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ART COURSE - FOR YOUTHS/TEENS & KIDS

Professional Kids and Youth Holiday Art Immersion Course 2024

Unleash Your Inner Artist: Kids and Youth Holiday Art Adventure!

If you are looking for Holiday Art Classes for kids, look no further! Let your kids spend their holidays with us – pick up new art skills, learn new art mediums, experiment and cultivate their creativity!

Join Visual Arts Centre’s Holiday Kids and Youth Art Courses as a perfect programme for your child to explore new mediums and build up their foundational art techniques. This fully immersive holiday programme is suitable for children ages 7-11 and youths ages 12-18.

Allow your kids to dip their toes into learning and practising fine art. Whether it is to pick up a new hobby or to get a kick-start in building up an Art Portfolio for admission into an art school in the future, the Holiday Course for kids and youth is perfect to provide a quick and immersive experience in art!

Join Visual Arts Centre’s Holiday Kids and Youth Art Courses as a perfect programme for your child to explore new mediums and build up their foundational art techniques.

Our Holiday Art Immersion Course is packed with fun-filled themes to occupy your kid’s busy schedules this holiday!

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Art exploration

Professional art courses should never be boring. At Visual Arts Centre, we provide opportunities for your child to develop artistic knowledge and skills through a range of media, forms and expressions. Art Exploration is a 8 course programme where students will be able to experience different mediums to help elevate their creative juices and to grow to be independent in their learning.

We offer 3 mediums

Cost: $598

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Mediums for Art Exploration

 1. Kids Acrylic Painting – Kids Art Immersion Holiday Course 

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Allow your child to explore his/ her own inner thoughts and creativity!
You can even focus on 1 topic and create a variety of masterpieces as well.
For acrylic painting, your child can explore topics such as still life, landscapes & architecture, animals & nature, and fantasy & manga.

What can you expect?

  • Beginner-friendly painting lessons on simple colour theory and paintbrush techniques
  • Subject matters that you will engage in during the sessions
    • Painting simple graphic designs (animals, landscape, character)
    • Gradient background in landscape painting (sunset, twilight, sunset)
    • Still life observation painting (an arrangement of fruits – 1 to 3 items)

During the course, students will: 

  • Practice blending techniques
  • Gain observational skills on composition, proportions and perspectives of drawing
  • Understand colour theory and mixing using primary and secondary colours

All art materials are provided for FREE. After the 8 weeks, students will take home 2 of their artworks and a small acrylic study to help them further improve their skills.

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Visualartscentre kids students are creating their wonderful acrylic paintings
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Our kids students are creating their wonderful acrylic paintings!

Art Exploration Series – KIDS Holiday Art Course 8 Sessions - Visualartcentre
Art Exploration Series – KIDS Holiday Art Course 8 Sessions - Visualartcentre

Kids Class Schedule

Dhoby Ghaut Studio

Kids Art Exploration Acrylic Class Schedule

MacPherson Studio

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Holiday Creative Kids Art Immersion Course by Visual Arts Centre provides opportunities for children (aged 7-9 years) to develop artistic and practical creative knowledge and skills through a range of medium, forms and expressions. Students will be able to experience different media such as Acrylic under the guidance of our professional instructors!

Holiday Creative Kids Art Immersion Course takes on a unique learning approach that encourages children to think out of the box. The course takes the kids through a fun learning journey of discovery and creativity with a wide variety of themes being covered – from the arts to the sciences to geography to anything under their imagination – the world is their oyster to explore!

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Art Exploration Series – KIDS Holiday Art Course 8 Sessions - Visualartcentre

2. Kids Manga & Coloured Illustration – Kids Art Immersion Holiday Course 

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Does shading, shadows and highlights capture your child’s attention? If so, our Manga & Coloured Illustration, and Black and White Drawing and Sketching, is the perfect fit for your child!

Learn to express anime manga or their favourite mystical creatures through the medium of art.

Our is perfect for your child to dive into the world of fine art. It is perfect for those of you looking to help your child boost their portfolio with creative works or simply to find something fun for your child to do during the holidays!

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Children who start to draw at a young age are prone to draw humans in cartoon forms. Why not allow them to try our professional Manga Drawing course in Singapore? We cater to all beginners and children looking for improvement in their manga drawings. 

What can you expect?

  • Beginner friendly sketching lessons on anime characters, cartoons or animals
  • Subject matters that you will engage in during the sessions
    • Sketching Anatomy (character – facial, body, male/female)
    • Stylization of characters (male/ female and costume)
    • Creating storyboards – drawing interesting scenes for your characters 

During the course, students will:

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

All art materials are provided for FREE. After the 8 weeks, students will take home 4 of their independent art projects, which they can proudly display at home.   

