG members & Malaysian printmakers arriving for 1st Macau Printmaking Triennial 2012. Also visited Gualan Printmaking Centre & Dafen Oil Painting Village in Shenzhen, China|
for Malaysian print artists - http://printmakingmalaysia.blogspot.com/
for paper crafters - http://papercraftmychallenge.blogspot.com/
- moderated by their designer team - Eva, Namizam, Sazalina & Elsie Fun
for art & craft workshops - http://CHI-Malaysia.blogspot.com/
- to be moderated by ACG Programmes Coordinator.
- Members who r run classes can list their schedules and workshop fees on this blog. This will provide a
link between instructors & students. So if u have any up-coming classes, pls email to
ACGmalaysia@gmail.com with the details.
Here's wishing everyone a creative week ahead!! See u on Sunday 27 October 2013!
|Enjoying the band at Textile Museum's New Year Eve party 2012|