A two-hour workshop that shows you how to make your own Mandalas from scratch

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Last updated on May 2, 2017

Come join us at The Garden Slug (May 7th at 10am or May 21st at 10am) for this two-hour workshop.

mandala making workshop at the garden slug

Mandalas are increasingly being used as an art therapy resource, evidenced by the countless mandala-themed colouring books you see everywhere.
Instead of buying a colouring book – come join us and learn how to make YOUR OWN mandala this weekend.

Doodlers, dreamers, or those seeking to rearrange your inner lives… all are welcome!

It’s actually really easy to learn and design mandalas on your own. Why colour in someone else’s computer-generated artwork, when you can create by hand something that fully expresses your self?
It will be akin to your signature or thumbprint, only in the form of the most beautiful diagrams.

All you have to do at this workshop is learn a few different styles and patterns, that can be mixed and matched, to create a brand new mandala of your own. You’ll be a bona fide MandalaMeister™ right before lunchtime rolls around.

The mandala creation process is SO soothing… almost meditative. Allows me to access deeper levels of conscience. —Sara W., mother of 3

 

Soon this became a daily habit & helped me stabilise, integrate & re-order my inner life! —SY Tan, fintech developer

 

If you’re a designer, artist, or art therapist, this is a whole new realm that could open up a lot of new business. You can get in on the ground floor of this.

mandala making workshop at the garden slug

Mandala Making Workshop

May 7th at 10am / May 21st at 10am
The Garden Slug (Bright Centre 55 Lorong L Telok Kurau, #01-59/61, Singapore 425500)
✔ Materials provided.
✔ Tea provided.
Dress casual and get ready to meet other mandala enthusiasts!

The price of the workshop is only $45. Pay here today to reserve your spot!

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P.S. Only 8 spots available per session, so make sure to reserve now!

Pop-Up Cat Café @ The Garden Slug

☑ Love cats?
☑ Want to support a great cause?
☑ Need to eat, drink and be merry?

Come to our pop-up cat café. What better way to spend a Sunday funday afternoon =^_^=

Sunday 24 July 2016, 12-5pm

Singapore’s first-ever pop-up cat café!

There will be so many things to do!

⚫ Have a professional photograph (or two, or twenty!) taken with the therapy cats for only $10 each. Our favourite troll Nicholas Lee of Furry Photos Pet Photography will CONFIRM make you look good!

⚫ Shop for some ridiculously good-looking accessories by Goood Pet Collars and Well Dressed Cats for the little furry ones at home (so they don’t get jealous that you’ve been sayang-ing other kitties all afternoon…)

⚫ Our regular menu will be available throughout. So you can makan, minum and be merry while you mingle with the kitties

Dough Empire is baking super cute cat-shaped soft-baked cookies in limited quantities.

Proceeds from all of the above will go towards sustaining Love Kuching Project’s cattery operations, rehabilitation, supplies and medical bills for our rescue fur-friends.

About Love Kuching Project
Love Kuching Project is a Joo-Chiat founded and volunteer-run cattery that rescues abandoned cats, fosters cats for adoption, rehabilitates injured cats and sterilises strays. They set up a therapy avenue in 2013 to train cats for assisted therapy at organisations in need. Existing clients include MINDS, Ren Ci Nursing Home, Thye Hua Kwan and Club Rainbow.

LKP Official Website
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Date: Sunday 24 July 2016, 12pm-5pm
Venue: The Garden Slug

★ Do you want to bring your cats along, too? Click here to find out more.

Singapore’s first-ever pop-up cat café!
And if all the therapy cats are occupied, there’s always Cowboy the resident cat, who continues to remain unimpressed and indifferent to anything and everything that goes on around here.

Singapore’s first-ever pop-up cat café!
He does love his chin scratches, though ^_^


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Singapore’s first-ever pop-up cat café!

