6 Art Studios in Singapore That Could Foster Your Child’s Inner Van Gogh
Do you find yourself nowadays scraping your child’s drawings off your walls and coffee tables? Why not direct his artistic tendencies towards something more practical? Singapore has lots of arts and crafts classes that can unleash his inner Van Gogh. Your child’s talent may be inborn, but you still need to enhance it with the help of teachers and other kids who share the same passion.
Aside from painting, there are classes in pottery, clay craft, calligraphy, and other creative courses. Check out these studios where you can sign up for your kid’s arts and crafts classes:
Abrakadoodle is an internationally established studio with four locations in Singapore alone. It’s also one of those rare art schools that accept toddlers from the age of 20 months. Indeed, it’s certainly never too early to hone your kid’s artistic talents. They also offer toddler, elementary, and preschool art classes.
The studio is primarily known for “process art”, where kids learn best when they can take creative exploration into their own hands and make their ideas come to life. They also advocate art safety and use only Crayola, a certified non-toxic art products brand, exclusively in their classes.
Price: From SGD 55 per class
Address: 50 Jurong Gateway Road, JEM #03-19, Singapore 608549 (Map)
Address: 80 Marine Parade Road, #15-03 Parkway Parade, Singapore 449269 (Map)
Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade #03-104 Great World City, Singapore 237994 (Map)
Address: 681 Punggol Drive, Oasis Terrace, #03-02/03/04, Singapore 820681 (Map)
Contact: +65 6440 9916
2. White Canvas Studio
White Canvas Studio offers various lessons and workshops during the schools holidays in June and December, from painting on tote bags and making clay door tags to foam printing and do-it-yourself planter camp. Their diverse offerings ensure that your child will not run out of fun and creative things to do.
Take advantage of one session or three-lesson trial package where your child can get a feel of the studio at little or no expense.
3. Fun with Artz
The miniature food-making workshop is just one of the many fun classes you can sign up for at Fun with Artz, a studio specialising in Arts Education for people of all ages.
Experience creating realistic miniature food replicas using quality polymer clay with your child, and have a fantastic time learning and bonding together here. Other workshops have age requirements, such as being available only to kids who are at least eight to nine years old only, so check with the studio first before signing up.
More workshops offered by Fun with Artz include pencil case art, face mask making, and character clay modelling.
Is your child into manga (Japanese-style comics)? Encourage his interests by signing up for courses at UniqArts. Their lessons include neat tricks on drawing large eyes, simplified facial features, and detailed background settings.
It’s also worth noting that UniqArts incorporates art therapy techniques in teaching self-esteem, self-expression, and self-confidence to young students.
Other specialised art courses to try at UniqArts include caricature art, clay work, and Chinese brush painting.
5. Atas Workshops
Art classes and workshops are not just for kids. Older children can also flex their creative chops at Atas Workshops. Located at The Promenade @ Pelikat shopping centre, the studio aims to teach arts and crafts to people from all walks of life, with equal emphasis on learning and fun.
Classes available include embroidery, polymer clay earrings-making, resin jewellery-making, and terrarium-making. Atas Workshops even sells some of these creations on their website.
6. Brave New Worlds
brave new worlds classes explore important themes such as self-identity, culture and history, natural environment, and social environment.
This studio’s art classes will also hone students’ abilities to discuss world issues and their roles in society. What’s more, brave new worlds encourages their young charges to get a feel of the local arts scene by making use of artist visits and excursions.
The school has two home studios and conducts a series of art camps during school holidays. You can sign up for a trial class and decide if you want to continue with the five to ten-week extended art modules.
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