On the lookout for more cool classes for the kids to try? We've found 20 of the very best arts classes in Singapore for future Van Goghs and Kahlos!
When the black clouds roll in, and the rain keeps us indoors, nothing brightens up a day like some art and crafts. But while it’s always nice to get crafty with the kids at home, wouldn’t it be great if you could take a break from scraping paint off your coffee table? We say, let your mini-Banksy get a real-life art lesson from one of Singapore’s art teachers instead! These art studios around Singapore let your toddlers, kids and teens get messy and busy to their heart’s content. Oh, and some even offer art jam classes for adults, too (perfect for date night!). So without further ado, here are our picks for the best art classes for kids in Singapore.
20 best art classes for kids in Singapore
1. Artsy Bugsy Studio
Your child will be in great hands when you leave them at this art studio! Artsy Bugsy Studio is run by folks who are passionate about art and love children. The curriculum has been designed so that aspiring Picassos can express themselves creatively, develop their imaginations, and even enhance their problem-solving skills. There are 90-minute classes for five age groups; each group is named after an insect and teaches different technique levels and concepts. If your kiddo would rather not get their hands dirty, sign them up for the four-hour digital art classes where they’ll learn the basic functions of Procreate. Parents can also join their little ones in the parent-child workshop or attend separate classes for adults only. You can paint on denim jackets and tote bags too!
Artsy Bugsy Studio, Halcyon, 47 Jalan Pemimpin, #02-08, Singapore 577200
2. ARThaus Singapore
Founded and run by two passionate ladies, Carolyn and Aisha, ARThaus is armed with a wealth of art experience. The art studio is just the ticket for a personalised Montessori-style art lesson for kids age five and up… and adults are welcome, too! Kids are free to follow their own artistic direction with personalised workshops and programs. All of this under the watchful and trained eyes of professional art instructors. Class sizes are kept small, giving your little Picasso the chance to shine. Choose from curriculum-based or freedom of expression options, and then sit back and wait for the awesome art to roll home. Need more persuading? There are no fixed sessions, which means the kids can pick and choose different workshops to fit in with other commitments. But why just let the kiddos have all the arty fun? Join the art journey – there’s plenty of paint to go around!
ARThaus, 901A Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 589619
3. Visual Arts Centre
If you’re often at Dhoby Ghaut, you’d know of and have probably checked this place out. Housed within the lush Dhoby Ghaut Green, this glasshouse exhibition gallery and art studio offers various art programmes that your little tyke can partake in. Its creative kids art immersion course lets children between five and 11 years of age experience various media such as oil pastels, watercolour, and Chinese calligraphy. Participants will learn how to think out of the box and explore a variety of themes. Rather do art from the comforts of your home? VAC runs live online art sessions too.
Visual Arts Centre, Dhoby Ghaut Green, 10 Penang Road, #01-02, Singapore 238469
4. The Drawing Mint
Imagination is key to creative success at The Drawing Mint! Each child is encouraged to express themselves to the max when creating their own masterpieces. Lessons for little creators start from age four years and are broken into small classes for maximum fun in a cool and cosy little studio. And, you can even book a 90-minute trial for your little artist at $20! We also love that these guys offer a variety of art sessions, from group to private, to cater to the needs of any kid.
The Drawing Mint, 6 Mohamed Sultan Road, #03-02, Singapore 238956
5. Impressions Art Studio
We love that Impressions Art Studio is on board with our opinion that it’s never too early for a tot to start mastering paintbrush skills. As such, classes here are available for toddlers aged 18 months and up. All little artists (there are classes for all age groups, including adults) will dip into fun projects and be encouraged to express their creative selves through various art media. Think papier-mâché, clay, painting, drawing and more!
Impressions Art Studio, Horsecity, 100 Turf Club Road, “Bungalow A”, Singapore 287992 and Furama Riverfront Hotel Boutique Studio, 405 Havelock Road, #01-05, Singapore 169633
6. Artary Kids
Artary Kids is the place to be if you want to let your kids learn about fine art. The Fine Art curriculum, in particular, is specially designed to help students achieve Expert Achievement Levels set out in MOE schools. Its art classes are also chock-full of activities, such as games, stories, and songs, which keeps the littlies engaged with interactive art experience. Plus, they’ll never get bored with thematic projects like “Space Adventures” that enhance their mastery of skills and concepts.
Artary Kids, classes in various locations including Bukit Panjang, Harbourfront, Jurong, Kovan, and Tampines
7. White Canvas Studio
They say all great works of art begin with a white canvas. And at White Canvas Studio, you can be confident that you’ll produce a great art piece! The studio tailors its curriculum to help you build a strong foundation of techniques, mediums, and styles. What you can expect: pencil drawing, painting with gouache (opaque watercolour), acrylic, and more! Kids age 3.5 years and up will have a fun time harnessing their imaginations and creating cool art pieces.
White Canvas Studio, 229A Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574361
8. Studio 19
How about an art studio and cafe combined? Located in Jalan Besar – the land of dim sum, ice cream, and many awesome cafes – is Studio 19, where you can enjoy making art with a side of coffee and food. Programmes offered here expounds on knowledge and technical skills that kids can pick up. Besides drawing and painting, the littlies will also learn how to make sculptures using clay. There’s even a portfolio course for those who are interested to enrol into secondary schools via the Direct-School Admission.
