The following workshops for the spouses of delegates were conducted at the Ranee Boutique Suites.
THE ART OF MAKING MARIK EMPANG
A traditional beaded collar worn by Sarawak’s native Iban tribe as part of their traditional costume.
Facilitator: Catherine, a self-taught artist, well known for her marik empang designs.
THE ART OF WEAVING WIRE JEWELLERY
A play of different gauges of wire to create structure, texture and pattern for a jewellery piece.
Facilitator: Eileen Phoan, the founder of Left & Right Artisan Handcraft.
DAYAK MOTIF PAINTING
Learn the art of painting Dayak motifs on river rocks.
Facilitator: Abot, a local Bidayuh artist, famous for painting Orang Ulu motifs on unusual surfaces.
Learn the art of rolling recycled paper into paper beads and stringing them into a necklace with the help of the autistic children from Heart Treasures.
Facilitator: The special youths from Heart Treasures, a social non-profit making organisation who train autistic and disadvantaged youths with craft skills.
BATIK WAXING AND SILK PAINTING
A hands-on session of batik silk painting with resident artist, Narong Daun.
Facilitator: Narong Daun, Borneo’s finest indigenous silk-batik artist.