Leather Painting Workshop: Learn the Art of Marquage!

Leather Painting Workshop: Learn the Art of Marquage!

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Online Marquage Art course for individuals with special needs by ArtSE.

About this event

This virtual workshop aims to seed purposeful living values through specialised PWD training by imparting life and art skills to aid in social integration, independence, and resilience for individuals with special needs.

Trainees will be able to pick up the skill of Marquage Art - a form of designing and painting on items such as leather products, footwear, and personal effects to customise them.

The art of Marquage comes with an element of sustainability as well. Through the process of customising and personalising an old item, it is given a new lease of life, encouraging individuals to continue using things instead of throwing them away because the item is old or they are bored of it.

Trainees can expect:

  • Guided learning with our instructors.
  • A safe space where they will be able to learn and also make friends.
  • To explore various marquage painting techniques and mediums.
  • To build up cognitive and fine motor skills through hands-on learning.
  • To progress towards social integration and independence through gaining useful soft skills and craft art skills.

Upon learning this new skill, trainees will be able to offer commissioned Marquage art designs, gaining a new channel of income and a form of financial independence that is very valuable and important for persons with special needs.

Course Details:

  • A certificate will be awarded upon full completion of the course, which requires participants to complete up to 3-5 days/min 21 hours (recommended to be within 2 months).
  • All participants will receive a complimentary Marquage Artist Starter Kit including the necessary tools and materials for the course such as leather items and paint.
  • Suitable for those who are thinking of using their TT-CDC fund for further learning but have not yet done so.

Registration Details:


  • To register, please sign up for a ticket and ArtSE staff will contact you to make arrangements for the course dates.
  • Participants are required to make an advanced payment of $1000 which will be fully reimbursed by SGEnable after the duration of the course. ArtSE will provide participants a receipt with course details for application for reimbursement.

SSA/Community partners:

  • Batch registration
  • Please email kathy@artse.sg for further details.

*Eligibility of Persons with Disabilities

- Singaporeans and Permanent Residents

- Not a full-time student

- Aged 18 years old and above

- At least one disability of the following: autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, physical impairment, hearing impairment or visual impairment.