Visual Arts Centre

As a parent, one may ask: is art good for my child? Will learning art be beneficial to the brain development of my child? Is kids art class good for pre-school education? We understand that most parents would want their child to build a solid foundation of important skills such as good motor control, or values like discipline and focus. Research has proven that art is indeed helpful in the early development of the human brain. Art can help your child to train their communication skills, spacial awareness, focus, motor skills, patience and so on. Thus, we strongly encourage that you bring your child to take up art lessons, at Visual Arts Centre Singapore!

What is this Kids Art Class about?

Situated just above Dhoby Ghaut MRT station, Singapore Visual Arts Centre conducts Creative Kids Art Class in the lush green field in the city centre. This class will allow your kids to have an amazing experience in creating art, while at the same time training them for essential skills for work and life in the future. Our curriculum is carefully curated to fit the learning needs of children aged 4-11 years old. Do not worry if you think your child might not be able to catch up with the pace of the class! Our teachers will guide them, and approach their learning according to their own pace, creating a very personalised experience for your child. Through this course, your child will be able to unleash endless potential!

Where are you located?

Visual Arts Centre is located in the heart of the Dhoby Ghaut Arts & Heritage precinct, a main tourist destination for experiencing the arts and cultural atmosphere of Singapore. Minutes away from several major art institutions, museums and schools. We are also a stone’s throwaway from Dhoby Ghaut MRT station and many bus stops, so it is easy for you to navigate to us. With a garden right outside our studio, your child can also play and have fun in the lush greens before or after their art classes!

All of our teachers are graduates from professional art schools, and have abundant experience of working with kids. We also conduct regular tests for our teachers to make sure that they always stay informed on any new methods of teaching.

In our Creative Kids Art Course, we will train your child on their critical thinking skills and creativity, and give them enough support to boost their morale and confidence. Sign your kids up for our class now! An exciting journey of art awaits!

Suitable for ages: 4-6, 6-8, 8-11.


Lesson structure:

  1. Creative Art: Our teachers will guide your child(ren) to explore art freely. Through careful observation of the shape and form of plants, animals and people, your child(ren) will be taught to capture the form of various objects onto their paper. They can also spice their art piece up using colour pencils, markers, watercolours and so on!
  2. Making of Sculptures in Clay: Learn to model and shape forms in 3D using soft clay. This trains your child on their motor skills, hand-eye coordination, as well as imagination.
  3. Story Book Creating: Your child(ren) will create a story of their own, and visualise them by drawing and colouring the pages they make. They will learn how to show and tell a story, thus building on their communication skills.
  4. Creative Acrylic Painting: Your child(ren) will learn to create an individual painting of their own, such as characters, animals, sceneries and so on.
  5. Life Drawing: Your child(ren) will learn to observe still-life set-ups and sceneries in real life, thus training their observation and expression skills.
  6. Ink Painting: Your child(ren) will learn how to handle a Chinese Ink brush and learn how to draw animals and plants. This will train them for their expression skills as they try out impressionism.
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What do you focus on for each age group in this Kids Art Class?

  1. Ages 4-6: Training of the children’s creativity and imagination. As our teachers tell stories and describe the various elements of nature, kids can use their creativity to doodle out the image they have in mind. The course does not require the kids to be accurate in their form, but rather trains their idea generation.
  2. Ages 6-8: Trains on the kids’ expression. In this course, kids can recreate sceneries, animals and plants through getting their hands on clay sculpting, followed by drawing it down on a piece of paper. They will also be asked to create a story of their own and tell it to the class, thus training their hands-on skills, mind and communication skills.
  3. Ages 8-11: Focuses on the observation skills of the kids. Your child(ren) will observe the life that is around them, and express them correctly onto their paper. They will also utilise mediums such as acrylic and watercolour to complete their art piece. It will also train them for their patience, and build good foundation for professional art careers in the future.
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TUE    3.30pm – 5pm  |   4:30pm-6pm

SUN   11.15am – 12.45pm

Visual Arts Centre 

#01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green, 10 Penang Rd, Singapore 238469 (Dhoby Ghaut Exit B, left turn)

Hotline:+65 6255 0711


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.