Whether you’ve got a budding Picasso or simply want to keep messy paint out of the house, here’s our roundup of art classes for kids in Singapore!
From painting to pottery, drawing to decoupage, these kids’ art classes let kiddos explore their creativity. Making art simply for the sake of art is absolutely wonderful, but it’s also been shown to help kids with motor skills, language development, spatial awareness, decision making and so much more. Whether you’re looking to help your energetic toddler burn off some excess energy, or you want to encourage your primary schooler’s burgeoning talent, there are plenty of fab kids’ art classes in Singapore to explore.
Guided by experienced artists, ARThaus programmes tailor-made kids art classes for children between the ages of 5 to 16 to cultivate their creativity while helping them build confidence in art. ARThaus runs special five-day workshops throughout the year, customised perfectly to allow kids to pursue their medium of choice. One-to-one private art tutoring is also available for those who prefer a more individualised experience.
901A Bukit Timah Road Singapore, Singapore 589619, Tel: (+65) 9023 0458 (Carolyn), www.arthaus.com.sg
Little Artists Art Studio
These two award-winning fine arts studios offer kids art classes on the East Coast. Kids art classes here cater to kiddos from 2.5 years of age and up (each age group is separated with the oldest being 8.5 – 17 year-olds in the Budding Artists Program). Little Artists Art Studio is among Singapore’s leading centres for fine arts learning and contemporary events. For kids who are serious about art and want to enter an arts school later, Little Artists Art Studio offers the Visual Arts Portfolio programme to support them on their journey. An impressive slate of qualified teachers from around the world lead students through a variety of mediums, including drawing and composition, watercolours, clay, plaster of Paris and much, much more. There is also an arts class for kids with mild special needs (dyslexia, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, learning difficulty, language delay).
The Mandarin Gardens, No.15 Siglap Road (Commercial Complex), Singapore 448906
The Siglap Centre, 55 Siglap Road, Unit #02-18, Singapore 455871
Tel: (+65) 6449 0339 (General Enquiries) / (+65) 6449 0960 (Trials/Admissions) (Please call between Studio Hours: 11am – 7pm) or email [email protected], www.little-artists.com
The Art People
The Art People was started in 2011 by a team of fun and passionate art teacher who dreamed of inspiring young children through art, and has grown to four locations around the island today. The Art People employ The Artlytical Method® to provide specialised training in art as well as Animation and Game Design, and with the motto “No one should be deprived of learning” the school caters kids’ arts classes to both mainstream and special needs students. Along the way kiddos (aged 3-15 yrs old) build up fine motor skills, and gain both confidence and self-discipline through self-expression.
Locations in Ang Mo Kio, Beauty World, Jurong East & Tampines, Tel: (+65) 8222 8870, www.theartpeople.com.sg
Chalk n Pencils
Stoke the fires of your kids’ imaginations by getting them creative with art studio Chalk n Pencils. Kids’ art classes here explore both two-dimensional art like drawing, painting and printmaking as well as three-dimensional art of clay moulding and construction work. Teachers use Teaching for Artistic Behavior, a recognized choice-based art education approach to teaching art and classes are small with a great 1:8 teacher to student ratio so your kid will get lots of attention!
387 Joo Chiat Road #01-04 Singapore 427623, Tel: (+65) 9839 0979, www.chalknpencils.com
The Drawing Mint
With art classes for kids from the age of 4 all the way up to 16, The Drawing Mint is all about catering to each unique individual, specializing in – well – drawing out each child’s personality and style and encouraging them to create artworks that reflect their inner world. Through small group learning in its cosy, quiet and inspiring classroom space in River Valley, the studio’s chief aims are promoting independence, decision-making skills and a sense of reflection.
6 Mohamed Sultan Road, #02-01, Singapore 238956, www.thedrawingmint.com
The Fort Studios
No two children are the same, and at The Fort Studios they know that means no two artworks should ever be the same. Under the watchful eye of expert instructors who are practicing artists with a degree or Masters certification in fine arts, children ages 6 to 14 are challenged to think, talk and create as artists do. Along the way they create high-quality artworks while focusing on process, honing top-notch technical skills, and developing maturity, independence and confidence. We love the open-studio approach that encourages kids to be responsible for their own learning while allowing their artistic voices to be respected, valued and honoured. These kids art classes furnish students with artworks that meet the requirements for future portfolios at local art schools such as SOTA, and art elective programmes (AEP) in local secondary schools. A kids art class trial lesson is priced at $20; pay $160 for 4 lessons, or $300 for 8 lessons.Sign up for a 4- or 8-lesson set after your trial lesson and enjoy 10% off the regular price! Then if you complete all your lessons without missing a week you’ll receive 10% off your next 4- or 8-lesson set!
