Frequently Asked Questions
We are so excited to be able to help you understand the art courses here at Visual Arts Centre.
Here is a compiled list of frequently asked questions that might help you better understand and embark on your art journey with us!
If you do not happen to see your question answered here or need further clarification, please do not hesitate to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 6255 0711.
Q1: I’m a beginner with no prior experience in art classes and zero art knowledge, can I join?
A: Of course! We welcome anyone with any amount of experience to our art classes. The teachers will assess your skill level and after which, the teachers will tailor each lessons accordingly and help you improve and grow from there.
Q2: How long should I expect myself to learn to reach an intermediate level in a particular art medium?
We would recommend for our students to come to art session at least once a week, and for a period of 6 months to 1 year, in order to reach an intermediate level in a particular art medium.
Students can also extend their packages, should they want to reach an advanced level in a particular medium. You can just inform one of our friendly art assistant about the package you are interested in and we will sign you right up!
Q3: May I know if I have to bring my own art materials? In the event that I do not have any art materials, will I be able to purchase them at Visual Arts Centre Art Studio? How much would they materials cost?
We are glad to let you know that you do not need to bring ANYTHING to our art studio! All the prices for your art sessions with us are nett and inclusive of GST and they also include the art material cost for the particular art medium. We also provide light refreshments are included for in classes, therefore you do not need to bring anything. Aprons are provided for those who are painting.
This is so that beginners or someone who has just picked up a particular art medium can get comfortable with the brushes and the art medium that they have signed up for, without having to splurge a large amount of money for art materials.
Additionally, we would also like to let you know that you can store your uncompleted paintings here in our art studio at NO COST at all! After the first session, you can write your name on the top of the canvas and leave it in our studio. You will then be able to come comfortably to our art studio, find your painting, get your materials and continue your painting!
Q4: What mediums are available?
A: We offer mediums including:
- Drawing and Sketching (Check out more here!)
- Acrylic Painting (Check out more here!)
- Oil Painting (Check out more here!)
- Watercolour Painting (Check out more here!)
- Art Immersion – one and/or more mediums (12 sessions/24 sessions/48 sessions) (Check out more here!)
Kindly refer below for our lesson schedule
Our regular lesson schedule is as such (All lesson schedule are ongoing) :
Monday: 5.00PM – 7.15PM* / 7.30PM – 9.45PM*
Wednesday: 11.00AM – 1.15PM / 1.30PM – 3.45PM*
Thursday: 11.00AM – 1.15PM*
Saturday: 10.30AM – 12.45PM / 1.00PM – 3.15PM / 3.30PM – 5.45PM
Sunday: 11.00AM – 1.15PM (Kids Class) / 1.00PM – 3.15PM*
*sessions where we offer acrylic and watercolour painting
Mediums offered in all sessions: Oil Painting, Drawing and Sketching
Q5: How do I register for an art course?
A: You can register for art courses via:
- Online Purchase from our website- For Oil Painting, click here to find out more and purchase a package with us.
– For Drawing and Sketching, click here to find out more and purchase a package with us.
– For Watercolour, click here to find out more and purchase a package with us.
– For Acrylic Painting, click here to find out more and purchase a package with us
After you have made an online purchase, you will receive an automated message from us enquiring about when you would like to attend your first lesson!
- You can call us at 6255 0711 or drop us email at email@example.com , let us know which package you are interested and inform us which session you would be coming for! On your first session, you can pay for your package via NETS or Cash.
- Come on down to Visual Arts Centre and let us introduce and interest you with our art course packages. You can then either pay us by NETS or Cash for whichever package you have registered for!
Q6: When can I come down for a class?
Please kindly refer to question 4 for our lesson schedule!
Over here at Visual Arts Centre, we have a very flexible schedule.
Students can fix one regular session with us and if they want to come for additional session during the week, they can call us at 6255 0711 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know so that we can check on the availability of the lesson.
Should you not be able to attend your regular lesson due to unforeseen reasons, do not worry! There will be no penalty of void of lessons or any sort. You can just kindly call us or drop us an email to inform us and we will take note of it and look forward to seeing you the following week or so!
