Giveaway | Faber-Castell Art Festival Launches Artistic Adventures, Inspiring Workshops and a Local Art Exhibition at Marina Square

Faber-Castell, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality products for writing, colouring and creative designs, is proud to present the inaugural ‘Faber-Castell Art Festival’ taking place from 27 May to 4 June 2017 at the Marina Square Central Atrium. Held on a grand scale in a ‘castle’ setting and encompassing 4758 square feet of space, the festival welcomes all to be inspired by the possibilities of art in its many facets, and even try their hand at creating a form of art – regardless of age or experience.

Over nine days that include two weekends, the public can look forward to a wide variety of activities that revolve around the brand’s quality products – ranging from two Singapore record-breaking events, interactive workshops with local and overseas art makers, an art exhibition by local emerging artists and a colouring competition for families. Most of the activities will be held on the weekend.

In addition, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of artworks will be donated to Children’s Cancer Foundation in Singapore. There will also be a wide selection of Faber-Castell products that range from materials for artists, hobby artists, kids, the office, technical drawings and even writing implements on sale, to complement the store on level 2 of Marina Square.

We have put together the entire list of events that will be happening during the festival for your reference.  For more details on respective events & workshop information, scroll down beyond this table.

Faber-Castell Art Festival
Schedule for weekend workshops and free activities

All prices quoted are nett. Workshop details are correct at time of release, for updates, the public can visit Faber-Castell Singapore’s Facebook page.

Free activities

Schedule for weekend workshops and free activities are listed below for your convenience.  For more details on respective workshops/free activities, pls refer to information below this schedule.


Tiffany Yao
‘Cupcake Fantasy’ Illustration

Family Bonding Art Competition with Hans Art
10.30am -12.30pm
Lucinda Law
Brand Ambassador
Botanical Illustration
11am to 12pm (free)
Peter Draw
Creative Drawing11am-1pm

The Lettering Workbook
Watercolour Floral Wreath

Fringe activity (free)

Badge Making


11am-1pm (free demonstration)

Mr Thum Cheng Cheong

Creative Mind-mapping


Family Bonding Art Competition with Hans Art
Fashion Illustration
Abbey Sy

Watercolour Lettering

Abbey Sy
Creative Journaling
The Lettering Workbook
Brush Lettering
The Lettering Workbook
Sticker Making
Neh Oh Mee
Brush Calligraphy
The Lettering Workbook
Sticker Making
The Lettering Workbook
Watercolour Floral Wreath
The Lettering Workbook
Brush Lettering
The Lettering Workbook
Brush Lettering
The Lettering Workbook
Watercolour Lettering
The Lettering Workbook
Watercolour Lettering
Neh Oh Mee
Watercolour Foiling
The Lettering Workbook
Watercolour Lettering
The Lettering Workbook
Watercolour Floral Wreath

 Family Bonding Art Competition with Hans Art
27 May, Saturday 130pm and 3 June, Saturday 1130am

Open to families and free to enter (with any purchase of colouring materials), contestants with the use of Faber-Castell products will engage in a friendly competition to create a unique masterpiece in a bid to win attractive prizes. It is the perfect opportunity for bonding over a hands-on activity.  Participants who pre-register at will receive extra perks.

 Badge Making with Puffingmuffin
27 May, Saturday, 12pm-3pm, free with purchase of any Faber-Castell products

Candice Phang, better known as Puffingmuffin, is an illustrator and character designer based in Singapore. She expresses through her work, which is characterised by cheerful characters clad in pop colours and textures from various media, both digital and traditional. For this session, participants will have the opportunity take home a badge of her work, or design their own badge. | @puffingmuffin

From 28 May to 4 June, the public can design their own badge with any purchase of $30 and above in a single receipt.

 Creative Mind Mapping by Mr Thum Cheng Cheong
28 May, Sunday, 11am to 1pm

Using the brand’s versatile PITT Artist Pens, the public will be treated to a demonstration of how to represent ideas and concepts in a ‘mind map’. Mr Thum is currently teaching at the Singapore Institute of Management and has conducted Mind Mapping and Visual Thinking workshops for a diverse group of professionals in Singapore and overseas.

