Visual Arts Centre

It's a wrap for our Singapore's AAF x VAC 2023
<Children and Teenager Art Competition: Embracing Nature>

2024 Art Competition Challenge awaits you and your art skills & techniques!

Over the past few days, Visual Arts Centre (VAC) have been hosting a series of art competitions for children and teenagers at the Affordable Art Fair (AAF) 2023, designed to showcase the artistic talents of emerging artists in Singapore! 

The Visual Arts Centre will be having a series of art competitions in 2024, with more details to be released in January 2024. Stay tuned! 

Professional Kids and Youth Holiday Art Immersion Course at Visual Arts Centre
Kids painting visualartscentre

The theme of this year’s art competition is “Embracing Nature” and we were able to witness talented children and teenagers apply their creativity and art techniques to create beautiful artworks that reflect their artistic interpretation of nature and inspire others to embrace nature.

It is not an easy task to visualise and draw from a complete blank paper and complete it in 90 minutes without any help. Children and teenage participants in this art competition presented complete works of high artistic quality and creativity.

This children and teenager art competition is a collaborative effort between the Visual Arts Centre and the Affordable Art Fair Organizing Committee to ignite the creative spark within children and teenagers.

Visual Arts Centre Children and Teenager Live Competition: Embracing Nature at Affordable Art Fair 2023

Visual Arts Centre Art Competition for Kid and Youth at Affordable Art Fair

We would like to thank Mr. Alan Koh, Fair Director of Affordable Art Singapore, for his support in bringing this competition to life. Next, we would like to thank all participants, parents, VAC art instructors and the team of the affordable art fair organizing committee for achieving the organizational meaningful purpose of this live art competition.

Visual Arts Centre Art Competition for Kid and Youth at Affordable Art Fair

 

This 1.5 hours Children and Teenager art competition was a learning experience and great opportunity for them to compete amongst each other. This was a friendly competition and we would like to maintain good respectful relationships; For children and youth who have won the competition please do not be arrogant, and please do not be disheartened for those who have lost.

Want to learn professional art but do not know how to start?

The journey of learning and practicing art for every individual is long but it is worth it! Foundational training in basic skills in art will help children and teenagers to enter art schools such as DSA or university courses such as architecture, interior design, animation painters, or become independent artists based on your skills. To pursue this, a solid foundation in basic art skills is required. For those who require extra help, Visual Arts Centre can assist in helping unique artistic paths for your future by learning professional painting techniques and painting knowledge. Our professional art courses are beginners friendly (suitable for students aged 5 and above!), all art materials provided with full professional teacher guidance! Scroll Below!

Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio professional art portfolio preparation course with private coaching session

Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio

Visual Arts Centre MacPherson Art Studio professional art portfolio preparation course with private coaching session

MacPherson Art Studio

Join us at Visual Arts Centre today as offers various professional art classes for adults, teenager, and kids. Our art classes are suitable for anyone – from beginners, to those with art experience but want to improve their skills!

For teenagers and adults, we offer Drawing and SketchingAcrylic PaintingWatercolour PaintingOil Painting,  Chinese Ink Painting and Manga Drawing and Digital drawing and our most popular 3 Medium Art Immersion Course! For teenagers preparing for portfolio or aiming to enter their dream school, join our Portfolio Preparation Course, foundational training classes and private portfolio preparation (process) coaching are conducted for DSA Visual Arts secondary, Diploma and Degree students.

Visual Arts Centre Professional Drawing and Sketching Course plaster cast sketching

Drawing and Sketching observational drawing

still life acrylic painting course at Visual Arts Centre

Acrylic Painting from photo reference by our student

Visual Arts Centre Professional Drawing and Sketching Course plaster cast sketching

Our student learning drawing and sketching

Visual Arts Centre Professional Drawing and Sketching Course plaster cast sketching

Our student practising drawing techniques 

Visual Arts Centre Professional Drawing and Sketching Course plaster cast sketching
Visual Arts Centre Professional Drawing and Sketching Course plaster cast sketching

For kids, we have Creative Art ClassKids Art Exploration Courses and Kid’s Birthday Party Package where our young learners explore the world of art through their lenses in our fun-filled lessons. 

We have workshops such as Chinese ink Painting & Calligraphy, Batik Handkerchief Painting, Graffiti Painting, Totebag Painting, T-shirt Painting, Scarf Painting and Hen’s Night that will be made available throughout the year!

FAQ

If you have any further questions or need more information, you can contact us at 62550711 / 67332155 or email [email protected]. Good luck to all the young artists participating in the competition!

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.