Visual Arts Centre

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Art Learning and Exploration
As Your Best Gift To Your Child

Art Learning and Exploration As Your Best Gift To Your Child

The beginnings to any form of learning could be daunting, but a child’s curiosity in art learning and exploration knows no fear and boundaries… Which is why we should encourage a child’s learning adventures, be it sports, music, or art, parents have enrolled their child in various enrichment activities in the hopes of developing a child’s interests with learning on the topic.

Art Exploration Series – Youth Holiday Classes Drawing and Sketching

Art Learning and Exploration - When Do We Begin?

Learning art and exploring on various artistic practices is no different! Parents may begin to introduce their child to doodling and painting from as early as two years old with full adult supervision. Doodling and painting allows children to play and interact with materials safely in a tactile manner, and gain experience and practise in hand-eye coordination, as they build on their grip and motor control skills. The process of self-expression is also therapeutic, as it helps in regulating emotions.

kids holiday art explorations course at visualartscentre singapore

Kids Art Classes - What Is Taught In Kids Art Classes And Why Are Art Classes Beneficial?

At about five years old, they may have more practise and confidence in their motor skills and ability to communicate and interact with others. As such, ages five to seven is a great age range for your child to kickstart on art classes and learning. A good art studio for your child will be one that provides a multi-medium art curriculum which will promote their overall art learning and exposure. Having a balance between fine art and craft topics is also an area of consideration, as teaching kids to pick up art skills such as drawing and painting can be difficult, and craft activities may be easier and more fun and fulfilling. However, art skills and techniques which children learn in an art class will be the foundation to build their further interest and learning on the topic, and also a big improvement to their art skills which will boost their confidence in art.

Visual Arts Centre’s Creative Kids Art Immersion Programme

Art Learning With Professional Academy Approach – Ages Eight and Above

At Visual Arts Centre Art Studio, students of ages eight and above are transferred to the Creative Junior Learner programme, which is the level up of the Creative Kids Art Immersion programme. The Creative Junior Learner programme caters to children of eight to nine years old only, and is a 1.5h professional art class tailored to introduce and teach them academy approach drawing and sketching in tonal style, graphic line sketching, coloured sketching and illustration, acrylic painting on canvas, watercolour painting, and mixed medium art expression. Children have the ability to learn art at a higher level of difficulty from eight and above. They will have better observation skills and are able to focus and understand deeper, which will allow them to be able to concentrate and interpret the teacher’s instructions more effectively. As a result, we begin to see bigger jumps in students’ improvements in this age group.

art portfolio Preparation course ( process) with private coaching for DSA with Visual Arts Centre

Art Learning For Portfolio Preparation – For Students Applying To Art Schools

With the increasing popularity of Direct School Admission Exercise, as well as the increased number of arts related courses and programmes available for enrollment, this gives students the opportunity to consider arts education beyond the classroom.

Arts related courses provides your child with the opportunity to develop their sense of creativity and identity through artistic expression from a tender age. Who knows, you might even uncover your child’s hidden talent in the process!

Here at Visual Arts Centre, we have various Portfolio Preparation Courses that can cater right to your child’s needs. Be it for Direct School Admission, Diploma or Degree level, our professional and patient teachers will be able to guide your child to their fullest potential for a portfolio that is uniquely theirs.

The Portfolio Preparation Course also provides the option for you to attend our uniquely curated one-to-one portfolio coaching session with our teacher for maximum guidance on how to ace your application.

art portfolio Preparation course ( process) with private coaching for DSA with Visual Arts Centre

We also offers courses that suits you

We also offers courses that suits you

Creative Kids Art Immersion Course!
Our Schedule
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Our Location

Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio

kids holiday, space for hire, venue hire for exhibition gallery, top central venue for rent in Singapore, Visual Arts Centre


10 Penang Road, #01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green,
Singapore 238469

Exit from Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station Exit B and turn left, we are there in 30m!

MacPherson Art Studio

Visual arts Centre Macpherson kids holiday, space for hire, venue hire for exhibition gallery, top central venue for rent in Singapore, Visual Arts Centre


AZ@Paya Lebar, 140 Paya Lebar Road, #03-04,
Singapore 409105

Exit from Macpherson MRT Station Exit A and turn left, we are right across the road, 1 minute walk away!

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.