Whether you’ve got a budding Picasso or simply want to keep messy paint out of the house, here are the best art classes for kids in Singapore!
From painting to pottery, drawing to decoupage, there are countless forms of artistic expression that 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 art classes in Singapore for kids to explore, mama. Check out our top picks in our gallery!
Guided by experienced artists, ARThaus programmes tailor-made 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.
ARThaus, 901A Bukit Timah Road Singapore, Singapore 589619, Tel: (+65) 9023 0458 (Carolyn), www.arthaus.com.sg
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 to both mainstream and special needs students. Along the way kiddos build up fine motor skills, and gain both confidence and self-discipline through self-expression.
With 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.
The Drawing Mint, 6 Mohamed Sultan Road, #02-01, Singapore 238956, www.thedrawingmint.com
No two children are the same, and at The Fort Studios they know that means no two artworks should ever be the sameI 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. Students emerge from The Fort Studios with artworks that meet the requirements for future portfolio at local art schools such as SOTA, and art elective programmes (AEP) in local secondary schools. A 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!
The Fort Studios, 41 Kallang Pudding Road, #06-03A Golden Wheel Building, Singapore 349316, Tel: (+65) 9686 3919, www.thefortstudios.sg
Offering personalized classes for kids from the age of 3, 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 modeling clay!
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Our Art Studio
#04-20 PLQ Mall, 10 Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 409057, Tel: (+65) 6908 3183
#01-26 Katong Shopping Centre, 865 Mountbatten Road, Singapore 437844, Tel: (+65) 6385 6601
This stalwart with two locations (in Cluny Court and Jurong) 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 appreciation for art from around the world, they get to experiment with various mediums like collage, sculpture, acrylic painting and much more! We saw it with our own eyes when they came to our Mama Meet Up last year!
Bukit Timah Campus
#02-13 Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 259760
Tel: (+65) 6763 9219
Rochester Park Campus
#03-23 Rochester Mall, 35 Rochester Drive, Singapore 138639
Tel: (+65) 6684 8533
Marine Parade Campus
5000F Marine Parade Road, Laguna Park #01-24, Singapore 449289
Tel: (+65) 6448 8964
With themed programmes across three different sites (Bukit Timah, Alexandra and the East Coast), Art Boot Camp caters 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 classes!
Stoke the fires of your kids’ imaginations by getting them creative with art studio Chalk n Pencils. 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!
Chalk n Pencils, 387 Joo Chiat Road #01-04 Singapore 427623, Tel: (+65) 9839 0979
We LOVE this open, airy space at Loewen Gardens with heaps of DIY activities like paint-your-own ceramics, batik, canvas painting, and even glass fusing, along with their new art classes for kiddos aged 4 and up. With lots of natural light and surrounded by lush greenery and birdsong, it’s seriously hard not to feel inspired! The intimate setting is also perfect for group activities like birthday parties and team bonding.
Impressions Art Studio, 73 Loewen Road, #01-16, Singapore 248843, Tel: (+65) 8182 7635, www.impressions-art.com
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.
These two award-winning fine arts studios on the East Coast cater to kiddos from 2.5 years of age an up, and are among Singapore’s leading centres for fine arts learning and contemporary events. 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.
Little Artists Art Studio:
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 (Admissions & Trial Enquiries) / (+65) 6449 0960 (General Enquiries) (Please call between Studio Hours: 11am – 7pm) or email [email protected]
With more than 20 outlets across Asia and five in Singapore, this popular award-winning art centre provides an extensive array of art courses for both 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.
Holistic and thoughtful art classes at Artary are perfect 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 small (or you) are keen to get messy before committing to a programme.
Artary Tampines Mall, 4 Tampines Central 5, #05-05, Singapore 529510, Tuesday – Friday: 11am – 9pm, Saturday – Sunday: 9am to 6pm
Kovan, 208 Hougang St 21, #04-215, Singapore 530208, Tuesday – Friday: 11am – 9pm, Saturday – Sunday: 9am to 6pm
SAFRA Punggol, 9 Sentul Crescent, #04-03, Singapore 828654,Tuesday – Friday: 11am – 9pm, Saturday – Sunday: 9am to 6pm
In addition to regular classes for kids aged 4 and up (they’ve got classes for grown ups too, mama!), Artify 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.
This awesome spot near Clarke Quay (with additional locations in the West and East) is dedicated to big 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 class, you can even opt to have your child’s art work framed at the end of each session.
Art Zone, No. 81 Clemenceau Ave, #02-25 UE Shopping Mall (near Clarke Quay), Singapore 239917, Tel: (+65) 6333 8203
No. 1 Jalan Anak Bukit, #02-36/37 Bukit Timah Plaza, Singapore 588996, Tel: (+65) 6463 2621
Club CSC, Bukit Batok West Ave 2 #03-05, Singapore 659206, Tel: (+65) 6316 3631
Katong V, 30 East Coast Road #03-07/08, Singapore 428751, Tel: (+65) 6440 7968
East Coast mamas love this fun crafts shop for its variety of hassle-free craft kits perfect for rainy stay-at-home afternoons. In addition to their range of environmental friendly craft tools and supplies, they also hold fun-filled workshops for little ones and even do art-tastic birthday parties too!
This fantastic arts centre offers 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.
The Little Arts Academy
930 Yishun Avenue 2, #03-38 Northpoint City (North Wing), Singapore 769098
1 Northpoint Drive, #02-185 Northpoint City (South Wing), Singapore 768019
Art jams, art supplies, art classes, birthday parties and more — this all-purpose spot in Hougang is a hit with mamas for their respectful approach, though they also believe artistic talent is a skill that can be cultivated rather than just an inherent gift. Check out their website for fab examples of art works from littles as young as 3, mama!
My Art Pencil, Hougang Green Shopping Mall, 21 Hougang Street 51 #01-09, Singapore 538719 (facing HDB multi-storey carpark block 567A), Tel:
(+65) 9692 9495, Call between Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm,
except public holidays),