Studio 19, 19 Hamilton Road, Singapore 209189
9. Brave New Worlds
This place touts itself as “not your typical school”, and you know what? We really think so too. Brave New Worlds aims to teach kids how to think critically through art by utilising its unique 5E approach: explore, examine, experiment, express, and evaluate. This art school dives into a diverse range of philosophical themes so that the kiddos can better understand themselves discuss world issues, and their roles in society. Themes include self-identity, dreams and imagination, and social environment. Deep stuff! Each studio class contains a maximum of six kids to optimise learning.
Brave New Worlds, lessons conducted at Upper Thomson and Holland Village
10. Artz Graine
With art classes open to kids aged three and up, Artz Graine has designed programs for different age groups that include various art media and techniques. For example, the moppets aged three to four get to experiment with oil pastels and acrylic paint in mixed medium art. Meanwhile, the five to eight crowd can dabble in charcoal and sculptures. Psst – sign the kids up for a trial, and take a peek at the adult classes offered, too!
Artz Graine, branches at Queen’s Road and Lavender Street
Abrakadoodle is one of the rare art schools that takes in toddlers from the age of 20 months. Here, kids develop self-confidence, the ability to listen and follow directions, as well as fine-tune their motor and cognitive skills. Plus, they’ll also learn how to design unique creations using a variety of materials and tools. This establishment is also a strong advocate of art safety – Crayola (certified non-toxic!) art products are used exclusively in its classes.
Abrakadoodle, outlets in Jurong, River Valley, Punggol, Marine Parade, and Tampines
12. Little Artists
This cosmopolitan art studio encourages more personal interaction between the kids and their art gurus in class. Check out Little Artists’ specialised courses if the little ones are interested in a specific medium or have a keen interest in sketching and painting. We also love that they have art classes for kids with special needs and learning difficulties, too. Psst, many of its students have gone on to further their studies at prestigious art programs worldwide. Definitely one of the best studios to get the kids learning about art.
Little Artists, branches at Mandarin Gardens and Siglap
13. Art Senze
How’s this for a unique set-up? Art Senze is a cosy home-based art studio that provides an individualised art programme to every participant. In the Art Extensive Programme, students will learn art techniques through mediums such as poster paints and acrylic paints. They’ll be able to switch around various art styles with ease. From there, they can proceed to the elective programme, where they can concentrate on a particular art style of their interest. Art Senze also conducts online art classes for both solo and group settings. With these sessions, your kiddo can learn art comfortably at home.
Art Senze, Riversound Residence, 3 Sengkang East Avenue, Singapore 544813
An old-timer (it’s actually as old as we are!) in the art enrichment industry, HiArt is dedicated to providing high-quality art instruction. Their mission is to empower kids with essential life skills to achieve success in art classes and beyond. Not only do they offer art classes for the tots (2.5 years and up), other programmes include adult classes, a masterclass that offers advanced artistic skills to kids, and more. Definitely one of the best kids’ art classes in Singapore to sign up for!
HiArt, locations in Esplanade, Marine Parade, Novena, Sengkang, and Tiong Bahru
15. My Art Pencil
At My Art Pencil, the tinies will learn to draw by using their sense of touch and sight. Kids will learn how to draw subjects in more engaging forms, such as storytelling, drawing demonstrations and visual presentations. Older kids, on the other hand, will face more challenging drawing techniques and learn concepts like colour theory. And the good news for those who plan to audition for SOTA in Visual Arts? The Junior Art II curriculum here provides an adequate portfolio without much extra work outside class!
My Art Pencil, Hougang Green Shopping Mall, 21 Hougang Street 51, #01-09, Singapore 538719
16. Studio Why Not
Kids aged five to 12 years can ask all the ‘why not?’ questions they want over at Studio Why Not. They can explore art-making and craft-building using an explorative and curious approach. The environment is easy-going and fun, and teachers encourage kids that art should be free from labels. That means, if you want to paint a purple sky on a square Earth, then that’s just fine: imagination rules!
Studio Why Not, Horsecity, 100 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287992
17. Chalk n Pencils
Joo Chiat is one of our favourite family-friendly neighbourhoods; it’s also where this studio is situated. Your child will be given plenty of opportunities to develop their interests, with guidance from the wonderful teachers. Plus, Chalk n Pencils has its own art store where you can purchase all the materials that you need – we’re talking canvases, paintbrushes, watercolour paper, and more!
Chalk n Pencils, 387 Joo Chiat Road, #01-04, Singapore 427623
18. LPN Art School
You know the cliché about how every child is talented? It doesn’t take much to convince us that the folks at LPN Art School really believe in that. What’s more, there are lots of age group categories here, so the littlies are more likely to be grouped with other kids of similar standards. Chinese calligraphy, pottery and clay craft classes are offered, too!
LPN Art School, classes held at Bukit Timah, Choa Chu Kang, Yishun, and Bukit Batok
19. Art Boot Camp
The programs at Art Boot Camp are geared toward building self-esteem and confidence in your munchkins, as well as equipping them with artistic techniques and the practical skills required to execute them. Art is very subjective (even we get confused sometimes!), requiring skills from multiple angles and perspectives. Not to worry, though. You’ll be glad to hear that the facilitators here teach with loads of positive reinforcement.
Art Boot Camp, Beauty World Plaza, 140 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #03-18, Singapore 588176
20. Art Zone
The art classes at Art Zone balance different teaching approaches that cater to kids of different cultures. We also like that the (often) abstract art concepts and techniques are simplified, so the littlies really understand the essence of them. In addition to full-time art classes, Art Zone periodically holds kids craft workshops like woodcraft, canvas and mural painting, clay work and paper mache.
Art Zone, locations at UE Shopping Mall, Bukit Timah Plaza, Bukit Batok, and Katong V
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