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The Best Holiday Art Courses & Workshops For Kids & Teens In 2024 Have Arrived!

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Holiday Art Course for Kid and Teen Visual Arts Centre 2024
Holiday Art Course for Kid and Teen Visual Arts Centre 2024 schedule

Presenting 2024’s selection of best holiday art courses and workshops for kids and teenagers this June to August 2024 school holidays!

Visual Arts Centre’s Holiday Teens and Youth Art Immersion Course is the perfect programme for youths to explore new mediums and build up their foundational art techniques. This fully immersive holiday programme allows them to dip their toes into learning and practising art. Whether it is picking up a new hobby or getting a kickstart in building an Art Portfolio for an art school admission in the future, the Holiday Intensive Boot Camp Course for youth is perfect for them to hone their skills during the year-end school holidays. 

We offer a full range of mediums for youths to explore and learn with us! 

Our professional art courses are designed to be engaging and foster creativity in children and teenagers!

At Visual Arts Centre, we provide opportunities for teens and young art learners to develop artistic knowledge and skills through a range of media, forms and expressions. Students will be able to experience different mediums to elevate their creative juices and grow to be independent in their art learning.

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In this Youth Holiday Art Immersion Programme, explore up to  different types of mediums: drawing and sketching, acrylic Painting, watercolour painting, digital art, batik painting, graffiti, and Chinese ink painting.  

Open for registration

Open to 6-8 YO Kids and 10-18 YO teens

ART TRADITIONS

  • CHINESE INK PAINTING & CALLIGRAPHY 
  • ACADEMY DRAWING TRADITIONS

CHINESE INK PAINTING & CALLIGRAPHY

[6-8 YO Kids and 9-18 YO Teens] 
[2 Hours 4 Sessions] $280nett 

Gain an introduction to Chinese ink painting and calligraphy, with topics such as panda and bamboo, goldfishes and lotus, and birds and flowers through the workshop conducted over four sessions. Be equipped with skills and be immersed in this beautiful and classical art medium.

What can you expect?

  • Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting
  • Learning Brush and Colour Techniques
  • Practicing Chinese Characters
  • Exploring Themes and Subjects
  • Understanding Chinese Culture

ACADEMY DRAWING TRADITIONS

[9-18 YO Teens]
[4 Sessions] $280nett

Focused on traditional academy approach drawing techniques, this workshop seeks to pass on classical drawing methods and techniques to students. Great for foundation building, and those in need of a boost to drawing and sketching skills. 

What can you expect?

  • Introduction to Basic Drawing Techniques
  • Drawing from Observation
  • Exploration of Different Drawing Materials
  • Exploration on Creativity
  • Understanding Composition
  • Expressing Emotions and Ideas
Open for registration

Open to 6-8 YO Kids and 10-18 YO teens​

ART EXPLORATION & CREATIVITY

  • BATIK TALES
  • FUNK WITH GRAFFITI
  • COLOUR & TEXTURE WITH ACRYLIC AND COLLAGE
  • WORLD OF MANGA
  • FOUNDATION I DIGITAL ART

BATIK TALES

[9-18 Years Old Teens]
[2 Sessions] $140nett

This Batik Painting Workshop allows learners to learn batik painting and use creativity in design in coming up with unique motifs and patterns. Be guided to do Batik Tulis and gain an appreciation and practice in batik painting.

What can you expect?

  • Introduction to Batik culture, and the techniques of using wax and dye
  • Design planning with basic sketching and coloring techniques
  • Exposure to fabric dying 
  • A self-created unique batik works to take home

FUNK WITH GRAFFITI 

[6-8 YO Kids and 9-18 YO Teens] 
[2 Sessions] $140nett

Up your individuality and explore new urban art styles with graffiti. Create your tag and masterpieces. With all art materials provided, completed works will be brought home. In addition, learn to redecorate and repurpose an item of your choice – phone case, tote bag or a sneaker.

