A new concept by Singapore's first school of resin, Resin Play.
Play Retreat offers art and jewellery workshops thoughtfully designed with the process of playing to free your mind. Conveniently nestled in the heart of Singapore's city center within a quaint arts and cultural heritage building, Play Retreat is the perfect place to steep yourself in art.
We also host workshop parties for kids, adults and companies. We welcome travellers from all over the world to stop by Play Retreat for an hour or two, to create Singapore-themed art and bring home a meaningful souvenir or gift for your loved ones.
Play Retreat and sister studio Resin Play are founded by Elaine, who is also the designer of resin jewellery brands, Amado Gudek, Alfie de Meow and Analog Cufflinks. Elaine has 12 years of experience in jewellery making and 9 years of experience in working with resin.
Elaine enjoys learning all about jewellery and has attended courses in metal smithing, resin jewellery, glass jewellery, acrylic jewellery, metal clay jewellery and 3D jewellery design over the past decade.
Elaine has a masters in Brand Management (Istituto Marangoni) and a degree in Fashion Marketing and Management (Raffles Design Institute), which come in handy in running her business!
Elaine teaches advanced workshops at Resin Play and conceptualises new workshops and brand strategies for Play Retreat.
Nicole holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from Boston College. She has a decade of experience creating fun, educational programmes and interactive exhibitions at museums and arts organisations in Singapore and overseas. She takes delight in crafting enjoyable and accessible experiences for children and the young at heart.
Nicole works as a consultant with Resin Play & Play Retreat, ensuring that our creative ideas make good business sense.
Tan Jing Xuan
Jing Xuan is the latest addition to our fun team. A fresh graduate from Lasalle College of the Art, Jing Xuan holds a Diploma in Fashion Design with a minor in Accessory Design.
Jing Xuan takes care of our studio and assists Elaine with new workshops, design-related work and is the main studio elf who packs and ships all your online orders.
A Theatre Studies graduate from the National University of Singapore, Jayne’s hobby is collecting more hobbies, particularly those with a creative aspect. She especially enjoys exploring and combining different mediums of expression.
Over the years, Jayne has added modern calligraphy, watercolour painting, photography and a diploma in make-up artistry to her initial skills of colouring with crayons and trying not to draw on the walls (finally mastered at age 4).
Her journey with resin began with a jewellery-making workshop with Elaine in 2014, where she fell in love with the myriad artistic and practical possibilities of resin. She now looks forward to sharing this enthusiasm with you!
Jayne is our freelance teacher trained under Elaine. She teaches basic workshops held at Play Retreat.
Interested to join our team at Play Retreat? We are always on the look out for dynamic creatives to join us. If you have a knack for art and/or jewellery-making and love working with kids, we welcome you to apply. Please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.