SCWO Members

Unveiling the Healing Power of Art: A Tapestry of Women Empowerment

Mama on Palette, SCWO’s member organisation for mother and women artist community development, has successfully conducted an art therapy workshop for Star Shelter beneficiaries in January 2024. 

“I’ll be with you”, a pioneering initiative developed by women for women, aimed at harnessing the therapeutic power of art to foster self-discovery, enhance self-esteem, and instill confidence among participants.

Spearheaded by mama artist Kalarani Paneer Selvam, the workshop has opened a door to self-discovery, creativity, and empowerment for survivors of family violence. Participants were guided through a therapeutic sketching journey, exploring their creativity and expressing emotions. Under the nurturing guidance of Kalarani, the workshop became a safe space for resilience to bloom and healing to take root.

Fostering Well-being and Empowerment

More than a canvas and brushstrokes, the core of this initiative lies in fostering well-being, resilience, and community support. 

Mama on Palette’s vision for the workshop was to create a space where the therapeutic process of art could bring about a sense of calm, self-awareness, and joy for women. More importantly, it envisions a ripple effect, inspiring women to support each other and fostering a culture of compassion in our society.

The success of the first art workshop is a testament to the profound impact that art can have on the human spirit; and inspired an expansion of the reach and the creation of more transformative experiences for those in need.

Be A Part Of The Movement

Mama on Palette invites professionals, artists, and therapists in Singapore to join Mama on Palette in expanding this impactful program. Your involvement can contribute to the growth of this transformative journey for women at the SCWO Star Shelter. 

We have 3 upcoming sessions lined-up at the Star Shelter:

  • 20 or 27 April, Saturday, 10am-12pm
  • 20 or 27 July, Saturday, 10am-12pm
  • 19 or 26 October, Saturday, 10am-12pm

Your donations will play a crucial role in facilitating upcoming workshops and ensuring the continuity of this transformative program. 

How You Can Get Involved

  • Donate: Your contributions will directly impact the success of future workshops. Visit our donation page: to make a difference.
  • Volunteer: Are you an experienced women/mother artist or therapist passionate about our cause? Join Mama on Palette in leading and contributing to the success of the upcoming workshops. Get in touch by writing to or simply fill in your proposed ideas here:  

Together, let’s continue to unveil the healing power of art and paint a brighter future empowering women at SCWO Star Shelter and beyond!

For media inquiries, please contact:

Vivian Xing, Communications Lead, Mama on Palette


For partnership inquiries, please contact:

Danielle Poon, Partnership Manager, Mama on Palette


About Mama on Palette: 

Mama on Palette is Singapore’s first community for mothers who love arts. It provides all types of support to mothers who are passionate about arts, such as inspiring articles, artist features, art exhibitions, sharing sessions, and workshops. Now with 300 members and growing, Mama on Palette has collaborated with public libraries, NGOs, and private institutions for a variety of art exhibitions and workshops featuring mother and women artists in Singapore. It has been featured on Channel NewsAsia, The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao, Capital 958, and Channel 8, and recognised as a leading Ground up Movement (GUM) by Singapore Kindness Movement in 2021.

Our Mission: 

  • Help mothers embrace happier parenting through art
  • Transform aspiring mother artists into artpreneurs
  • Enable collaboration and mentoring among mother creatives for greater social impact

Our Vision:

  • Happier mamas, through art

Visit, and follow Mama on Palette on  Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Spotify!

SWHF Heritage Walk


Subscribe to find out how you can contribute to the growth and support of women.

Thank you for your support.