Visual Arts Centre

Make your travel experience to Singapore meaningful by adding art workshops

Want to enjoy a relaxing luxury getaway in Singapore with some art experience?

Now that we are in a post-pandemic reset, major travel agencies’ attitudes have shifted to a very competitive state to target more customers and patrons. It is highly recommended to let customers have special experiences, especially when visiting Singapore by allowing them to participate in art workshops. This makes traveling in Singapore more meaningful.

Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio

Visual Arts Centre exterior

Visual Arts Centre provides customisation of art and cultural programmes for:

  1. Urban Sketching
  2. Batik Painting
  3. T-Shirt Painting
  4. Acrylic Painting
  5. Tote Bag Painting
  6. Silk Scarf Painting
  7. Graffiti Spray Painting
  8. Chinese Ink Painting

The Visual Arts Centre Visual Arts Centre is Singapore’s premier arts recreational centre with rotating exhibitions, art activities and programmes free for public admission and a professional art studio offering various art courses for training and workshop.

Dedicated to curating art-related programs that enrich the impression of Singapore in travel experiences by integrating art elements. Through workshops, exhibitions, and interactive installations, we aim to offer visitors memorable encounters with Singapore’s vibrant art scene while fostering the creation of meaningful souvenirs. We look forward to the possibility of collaborating with you in the future to further enhance these initiatives.

You may contact us at 62550711 on Whatsapp or email us at [email protected].

Our workshops typically span 2 to 3 hours but we are open to discuss the hours to accommodate your schedule.


1) Urban Sketching

Expect to roam bustling streets, capturing architectural wonders and lively scenes with every stroke of the pen. From serene parks to bustling markets, urban sketching offers a unique perspective on Singapore’s vibrant life and culture.

2) Batik Painting

Expect to immerse yourself in vibrant colours and intricate patterns as hot wax meets fabric, creating unique designs with each brushstroke. From floral motifs to geometric shapes, batik painting allows for endless creativity and expression.

3) T-Shirt Painting Design

T-shirt painting in Singapore is a vibrant fusion of art and fashion, where creativity knows no bounds. Expect to unleash your imagination as plain fabrics transform into personalized works of wearable art. From bold graphics to intricate designs, t-shirt painting offers a canvas for self-expression like no other.

4) Acrylic Painting

Expect to experiment with bold strokes and rich textures as you bring your imagination to life on canvas. From abstract masterpieces to realistic landscapes, acrylic painting offers endless possibilities for artistic expression.

5) Tote Bag Painting 

Tote bag painting in Singapore is a delightful blend of creativity and functionality, where everyday accessories become unique works of art. Expect to unleash your imagination as plain canvas transforms into personalized masterpieces. From bold patterns to intricate designs, tote bag painting offers a canvas for self-expression like no other.

6) Silk Scarf Painting

Expect to indulge in the soft texture of silk as vibrant colors blend seamlessly, creating exquisite designs. From intricate patterns to flowing motifs, silk scarf painting allows for endless possibilities in wearable art.

7) Graffiti Spray Painting

Graffiti spray painting in Singapore offers an electrifying journey into urban artistry, where creativity thrives on city walls. With aerosol cans in hand, transform blank spaces into dynamic works of self-expression, from intricate stencils to free-flowing murals.

8) Chinese Ink Painting

In Singapore, Chinese ink painting offers a tranquil escape into tradition, capturing nature’s essence with every stroke. Join us for immersive workshops and exhibitions to experience this ancient art form amidst the city’s vibrant energy.


Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio

Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio

10 Penang Road,
#01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green,
Singapore 238469

Visual Arts Centre MacPherson studio & Gallery location interior space

Macpherson Art Studio

140 Paya Lebar Road,
#03-04 AZ@ Paya Lebar Building,
Singapore 409015

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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.