This Sunday, we play host to Singapore’s first-ever pop-up cat cafe! ☕

Molest Hugggg and hang out with the sweet therapy cats of Love Kuching Project for a great cause

Love Kuching Project @ The Garden Slug, Sunday 29 Nov 2015, 11am-5pm
photo © Bernice Wong

☺ For only $10/pax, get a professional photo taken with le cool cats. Photos are printed on the spot and uploaded to Facebook SO YOU WILL BE INSTANTLY FAMOOSE! Le hemsem Kevin Lee of CAKE Images will make d*mn sure you look Instagrammable, too. (Pro tip: use said photo as your Tinder profile pic – guaranteed get more right-swipes! ^_^)

photo © Nicholas Lee / Furry Photos
photo © Nicholas Lee / Furry Photos

☺ And! Our friends from Well Dressed Cats will bring their arsenal of sibeh cute cat costumes & cat accessories at discounted prices

Well Dressed Cats @ The Garden Slug, Sun 29 Nov 2015, 11am-5pm
photo © Well Dressed Cats

Proceeds from all of the above will go to Love Kuching Project’s cattery operations.

So,

if you have a cat-molesting fetish and would like to get caught on camera doing so, here’s your chance you cat-perv!

Date: Sunday 29 Nov, 11am-5pm
Venue: The Garden Slug

★ Do you want to bring your cats along, too? Click here to find out more.


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Last month I built a solid, wooden stage with my bare hands…

JJ and The Paperplanes Fri 5 Dec, 8pm (one night only) The Garden Slug
JJ and The Paperplanes
Fri 5 Dec, 8pm (one night only)
The Garden Slug

Last month I built a solid, six-by-four wooden stage with my bare hands… just so I can invite fresh skinny talents like JJ and The Paperplanes come pluck guitar and stomp around for you while you quaff your ciders and shovel down those truffle fries.

JJ and the who?

JJ and The Paperplanes, you ninny. It is a Pop Punk band from Singapore that’s as real as the food we serve, with none of that ‘I’m an artiste’ pretension.
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When Unicorns Cry

Somebody out there is crazy enough to think our crude li’l bakery Dough Empire is going to become a “Future Classic”.

LOL WTF SRSLY? Check back in 10 years time and see, k. 
LOL WTF SRSLY? Check back in 10 years time and see, k.
Dough Empire - the anti-bakery. Bake Love, Not War
Shameless advertorial: Visit www.DoughEmpire.com to find out why we are the anti-bakery

I dunno what they’re smoking but they invited Dough Empire to be part of some ‘designery’ event at … the National Design Centre, of course, duh.

IKR? Cray cray.
IKR? Cray cray.

They even asked us to give a talk! Not one, but two! LAWL!! Have they even MET us?? The only thing we’ve got going for us is that our baker Joseph is quite the eye candy. That’s about it, honestly.

The VIP (Very Important Parts) specially highlighted for those with Old Flower Eye syndrome, just like us
The VIP (Very Important Parts) specially highlighted for those with Old Flower Eye syndrome, just like us

Whatever you do, DO NOT come at 3pm to see us make fools of ourselves.

Just to troll everyone, we’re gonna bake some stuff that’s not even on our online store yet, put it in a box and call it “When Unicorns Cry – The Dough Empire Medley”. The boxes will be in 3 different sizes – basic, deluxe and premium, packed in environmentally-friendly unbleached canvas tote bags.

(this one example picture onli)
(this one example picture onli)

Like any other evil capitalist trying to “do the right thing”, we’ll donate a few cents of our gazillion dollar sales to our favourite cat lady Elaine of Love Kuching Project, and our favourite bleeding-heart-socialist Carrie of Daughters of Tomorrow.

That hipster enuff for the event, you think? We’re hoping to see more tai-tais than hipsters to be very honest. Becoz Aunty Killers ‘R’ Us.

See youse there ~ stay awesome Gotham

#futureclassicsg

Organised by Kapok Singapore (they must REALLY be smokin sumthin)

Hosted at National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road

13-14 Sep 2014

11am-6pm

Are rainbow cakes really made of unicorn tears? Tell us what you think in the comment section below, and we might just pick one of you to receive a deluxe box of When Unicorns Cry.