Visual Arts Centre

If you have grown up your whole life with a big family, it is the norm to have group party activities that accommodate everyone. That may include multiple parties and endless amount of food, usually ending up with a loud and big toast. Such big events sound fun and amazing but it also comes with much expectations, dealing with many vendors, liaising with many relatives and having activities and food that will suit everyone’s taste (or at least the majority).

There are many ways to make celebrations and parties fun without having to burn a hole in your pocket or tear down the whole function room. All you have to do is to think out of the box and not limit your celebration venue to clubs, condo function rooms, relatives porch or even bbq pit under your HDB flats!

Interested to find out what more can be done to make your parties extraordinary? Let us introduce some of our favourite group party activities!

1. Creative Art Jamming (as a group)

 

This  group party activity is far from mundane! Forget about the artistic film that you have watched before in the past where the rich will be in solitude and painting the most depressing painting ever. This creative art jamming is meant to hype the whole group up with challenges and obstacles along the way! Whether it is a small group of 15 people or a large group of extended families and friends of 75 pax, art Jamming would surely bring more laughter and delight into your life At the end of it all, your whole group can either decide to:

  • Choose a common theme and paint something related to the theme, individually
  • Choose a common theme/vision and come up with a individual paintings that in the end, when pieced together, forms a beautiful mural painting

What to expect in Creative Art Jamming?

 

Visual Arts Centre

Duration: 2 – 2 and 1/2 hour

What is provided:

  • Hassle free – no liaising with different vendors (everything will be planned and accounted for!)
  • Venue is sourced for (in the comfort of our cozy studio or big and spacious gallery, both within the green oasis of Dhoby Ghaut Green or external venue – depends on availability!)
  • All materials provided – including paint, canvases, brush, aprons, easels
  • Amazing environment – with good background music
  • Trained and friendly facilitators
  • Light refreshment and drinks will be included (should you need catering of food, do let us know and we can arrange for that as well!)

Outline of Art Jamming Sessions:

  • You and your friends will be the one to decided the theme of the party, the theme of the art jamming!
  • We will then prepare accordingly the reference pictures needed (or you can make it challenge and have you and your friends pick the theme on the day itself and think on the spot!)
  • Materials e.g size of canvas will range from 30x30cm for individuals or 50x60cm for 4-6ppl/group beforehand
  • On the day itself, get ready to be enjoy some good background music and happy facilitators that will guide you through the art jamming period and also learn some much needed brush and painting techniques
  • At the end of the day, bring back your masterpiece and head home with a new found talent/ interest

If one session of creative art jamming got you itching for more, join us for our oil painting or acrylic painting art lessons here at Visual Arts Centre! Do contact us at 6255 0711 or drop us an email at [email protected] for more information.

2. Chinese Ink Painting

 

Want to learn one of the most traditional form of oriental art? Join us for a session of therapeutic chinese ink painting and be equipped with basic knowledge of chinese ink painting e.g correct way to hold the brush and also learn how to draw some simple auspicious motifs e.g koi fish, gold fish, sparrow and plum blossom.

What to expect in Chinese Ink Painting?

 

Duration: 2 – 2 and 1/2 hour

What is provided:

  • Hassle free – no liaising with different vendors (everything will be planned and accounted for!)
  • Professional chinese ink painting instructor
  • Venue is sourced for (in the comfort of our cozy studio or big and spacious gallery, both within the green oasis of Dhoby Ghaut Green or external venue – depends on availability!)
  • All materials provided – including ink, mounted cardboard (and/or scrolls), brush, aprons,
  • Amazing environment – with good background music
  • Trained and friendly facilitators
  • Light refreshment and drinks will be included (should you need catering of food, do let us know and we can arrange for that as well!)

Outline of Chinese Ink Painting Sessions:

  • It is advisable to choose the materials you would want take home after this session. Each of you can bring back a mounted cardboard with your painting on top OR groups of 5-6 can share a scroll and paint on it together!
  • We will then prepare the reference pictures needed. (You can choose what the theme/ subject you would like to learn how to paint e.g koi fish, gold fish, lotus, birds etc).
  • There will be live demonstrations by the chinese ink painting instructor himself
  • There will also be practise rice papers for you to get a hold of the brush and also get the feel of the paper and the brush on the paper.
  • Our friendly chinese ink painting instructor will go around to help you out if you are not sure what to do!
  • After ample time to practise, you will be completing the final masterpiece either on a mounted carboard or a scroll, along with your friends or relatives.
  • On the day itself, get ready to be enjoy some good background music and happy facilitators that will guide you through the art jamming period and also learn some much needed brush and painting techniques
  • At the end of the day, bring back your masterpiece and head home with a new found talent/ interest

Should you or your other friends or family members still fancy learning chinese ink painting, fret not! Visual Arts Centre has recently started a brand new class for chinese ink painting for both adults and kids! Contact us at 6255 0711 or drop us an email at [email protected] to find out more information!

3. Nude Life/ Portrait Drawing Sessions 

 

What to expect in Nude Life/ Portrait Drawing Sessions?

Duration: 2 and 1/2 hour

What is provided:

  • Hassle free – no liaising with different vendors (everything will be planned and accounted for!)
  • Professional instructor well versed in figure or portrait drawing
  • Model will be sourced for
  • Venue is sourced for (in the comfort of our cozy studio or big and spacious gallery. Both within the green oasis of Dhoby Ghaut Green OR external venue – depends on availability!)
  • All materials provided – including pencils, erasers, easels, papers
  • Amazing environment – with good background music
  • Trained and friendly facilitators
  • Light refreshment and drinks will be included. (Should you need catering of food, do let us know and we can arrange for that as well!)

Outline of Nude Life/ Portrait Drawing Sessions:

  • Settle down in studio along with your friends. You are free to bring along wine and food of your choice to pair it up with this unique workshop
  • The studio will be set up just right for the workshop, where all of you will be surrounding the model.
  • Model will either be doing some short poses or a long pose, with some breaks in between. During his/her pose, you will all be observing him/her facial features and/or details on his/her body.
  • On the day itself, get ready to be enjoy some good background music and happy facilitators that will guide you through the art jamming period and also learn some much needed brush and painting techniques
  • At the end of the workshop, bond over this new experience and bring back home the masterpieces you created that night!

4)Illustration Workshop Session

 

If you love line art and its contrast between thick and thin lines, we have customizable illustrations workshop for you and your friends! Choose a theme to illustrate such as botanics, animals, portrait etc and we will plan a relaxing and fun workshop for you! Learn how to use lines to portray depth, light and shadows of your chosen subject. Watercolour coloring of completed illustrations can be facilitated upon request!

Time/Duration: 2 -3hrs

Theme: customizable!

Illustration Workshop Session outline:

  • Settle down in studio with your friends and get comfortable, have a friendly chat with our instructors!
  • All materials including drawing art card paper, pencils, erasers and aprons will be provided! Light refreshments and drinks are complimentary.
  • You will be under the guidance of our professionally trained art instructor and friendly facilitator. Do not fret as you will be under good hands and produce beautiful artworks at the end of the session!
  • Bring home all of your masterpieces and bond over these new experience!

 

If you are still interested in learning how to draw and sketch well after this workshop, why not try out the Drawing and Sketching art course we have here at Visual Arts Centre? Do contact us at 6255 0711 or drop us an email at [email protected] for more information!

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.