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Kids Class Schedule for Manga

Dhoby Ghaut Studio

Kids Art Exploration Manga Class Schedule

MacPherson Studio

Kids Art Exploration Manga Class Schedule

With the demand in ever-changing skills required in the art industry, Visual Arts Centre Singapore introduces a Holiday Professional Manga Drawing Course where students would learn manga foundation,  manga drawing skills with digital drawing and painting techniques. Character drawing is crucial foundation for manga drawing. This includes portrayal of head proportion, facial expressions and hairstyle to head-body proportion, character body motion and more. Learn to observe and depict a character’s choice of fashion and its presentations. Learn to present perspectives through different situations and backgrounds. 

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We also provide Professional Manga Drawing & Digital Painting Course for Teenagers and Adults! 

Within the course objective, they will learn to draw human figure proportion, character dynamics, character drawing in digital form Computer Graphics Processing etc.

Beginners are welcome to join us as we provide guidance across all levels!

LearnManga Drawing with our professional Manga Drawing & Digital Painting course in Singapore! Convey your story through Manga and design your own characters. 

 (Click here to find out more!)

If your child is interested in any of the 2 courses above, sign up now by purchasing the packages below!

This school holiday, we are also offering Professional Intensive Bootcamps for teens between 10 – 18 years old. For teens who want to improve their mastery of essential art skills, do check out our Teens Professional Intensive Bootcamps below!

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Course Schedule for Art Exploration

Join our Holiday Immersion Courses for the March to June 2023 holidays today!
Our illustration in colour course is similar to drawing and sketching, but the difference – colours, colours, colours! Illustration makes use of colours to draw out and shade the chosen subject. Your child will learn the intricate details of highlights and shadows in this course!
Choose from 3 mediums – coloured pens, coloured markers and watercolour and learn how to draw still life, your favourite animals or even plants and landscape!

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Spend your holiday with us this holiday! Pick up new art skills, brush up your techniques, explore new art mediums, experiment & cultivate your creativity! Find us on Facebook as well!

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3. VAC X NTU ADM Workshop 1: Poster Design for Communication

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Unlock Your Creative Potential with our Poster Design for Communication Workshop. Ideal for aspiring artists and future design students aged 10+. Explore visual storytelling, master design principles, photography, digital tools, and unleash your artistic talents. Prepare for a future in the arts and design industry. Join us in fostering innovation, problem-solving, and artistic expression. 

Objectives
  1. Utilise image-making as a method to craft and frame stories for communication.
  2. Apply design thinking to design the communication of the image and stories.
  3. Immerse yourself in image-making and setting.
  4. Hone your skills in curation, editing, and refining the overall presentation of your poster masterpiece.
Time/Date:
25 January 2024
1.30pm-6pm, 1 hour break with lunch provided
Price: $180 per pax

4. VAC X NTU ADM Workshop 2: Super Sonic

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Join the Super Sonic Workshop by Visual Arts Centre x NTU ADM, hosted by NTU ADM lecturer Yeo Ker Siang. Explore the synergy of sound and visual art for meaningful design. Capture and transform everyday sounds into purposeful creations using recyclable materials. Unleash your creativity and enhance society through sound and visuals!

Objectives
  1. Uncover the synergy between sound and visual art.
  2. Apply design thinking to craft unique use cases.
  3. Immerse yourself in field documentation.
  4. Hone your skills in curation, editing, and refining the sounds, visuals, and overall presentation of your final masterpiece.
Time/Date:
28-29 December 2023
10am-5pm, 1 hour break with lunch provided
Price: $280 per pax

5. Holiday Bootcamp on Drawing & Sketching Course

Professional Intensive Drawing & Sketching
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Still-life observation drawing

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Teen completing her drawing and sketching cast work!

Young art learners looking to advance in their art learning during this holiday,  Professional Intensive Boot Camps – Drawing & Sketching is the perfect course for Teens and 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 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.

 

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
  • Understand Drawing & Sketching techniques and be introduced to various pencil strokes
  • Train your observation skills through still life drawing, understand the composition, correct proportions and perspectives of the still life 
 All art materials will be provided ! 
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Learn fundamental techniques of drawing and sketching

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Explore different styles of drawing

6. Holiday Bootcamp on Acrylic Painting & Watercolour Painting

Holiday bootcamp for Professional Acrylic & Watercolour Painting for teens and youth
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Student doing animal acrylic painting

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Holiday Bootcamp on Acrylic Painting & Watercolour Painting

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 beautiful artwork.

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
 All art materials will be provided ! 
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Young Teen learning Still Life with Watercolour

Art Exploration Series – Youth Holiday Classes Drawing and Sketching

Learn fundamentals of Watercolour Painting!

