Visual Arts Centre

Tips on choosing kids art course
 

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All parents want to give their kids the best. They understand the importance of education in nurturing and building a child’s character. Children can be introduced to art early in their childhood and early exposure can help kids to develop self-confidence and spark their creativity and imagination. Art also allows for creative exploration and development of artistic talent. So it is important that one finds a suitable kids art course to set children straight from the beginning.

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With a recent spate of increased kids art class providers, and many kids art class brands sprouting in almost every shopping mall. It is confusing for parents who would like to choose a suitable kids art class for their children. When faced with so many kids art classes that seem to all be the same, how should one choose which art school to enrol their child in?

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Factors to consider

Parents may consider a few factors when considering a suitable kids art school or kids art course for your children.

  1. Consider the age of your child and why you’ll like your child to learn art.

Kids of various age groups have very different needs and requirements and art can cultivate their interest, hone art skills and techniques and even be a springboard for talents. Perhaps from a very young age, you’ve introduced some crayons or colouring pencils to your child and they’ve enjoyed drawing and colouring and some even ask for more art activities and to go to an art class!

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Some kids love and enjoy art, and have a keen interest and passion in art and creating various kinds of art. Hence, parents may look for a kids art school for their children to further develop their interest under the guidance of an experienced and professional art teacher. Parents may also find a kids art class for their children to develop their cognitive abilities, image visualising abilities, fine motor skills and improve writing and drawing abilities. Some kids may also have shown exceptional talent in school for art and may be suitable for an art and design career. 

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There may be many reasons as well as plenty of advantages of learning art – both tangible and intangible. Understanding your intention, objectives and goals may help you decide which art school to go to!

The recommended age for young kids to start learning art would be at the age of 5. Between the ages of five to nine, they are at a doodling and expressive phase. For this age group, kids begin to develop fine motor skills, learn to write and draw in school. At this point, parents should not have high expectations when it comes to their kid’s achievements.

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There is no boundaries for your child’s creativity! Kids may use their imagination to draw and express themselves, they may find connection with nature and the wonderful things they’ve learnt in school. Often, with a simple “what are you drawing?”, they would be able to tell you a whole story about their artwork!

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Parents should try to understand more about how the kids art class is conducted, and the ideology behind the kids art school. A good kids art teacher should be highly empathetic, sensitive and understanding of the needs of children in various age groups. Kids art teachers need to be able to identify a child’s strengths and encourage independent exploration and discovery when creating art. They should not confine kids to any specifics that may set boundaries to a child’s ideas and exploration. Kids art studios or kids art schools should encourage imagination, thinking out of the box and bold exploration of various art forms.

From nine years old and above, youths are starting to mature and gain sensibility. They are more attentive and are able to acquire knowledge at a deeper level. At this age, a child can begin professional art learning and skills development. Choosing a professional  kids art instructor is important so that the child can acquire art skills that can be applied to many areas of life – in their future academia and career.kids 

Kid acrylic Singapore national theme painting art course ( holiday) VisualArts Centre

For kids who show a strong passion and talent in art, parents can enrol them in a professional art school early on so they can hone their skills and have an option of applying for the Direct School Admission programme with their art talent. Some kids love art and aspire to become an artist in the future, some love manga and animation, fashion design, landscape art, architecture, etc.  These various interests that your child has may just be a signal for something greater to come.

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As your child learns art through a professional, academy school approach, your child will acquire professional skill and techniques in drawing and painting, develop and cultivate good habits and practises in art and hone a solid foundation in art that can apply to many areas such as in illustration, manga art, character art and animation, fashion design, interior design rendering, sculpture, architecture art. With a firm foundation of proper skills and techniques and art practises, your child can take these skills anywhere with him or her, and will be especially useful for those in pursuit of art and design related careers. This is where a suitable art course for your kids comes into play.

Kid acrylic Singapore national theme painting art course ( holiday) VisualArts Centre
Kid acrylic Singapore national theme painting art course ( holiday) VisualArts Centre

Why Visual Arts Centre might have a suitable kids art course

Visual Arts Centre is an art studio and a professional art training centre for teenagers and adults. Visual Arts Centre is supported by the National Parks Board as a chosen arts programme for the Dhoby Ghaut Green precinct. Visual Arts Centre provides a creative kids art immersion programme and a structured, professional, academy approach tailored curriculum for teenagers and adults.

With a strong school of professional academy art trained teachers from both local and international art academies, Visual Arts Centre tailors an art learning and development programme for teenagers and adults according to various art levels and goals. With the dedication of the art teachers, many art students have realised their art dreams at Visual Arts Centre. VAC art students have been enrolled into prestigious art schools and academies and have obtained professional accreditations and careers in art successfully.

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Visual Arts Centre is located right on top of Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station, 30m off Exit B.

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Our Schedule

VISUAL ART CENTRE DHOBY GHAUT STUDIO

CLASS SCHEDULE

TEEN/ADULT CLASS

KIDS CLASS (5-7 YEAR OLD)

CREATIVE JUNIOR CLASS (8-9 YEAR OLD)

MON

11am -
1:15pm

5pm -
7:15pm

5pm -
7:15pm

(DIGITAL/
MANGA)

7:30pm -
9:45pm

5pm -
6:30pm

TUE

3.30pm -
5:45pm

3.30pm -
5:45pm

(DIGITAL/
MANGA)

3:30pm -
5pm

(KIDS)

4:30pm -
6pm

(KIDS)

3:30pm -
5pm

WED

11am -
1:15pm

1:30pm -
3:45pm

5pm -
7:15pm

7:30pm -
9:45pm

(Chinese Ink Painting)

5pm -
6:30pm

THU

1pm -
3:15pm

3:30pm -
5:45pm

7:30pm - 10pm

(Nude Life / Portrait)

3:30pm -
5pm

FRI

11am -
1:15pm

5pm -
7:15pm

7:30pm -
9:45pm

 

5pm -
6:30pm

SAT

10:30am -
12:45pm

1pm -
3:15pm

3:30pm -
5:45pm

6:30pm -
8:45pm

 

SUN

10:30am -
12:45pm

11:15am -
12:45pm

(KIDS)

1pm -
3:15pm

3:30am -
5:45pm

 

Call/WhatsApp: +65-6255-0711 E: [email protected]

MacPherson Art Studio

Call/WhatsApp: +65-6255-0711

CLASS SCHEDULE

*TO BE ENQUIRED

140 Paya Lebar Rd, 03-04 AZ @Paya Lebar Building, S(409015)

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Our Location

Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio

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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!

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

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!

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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.