Does your child feel cooped up at home this December school holidays? While there are many home activities you can plan for, nothing beats heading out to try some new experiences — such as art jamming! Art jamming is basically a social painting experience where children get the freedom to create masterpieces on canvas with all art materials provided. Best part is, there’s no need to worry about cleaning up after a messy painting session because that’s all taken care of by the art studio. Sounds like an idea your kids will love? Read on to find out about some of the popular art jamming studios in Singapore for kids (and the family)!
1. Little Artists Art Studio
This holiday, sign the entire family up for a short family art jam course at Little Artists Art Studio! This guided art jamming for kids spans over four classes to give your little ones ample time to perfect their piece. The family can work together to paint a large canvas or create their own medium-sized artwork. There will be professionally trained art teachers around to guide both adults and kids through step-by-step demonstrations. This takes the load off the young and the young at heart who may not feel confident enough to draw from scratch. After the session, hang up the family’s masterpiece on the walls at home to remind everyone of the good memories made!
Address: The Mandarin Gardens, No.15 Siglap Road, #01-07, S(448912)
Art Jamming Hours:
Sat – Sun: 5.15pm – 7.15pm
2. Fun Empire Art Jamming
Open your children’s eyes to the vibrant world of art at The Fun Empire neon art jamming studio in Singapore! This will be an unforgettable experience for your little ones as they get to paint cool glow-in-the-dark neon masterpieces in a room lit with UV light. Facilitators will also be present to provide guidance to the kids when necessary. Not into fluorescent painting? Fun Empire also offers other art jamming activities for kids, including a cool tote bag art jamming session. The kids will be stoked to carry their precious work to school to show off to their friends! This studio can also host events like birthday parties for your little ones — so bookmark this space and save it for later.
3. Cafe De Paris
Treat your little ones to a fun-filled afternoon at Cafe De Paris, where art jamming meets food! Cafe De Paris is a Korean cafe centrally located in 313@Somerset. While the art jamming corner may not be as spacious as other art jamming studios in Singapore, it’s well-equipped with all the materials your little ones will need for their masterpieces. Plus, every art jamming session comes with a complimentary drink! And if the young Picassos get peckish halfway through their art creation, they can order some yummy sweet treats such as rose cake and mango bonbon (a signature at Cafe De Paris)!
Address: 313@Somerset, 313 Orchard Road, #B1-37, S(238895)
Mon – Thurs: 11am – 10pm
Fri – Sat: 11am – 11pm
Sun: 11am – 10pm
Price: Three-hour art jamming session at $28/pax or $50 for 2 pax
4. Artify Studio
Thinking of signing your children up for art classes but you’re not sure if they’d be interested? The art jamming for kids programme at Artify Studio is a great way to find out! The studio offers unguided art jamming in Singapore and liberty arm jam sessions with full guidance from facilitators. Plus, the art studio provides an extensive range of reference images to help the kids kickstart their work. This is a great opportunity to observe if your kids have a flair for art. And if they do, why not sign them up for one of the art classes here at Artify Studio!
Address: Textile Centre, 200 Jalan Sultan, #12-07, S(199018)
Opening Hours: By appointment only
Price: From $25/pax
It’s hard for the little ones not to be inspired once they step through the doors of Artary, one of the coolest art studios in Singapore! Nearly every corner of this studio is filled with artistic doodles and works created by the talented students there. Even the name for a kids’ art jamming session is unconventional at Artary. Known as HWAHHWAH, this 3-hour art jamming session in Singapore provides a stress-free space for your little ones to unleash their creativity and paint to their heart’s content. To encourage parents to join in on this enriching activity, Artary offers family-friendly tickets where a child (below 12 years old) can join in on the session for free with every paying adult. Who said art jamming sessions are expensive anyway?
Address: Tampines Mall, 4 Tampines Central 5, #05-05, S(529510)
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Family-friendly tickets are only available at Tampines and Jurong outlets
Art Jamming Hours:
Mon – Fri: 11.30am – 2pm, 2.30pm – 5.30pm, 6 – 9pm
Sat – Sun: 10am – 1pm, 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Arteastiq is another great cafe to unwind at while your kids get all artsy fartsy. The children can pick from two canvas sizes, 50x50cm or 60x80cm and have full access to Arteastiq’s acrylic paint, sponges and brushes onsite. We suggest planning a trip to Arteastiq for art jamming in Singapore on weekdays as the little ones get to enjoy a discounted rate of $28 per pax for three hours — almost half of the regular price! Psst, if you happen to be there during 1 to 5pm, be sure to treat yourself and the kids to Arteastiq’s signature high tea set so the little ones can enjoy some light refreshments during the session.
While Arteastiq used to offer art jamming in various outlets, do note that they’ve since ceased the activity in Plaza Singapura. Art jamming sessions are currently only available in Mandarin Gallery.
Address: Mandarin Gallery, #04-14/15 333A Orchard Road, S(238897)
Art Jamming Hours: Daily, 11am – 2pm, 2.30 – 5.30pm, 6 – 9pm
Price: $28/child, $48/adult
7. ARThaus Singapore
Catering to kids as young as five-years-old, ARThaus Singapore is the perfect place to bring your little ones to for an introduction to art. While many art studios offer cheaper prices for unguided art jamming in Singapore, ARThaus understands that children need proper guidance to feel encouraged and confident in their work. Hence, despite the higher rates, all kids’ art jamming sessions at ARThaus are run by trained artists who will patiently guide your kids and help your little Picassos create the painting they want. Moreover, sessions are held in small groups to ensure every child gets the attention they need. We believe the session is worth every penny spent as your little ones acquire new skills and will also get to meet new friends!
8. Heartroom Gallery
Whether it’s the kids or the adults, everyone needs some way to destress. Heading for an art jam session at Heartroom Gallery is always a good idea as the studio provides a homely and welcoming atmosphere for everyone to unwind and have fun! Both an art studio and a gallery, the walls at Heartroom Gallery are filled with beautiful masterpieces that you can’t help but marvel at. If your family is out of ideas on what to paint, you can consult the artists available in the studio or work together to paint a huge family tree for a new home decor piece.
Let your kids express themselves through art jamming in Singapore
Make wonderful memories with your little ones at these kids’ art jamming sessions and watch as they paint the canvases with excitement! Aside from art jamming, bring them to other fun kids’ activities for December school holidays such as a visit to the goat farm or make a trip to the annual Christmas Wonderland. If you prefer to stay at home this holiday, then make sure your little ones are kept engaged. Check out cool science experiments for kids or sensory activities for toddlers for ideas!
This article was updated on 18 December 2020. Additional research done by Jamantha Lim.
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