Q7: When does the next class term start?
As we conduct regular classes every week and have a flexible lesson schedule, we do not have a specified terms for lessons. Registration is always open, and we welcome you to come down any day of the week that we have stated above (except for public holidays or special occasions such as Chinese New Year that we may be closed for).
Q8: How are lessons conducted/ What is the teaching approach at Visual Arts Centre?
A:The teachers here at Visual Arts Centre are professionally trained and have a structured and academic approach to each lessons, with each student. They will assess your experience with art on the first lesson and from then on, guide and assist you throughout the lesson. Each lesson will be specifically tailored to each individual’s skill level as well as learning pace and students will be given guidance and instruction in a conducive group settings.
That is because we understand that everyone’s experience could be different and one can only learn comfortably and improve at one’s own pace!
Q9: Are lessons continuous?
A: Yes, each lesson will be a continuation from the last. You will get to continue the piece of artwork you last left off on.
Q10: In what language are the lessons conducted in?
A: The lessons can be conducted in both English and Chinese.
Q11: How long is my package valid for?
A: The package validity period depends on the package you sign up for, starting from the first class you attend.
- 8 session package is valid for 4 months
- 12 session package is valid for 6 months
- 24+2 session package is valid for 10 months
- 48+4 session package is valid for 18 months.
Students will have to complete their sessions within the validity period of their particular course.
Please refer to the different packages here
Q12: Do I need to book a class every week if I intend on coming for the same session regularly?
A: No, you do not need to. You only need to make a booking for your first session!
Q13: I’m a regular for (class session). What if I cannot make it for one week?
A: That’s no problem at all. We operate on a flexible class schedule, so for example, if you’re a regular for our Saturday morning class but you’re unable to make it for one week and thus you’d like to come for our Monday class instead, we welcome you to do so! There will be no extra fees incurred.
Q14: Do you provide refunds?
A: We have a no refund policy for any art lesson or art course packages. However, in the event that you realise you would not be able to finish all the sessions you have purchased for before the package expire (travelling to another country for long term or other commitments etc), you can do a one to one transfer of sessions to one student (or anyone of your choice), within the validity period. Please note that you will not be able to transfer any lessons if your package has already expired. All you have to do is to inform us the name, number and email of the person you are transferring the sessions to so that we can take note of it the next time he/she comes for your package. Please kindly be reminded that we will not be in charge of finding another student for your transfer of sessions.
Q15: Does Visual Arts Centre offer any art workshops?
A: Yes we do! We offer monthly workshops if you are unable to commit to lessons every week!
We have monthly workshops for 1) Nude Life Figure Drawing Workshop and 2) Portrait Drawing Workshop
Do click here for the most updated information and timings for our workshops.
Alternatively, you can give us a phone call at 6255 0711 or drop us an email at email@example.com for the next monthly workshop we will be holding at Visual Arts Centre!
To end it all on a high note, what exactly are the advantages of learning at Visual Arts Centre Art Courses?
A: I am glad you asked!
We take pride in the fact that we:
- Provide a comfortable environment and welcome art learners of any age or calibre to join our art courses. Whether you are a complete beginner or have previous experience and seek to advance your art skills, our art courses are suitable for you! Our teacher will tailor your learning according to your goals such that you will further improve and develop your skills and techniques according to your level of expertise and experience.
- Provide AFFORDABLE professional art courses, unparalleled to other studios in Singapore, with all art materials included in our course fees!
- Extended course validity and flexibility in attendance.
We have an extended period of course validity, for example:
8 sessions package – 4 months validity
12 sessions package – 6 months validity
24s+2 sessions package – 10 months validity
48+4s sessions package – 18 months validity
This means that your attendance is taken only when you attend a class snd you need not waste any lessons if you are unable to join a class on a particular week. You may join any session within the validity period of your package.
- Lastly, we are located just above the Dhoby Ghaut MRT, a left U-turn from exit B of the MRT. (Refer to this picture to locate us!)
Do feel free to drop us an enquiry email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 6255 0711 should you have any other questions. We will definitely get back to you as soon as possible!