Frequently Asked Questions
We are thrilled to be able to aid you gain a deeper understanding of the Art courses offered at the Visual Arts Centre!
We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions that might prove useful to you before you embark on your art journey with us!
If you have other queries left unanswered or seek further clarification, please do not hesitate to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 6255 0711.
Click here for a quick summarize version of our FAQ
Q1: I’m a beginner with no prior experience in art classes and zero art knowledge, can I join your art classes?
A: Of course! We welcome anyone with any amount of art experiences from beginner to intermediate to advanced to our art classes!
For a beginner, we recommend you our Art Immersion course (12 sessions /24 sessions /48 sessions) as it provides you the flexibility to switch between the various Art mediums that you might be interested in (ie. you could kickstart the course with Drawing and Sketching before switching to Watercolour Painting as the course progresses). This course provides you the platform to be exposed to the various mediums of Art, enabling you to understand and grasp the basic techniques of each Art medium, which may prove useful to you should you decide to venture into a specific aspect of Art in the future!
We propose that you dedicate all sessions to that sole medium until you are well acquainted with it. Feel free to consider our 24-session and 48-session courses as well as our proficient and patient instructors guide you along this journey. Additionally, should you wish to improve your hand or gain mastery in a particular medium of Art, we highly recommend you to consider taking up our 1-to-1 lessons!
Lastly, our teachers will assess your skill level and tailor each lessons accordingly to aid you in your techniques. Rest assured that you will be in good hands!
Q2: How long should I expect myself to learn to reach an intermediate level in a particular art medium?
We recommend our students to attend an Art session at least once a week for a period of 6 months to 1 year to reach an intermediate level in a particular Art medium.
Students are also advised to 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 pleased to inform you that you are not required to bring ANYTHING to our art studio! The cost of the Art materials for the particular Art medium are formally included in the price for your Art package on top of them being nett and inclusive of GST! Hence, be rest assured that you need not fork our an additional sum to reimburse the art materials required. Kindly note that aprons are provided for those who are painting.
Additionally, to ensure that you have a pleasant and enjoyable learning session, we provide light refreshments in our classes!
To add on, you can store your uncompleted paintings in our art studio for FREE! After the first session, you can write your name on the top of the canvas and leave it in our studio. In the following sessions, you are then able to come comfortably to our art studio, attain your painting and your materials before you resume painting!
Q4: What mediums are available?
A: We offer mediums including:
Our regular lesson schedule is as follows :
MON 5PM-7.15PM / 7:30PM – 9:45PM
WED 11AM-1.15PM / 1:30PM – 3:45PM
THU 11AM- 1:15PM / 1.30PM-3.45PM
FRI 5PM-7.15PM* (New Class) / 7.30PM – 9.45PM
SAT 1o.30AM-12.45PM / 1PM-3.15PM / 3.30PM-5.45PM
SUN 10:30AM – 12:45PM/ 1:00PM – 3:15PM
Mediums offered in all sessions: Oil Painting, Drawing and Sketching, Watercolour Painting and Acrylic Painting
* New Class on Friday 5PM-7.15PM – Starting from 31 October 2020*
Q5: How do I register for an art course?
A: You can register for our 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 contact us at 6255 0711 or drop us an email at email@example.com ! Let us know which package you are interested in and inform us on the session that you would be attending! On your first session, you can pay for your package via NETS or Cash.
- Personally visit the Visual Arts Centre where we will 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!
- If you wish to pay via Credit Card, you make do so on our website, with the links above!
Q6: When can I come down for a class?
Please kindly refer to question 4 for our lesson schedule!
We have a very flexible schedule over here at the Visual Arts Centre!
Students can fix one regular session with us and if they wish to come for an 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 the availability of the lesson. You may however, choose to come at different time slots whenever you are free. Walk-ins are welcomed as well.
Should you not be able to attend your regular lesson due to unforeseen circumstances, do not worry! There will be no penalty such as a void of lesson! You can simply call us or drop us an email to inform us. We look forward to seeing you the following week or so! We now offer Zoom Classes as well. If you feel like you are unable to attend physical lessons that week, feel free to join us on our Zoom classes – just give us a call to RSVP.
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 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 at Visual Arts Centre are professionally trained and adopt a structured approach to each lesson. They will assess your prior Art background on the first lesson, allowing them to be able to better guide you according to your individual needs and abilities during the lessons.
We understand that every individual’s learning experience and pace varies and thus tailoring the lesson to your individual needs will ensure that you can learn comfortably at your own pace! Rest assured that you will receive individual attention from our teachers in the conducive environment we provide!
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 10 weeks
- 12 session package is valid for 14 weeks
- 24session package is valid for 30 weeks
- 48 session package is valid for 30 weeks
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: No problem at all. We operate on a flexible class schedule! For example, we welcome you to come for our Monday class if you’re a regular for our Saturday morning class but unable to make it for that particular week. There will be no extra fees incurred.
Q14: I am interested in building a portfolio to enter into a school, do you aid in portfolio preparations?
A: Yes we do! Portfolio preparations holds an utmost importance when it comes to going to the school of your dreams. At Visual Arts Centre, our professional art instructors are present to guide you in different art techniques so that you can create a myriad of works to impress the admission officers.
Q15: 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 are not able to finish all the sessions you have purchased before the package expires due to unforeseen circumstances or valid reasons, we are always flexible when it comes to extending your package. Otherwise, you may buy another course package and the lessons will be carried forward.
Q16: Does Visual Arts Centre offer any Art workshops?
A: Yes we do! We offer monthly workshops if you are unable to commit to attending lessons weekly!
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!
All in all, what are the advantages of attending Art Courses at Visual Arts Centre?
A: I am glad you asked! 🙂
We take pride in the fact that we:
- Provide a comfortable learning environment for those who are passionate about the Arts, regardless of age or calibre. Whether you are a beginner or seek to advance your Art skills, our Art courses are suitable for you! Our adept teachers will tailor their lesson to further develop your skills and techniques according to your level of proficiency 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 – 10 weeks validity
12 sessions package – 14 weeks validity
24 sessions package – 26 weeks validity
48 sessions package – 26 weeks validity
This means that your attendance is taken only when you attend a class and 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 a stone’s throw away from Dhoby Ghaut MRT! U-turn to the left when you exit from exit B of the MRT. (Refer to the picture below 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!