Visual Arts Centre

Are you looking to pick up art as a hobby for the year? Art Immersion packages are now offered here at Visual Arts Centre, located conveniently at Dhoby Ghaut Green. For flexible sessions that are catered to your very own schedule, all of our art course promises that students will not only gain a new skill but also allow them to enjoy the joy of creating pieces of art, all from scratch. Our Art Immersion packages would introduce the following mediums and hone the skills of students through Drawing & Sketching, Acrylic Painting and Oil Painting.

Explore:
8 Sessions (Oil Painting): 8 Sessions of tailored learning for Oil Painting Course
Art Immersion Package (12 Sessions): 12 Sessions of tailored learning for all mediums.
Art Immersion Package (24 Sessions): 24 Sessions of tailored learning for all mediums.
One-Year Art Immersion Package: 48 Sessions of tailored learning for all mediums.

 

Oil/Acrylic/Drawing

8 Sessions

Art Immersion

12 Sessions

Art Immersion

24 Sessions

Art Immersion

48 Sessions

MEDIUM(s)

Choose only one of the following:

Acrylic, Drawing & Sketching

All included:

Acrylic, Drawing & Sketching

All included:

Acrylic, Drawing & Sketching

All included:

Acrylic, Drawing & Sketching

ART MATERIALSAll ProvidedAll ProvidedAll ProvidedAll Provided
LEARNING OUTCOMES

Beginner Level of Proficiency

Materials Knowledge

Still Life

Beginner Level of Proficiency

Still Life

Landscape

Intermediate Level of Proficiency

Materials Knowledge

Still Life

Landscape

Creative

Advanced Level of Proficiency

Materials Knowledge

Still Life

Landscape

Creative

Portrait

VALIDITY10 Weeks14 Weeks26 Weeks26 Weeks
RECOMMENDED FORFor those who wish to gain a foundation in a particular mediumFor those who wish to gain a foundation in one or more mediumsFor those who wish to independently complete a painting/sketchFor those who wish to attain confidence in their individual creative expression

Drawing & Sketching: Through the usage of line and tone, solidity and depth is achieved, giving life to three-dimensional forms on a piece of paper. Systematic training in drawing is the first step into the world of art making. But more than that, it also cultivates patience, mental alertness, and perseverance. Students will learn basic concepts of proportion and composition, (representational ability), represent and give weight to objects using shading (light, contrast, representation/form) and will work with various still life objects and plaster casts. This course aims to be an introduction to the discipline of drawing, through the honoured tradition of the sketch – the conception of every great piece of art.

Acrylic Painting: Embark on a exploratory artistic journey as you create your very own works of art, drawing inspiration from still-life, landscape and abstract creations! This course introduces students to acrylic painting and encourages creative compositions. Students will learn to use acrylic paint to compose their own still-life and landscape paintings. In addition, students will be taught on methods and ways to simplify objects, distort shapes and figures and explore abstraction. Students can expect to pick up the art of the brush within the span of 8 sessions and complete a work to bring home every 2-3 sessions!

Oil Painting: This oil painting course allows students to be introduced to oil painting quickly. The medium of oil painting has a venerable and distinguished history for many centuries, and its usage among painters has not ebbed to this day. Known for its versatility and rich surface quality, the medium also has its own complexities and particularities which may stump the beginning painter. Students will be taught to observe and paint from still-life compositions, and explore landscape and abstract painting. By the end of the course, students can independently compose their own painting, and bring home the 2-3 completed paintings at the end of 8 sessions!

Foundation In Digital Art

Embark on a captivating journey into the vibrant world of digital art! Our Foundation in Digital Art workshop invites budding creatives aged nine and above to unleash their imagination and hone their artistic skills in a dynamic, supportive environment. From mastering basic digital tools to crafting mesmerizing digital masterpieces, children will explore a spectrum of techniques guided by seasoned mentors. Through hands-on activities and interactive sessions, participants will discover the endless possibilities of digital expression while fostering creativity and critical thinking. Join us for an exhilarating adventure where young artists transform ideas into stunning visual realities, igniting a passion for digital art

Colour & Texture Exploration With Acrylic Painting & Collage

Prepare to unleash your inner artist in a kaleidoscope of color and creativity with ‘Colour Blast: Acrylic Painting & Collage Techniques’! Dive into a whirlwind adventure where vibrant hues and mesmerizing textures collide in a symphony of imagination. From mastering the art of seamless color blending to discovering the magic of mixed media collage, this journey is a playground for your artistic soul. With each brushstroke, explore new techniques that breathe life into your canvas, transforming it into a vibrant tapestry of expression. Join us and let your creativity run wild as you embark on this colorful escapade!”

