Whether you’ve got a budding Picasso on your hands or you simply want to keep messy paint out of the house, here’s our guide on where your kids can get creative at the best art schools 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!
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]
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 10 branches located all over Singapore, The Art People bring their offer innovative “Unique Art” programmes for toddlers as young as 3, along with cool options for teens like Animation and Game Design. They even offer certification programmes if you’re looking for a bit more structure or want to truly grasp art’s basic techniques. And of coures thye’re holiday workshops and birthday parties are always a hit!
The Art People Ang Mo Kio, Blk 728 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 #02-4220 S(560728), Tel: (+65) 8222 8870, Open Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 1:30pm – 9:30pm (By Appointment), Saturday: 9.30am – 6.00pm, Sunday: 9:30am – 6pm
Tampines, Blk 201D Tampines St 21 #03-1145 S(524201) Tel: (+65) 8222 8870, Open Monday and Thurday: 1:30pm – 9:30pm (By Appointment), Saturday: 9:30am – 6pm, Sunday: 9:30am – 6pm
Beauty World Centre, Blk 144 Upper Bukit Timah Road #03-k21 S(588177), Tel: (+65) 9225 3802, Open Wednesday : 1.30pm – 7.30pm (By Appoinment), Thursday : 3:30pm – 7:30pm, Saturday: 9:30am – 6pm, Sunday: 11:30am – 6pm
Choa Chu Kang Centre, 309 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4, Choa Chu Kang Centre #04-04, Singapore 680309, Tel: (+65) 6767 0444, Open Saturday: 9:30am – 6pm
JCube, 2 Jurong East Central, #03-09, Singapore 609731, Tel: (+65) 6684 3444, Open Saturday: 9:30am – 6pm
Nex Shopping Mall, 23 Serangoon Central, #01-56, Singaore 556083, Tel: (+65) 6284 8444, Open Sunday: 9:30am – 6pm
Toa Payoh, 500 Toa Payoh Lorong 6, HDB Hub #04-43/36/32, Singapore 310500, Tel: (+65) 6250 0444, Open Saturday: 9:30am – 6pm
Tiong Bahru, Blk 46 Jalan Bukit Ho Swee # 01-874 Singapore 160046, Tel: (+65) 6878 0444, Open Sunday: 9:30am – 6pm
Cityvibe, 3151 Commonwealth Avenue West #02-03, Singapore 129581, Tel: (+65) 6773 3444, Open Sunday: 9:30am – 1pm
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!
– Buy 3 classes and get 1 free class for your first sign up in 2018!
– Sign up for two workshops this 2017 holiday season to get $10 off!
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
Temporary Opening Hours:
Tuesday: 1pm – 5pm
Wednesday: 1pm – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 2pm
Friday – Sunday: 10am – 5pm
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.
Nestled among the lush tranquility of Horse City in Bukit Timah, Studio Why Not provides munchkins with ample space to explore and find their own unique brand of creative expression. We love their motto: “Be True. Be Curious. Be Silly.” It’s actually the creative arm of The Open Centre, which is dedicated to nurturing resilient, compassionate, and happy children.
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!
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
With interactive parent-accompanied classes for baby bugs that focus on communication and expression through visual art, as well as mixed-media art programmes for older kids, Art Bug gives your child a lifelong love of the arts (the art bug in other words, mama!).
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 in the heart of Dhoby Ghaut offers classes and camps for mini artists, with a range of options available for kids of all ages and abilities (for children and youth aged 7 to 19).
Tue – Fri 9.30am – 7.00pm
Sat: 9.30am – 7.00pm
Sun and Mon: Closed
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),
Wednesday 5pm – 9pm
Thursday 4pm – 9pm
Friday 4pm – 8pm
Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 10am – 3pm
(We are closed on Mondays, Tuesdays
& public holidays)
A professional artist (and former That Mama!), Kavita recently launched art classes for kids 4 and up from a convenient Tanglin Shopping Centre location. Trained in the Monart Drawing Method for art education, Kavita aims to create a non-judgemental environment where children can find their own natural styles and preferences while learning how to draw and colour realistically. She also teaches watercolour classes for adults!
Kavita Rajput Art Studio, 19 Tanglin Road, 04-18 Tanglin Shopping Centre, Singapore 247909, www.kavitarajput.com
Lead image courtesy of Little Artists Art Studio. Brought to you in partnership with Little Artists Art Studio, The Art People, Impressions Art Studio, Abrakadoodle, Chalk n Pencils and Why Not