Over the past year, Little Artists Art Studio has been celebrating the union of talented art instructors with the creative ideas of its students, from children aged three years up to adults, and from 40 different countries. This one-year celebration of the studio’s 20th anniversary concluded with a grand showcase of 300 artists in November 2018.
The Laureates Exhibition III: The Arts House at Old Parliament
Exhibiting a vast range of styles and mediums throughout the grandest galleries of The Arts House at Old Parliament, including paintings, sketches, sculptures, digital media works and mixed media works, the show was expansive. Each artist spent months creating their pieces. See a few of the remarkable works here:
Achievers Awards & VIP Guests
Visitors and proud parents filled the space as 40 especially talented students received awards for their outstanding achievements. These included university and school acceptances, such as 19 students getting into the School of the Arts (SOTA), and Senior students being admitted to LASALLE, NUS and NAFA in Singapore, as well as Parsons School of Design (USA), Leeds Art University (UK) and more.
Guest of honour was Mr Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), who inspired the audience with his words on the critical importance of innovation and innovative thinkers, such as artists. In his role at MAS, Mr Mohanty creates development strategies and regulatory policies around technology innovation for Singapore. He was honoured by the Studio as an Emissary of Fine Arts Innovation.
Another esteemed guest was the winner of the 2018 UOB Painting of the Year, Mr Khairulddin Wahab, a former teacher at the studio and noted rising Singaporean artist. He shared brief memories of his life from student to practicing artists, offering encouragement to both the students and the parents supporting their dreams.
Silent Auction & Charity Raffle
Dozens of exhibitors put their artworks up for sale in the Silent Auction, with one winning bid reaching as high as $300. In the Artrageous Raffle, visitors purchased $5 tickets for a chance to win one of three amazing prizes from free art camps to adult workshops worth $650. A sizeable portion was donated to the studio’s charity partner, The Autism Resource Centre’s Artist Development Programme at Pathlight School.
About the School
Launched in 1997 by founder and director Shalini Kapoor, Little Artists Art Studio aims to ensure that artists, both young and mature, have the skills and support necessary to make it into top universities around the world. “Fields of study have ranged from Architecture to Product Design, and from Fine Arts to Graphic Design, we have opened a world of wonder to a generation of art lovers,” says Shalini. Students are taught a wide range of mediums and techniques and are given the freedom to explore their interests through individualised programs. Children as young as 2.5 years are enrolled to gain an introduction to fine arts and a strong set of motor skills. They also absorb a wealth of talking points far beyond their years. “It’s a place that invites discovery of visual art alongside discovery of the self,” says Shalini.
Each year, students look forward to the chance to receive greater exposure for their work through signature exhibitions in venues such as National Gallery Singapore, the Visual Arts Centre and, of course, the Arts House at Old Parliament. Shalini adds: “The Studio treasures the artistic dreams of children and adults, giving them opportunities to exhibit their artworks in the same galleries as legends. More than a display of fine art, it is a memory map of the creative journeys of emerging artists from the beginning of their transformation.”
In 2019, the studio will be organising three art shows across Singapore, including one at the F1 Pit Building in May.
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