World of Manga [Foundation & Styling]

A manga art workshop for children and teenagers sounds like a fantastic idea! Here’s how you might structure it:
Introduction to Manga: Begin by introducing what manga is, its history, and its influence on popular culture worldwide. Show examples of different manga styles and genres to give participants an overview.
Basic Drawing Techniques: Start with the fundamentals of drawing, such as line work, shapes, and proportions. Provide step-by-step instructions on how to draw basic manga characters, focusing on simple shapes that can be built upon.
Character Design: Move on to character design concepts, including creating unique characters, designing their personalities, and developing backstories. Encourage participants to get creative and think outside the box.
Expression and Emotion: Teach how to convey emotions and expressions through facial expressions, body language, and positioning of characters. This can be a fun and interactive exercise where participants practice drawing various emotions.
Storytelling and Paneling: Explore the basics of storytelling in manga, including paneling techniques, pacing, and layout. Show examples of different panel structures and discuss how they affect the flow of the story.
Inking and Coloring: Introduce participants to inking techniques using pens or markers. You can also cover digital inking for those interested. Then, demonstrate basic coloring techniques using markers, colored pencils, or digital software.
Feedback and Collaboration: Provide opportunities for participants to share their work and receive feedback from their peers and instructors. Encourage collaboration by having them work together on short manga projects or collaborative drawings.
Final Showcase: End the workshop with a showcase of participants’ work. This could be in the form of an exhibition, digital gallery, or printed booklet. Celebrate everyone’s creativity and progress throughout the workshop.
Remember to create a supportive and encouraging environment where participants feel free to express themselves and explore their creativity. And don’t forget to have fun! Manga is all about imagination and passion, so let that spirit shine through in your workshop.

Academy Drawing Traditions

The academy drawing and sketching tradition, rooted in centuries of artistic practice, emphasizes disciplined study of form, proportion, and technique. Originating from Renaissance workshops and formalized by institutions like the Royal Academy, it prioritizes meticulous observation and mastery of fundamental skills. Students progress from basic exercises to complex compositions, learning to depict still life and common objects with precision and expression. This tradition values both classical principles and innovation, encouraging artists to push boundaries while maintaining a deep respect for tradition. Through rigorous training and critique, artists within this tradition cultivate a strong foundation for creative exploration and artistic excellence.

Chinese Ink Painting and Calligraphy

This course on Chinese ink painting and calligraphy introduces young learners to the rich traditions of Chinese art. Through hands-on activities, students explore the basics of brush techniques, ink control, and the delicate art of Chinese script. They learn to appreciate the cultural significance of calligraphy and painting, developing skills in creating elegant strokes and expressive brushwork. The course fosters creativity, patience, and fine motor skills, while also providing insights into Chinese history and aesthetics. By the end, children gain confidence in their artistic abilities and a deeper understanding of Chinese cultural heritage.

Funk with Graffiti

Funk With Graffiti Workshop for children is an engaging and creative program aimed at introducing young artists to the vibrant world of graffiti and funk-inspired street style art. Participants learn the basics of graffiti history, techniques, and safety. Guided by professional graffiti artists, children explore the art of designing their unique tags, emphasizing creativity, expression, and individuality. The workshop includes hands-on activities, from sketching concepts to creating final designs with spray paint on provided surfaces. By the end of the session, children gain confidence in their artistic abilities and an appreciation for graffiti and funk as legitimate forms of street art. Each child completes two original artworks, which they proudly take home, showcasing their newfound skills and personal style.

Batik Tales

In the Batik Introduction Handkerchief Painting workshop, participants will learn the traditional art of batik, a wax-resist dyeing technique originating from Indonesia. The workshop begins with a brief history and overview of batik, highlighting its cultural significance and various techniques. Participants will then observe a demonstration of applying wax with tjanting tools and dyeing the fabric. Following the demonstration, each participant will design and create their own batik handkerchief, applying wax to create patterns and then dyeing their fabric. The workshop concludes with a group discussion, allowing participants to share their creations and reflect on their learning experience.