All of us can be creative with a basic understanding of the arts, through practice and experience. digiAFTEC® Serendip is a fun and interactive online learning programme that has videos, a Serendip tote bag and face-to-face workshops to develop one’s cognitive and creative thinking skills. The Serendip programme begins with an animation of the ancient Persian tale of The Three Princes of Serendip and ends with the key message that arts are everywhere around us. A family-friendly programme, Serendip offers 7 Tools & Skills for the public to understand that arts are crucial in the development of knowledge and creative thinking.
Ages: 8 – 88
Free online videos
In Cantonese with bilingual subtitles
Module 1: Take a Line for a Walk
– The Three Princes of Serendip
– What is a Line?
– Purposeful and Incidental Lines
– Lines of Light and Shadow
– Lines, Spaces and Buildings
– Moving Lines and Lines of Movement
Module 2: Making Sense: Shapes & Patterns
– Making Sense: Shapes & Patterns
– Nature in Patterns
– Melodic Music
– Dancing with Patterns
– Theatrical Shapes
Serendip tote bag
A bag filled with exciting and creative goodies that unleash creativity through a series of interactive activities found in each video. The tote bag costs $120 and is now available for order online.
Live face-to-face workshops
Live face-to-face workshops for a complete creative learning experience. Details as follows:
- Drama & Music
16.9.2023 (Sat) 2:30pm
Tutor: Freddie Chan
Freddie Chan graduated from Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a Bachelor degree in Acting and Hong Kong Shue Yan University with a higher diploma in Journalism and Communication. Freddie also received a Professional Diploma in Applied Theatre and Drama in Education from Hong Kong Arts School and a PGDE (post Graduate Diploma in Education) from Hong Kong Metropolitan University. Freddie had actively adopted different theatre strategies and approaches in education when he was a primary school teacher. In his workshops with Caritas Hong Kong and Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, Freddie has helped youngsters explore themselves on many personal growth issues. He has directed over 50 performances and actively taken part in Boneyshow’s activities, including performances and workshops.
Tutor: Priscila Chu
Priscila Chu is a composer and arts educator. She graduated from York University in Canada majored in Music. Later on, she received a teaching diploma and a Master's degree researched on Music for Autism at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She also earned a Ph.D. at Hong Kong Baptist University concentrated in music composition and researched on Collaborative (Integrated) Arts. In recent years, she has taught a wide range of collaborative arts education programs including SmArt Youth Program(2012-2020), In Search of Voice in a Cramped City (2019- 2021), Re-born (2020), and Compassion Children Pilot Program (present). She also composed music for musical ensembles, dance, theatre performances, and documentary film productions. She founded the organization AlpPla and Arts Platform to research, curate and produce arts programs. Her recent creative works include original New Music Theatre Battle (2016, 18), Pseudo Food @ Pseudo World (2019). 10gether for Passoverdance (2019), Feeling of the Atmosphere for Martin Piliponsky (2019), Falling into Place for TELEPHONE Project (2021), Art as Research Project As Flower, as Water, as Mother (2020-21), and 𝘏𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦: 𝘙𝘦-𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘏𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘒𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘓𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘱𝘦𝘴 (2022)
- Dance & Visual Arts
17.9.2023 (Sun) 2:30pm
Tutor: Tingmei Cheung
After graduating from HKIEd in Art, Tingmei participated in experimental teaching and formal teaching for 11 years. She was a guest lecturer in the Early Childhood Education of HKIEd. From founding Bloomkids Creative in 2008 till now, through teaching, interactive exhibitions, and corporate cooperation, she advocates the concept of “Dare to dream, Live with passion”. Her works have been selected for the RWS Contemporary Watercolor, IWS Malaysia, Philippe Charriol Foundation Art, etc.
Tutor: Cally Yip
Cally graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2007, majoring in Contemporary Dance. She had represented the Academy to perform in Perth, Paris, Berlin and Brussels, and she was awarded Jackie Chan Charitable Scholarship and Hong Kong Association of University Woman Scholarship. She joined Passoverdance as a founding member since 2008 and has been active in cross-art projects in recent years.
Approx. 2 hours | For ages 8+
Rehearsal Hall, 7/F, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
Price: $200 (adult), $150 (concessionary*), $300 (family package**). Price is inclusive of the free online videos and a Serendip tote bag