Independent Acts of Creating


Independent Archive is pleased to announce Independent Acts of Creating, a 4-week course conducted by Kelvin Tan, as part of our new Independent Study program.


This course aims to provide participants with the perceptive skills needed to hone ideas and to develop their sense of artistic creativity. Over 4 weeks, participants will encounter different works of art, and will discuss and analyse its creative forms and structures. Participants will also be encouraged to make aesthetic connections between artworks of different disciplines, i.e. sculpture and sound.

Based on the encounters and discussions, participants will make a small work of their own which will be exhibited for a week at Independent Archive at the end of the course.

The course is open to all, especially students, would-be artists, artists of all disciplines, and those interested in learning more about the artistic creative process.


Course Fees & Registration
$360 (per course), for 8 classes from Aug 6 to 29 (8pm – 10pm, Mon & Wed)
To register or for enquiries, email

Click here for course outline.


For over 15 years, KELVIN TAN has taught fine art theory and media art electives, including video art and interactive art, at LASALLE College of the Arts as a part-time lecturer. He now teaches at Puttnam School of Film & Animation, LASALLE. He is especially interested in artistic ideas, the ways of the Creative Consciousness and the part they play in creating works of art. A multi-disciplinary artist, he is a musician, novelist, playwright and scriptwriter. He plays lead guitar with seminal homegrown band The Oddfellows.