What can you expect?

  • Introduction to Graffiti art
  • Hands-on practices, including spray paint techniques and stencil making 
  • Personal style development and exploration
  • An engaging art experience

WORLD OF MANGA 

[6-8 YO Kids and  9-18 YO Teens]
[4 Sessions] $280nett

Embrace the spirit of draftsmenship as a vigorous process of practise shall provide an improved foundation in manga. Learn character drawing and design, manga character and background illustration and presentation with traditional mediums, both dry and wet. This is great as a foundation for teens passionate about manga and/or digital art character drawing.

What can you expect?

  • Introduction to Manga
  • Basic drawing techniques, including character design, face and expressions drawing, and body anatomy and poses
  • Basic drawing and sketching techniques
WORLD OF MANGA - Visual arts centre Singapore
WORLD OF MANGA - Visual arts centre Singapore

COLOR AND TEXTURE WITH ACRYLIC AND COLLAGE

[6-8 YO Kids / 9-18 YO Teens]
[4 Sessions] $280nett]

Learn all about color theory, painting and brushstroke techniques, and experiment with texture with paint and collage materials. Learn to compose a vivid artwork and explore semi-abstraction and a combination of texture and layers.

What can you expect?

  • Introduction to basic sketching knowledge, acrylic brush and color mixing techniques, color theory and principle
  • Creative expression and concept construction
COLOR AND TEXTURE WITH ACRYLIC AND COLLAGE Visual Arts Centre Singapore
COLOR AND TEXTURE WITH ACRYLIC AND COLLAGE - Visual Arts Centre Singapore

FOUNDATION IN DIGITAL ART

[9-18 YO Teens
[4 Sessions] $280nett

Learn digital art in this four sessions workshop. Practise to gain familiarity in using procreate functions. Acquire a foundation in digital art and be able to practise it on your own after the workshop. Two art projects of a character drawing and a landscape will be completed.

What can you expect?

  • Introduction to digital tools and software, including tool usage and software familiarization
  • Composition, and drawing fundamentals, and color theory
FOUNDATION IN DIGITAL ART - Visual Arts Centre Singapore
FOUNDATION IN DIGITAL ART - Visual Arts Centre Singapore
Open for registration

Open to 10-18 YO teens

PROFESSIONAL ART EXPLORATIONS

  • Holiday Drawing and Sketching Bootcamp
  • Holiday Acrylic & Watercolour Bootcamp
  • Holiday Outdoor Urban Landscape Sketching Course
  • Holiday Digital Art Bootcamp

The Teens and Youth Holiday Boot Camps aims to help youths explore the various mediums of art. By allowing them the opportunity to be in touch with different forms of art, they can discover a new hobby that is to their interest! All these while building up their creative minds we provide a safe space for them to fully explore their inner thoughts and creativity using art.

At Visual Arts Centre, we believe that each students learns at a different pace. Thus, the art class is conducted at individual student’s preference and abilities. The sessions will be taught according to their preferred mediums and there will be individual guidance by our professional art instructors. 

1. Holiday Drawing and Sketching Bootcamp -[10 - 18 YO teens]

Professional Intensive Drawing & Sketching

Young art learners looking to advance their art learning during this holiday,  Holiday Drawing and Sketching Bootcamp is the perfect course for Teens and Youth aged 10 – 18 years old.

In this 8 sessions bootcamp, students will grasp and learn concepts and techniques taught in our professional Drawing & Sketching course!

All beginners are welcomed! At Visual Arts Centre Art Studio, we provide art instruction and guidance on drawing and sketching from a foundational level. The practice of Drawing and Sketching itself is therapeutic in nature and helps also cultivates patience, mental alertness, and perseverance.

All art materials will be provided!

Teens Art Exploration Holiday Class Schedule

What can you expect?

