Blue Pea Wonder Workshop
Dates & Time:
Sat, 21 May | 1.30pm to 4pm
Sun, 22 May | 10.30am to 1pm
Venue: 420 Pasir Ris Drive 6
Fee: $90 per pax
Suitable for age 10 and above
Inspired by the exquisite blue pea flowers, this 2.5-hour culinary and craft workshop in Pasir Ris is centered on appreciating the butterfly pea plant, or Clitoria ternatea, that is native to Asia and known for its healing properties. Helmed by artist Carlyn Law and educator Janna Hussain - two neighbours who bonded over the blue pea, this unique workshop will take participants back to the days of the kampong where they can harvest a variety of blue pea flowers, lemongrass and pandan leaf from the home garden to the kitchen table.
While you savour your welcome blue pea drink, you can look forward to learning useful plant care tips and discovering the cultural significance and culinary uses of the humble blue pea around the world.
This is followed by a full hour of cooking demo experience with Janna who will demonstrate how to prepare two traditional kampong dishes using blue pea - nasi lemak and kuih dadar. For the next hour, you will also head over next door and enjoy a printmaking craft activity at Carlyn’s home. You can even carve a blue pea flower stamp to make prints on cards.
At the end of the activity, you will leave with home blue pea seeds, 1 hand carved stamp, 1 ink pad, 2 cards and a belly full of delicious kampong dishes.
Janna Hussain is a primary school teacher and a trained drama educator from NTU. She has written scripts and directed her students in several youth theatre platforms. She has also acted, worked, and volunteered with local theatre companies and conducted drama workshops for teachers and students. The mother of three girls is passionate in drama education and bringing the joy of learning through play. You can find her on Instagram @jannamamadrama.
Carlyn Law is an artist and educator who is well versed in various techniques such as watercolours, gouache, and block-printing. She believes art is important for self-expression, creativity, and well-being, and loves connecting with people over art. The mom of one boy teaches a variety of workshops at venues and has also collaborated with Janna to organise enriching kid workshops and camps for children. You can find her on Instagram at @eattodraw.