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Teens Professional Intensive Bootcamp - Till August 2023 holidays (8 sessions)


Registrations are open for July – December holiday art classes for teenagers! Join Visual Arts Centre’s Holiday Professional Intensive Bootcamps on Drawing and Sketching / Acrylic and Watercolour painting mediums Pick up new art skills to brush up your techniques, learn new art mediums, experiment and cultivate your creativity during the school holidays!

All art materials provided and full professional teachers guidance is available!

For teens between 10 – 18 years old

At ages between 10 – 18 years old, students may have already cemented their interest in art or are even considering to pursue art deeper by applying to an art school. This would require a strong art portfolio with unique works that demonstrates their skills, creativity and artistic style. Thus, it will definitely help that they attend classes guided by experienced professionals to hone their skills and mastery on various art mediums.

At Visual Arts Centre, we provide students with opportunities to develop artistic knowledge and skills. We offer a full range of mediums for students to explore and learn with us and help them to release their creative juices and be independent in their learning.

Our Approaches:

We believe that each child learns at a different pace. Thus, each class will be conducted at your teen’s individual preferences and abilities. No workshop-style classes nor classroom styled teaching! Despite being in class with other students, your child will be taught according to their preferred mediums and will be given individual guidance by our professional instructors and studio assistants in regular intervals during the duration of each class.

This school holiday, we are offering two paths for teens interested in signing up for a Holiday Programme with us!

  1. Professional Intensive Drawing and Sketching Bootcamp [8 Sessions $698]
  2. Professional Acrylic and Watercolour Bootcamp [8 Sessions $798]

Professional Intensive Drawing and Sketching Bootcamp


What can you expect?

  • Beginner friendly sketching lessons on subjects like an apple or pear.
  • Progressively challenging and complex art references like landscapes or nature

During the course, students will:

  • Understand different tonal values
  • Practice shading techniques
  • Acquire observational skills
  • Understand composition, correct proportions and perspectives for still life drawing

A FREE drawing and sketching kit will be provided. After the 8 weeks, students will also bring home 4 of their artworks.

Professional Acrylic and Watercolour Bootcamp


What can you expect?

  • Beginner friendly painting lessons on simple landscapes or an arrangement of fruits.
  • Progressively challenging art references like landscapes or nature

During the course, students will:

  • Understand basic colour theory
  • Practice brush stroke and blending techniques
  • Acquire observational skills
  • Understand composition, correct proportions and perspectives for still life drawing

FREE art materials will be provided. After the 8 weeks, students will also bring home 2 of their artworks and a small acrylic study to improve on their skills.

Interested in any of the 2 courses above? Sign up now by purchasing the packages below!

This school holiday programme is a good platform for students to build up a small portfolio. It is also a good stepping stone to allow them to learn basic foundational techniques. These will go hand in hand with our Portfolio Preparation Course for DSA.

The Portfolio Preparation Course for DSA is perfect for students applying for local art academies such as Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) , LASALLE College of the Arts,  School of the Arts Singapore (SOTA), NUS, NTU or foreign art academies that requires them to prepare a personal art portfolio.

If your child wants to enter their ideal art school, they can add to their artistic talents and enter into the portfolio preparation course. We provide professional training that covers:

  • Basic drawing and sketching
  • Basic colour theory
  • 2D and 3D composition
  • Observational skills
  • Interview experience training

This Holiday Programme is also available for kids aged 7 – 9 years old. Click here to find out more!

For Any Enquiries, Please call or WhatsApp us at 62550711 or Email Us at [email protected]

Teens and Youths Professional Acrylic and Watercolour Bootcamp – Mar to Aug 2024 Holidays (8 sessions)
Location Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio
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Teens and Youths Professional Intensive Drawing and Sketching Bootcamp – Mar to Aug 2024 Holidays (8 sessions)
Location Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio
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Teens and Youths Professional Manga & Coloured Illustration 8 Sessions $698nett
Location Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio
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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.
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