Visual Arts Centre

Calling all overseas students! Do you have a passion for art? Are you adventurous and love to travel and explore different countries?

Visual Arts Centre is here to provide you a unique experience of art and culture in our Overseas Students Art & Cultural Exchange! Let us help you plan a unique trip, a vibrant and enriched art journey!

Why Singapore?

  1. Safety! Known as one of the safest countries in the world, Singapore is perfect for any student seeking for an art and cultural exchange! Furthermore, Singapore is renowned fro having some of the cleanest streets in the world!

  2. Great views! Known as a country with lots of greenery, feast your eyes as you walk along the streets of Singapore! Seize the opportunity to sketch in your notebook the manicured trees and flowers along the way.

With our numerous art galleries and museums, students will be exposed to the rich History of Singaporean and Southeast Asian Art. Visit the newest National Gallery Singapore! It houses the largest collection of Southeast Asian Art. Learn more about our local art style – Nanyang art! Nanyang art is a traditional art from that focuses on Singaporean local subjects, infused with local flavor and local environments.

  3. Indulge in eating! Treat yourself to delicious local food in our hawker centers, and try out food from different cuisines, derived from different cultures.

Sketch of Tiong Bahru Food Market by Don Low

While you are enjoying the food, take out your sketchbooks and capture the unique hawker centre scene!

A unique cultural experience | A mixing pot of cultures, Singapore is one for the most unique countries in the world, a cultural mix of people from different places. Influenced by many different cultural practices, indulge in an experience that you cannot find anywhere else!

What can you expect from the trip? Why choose Visual Arts Centre?

Providing Arts & Cultural tours and exchanges since 2016,  equipped with an extensive experience in art teaching and management, Visual Arts Centre will help you to plan a trip that would be fruitful and fun!

Our art instructors will be guiding students on basic oil painting techniques and materials. Basic drawing and sketching techniques such as analyzing form and composition will also be taught. Students will have the chance to get an informative session of learning how to use such materials.

Thereafter, students will be brought to iconic sites to view the mesmerizing Singapore landscape and experience plein air drawing.


Some sites you can look forward to would be the famous Marina Bay Sands, Singapore River and Chinatown!

You can also look forward to learning about line drawing and watercolour painting of the unique architecture of Singapore! According to your needs, we will plan a trip that is suitable for you.

Depending on your length of stay, you will also be able to visit places in Singapore such as Sentosa and Jurong Bird Park!

You can look forward to visiting some beautiful local cultural sites, filled with rich Singaporean heritage, such as Chinatown, Haji Lane and many more!

You will be able to interact with local art practitioners and be exposed to the cultural and art practices in Singapore.

At the end of the trip, you will be able to go home with more knowledge on painting, and bring home with you your completed work, together with a Certificate of Achievement! More than that, you will bring home with you a unique art and cultural experience!

How can I sign up?

To register yourself and your friends for this tour, form a group of 20-30pax, students require to be minimum 10 years old. Each group requires at least 2 accompanying adults.

What does the tour include?

The tour package includes all entrance fees to the relevant Museums (i.e. National Gallery), Sentosa, Jurong Bird Park, Gardens by the Bay and any other relevant attractions. It also includes transportation fees, lodging and food, lessons, all art materials and certificates. All students will be receiving a USB drive with photographs of the entire trip.

A Brief  Sample Itinerary for 6 Days 5 Nights Art and Cultural Immersion in Singapore with VAC

Overseas Student Exchanges with Visual Arts Centre

Day 1:  Students arrive in Singapore in the afternoon or evening, transportation will be arranged. Free and easy during the night – you can explore the hotel’s vicinity.

Overseas Student Exchanges with Visual Arts Centre
Overseas Student Exchanges with Visual Arts Centre

Day 2: After breakfast, VAC Instructors and Facilitators will be leading the group to Gardens by the Bay, where students will learn how to draw and observe their surroundings. And also landscape composition. There will be live specimens of plants, flora and fauna for you to make reference to for your quick sketch. After lunch, we will be visiting National Gallery. National Gallery houses the largest collection of Southeast Asian art. Students will learn about National Gallery’s historical background with Nanyang painting style and Singapore’s art history. Observe the artworks done by famous local artists. At night, the students will enjoy spectacular 360′ view of Singapore from Marina Bay Sands’ viewing deck.

Overseas Student Exchanges with Visual Arts Centre
Overseas Student Exchanges with Visual Arts Centre
Urban sketching 城市速写

新加坡旧店屋 -Singapore shophouse

Day 4: Students will be brought to Clarke Quay, Amoy Street and Ann Siang Hill for sightseeing, photo taking and sketching. In the afternoon, we will head back to the Visual Arts Centre Art Studio to compose a painting. Guided by the VAC instructors and facilitators, students will get the chance to practice the techniques learnt and students can creatively produce a piece of work. At night, we students will be shopping at the Orchard Road shopping district.

新加坡美食 – Singapore multinational cuisine

视觉艺术中心 – Visual Arts Centre (Dhoby Ghaut Studio)

视觉艺术中心 – Visual Arts Centre (Macpherson Studio)

Day 5:  In the morning, students will be going to Jurong Bird Park for a fun time for drawing and sketching, as well as to view the exhibits there! In the afternoon, we will be going back to Visual Arts Centre Art Studio to complete a work using the medium of your choice. With the guidance of the VAC Instructors, students will complete a new piece of work.

Day 5: We will be exhibiting the artworks produced through the trip in the Visual Arts Centre Art Gallery.  Every student gets to select 2- 3 works, with the Singapore theme – be it street scenes, tropical flora and fauna or any other local subjects. Works can be either drawing and sketching, watercolor, colored pencils or acrylic pieces. With the guidance of the VAC Instructors, the exhibition will be set up and the Instructors will selecting the best pieces, awarding these works with First, Second, and Commendation prizes. Afterwards, students will be receiving a certificate of accomplishment and a photo taking session will commence. Students will be able to bring home their works of art.