  • Progressive art references in terms of difficulty and complexity
  • Understand different tonal values
  • Learn basic theory of Drawing & Sketching, be familiar with the uses of sketching tools
  • Train your observation skills through still life drawing, understand the composition, correct proportions and perspectives of the still life.
Visual Arts Centre Explore different styles of drawing
Explore different styles of drawing
Visual Art Centre Learn fundamental techniques of drawing and sketching Art Exploration Series – Youth Holiday Classes Drawing and Sketching
Learn fundamental techniques of drawing and sketching

2. Holiday Acrylic Painting & Watercolour Bootcamp

Holiday bootcamp for Professional Acrylic & Watercolour Painting for teens and youth

Young art learners looking to advance in their art learning during this holiday,  Professional Intensive Boot Camps – Acrylic & Watercolour is the perfect course for Youth age 10 – 18 years old.

In this Intensive boot Camp of 8 sessions, students will grasp and learn concepts and techniques taught in our Professional Acrylic or Watercolour painting course!

You will be exposed to the types of brushes to use and basic watercolour and acrylic techniques such as colour blending

This course is beginner friendly, our professional art instructors will guide you through your work using the same painting methods and techniques from both acrylic and oil painting to make up your very own masterpiece.

All art materials are provided!

Teens Art Exploration Holiday Class Schedule

What can you expect?

  • Progressive art references in terms of difficulty and complexity
  • Beginner-friendly painting lessons of simple landscapes or an arrangement of fruits
  • Practice blending techniques
  • Understand colour theory and mixing
  • Train your observation skills through still life drawing, understand the composition, correct proportions and perspectives of the still life
Student doing still life watercolour painting
Visual Arts Centre Student doing animal acrylic painting
Student doing animal acrylic painting
Holiday Bootcamp on Acrylic Painting & Watercolour Painting
Visual Arts Centre Young Teen learning Still Life with Watercolour
Young Teen learning Still Life with Watercolour
Art Exploration Series – Youth Holiday Classes Drawing and Sketching
Learn fundamentals of Watercolour Painting!

3. Holiday Outdoor Urban Landscape Sketching Bootcamp

Profesional Outdoor Urban Landscape Sketching Course

This is a guided course by our professional instructor and we will also be going outdoors to capture different life subjects such as trees, bushes and architecture. All art materials will be provided for this course and is suitable for learners from the age of 8 years and above with varying levels of experience!

How will the Bootcamp be conducted?

  • Bootcamp will be conducted at Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio. 
    • Our professional Art Instructor will be guiding the kids and teens mostly in the classroom, there will also be stipulated outdoor-time (30-60mins) along the scenic view near the Dhoby Ghaut VAC Art Studio such as Fort Canning, Istana Park and National Museum Singapore.
  • Kids and Teens are recommended to bring their very own hats, insect repellent and water bottles.

In this course, you will learn the following:

  • Perspective in urban sketching. You’ll learn about one-point, two-point, and three-point perspectives and how to apply them to accurately represent buildings and streets in your sketches.

  • Composition and Framing learn about how to create dynamic and interesting compositions and capture different types of landscapes

  • Urban scenes are full of urban elements and details. You’ll study different techniques to draw buildings, windows, doors, street signs to add life and authenticity to your sketches.

  • Introduction of sketching techniques and skills to express different textures and elements.

Location: Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Studio. We will be moving to Fort Canning Park to do outdoor live sketching!

Fees: $65nett/pax (ala carte) | $240nett/pax (4 sessions)

 

*With all art materials included (sketching paper, pencil, eraser, pen, paper, watercolour, coloured markers, paint brushes, board)

Young teen learning Urban Sketching!
Young teen learning Urban Sketching! at Visualartscentre Singapore
Young teen learning Urban Sketching!

4. Holiday Digital Art Bootcamp

What is Digital Painting?

Digital painting refers to the process of creating artwork using digital tools and software. It involves using a digital drawing tablet or a computer with specialised design software such as Adobe Photoshop, Procreate, or Clip Studio Paint, which offers a wide range of brushes, colours, and other digital tools.