Creative Workshops by Local and Overseas Artists

Encompassing a wide range of genres from brush lettering, watercolour painting, fashion illustration to botanical illustration, the workshops are a wonderland of discovery. They are led by passionate art makers who encourage all to release their inhibitions through creating and let the process guide one through the moment. Faber-Castell products will be used in all workshops and beginners are welcome.

 Creative Drawing with Peter Draw, Singapore
3 Jun, Saturday, 11am to 12pm, free

Peter Draw, born Peter Zhuo Ying Wei, is a Singaporean artist who uses his first love – drawing – to remind the world to “First, Love” (begin with love). He is also a four-time Guinness World Record holder – Largest Caricature (2007), Largest Art Lesson (2010), Longest Drawing (2014) and Longest Drawing by Individual (2014). He will be using Connector Pens for this workshop. | @peterdraw

 Art Experiences with The Lettering Workbook, Singapore

Taught by Kai Yun, these fun and breezy workshops encompass a variety of styles and media. Brush Lettering and Watercolor workshops are priced at $85 each, with a special price of $150 if participants sign up for both. Sticker making is priced at $50 per person.


Date/ Time 27 May, Saturday 28 May, Sunday 3 June, Saturday 4 June, Sunday
11am to 1pm Watercolour floral wreath
1.30pm to 3pm Brush lettering
3.30pm to 4.30pm Sticker making
4.30pm to 5.30pm Brush lettering Sticker making
4.30pm to 6pm Watercolour floral wreath
5.30pm to 7pm Brush lettering
6pm to 7.30pm Watercolour lettering
6.30pm to 8pm Watercolour lettering
7pm to 8.30pm Watercolour lettering
7.30pm to 9pm Watercolour floral wreath

 Fashion Illustration with Clayrene, Singapore
28 May, Sunday, 1pm to 3pm, $130 per person

Chan Clayrene is a Singapore-based fashion artist and illustrator. Also the founder of Artclaytion, she is best known for illustrating her works with nail polish. With a background in fine arts, Clayrene’s works are delicately artistic and have made waves in the art circuit with features on; and to name a few. She has also collaborated with renowned brands such as Christian Louboutin, Carolina Herrera, Longchamp, Harper’s Bazaar, Diane von Furstenberg and Clinique. In this exclusive session, she will be using Faber-Castell’s watercolour pencils and nail polish. | @artclaytion

 Colour Pencil Illustration with Tiffany Yao, Singapore
28 May, Sunday, 11am to 1pm, $30 per person

Artist, designer and illustrator Tiffany gained attention with her last solo art show – 行 Yao – held at Detention Barracks in February 2017, where her coloured pencil drawings of Singapore, Hong Kong and Swatow showcased a mix of contemporary and tradition; realism and surrealism. For this workshop, she will be working around the subject of ‘Cupcake Fantasy’, allowing participants to learn basic drawing and colouring skills, while letting their creativity go wild as they decorate the pastry of their dreams. | @tiffanyyaoqi

 Art Experiences with Neh Oh Mee, Singapore

Participants will explore the art of brush calligraphy and discover how therapeutic the writing of ‘abc’ can be!

Brush Calligraphy

3 June, Saturday

4.30pm to 7.30pm, $100 per person

The class includes three hours of hands-on practice and is prefect for beginners. Participants will be armed with the basic techniques, and thereafter a brush pen and one’s imagination is all that is needed.

Let’s Foil!
3 June, Saturday
8pm to 9pm
, $70 per person

The visual appeal of foiling and understated beauty of watercolours will be the focus of this workshop. Each participant will take home at least four foiled and watercoloured pieces as well as inspiration for future gifting or personal scrapbooking. | @nehohmee

 Creative Classes with Abbey Sy, Philippines

Watercolour Lettering

3 June, Saturday

1pm to 4pm, $120 per person

Creative Journaling

4 June, Sunday

1pm to 4pm, $120 per person

An artist, designer and author based in the Philippines, Abbey also manages her own brand Abbey Sy as freelance artist and designer, workshop instructor and creative entrepreneur.

