The disciplines and medium in art that Swee is familiar with are varied. Painting, drawing and sketches range from still life and landscape in oils, acrylic, charcoal and graphite. From Malaysia, she has a natural passion and strong interest in her country's traditional art form, known as Batik (employing manual wax-resist dyeing technique), as well as silk screen printing and mixed media.
Swee has much experience engaging with school students, ranging from four to 18 years of age in Malaysia and Adelaide. Workshops and art activities have included drawing and painting techniques, silk screen printing, batik, murals, clay modeling and sculpture, craft works and more of similar nature. She has planned and delivered workshops for teachers, study tours for students and teachers and art competitions in Malaysia, namely the Malaysia-Japan Children Art Competition and Exhibition.
Swee has delivered several workshops for Carclew's Explore Arts holiday program: Make Your Mark Through Printing, Ethnic Batik In Modern World, Fly Your Designs In The Sky and Recycle Creatively; Carclew's KidZone workshops at WOMADelaide 2012.
Swee Wah Yew has been working... in the mainstream and New Arrivals classes of our school since June this year . Teachers with whom she has worked regard her skills with children highly. She has worked one to one with some of the Chinese students of the NAP Unit to explain learning tasks in mandarin and support their understanding in English. I have found Swee Wah to be hardworking, conscientious and courteous.'
NAP Assistant Principal, Pennington Junior Primary School