Visual Arts Centre


Visual Arts Centre is an art institution supported by National Parks Board. Located conveniently above Dhoby Ghaut MRT station, Visual Arts Centre is part of the Arts & Heritage precinct. An accessible glasshouse  building surrounded by nature, come into our studio to experience a therapeutic drawing or painting session, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Learning art can be fun and exciting with Visual Arts Centre!


Look at our students in action!

Learn in a cosy studio environment!

If you are looking to learn oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolour or drawing and sketching, Visual Arts Centre has got you covered. Offering professional painting and drawing and sketching courses, Visual Arts Centre recruits passionate art students to join us in our lessons. Our art courses are conducted by dedicated art instructors, who will tailor your art experience uniquely to each student.

Our dedicated instructor doing a demo for our student.

Whether you’ve got prior art experience or not, our art lessons will help you improve and hone your artistic skills. With a wide range of mediums, feel free to explore and find out which medium suits you the best. Suitable for beginners and artists of all level of experience and age groups. With our dedicated art instructors, learning art would be an easy feat!

Our student with her beautiful completed oil painting piece!

All our lesson packages come with a comfortable validity period and with our flexible schedule, you will find it an ease to complete your sessions within the course duration. Kick start your artistic journey and learn at your own pace!

Our student with her completed watercolour painting of her favourite picture.

Furthermore, don’t fret about having to buy art materials! All our course fees include art materials. Enjoy a hassle-free experience when you learn with us.

Art Immersion Courses

Choose from all our mediums – drawing and sketching, watercolour, acrylic or oil painting.

Available in 12, 24 and 48 session packages.

Our young student working on her drawing and sketching piece, done from observation of our plaster cast.

In Visual Arts Centre, we offer you a flexible, fun and exciting art learning experience. With this art course, you will be able to pick up any medium of your preference, and switch into another, after you’ve completed a work in your preferred medium. Having this flexibility allows you to learn more than 1 medium, a course suitable for anyone who is looking to try out the different mediums or find for their medium of choice.

Professional Drawing and Sketching / Oil / Watercolour / Acrylic Courses

Drawing and sketching and Oil painting courses are available in 8, 12 and 24 sessions.

Watercolour courses are available in 12, 18 and 28 sessions.

Acrylic course is available in 8 sessions.

A beautiful painting of a plaster cast done with oil paints by our student!

Painting of a beach scenery done with acrylic paints by our student!


Portrait and Nude Life Workshops

Happening once every month on a Thursday evening, join us for a relaxing and therapeutic session of live drawing.


Live demonstration of figure drawing by our art instructor.

Live drawing can also be done using various mediums!

Kids Art Immersion Courses

Have little ones interested in learning art? Enrol them in our fun and exciting Kids Art Immersion courses.

Available in 12 and 24 session passes.

Our happy little ones with their work of art!

Children can try out sculpting as well! Learning how to turn something from 2D and 3D tests a child’s spatial awareness.


Located next to our cosy studio is the Visual Arts Centre Exhibition Gallery, a dedicated art space for international and local exhibitions of art and design. The exhibition gallery presents a spacious, open and comfortable space, with regular art exhibitions for our students and the public to enjoy.

Come and have a unique experience of the arts with us at Visual Arts Centre Exhibition Gallery!


Are you looking for something fun and exciting to do with your team? Visual Arts Centre offers you personalized, fun and enriching Art Jamming sessions! Come join us in this painting experience, a fun day of interaction and bonding with your colleagues! Learn the basics of drawing and painting through the art jamming sessions!

Try out something different with your colleagues, with our Chinese Ink painting art jamming sessions!

Creative team bonding art jamming with Visual Arts Centre!

Contact Us

Email:[email protected]

Phone:6255 0711 / 6733 2155

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

By MRT: Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station

By Bus: Bus Stop 08031 (Penang Road), Bus Stop 08057 (Orchard Road)

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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.