This professional technical digital painting knowledge would help students to create complex and detailed digital artwork. By understanding the combination of artwork and landscape design, students will create artworks that are more realistic and appealing. Digital software application skills will help students to have a head start on their dreams to embark a career in the creative industry. With these advanced technologies, students are able to hone their digital painting knowledge and techniques to prepare for future careers in digital art painting and design. 

What can you expect?

  • Beginner friendly sketching lessons on digital characters, cartoons or animals with background
  • Subject matters that you will engage in during the sessions
    • Sketching Anatomy (character – facial, body, male/female)
    • Stylisation of characters (male/ female and costume)
    • Creating good compositions – drawing dynamic scenes

During the course, students will:

  • Learn to draw basic human anatomy – and balancing of proportion.
  • Gain observational skills on composition, correct proportions and perspectives of the art reference 
  • Understand colour theory and mixing

Please be reminded to bring along your own digital device.

Teen learning Digital Art
Professional Digital Painting Course at Visualartscentre Singapore
Teen learning Digital Art

Basic tools required for this digital painting workshop includes the following:

  1. Either Procreate or relevant Adobe softwares (eg. Adobe Illustrator) and relevant digital tools
  2. Laptop + Drawing Tablet (Wacom/Huion etc.) 
  3. Ipad with Apple Pencil/Pencil with pen pressure
  4. Any smart tablet with pencil with pen pressure

Pen pressure is crucial in creating good digital art, as it gives you the option of defining the thickness and heaviness of each stroke as if you are using a real brush! This adds the feeling of depth to your work, making it more impressive.

Softwares that you can use:

Laptop users – Free softwares like Krita or MediBang Paint works fine. If you have the budget, Photoshop would be the best choice.

Ipad users – Free softwares like Adobe Fresco or Clip Studio works fine. If you have the budget, Procreate will be the best choice.

*Art materials and tools will not be provided for this workshop.

If you are considering kick-starting in doing artwork for a portfolio submission during this Holiday programme, Click Here for more info! 

Our holiday art programme would provide a good platform to build up a small portfolio and a good stepping stone to allow them to learn basic foundational techniques and advanced according to their level. These art training will go hand in hand with our Art Portfolio Preparation ( Process) Course for DSA or Diploma or university admission.

The Art Portfolio Preparation Course is perfect for students applying for local art academies such as School of the Arts Singapore (SOTA), or Fine Arts by Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), Lasalle College of Arts, National University of Singapore (NUS), School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) course offered by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) or foreign art academies like University of Arts London (UAL) that requires students to prepare a personal art portfolio collection that reflect their good foundation in art and creative idea.

If your child wants to enter their ideal art school, they can add to their artistic talents and enter the DSA Art Specialty Program. Visual Arts Centre provides these training courses. These courses includes theory, basic to advanced drawing and sketching training, colour training, painting, three-dimensional composition courses, creative training, interview experience training and other preparation courses.

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Registration & Fees

The art courses are only available at our Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio.

Chinese Ink Painting & Calligraphy (4 Sessions)
$280nett
Location Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio
Validity
4 Weeks
Academy Drawing Traditions (4 Sessions)
$280nett
Location Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio
Validity
4 Weeks
Batik Tales (2 sessions)
$140
Location Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio
Validity
2 Weeks
Funk With Graffiti (2 sessions)
$140
Location Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio
Validity
2 Weeks
Colour & Texture With Acrylic and Collage (4 sessions)
$280
Location Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio
Validity
4 Weeks
World of Manga (4 sessions)
$280
Location Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio
Validity
4 Weeks
Foundation in Digital Art (4 sessions)
$460
Location Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio
Validity
4 Weeks

You will be redirected to the workshop registration page to fill in your enrollment details after you make payment. By clicking “Buy This Package”, you agree with our terms and conditions. Do note that there is no refund for signups.

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.