Visual Arts Centre

It is that time of year again, a time where the Chinese new year spirit is alive and thriving. Thus, to celebrate the Lunar New Year, the Visual Arts Centre is holding a Chinese Ink Painting Team building exercise during the Spring season! From 1st February to 30th April, you can bring your friends or colleagues down to the Visual Arts Centre for a day of therapeutic fun.

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But First, What Is Chinese Ink Painting?

Chinese ink painting is done using a brush dipped in black ink or colored pigments, usually on rice paper. The finished work can be mounted on scrolls and hung. Using water and pigments in a way similar to watercolour, Chinese ink is used to paint a variety of traditional Chinese subjects. You would usually use this technique to paint flora and fauna, such as horses, koi, cheery blossoms and bamboo. You use water to determine how dark you want your colours to be, as well as how far they will spread. In Chinese Ink painting, you would use a calligraphy brush that is pointed. Which means that it would be extremely therapeutic to do both thick and thin lines in a single stroke!

How Can Chinese Ink Painting be considered Team Building?

This arty team building exercise is known as Art Jamming. You can bring whoever you want to this Chinese Ink Painting Art Jamming! It could be your colleagues from your company or your own group of friends. Either way, this Chinese Ink painting art jamming is a great opportunity to learn more about each other. Not to mention, you will need teamwork and effective communication during the session. During an art jamming session, you and your buddies will be working on a single Chinese ink painting together. This will in turn deepen the bonds between you and your friends as you will have to work together to brainstorm and paint a cohesive, beautiful piece of art.

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Why Should You Join Our Art Jamming Workshop?

In addition to being a great team building exercise, you can bring home a scroll with your completed work! Furthermore, you will be provided with all the necessary materials, such as paint, aprons and a rice paper scroll. Moreover, the Visual Arts Centre provides complimentary snacks and refreshments for maximum comfort during your art jamming. Let’s not forget that the Visual Arts Centre is conveniently located right outside Dhoby Ghaut MRT exit A and B. But if you would like to hold your team building session somewhere else, contact us and we will bring the art jamming to you!


Coming up….

There is a  Spring Festival Couplets for Art Jamming Team Building Workshop through ZOOM or Onsite (Dhoby Ghaut/MacPherson). Both classes for ZOOM and Onsite, materials will be provided but for ZOOM, there will be additional delivery fee if you want us to deliver the materials to all locations. 

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For Art Course Enquiry, please call or WhatsApp us at +65 6255 0711 or drop us an email at [email protected] for more information about art courses offered here!  

Our Studios!

Art Studio and Exhibition Gallery at Dhoby Ghaut Green

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Address: 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!


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Visual Arts Centre Macpherson

Address: 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.