Learning art from a young age has many benefits – encouraging creativity and boosting self-esteem, to name a couple. Introduce your child to the wonders of art by signing them up for kids’ arts classes at Little Artists Art Studio. The studio caters to children aged two and a half to 17, and also organises holiday activities during school breaks. We take a look at what’s on offer.
Art classes for kids – fun holiday activities
If you’re out of ways to entertain the kids during the school breaks, Little Artists has fun art programmes to keep them busy. The interactive sessions are taught by expert teachers and trainers who are experienced with teaching children. From sketching and cartoon illustrations to fashion design and clay workshops, there’s something for everyone in these holiday programmes.
A dedicated portfolio programme
For those who want to enter an arts school, the Visual Arts Portfolio programme is designed to support them on their journey. It’s also helpful for students who want to add value to their university applications. Across the years, many students from the programme have been accepted to top colleges, institutes, universities and art schools around the world. These include Parsons School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, UPenn, Pratt Institute (New York), Royal College of Art (London), RMIT University (Australia), LASALLE College of the Arts, SUTD (Singapore), Northeastern University, UC Berkeley and SOTA. Little Artists also has several students who successfully acquired admission by submitting art portfolios for other fields of study. These include courses such as medicine, engineering, finance and economics.
Perfect for those who are serious about pursuing art, the programme trains children in everything from the basics of drawing to the final aspects of each art medium. According to the college the student is applying to and the skills required for it, instructors will guide them as they work on their portfolio, ensuring that they showcase their best abilities. Parents will also receive updates about their child’s progress.
Kids’ art classes for different ages
The team at Little Artists Studio groups children according to different ages, with learning available both online and in the studio. Classes are held once a week from Monday to Thursday and weekends as either one- or two-hour sessions.
#1 Little Blossoms (2.5-6.5 years)
The littlest in your brood can attend Little Blossoms, which aims to encourage the love of art and creativity. It’s a perfect introduction to the world of art. The fine art curriculum exposes young ones to different mediums such as sketching, painting, 3D art, cultural art and clay sculptures. They’ll also be able to pick up a range of techniques, including watercolour, acrylic and oil pastels. The course consists of four levels and students will receive certificates for each before progressing to the next course.
As children dabble in art, they get the chance to refine essential motor skills and use their energy in a positive and meaningful way. During the classes, your child will also receive lots of attention and help thanks to the programme’s low student-teacher ratio.
#2 Junior Picasso (6.5-8.5 years)
If your children are keen on honing their skills in sketching and painting, this is the course for them. The intensive programme offers foundation skills across all mediums and promotes independent thinking. Children will explore and go in-depth into different concepts, techniques and forms of art.
The programme equips children for the studio’s Budding Artists programme and is also useful as an entry to an art school. Best of all, art classes for kids are personalised to each of their abilities.
#3 Budding Artists (8.5-17 years)
Consisting of nine levels, the Budding Artists course offers holistic development in art. The rigorous curriculum aims to develop both technique and creative expression, while allowing children to have fun and enjoy the process. The course is customised according to each participant’s age, ability, experience and goals.
The Mandarin Gardens (Main Studio), 15 Siglap Road, #01-07 | 6449 0960
The Siglap Centre, 55 Siglap Road, #02-18 | 6444 4952
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