14 Kids Art Classes In Singapore To Foster Creativity In Your Child
All parents recognise the value of instilling creativity in their children, and yet it is often easier said than done. In fact, creativity is not an inborn talent as is often thought to be, but a skill which can be cultivated in your child. Us at The Noteway Art Studio hope to shed some light on how to embark on this journey with your child.
It has been shown that children exposed to arts and crafts are able to think “out of the box”, allowing them to figure out more creative ways of problem-solving. Even better, childhood engagement in the creative arts has been found to be positively correlated to success in later life! After hearing all these benefits that exposure to the arts can bring to your child, why not sign him/her up for art classes where they can let their imagination run wild?
1. White Canvas Studio
White Canvas Studio is another great option to get your child into arts and crafts. As an art school, they offer a variety of lessons and workshops sure to get your kids’ arts juices flowing.
Now with the June Holidays just round the corner, they have curated a range of activities for both you and/or your child! From painting on tote bags and foam printing, to making clay door-tags and a 2-day DIY planter camp, there is no shortage of fun and creative projects for your child to pour their energy into. Furthermore, they offer either a one-lesson or three-lessons trial package for your child to give it a try. Gather more of their friends together to enjoy a greater discount!
Address: 229A Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574361
Phone: 6560 5021 / 8161 4617
2. Abrakadoodle Arts Studio
An internationally established studio with 6 locations just in Singapore alone, Abrakadoodle Arts Studio is sure to satisfy your kids’ art needs.
Abrakadoodle embraces “process art”, which means that kids learn best when they take the creative process of exploration into their own hands and make their ideas come to life. They offer an array of arts programmes like art classes for kids, summer and holiday art camps, art parties and many more. Their art classes encompass children from all ages, so you can choose for your child to attend the Toddler, Elementary or Preschool Art Class depending on his/her age. Not only that, they even have speciality art classes to provide children with the opportunity to focus on one aspect of art, like painting, drawing, design or history. Also be on the lookout for their art camps which always have a fun theme like the circus or safari!
Address: 10 Jalan Serene #01-09/10 Serene Centre, Singapore 258748 (Bukit Timah Studio)
Phone: 6763 9219
3. brave new worlds
As the name suggests, brave new worlds explores important themes so that kids can understand themselves better and be able to discuss world issues and their roles in society. These themes include self-identity, culture and history, dreams and imagination, natural environment, and social environment. They also encourage the kids to be a part of the local arts scene through excursions, artist visits and the use of local artworks in their curriculum. With their unique “5E approach” in teaching, they aim to make abstract philosophical themes more accessible, developing both the children’s critical and creative thinking skills.
Brave new worlds offers studio classes at both of their two home studios (Holland Village and Jalan Kuras), as well as a series of art camps during the school holidays. A trial class suitable for all ages can be arranged at S$25, before deciding if you’d like your child to embark on a 5 to 10-week long art module where they will learn to use art to think and express themselves.
Address: 56 Jalan Kuras, Singapore 577743 (Jalan Kuras Studio)
Phone: 8486 6758
4. Visual Arts Centre
Built by the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore, Visual Arts Centre is located in the heart of the Dhoby Ghaut Arts & Heritage precinct, a major tourist destination for the arts and culture scene in Singapore. Just minutes away from several major art institutions, museums and schools, it is the perfect place for your child to immerse in the arts.
They offer various art courses and holiday art camps, including a brand new kids art immersion course every Sunday afternoon. This course is split into 3 different age groups, so your child will receive the best learning experience suited to him/her! It covers a variety of different but equally exciting art techniques, such as creative drawing and painting, Chinese calligraphy and painting, and 3D-clay sculpting. Furthermore, it allows you some flexibility in your scheduling as you only have to complete the 12 sessions within 20 weeks from the date of registration.
Address: Visual Arts Centre, 10 Penang Road, #01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green, Singapore 238469
Phone: 6255 0711 / 6733 2155
5. Art Senze
Art Senze is a home-based art studio located just a stone’s throw away from Kangkar LRT Station. Art Senze was created with the mission of providing an individualised art programme for each and every student that is catered to their learning needs and pace. Situated in a cosy home space, this is the best learning environment for your child to develop their love for art, as well as hone their artistic skills.
Art Senze offers an art extensive programme which aims to expose students to a variety of art styles and mediums, while their art elective programme allows students to focus on and build a strong foundation in a specific art medium. Besides that, they often roll out a bunch of exciting art workshops for both kids and adults alike! This June Holiday, they have a series of 2-3 hour workshops that you can sign up with your child for, like Detective Pikachu Soft Pastel Workshop and Watercolour Chibi Avengers Workshop. What better way to bond with your child and do something fun and different together?
Address: 3 Sengkang East Avenue, Riversound Residence, Singapore 544813
Phone: 8198 2762
6. Fun with Artz
Fun with Artz is a company specialising in Arts Education that provides fun and educational workshops to people of all ages. Their instructors are highly qualified and have had years of experience as school educators, so you can be assured to leave your child in their good hands! Alternatively, you may join your child in the workshops and have a meaningful time spent learning and exploring together.
Fun with Artz offers very novel art workshops, with a highlight being miniature food-making workshops. Yes, you heard me right. Take home a miniature version of your favourite local delicacy – miniature roti-prata, bak chor mee, satay, laksa, and more! However, do note that there is an age requirement of 8-9 years for these workshops. But not to fear, for there are a whole bunch of other workshops for a variety of age groups that you and/or your child can choose from. These include notebook making, 3D-character clay modelling, face masks making, pencil case art and more. Classes are held in their home-based studio, providing a comfortable learning environment for their students. You won’t go wrong by signing up for one of their workshops!
