Clubs and societies play an important role in the extra- and super-curricular activities programme at CSFC, providing our students with the opportunity to meet fellow students with similar interests, and take a break from academic studies. From sports, music and the arts, to debating, acting and dancing, there’s something to suit all tastes.
In today’s blog post, students Hazel Ng and Kah Yan Aw (pictured left) introduce us to the Art and Photography Club and tell us what they’ve been up to so far this term:
Who are we?
CSFC Art & Photography Club is an inclusive community which provides a space for students to unwind, meet new people and step out of their comfort zones. Our fortnightly sessions are a supportive platform for members to try out different art mediums, as well as explore the world through the various lenses of photography. We want to spread the notion that art is, and should be, accessible to everyone, so having prior experience is definitely not a prerequisite to joining the club.
What do we do?
In September we visited the Tate Modern in London, where we saw two exhibitions. Guerrilla Girls Talk Back was a particularly interesting collection of screen prints which illustrated discrimination in the world of art, particularly in terms of differing wages between genders. Meanwhile, Thomas Struth’s photographs of industrial structures reflected the systematic rigour that art can sometimes adopt, in order to achieve the final piece’s desired uniform look.
In stark contrast, we also helped to decorate CSFC’s very own haunted house during the Halloween Party. From making ‘body bags’ to designing backdrops with UV paint – our members really demonstrated their creavity, and we had a good laugh in the process.
Creativity is a big part of what we do, but when we can do some good with that creativity, all the better! We contributed some pieces of art, as well as origami paper cranes, to the Volunteering Club’s ‘Shoebox Appeal’ (pictured opposite) – a great cause, which also gave our members a chance to develop their technical skills. Our ongoing project this term has been Humans of CSFC, a Facebook page showcasing the stories of our fellow CSFC students and staff, as inspired by Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton.
2017 will be just as busy, as we’ll be helping out with the Glee Club’s production of Disney’s Mulan, helping to design and build the sets and running photography workshops with the aim of learning new techniques, and developing a better photographic eye. We’ll keep you posted!Categories: Student Blog