41 Kallang Pudding Road, #06-03A Golden Wheel Building, Singapore 349316, Tel: (+65) 9686 3919, www.thefortstudios.sg
Impressions Art Studio
We LOVE this open, airy space with heaps of DIY activities like paint-your-own ceramics, batik, canvas painting, and even glass fusing, along with their new art classes for kids aged 4 and up. With lots of natural light, it’s seriously hard not to feel inspired! The setting is also perfect for group activities like small birthday parties and team bonding.
Horsecity, 100 Turf Club Road, (Bungalow A), Singapore 287992 ,Tel: (+65) 9851 6267, www.impressionsartsg.com
Our Art Studio
Offering personalized art classes for kids from the age of 2.5 years old, Our Art Studio caters to each individual’s interests and pace of learning. We love the small class sizes and flexible timings – class packages are valid for a full year, and can even be shared between siblings! Students can choose from disciplines like acrylic/oil/watercolour and Chinese painting, along with sketching or clay. And teachers, all fine arts graduates themselves, are ace at helping students prepare their portfolios for entrance to art schools like SOTA. They also have an online art store, which is great for sourcing arts & crafts supplies for kid-friendly activities like slime, stickers, and air-dried modelling clay!Enjoy 5% off with no minimum spend when you use the promo code OAS5OFF. Free delivery for orders over $150!
#04-20 PLQ Mall, 10 Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 409057, Tel: (+65) 6908 3183
Abrakadoodle with its many locations is all about letting little imaginations soar, with a big emphasis on encouraging kiddos to reach beyond and create art that is truly unique to them. Children don’t just gain an appreciation for art from around the world in these kids art classes, they get to experiment with various mediums like collage, sculpture, acrylic painting and much more!
Artary offers holistic and thoughtful art classes for kids 3.5 to 12 years old. Membership provides access to other studio activities and there are plenty of holiday options available too, including art jams and themed courses using games, stories and songs. Trial sessions are available if your child (or you) are keen to get messy before committing to a programme.
In addition to regular art classes for kids aged 4 and up, Artify on Jalan Sultan has a cool slate of one-off art jams for kids, with all materials and soft guidance provided, so little ones need only bring a healthy dose of imagination! They also pride themselves on their 1 art instructor to 4 little artists ratio to ensure plenty of personal attention.
Art Boot Camp
With themed programmes across three different sites, Art Boot Camp offers kids art classes for kids between 18 months to 17 years and offers experiences that encourage interactions with the environment. Each of their art studios has been designed to reflect this goal. Smalls can begin with Art Playdate classes, where each parent-tot combo can get stuck into some one-of-a-kind creativity, while older ones will learn about painting and drawing techniques, colour theory, perspective and many other art themes in their own drop-off art classes!
Art Zone is dedicated to interactive art classes for kids, with friendly teachers and packages available if you want to make it a regular gig for your little one (classes start from 4 years of age). With painting and drawing as the foundation of each kids art class, you can even opt to have your child’s art work framed at the end of each session.
Give your kiddos balanced exposure to a wide range of art media, skills, techniques, strategies and concepts at Inspired Arts! Their programmes include holiday camps, group classes, one-off ‘drop in classes’, parent and child sessions, pre-school sensory play and art exploration, and adult classes. Teachers focus on skills, concepts and engagement in students, valuing the creative process. This ensures children love art and have the chance to discover their creativity and grow in confidence.
Jay Jay Jolly
East Coast mamas love this fun crafts shop Jay Jay Jolly for its variety of hassle-free craft kits perfect for rainy stay-at-home afternoons. In addition to their range of environmentally friendly craft tools and supplies, they also hold fun-filled kids art classes and even do art-tastic birthday parties too!
Little Arts Academy
Little Arts Academy (Yishun Avenue and Northpoint Drive) offers kids art classes and camps for mini artists, with a range of options available for kids of all ages and abilities from the age of 6. There are lots of performing arts options, too.
Muzart Learming Centre
With more than 20 outlets across Asia and five in Singapore, award-winning art centre Muzart Learning Centre provides an extensive array of art courses for kids and adults. Classes are tailored to specific age groups, and the curriculum is constantly being fine-tuned to ensure children get the best learning experience. The ultimate goal is that kids will feel empowered and confident, boosting their creativity through mind-mapping and problem-solving techniques.
My Art Pencil
Art jams, art supplies, art classes, birthday parties and more — My Art Pencil in Hougang is a hit with mamas for their respectful approach to art classes for kids, though they also believe artistic talent is a skill that can be cultivated rather than just an inherent gift. This studio offers art classes for kids aged 3 year-olds to teens!
Dee is the lovely calligrapher behind Soul Deelight offering calligraphy and watercolour workshops in her home. Dee offers a range of adult and kids classes (by appointment only) so older kids can explore brush calligraphy or delve into the wonderful world of watercolour. Dee also carries out online art classes so you can pick up a new skill from home!
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Lead image by ArtHaus (all other images from respective art classes)