Address: 9 Canberra Drive, One Canberra, Singapore 768070
7. My Art Studio
My Art Studio believes that art is a lifelong journey that starts from young, which is why they are committed to providing a premium experiential art education for children that emphasises learning through creativity.
My Art Studio offers art classes for children between 3-12 years old, with a different specialised focus for each age group. Classes are split into introductory, fundamental, inventive and innovative levels depending on your child’s age, and all lessons focus on developing children’s IQ, EQ and CQ. A trial session can be easily arranged by giving them a call! In light of the June Holidays, they are also offering an art programme from 3rd-28th June which allows you to pick which sessions to go for. Each 3-hour session costs $60, but you get to enjoy greater discounts when you sign up for more!
Address: Serangoon Garden, 14C Kensington Park Road, Singapore 557265
Phone: 6737 3760
8. Artz Graine
Artz Graine Art Studio is a leading art studio that emphasises on self-exploration, thereby encouraging their students to discover their own unique identity and self-expression through learning.
They offer a variety of classes that cater to many different age groups, such as the “Millet” class for 3-4 year olds, “Flint Corn” class for 5-7 year olds, “Rye” or “Digital Rye” classes for 8-12 year olds, “Marquis” class for 13-19 year olds, and “Flaxseed” class for 19 years and above. Each class has a different focus to best inspire and ignite your child’s learning, and you can even choose to register for a trial lesson on their website. We also can’t forget the 3 June Holiday workshops that they offer – Toy-mation, Toy Figurine and Toy Illustration! There are a limited number of spots available for each session so don’t hesitate to sign up now!
Address: Blk 4 Queen’s Road, #02-107, Singapore 260004
Phone: 6475 7688
9. Utter Studio
Utter Studio is an art school dedicated to maximising their students’ engagement and learning to the fullest. This June holiday, they have 4 exciting workshops lined up for your child! They are “Sushi Fiesta” for ages 5 and up, “Earth Hour” and “Rainbow Forest” for ages 7 and up, and “The Great Wave” for ages 8 and up. Each and every one of these workshops are sure to excite your child and be an eye-opening experience for them. Seats are filling up fast so what are you waiting for?
Address: 18A Jalan Kelulut, Singapore 809035
Phone: 6612 0508
UniqArts lives up to their name by offering unique art courses which incorporate art therapy techniques that aim to aid the child’s creative self-expression, self-esteem, self-confidence and relationship with others. They also offer specialised art courses for your child to focus on their favourite art form, be it manga anime, comic art, chinese brush painting, clay work, caricature art, or more!
Address: 50 East Coast Road #02-32, Roxy Square Shopping Center 1, Singapore 428769
Phone: 8125 4293 / 8223 5893
11. Atas Workshops
Atas Workshops is a well-established company which aims to provide arts and crafts workshops for people from all walks of life – emphasising both the learning and fun!
Their workshops offered are more suitable for older children, and include terrarium-making, resin jewellery making, polymer clay earrings making and embroidery. Not only are they fun and unique DIY crafting activities, your child gets to take home a little souvenir after. Feel free to head on over to their website to check out their intricate handmade jewellery for sale!
Address: 183 Jalan Pelikat, #01-71, The Promenade@Pelikat, Singapore 537643
Phone: 9770 0808
12. Little Art Connoisseur
Little Art Connoisseur has a big heart for spreading their quality art education to students of all ages. They allow you to choose from one of four class types – workshops, courses, personalised lessons or drop-in lessons at your convenience.
While they have an expansive curriculum for their adult art classes and workshops, they haven’t forgotten the little ones! They offer a broad range of art classes for 2-4 year olds, 5-6 year olds, 7-9 year olds, 10-12 year olds, 13-16 year olds, as well as classes for drawing and acrylic painting.
Address: 333 Kreta Ayer Road, #02-34, Singapore 080333
Phone: 9010 2279
13. The Amazing Art Shuttle
The Amazing Art Shuttle is a vibrant art education company that strives to help children in Singapore get in touch with their creative, artistic side! With the tagline, “We bring the world of Creativity closer to your child,” you can rest assured that your child will discover and learn so much more about themselves and the world around them that they didn’t before. With 8 conveniently located studios around Singapore, you are sure to find one near your area.
They offer “Little Artists” classes for 3.5 to 7 year-olds and “Amazing Artists” classes for ages 7 and up. “Little Artists” exposes your young ones to drawing using shapes and lines, as well as to various art forms like watercolour, oil pastels and clay. “Amazing Artists” allows your older children to learn more in-depths that will fuel their creativity, such as drawing from realism, independent drawing, understanding perspective and proportion, and more. Abstract art concepts are also introduced to them in accessible ways. The Amazing Art Shuttle believes in helping children transform into happy, creative and expressive all-rounders. What more could you want for your child?
Address: 261 Waterloo Street, #03-33 Waterloo Centre, Singapore 180261 (Main Office)
Phone: 6909 0821 / 9028 9033 / 9841 2308
14. Your Home!
My home? Did I hear that right? Yes, you did!
While art studios are great and all, there are many highly qualified freelance art instructors who will travel right to your home to conduct art lessons for your child! What better environment for your child to learn in than in the comfort of your own home? Plus, you save on the time and money spent commuting, and get to check in on your child from time to time!
After reading this list of art schools, studios and instructors where you can take your child to, we hope you’ve found one that speaks to you!