9 Art Workshops in S’pore To Unleash Your Inner Picasso

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Pablo Picasso famously said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Art and creativity are parts of our life, but many of us don’t know where to start.

Whether it is drawing, painting, calligraphy, or craft work, allowing yourself to try something new will help you feel inspired once again. Art takes courage, so take the first step by signing up for one of our suggested art workshops below!

1) Japanese Pastel Nagomi Art Lunchtime Workshop

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Want to spend your weekday lunch break doing something new, fun and relaxing? Join this one hour workshop and learn to draw beautiful, heart-warming art pieces using Japanese pastel art materials. All materials are provided, and you’ll get to bring home your own creations.

Japanese Pastel Nagomi Art Lunchtime Workshop
Date: 21 March 2019, Thursday
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Venue: Somewhere Up There, 30A Seah St Downtown Core
Price: $25

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2) Letterpress Mini Poster Workshop

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Letterpress art is using the traditional art of typography to create stunning typefaces on posters. You’ll learn the anatomy of a type and tools in a composing room. You’ll also get to learn how to use different wood types for your own content layouts.

Letterpress Mini Poster Workshop
30 March 2019, Saturday
Time: 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Venue: Golden Mile Complex, #06-62 Singapore 199588
Price: $40 – $60

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3) Singapore Heritage Festival – Letterpress Guided Tour

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Okay, if you’re the sort that wants to understand the need for letterpress printing, how about attending a guided tour? The history of letterpress printing in Singapore has shaped Singapore’s print industry. Find out more about how the old school printing press contributed to the history of Singapore, and try your hand at working it in the workshop above!

Singapore Heritage Festival – Letterpress Guided Tour
30 March – 7 April 2019
Time: Multiple timings, check link below for more details
Venue: Golden Mile Complex, #06-62 Singapore 199588
Price: $15 – $20

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4) Since 1960s I (Introduction to Oil Painting)

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Have a yearning to paint what you see around you? This oil painting class will teach you the fundamental techniques in oil painting. Paint fruits, objects, landscape and portraits in this series of classes.

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Since 1960s I (Introduction to Oil Painting)
7, 9 March & 18, 20 April 2019
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Venue: 333 Kreta Ayer Rd
Price: $70 per session

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5) Aquarelle Flowers (Watercolour Painting) Workshop

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Appreciate the blooms of beautiful flowers and paint them with different techniques of watercolours. This is an introductory 6-session class to the art of watercolour painting.

Aquarelle Flowers (Watercolour Painting) Workshop
9 March & 20 April 2019
Time: 5:15pm – 7:15pm
Venue: 333 Kreta Ayer Rd
Price: $55 per session

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6) Professional Watercolour Painting Lessons at Visual Arts Centre

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Get solid fundamental sketching and painting skills in this professional watercolour painting course. Each lesson has a different subject matter and learning objective, and will build up your skills, starting from foundation knowledge to more advanced techniques.

Professional Watercolour Painting Lessons at Visual Arts Centre
Every Thursday
Time: 11:00am – 1:15pm or 1:30pm – 3:45pm
Venue: 10 Penang Rd Museum
Price: $460 – $1160 depending on the number of sessions (10 to 28)

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7) Paper Marbling Workshop

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Paper marbling involves floating paints on a surface of the thickened liquid and then using combs, brushes, sticks and other implements to move the paint drops around to make different patterns. The possibilities are endless! You can create mesmerising art pieces in this unique workshop and bring an A5 notebook with your own cover design.

Paper Marbling Workshop
16 March – 20 July 2019, check link below for more info on dates
Time: Various timings, check link below for more info on times
Venue: 90 Goodman Rd, Singapore 439053
Price: $70 – $195

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8) Lucky Puppy Workshop

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This workshop is taught by award-winning bear artist, Wayne Lim. He will teach you how to sew an adorable puppy, with eyes and fur included. All materials are included.

Lucky Puppy Workshop
Check link below for more info on dates
Time: Various timings, check link below for more info on times
Venue: The Promenade @ Pelikat, 183 Jalan Pelikat Road B1-128, Singapore 537643
Price: $290 (2 Lessons)

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9) Jagua Tattoo Workshop

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This workshop will train your artist’s eye. Learn the fundamentals of drawing, and then use your skin as a canvas to draw intricate artworks with henna paint under the tutelage of See Min, a pioneer Jagua Artist. Jagua is the art of using henna to paint non-permanent tattoos.

Jagua Tattoo Workshop
16 March 2019
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Venue: Funan Showsuite @ High Street
Price: $180

Get your tickets here!

Another famous artist, Henri Matisse, the master of watercolour paintings once said, “Creativity takes courage.” Indeed, the first step out of your own comfort zone to try something new may seem daunting, but our ten workshops showcased here promise patient teachers, and a fresh new perspective on things. Pucker up your courage and unleash your inner creativity now!

This article originally appeared on BeScene SG.

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