Visual Arts Centre

Looking for custom-made creative art workshops in Singapore?

Are you and your friends looking for custom-made creative art workshops in Singapore? 

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Singapore’s Visual Art Centre is an art centre supported by the National Park Board. Since its launch in January 2016, it has offered Professional Courses from Oil painting, Drawing and Sketching, Acrylic painting, Watercolor, and Chinese ink painting. The Visual Arts Centre provides a variety of tailored custom made art workshops from Batik painting, totebag painting, T-shirts painting, Scarf Handkerchief painting, Graffiti,  Bachelorette Hen’s Nights, Birthday parties, and art workshops with various themes. 

The workshops we conduct:

Batik Painting

Batik Painting workshop at MacPherson Gallery & Studio, space for hire, venue hire for exhibition gallery, top central venue for rent in Singapore, Visual Arts Centre

Batik Painting workshop in Singapore has become a means of artistic expression for many people in Asia and has become deeply entrenched in the Asian culture. Batik is done when hot wax beads or blocks are melted over fire. The hot wax is then scooped up with the canting and used to draw on the fabric. Fabric dyes is then painted on the fabric, with the applied wax resisting the dyes. When the colouring is completed, remove the applied wax by submerging the cloth in boiling water, hairdryer or using an iron to melt the wax.

Visual Arts Centre Batik Painting

This creative workshop requires no formal knowledge or background in art, we ask only for your passion and interest in the subject. Batik painting is a unique heritage of Southeast Asia and produces wonderful results. Not only is Batik easy to learn, but anyone can use the technique to produce beautiful pieces of art. Not to mention, during our workshop, you will be introduced to such techniques by our professionally trained teachers. Our instructor will demonstrate how to use the wax before guiding the students individually to avoid confusion. Furthermore, you’ll receive step by step guidance from the teachers to create exactly what you envisioned. 

 

Workshop objectives:

(1) Materials knowledge, brief history of Batik Painting 

(2) Compositional skills, brushworks, wax drawing techniques – through learning:

  • Floral pattens such as, frangipani, hibiscus and lilies. Curves decorating on textiles with curves, colour and looser lines.
  • Introduction to various batik designs and appreciate a few traditional patterns
  • Creating of own unique batik designs
  • Bring home a complete batik design handkerchief size 30cm by 30cm 

Totebag Painting

Painting on totebags is a great way to custom-made a carry-on for yourself or for your peers as a gift! It can be a perfect custom-made gift or an everyday carry!

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T-shirt Painting

Personalised cute and fun t-shirts with Acrylic Painting! Great for Kid’s Birthday Parties or even friendship bonding!

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Visual Arts Centre

Scarf handkerchief Painting

Scarf handkerchief painting workshop with your fashionista. friends gives you the chance to express your creativity together as you guys paint on handkerchief for perhaps each other or for family friends!

Visual Arts Centre Scarf Painting Workshop
Visual Arts Centre Scarf Painting Workshop

Grafitti

Enjoy a niche workshop with your friends! Try out Graffiti together and create beautiful displayed work for you home!

Bachelorette Hen’s Night

Are you organising your perfect Hen’s Night Party? Why not make your night an interesting one with our wide selection of Hen’s night activities at the Visual Arts Centre! Instead of going with conventional idea of hitting the club or hiring a male stripper, why not try something more tasteful and have a memorable time in Nude Life Model Drawing/Painting!  This would surely be a fun, once-in-a-lifetime party for all!

Bachelorette Party Art Jamming, space for hire, venue hire for exhibition gallery, top central venue for rent in Singapore, Visual Arts Centre

Birthday Parties

Thinking of celebrating your little one’s birthday in a unique and creative way? Want to make their special day one that they will never forget? Visual Arts Centre can host a artsy and fun filled art infused birthday party for your children! Come spend a day of getting your hands messy creating wonderful pieces of art with the guidance of our friendly facilitators! Customisable to your needs, Visual Arts Centre will help  you to plan the artsy birthday of your kid’s dreams!

Visual Arts Centre Mask Making Kids Birthday

 

Visual Arts Centre will help you to plan and host a birthday party fit for your little artists! Come and share with us what you have in mind for your party and tell us more about your little one. We can design a party based on your child’s needs and likes, if he likes dinosaurs we can do a dinosaur jumping clay sculpting activity,  if she likes princesses, a princess tiara making session would be perfect! We can also offer additional services such as food catering, balloon sculpting, and face painting.

Art Jamming Workshop

Art jamming is an amazing way for your friends or/and family to have a good time together with painting! It takes effort from every member to contribute to paint up a beautiful masterpiece together. From individual to group size paintings, every body plays a role in our art jamming workshop. 

Individual Art Jamming Workshop  with friends is a good way to destress together, focusing on the painting.

Group Art Jamming Workshop allows you to work together with your peers to paint up on a mural painting (combination of canvases) and ensuring they all align! 

*For corporate Art Jamming – Team building, please click here to find out more!

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Looking for a workshop that isn’t on our list?

Say no more, drop us an email ([email protected]) or WhatsApp us as we just might have that workshop!  

Why choose Visual Arts Centre for custom-made Workshops?

  1. Customizable and Tailored Sessions! The Visual Arts Centre has a team of dedicated facilitators who are always ready to discuss with you the objectives of your specific workshop with the aim of tailoring a memorable and enriching experience for you and your department. Tell us more about your needs!

  2. Guided and fuss free! Our instructors and facilitators will be there to ensure that you and your team will have a fun and enriching experience. All materials will be provided so fret not!

  3. Excellent Location! We are located right in town at Dhoby Ghaut – a glass house studio and gallery space that is conveniently located above Dhoby Ghaut MRT station. Alternatively we can also conduct our workshops at other spaces upon request.

  4. Low Prices! Visual Arts Centre offers quality Art Workshops with all materials provided at affordable costs! 

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

(Digital/
Manga)

5pm -
6:30pm

TUE

3.30pm -
5:45pm

3.30pm -
5:45pm

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

(Digital/
Manga)

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

3:30pm -
5:45pm

 

*TO BE ENQUIRED

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)

Contact us for any enquiries!

Our Location

Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio

Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio​

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.