CL16 Cultivating Interest in the Chinese Language through Art and Craft


Mr Patrick Yee

Mr Patrick Yee 余广达

School / Organisation
Singapore Book Council

4.45 p.m. – 5.45 p.m.

Room 311

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Patrick Yee holds a degree in graphic design, specialising in illustration, from Camberwell College of Arts and a master’s degree from the University of Brighton. He is one of Singapore’s leading illustrators who has won international acclaim for his work. He is currently lecturing at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and Nanyang Polytechnic. He also teaches art as therapy for special needs children at the Rainbow Centre, the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore School and the Asian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA).




A child’s ability to absorb information from their surroundings is astounding and has often been compared to a sponge. Children enjoy art and craft, and what better way for them to learn Chinese than through fun activities? These activities will help children visualise the words and are a great way to cultivate young learners’ interest in Chinese.

This session aims to explore interesting ways of teaching young children Chinese. It also aims to motivate children to express themselves in Chinese through art activities. Patrick Yee will suggest a few activities that parents can easily replicate at home. He will also demonstrate how to create the necessary materials through the use of simple skills such as drawing and cut and paste.

This workshop is organised in collaboration with the Singapore Book Council as part of the Asian Festival of Children’s Content.





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Ministry of Education, Singapore
Committe to Promote Chinese Language Learning
Malay Language Learning and Promotion Committee
Tamil Language Learning & Promotion Committee

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Early Childhood Development Agency
Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism
National Library Board, Singapore
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