7. Professional Holiday Outdoor Urban Landscape Sketching Course

Profesional Outdoor Urban Landscape Sketching Course

This is a guided course with professional instructor guidance 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 be 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.
Teens Art Exploration Holiday Class Schedule

In this course, you will learn the following:

  • Understanding 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.
 
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Young teen learning Urban Sketching!

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)

8. Holiday Bootcamp on Digital Painting

Kids Holiday Art Exploration Courses at Visualartscentre Singapore

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 specialized software such as Adobe Photoshop, Procreate, or Clip Studio Paint, which offers a wide range of brushes, colours, and other digital tools.

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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 in creative industries. With these advanced technologies, students are able to upskill their digital painting knowledge and techniques to prepare for future careers in digital art painting and design industries. 

Teens Art Exploration Digital Art Class Schedule

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)
    • Stylization of characters (male/ female and costume)
    • Creating good compositions – drawing dynamic scenes

During the course, students will:

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

Please bring your own digital device (. After the 8 weeks, students will take home 4 of their independent art projects, which they can proudly display at home.   

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 ect.) 
  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 pencil! 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! 

At Visual Arts Centre, 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 one-to-one individualised guidance by our professional instructors and studio assistants in regular intervals during the duration of each class.

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 want to enter their ideal art school, they can add to their artistic talents and enter the DSA Art Specialty Program. Visual Arts Centre provides 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.

Our Location
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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!

Visual arts Centre Macpherson kids holiday

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!

Our Schedule
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Registration & Fees

The art courses are available at both our Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio and MacPherson Art Studio, please choose your preferred location.

Sustainable Creative Art
$160/pax
Location Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Studio
Validity
Only valid on workshop date and schedule stated.
Poster Design for Communication
$180/pax
Location Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Studio
Validity
Only valid on workshop date and schedule stated.
Teens and Youths Professional Digital Art Bootcamp – Mar to Aug 2024 Holidays (8 sessions)
$$798
Location Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio
Validity
8 Weeks
4 sessions – Holiday Urban Sketching Bootcamp 4堂户外城市写生课程
$240
Location Visual Arts Centre MacPherson Art Studio
Validity
5 weeks
1 session – Holiday Urban Sketching Bootcamp (Kids & Youth)​ 1堂户外城市写生课程
$65
Location Visual Arts Centre MacPherson Art Studio
Validity
2 weeks
Teens and Youths Professional Intensive Drawing and Sketching Bootcamp – Oct to Dec 2023 Holidays (8 sessions)
$698
Location Visual Arts Centre MacPherson Art Studio
Validity
8 Weeks
Teens and Youths Professional Acrylic and Watercolour Bootcamp – Oct to Dec 2023 Holidays (8 sessions)
$798
Location Visual Arts Centre MacPherson Art Studio
Validity
8 Weeks
4 sessions – Holiday Urban Sketching Bootcamp 4堂户外城市写生课程
$240
Location Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio
Validity
5 weeks
1 session – Holiday Urban Sketching Bootcamp (Kids & Youth)​ 1堂户外城市写生课程
$65
Location Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio
Validity
2 weeks
Teens and Youths Professional Acrylic and Watercolour Bootcamp – Mar to Aug 2024 Holidays (8 sessions)
$798
Location Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio
Validity
8 Weeks
Kids’ Manga & Coloured Illustration Course (8 sessions)
$580
Location Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio
Validity
8 Weeks
Kids’ Manga & Coloured Illustration Course – Oct to Dec Holidays (8 sessions)
$580
Location Visual Arts Centre MacPherson Art Studio
Validity
8 Weeks
Kids’ Acrylic Painting Art Immersion Course – Oct to December 2023 Holidays (8 sessions)
$698
Location Visual Arts Centre MacPherson Art Studio
Validity
8 Weeks
Kids’ Acrylic Painting Art Immersion Course (8 sessions)
$698
Location Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio
Validity
8 Weeks
Teens and Youths Professional Intensive Drawing and Sketching Bootcamp – Mar to Aug 2024 Holidays (8 sessions)
$698
Location Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio
Validity
8 Weeks

All sessions are to be completed within the course duration stated. No refunds are provided for any courses/workshops/lesson purchased. Further extension of course validity of up to one month only may be provided with proof of overseas travel, hospitalization/medical certificate.

The course package(s) is/are valid within the stated date of registration. Each session under the adult and teenager course package is 2 hours 15 minutes. Visual Arts Centre reserves the right to reject/reschedule your lesson if you are late. Visual Arts Centre reserves the right to cancel/reschedule/postpone any course/session without prior notice. In the event that the course is unable to proceed due to unforeseen circumstances, a full refund of the fees will be provided. The registrant/guardian of the registrant indemnifies and holds Visual Arts Centre and/or its staff harmless from any losses sustained from any activity within the premises of Visual Arts Centre, including personal injury/loss or damages to property.

You will be redirected to the workshop registration page to fill in your enrolment 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.

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