Passionate about both art and travel, she is best known for her hand-lettering work and travel illustrations. She has written books on lettering and journaling, and continues to explore ways to make art and share stories through her own eyes. Working as a full-time creative entrepreneur, Abbey manages freelance work, writes and illustrates books, conducts art classes and produces her own merchandise —all this while discovering herself on #theroadtoabc. In turn, she hopes to inspire others to chase their dreams, to make things happen, and to Always Be Creating. | @abbeysy

 Floral & Foliage Illustration & Mixed Media Workshop with Lucinda Law, Brand Ambassador of Faber-Castell, Singapore
4 June, Sunday, 10.30am to 12.30pm, $85 per person

Partake in the wonder of nature on the canvas, as Lucinda introduces the beauty of watercolours in this flora and foliage-inspired session. A watercolour artist and teacher who has had more than 13 years of experience, she has also accomplished commissioned works and designed bespoke nature-led creative workshops for clients such as Chanel, Bentley, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Harper’s Bazaar Singapore and India, Kate Spade, Melissa, Uniqlo and Clinique. In 2017, she became the first artist in Singapore to be appointed as the Faber-Castell Singapore Art & Graphic Ambassador. |

‘Singapore Book of Records’ milestones

 Biggest Mosaic by Colour Markers

The festival will open with a proud moment as Faber-Castell will aim for the ‘Biggest Mosaic by Colour Markers’ accolade with a gorgeous installation depicting the Singapore skyline that spans 5 metres in length, 1.5 metres in width and 85 cm in height. To be constructed by hand over two days by a Faber-Castell artist, this multi-coloured structure will be made entirely with an estimated number of 25,000 Faber-Castell Connector Pens. Requiring approximately two months of planning, this feat will mark the brand’s first entry into the Singapore Book of Records. The award ceremony is scheduled to take place on 27 May, Saturday at 11am.

 Longest Banner of Human Figurine Sketches

Faber-Castell will aim to complete another feat by the end of the festival that will feature a 10-metre long canvas of sketches made with the brand’s iconic Castell 9000 pencils. The sketching will begin on 27 May, Saturday at 12.30pm.

Art Exhibition

24 works by local artists such as Aaron Gan, Artclaytion, Limzy, Joseph Ng, Julie Zhu, Lucinda Law, KY Huang, Tee Bee Tin, and Tiffany Yao will also be exhibited throughout the festival. 5-100% of the proceeds from the sale of artworks will be donated to Children’s Cancer Foundation in Singapore.


Thanks to our sponsors, we have a Faber-Castell Hamper worth $50, for our readers. Do follow ALL the instructions below to take part for your chance to win!

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To take part and qualify, please make sure all the following steps are completed:

1) COMMENT on this blog post telling us which free activity or paid workshop from the above appeals to you.  Let us know your Facebook Name and your email address in your comment.

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Terms and Conditions:

  • Giveaway ends 12 May 2017, Friday at 2359 hrs.
  • Prizes are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

  • Collection of prize will only be at Faber-Castell, 18 Tannery Lane, #02-01/02, Lian Tong Building, Singapore 347780, anytime from 9am to 6pm

  • Winner will need to produce their NRIC and a print out of our email to claim your tickets.  If the winner would like to appoint a representative to pick up the prize, then a photo of the winner’s NRIC will be required.
  • The Winner will be notified by the email provided under the blog comments and must reply within 24 hours, failing which, a new winner will be drawn, without notice.
  • This giveaway is open to Singapore residents only.
  • The Sponsor reserves the right to request for a redraw if the drawn winner on our blog has also won the same prize from another giveaway host.
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Marina Square Central Atrium, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594
27 May to 4 June 2017
11am to 9pm daily

Admission : Free; Individual workshop prices apply


Hashtag #fabercastell; #fabercastellsg


Marina Square
#02-190A, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594
Tel: 6252 2203

ION Orchard (Flagship Boutique)
#04-13, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
Tel: 6509 3798


[Updated 18 May ’17]


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