Unleash your inner picasso at these art-loving spots in Singapore that provide you with everything you need for freestyle painting, including brushes, colours, and even tea
Art isn’t always high-brow, especially not at these judgment-free art jamming studios, where you can spend hours dipping paintbrushes, smearing blobs of paint on a canvas, and creating a masterpiece that you’ll be proud to call your own. Whether you wish to get your creative juices flowing or you’re simply looking for a unique, romantic date idea, you’re more than welcome to get downright artsy at these art jamming studios in Singapore.
Carolyn Law, the founder of ARThaus, believes that painting helps the healing of the soul. With this in mind, the airy space provides a warm, comfortable environment where you can express your (hidden) talents in its fuss-free art jamming workshops. Here, you can either paint with a group of four, or work with a private art tutor for guidance.
ARThaus Singapore, 901A Bukit Timah Road Singapore, Singapore 589619, p. 9023 0458/97234084. See website for more details.
Unleash your inner Picasso at this popular hangout for budding artists. Here, they provide you with everything you need for freestyle painting, including a 50x50cm or 60x80cm canvas, brushes, acrylic paints and sponges. Each session is three hours long, and comes with a complimentary beverage (an alcoholic concoction is probably a good idea if you need some mental stimulation). There are also samples of great artworks for the uninspired.
Arteastiq, available at multiple locations including Mandarin Gallery and Plaza Singapura. See website for more details.
If you prefer a non-guided, open art jamming session that allows you to paint whatever you want, Artefakts is it. There are friendly faces here to help with tools, materials and basic painting techniques if you ever get stuck. Besides honing your painting skills, it’s also a great way to make new friends over two-and-a-half hours of jazz or lounge music, complimentary snacks and a hot drink or iced lemon tea. Don’t worry about packing; the studio provides canvases, unlimited acrylic paints, brushes, disposable palettes and aprons.
Artefakts, available at two locations, Ubi Studio (#06-444, Blk 3007, Kampong Ubi Industrial Estate, Ubi Road 1, Singapore 408701) and East Coast Studio (#02-64, Blk O, Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road, Singapore 439053). See website for more details.
Art Jam Studio
Aptly dubbed ‘paintertainment’, art jams in this studio promise to be a stress-free experience that all ages can partake in. All materials will be provided (including the very necessary aprons when you get messy!), and you can choose between guided or non-guided sessions. There’s even an affordable membership fee of just $50 a year – no limits to your self-expression!
Art Jam Studio, #05-10 Trivex, 8 Burn Road, Singapore 369977, p. 6655 2811. See website for more details.
Cups N Canvas
Established in 2012, this cosy café-studio nestled in an art-deco shophouse is a great respite for tired city dwellers. Sign up for an art painting session, where an experienced tutor will give you tips and guidance on brushstrokes, shadowing techniques, and more. They also offer a wide variety of paints, and, if you’re thirsty, bevvies like strawberry milkshakes and sweet potato lattes.
Cups N Canvas, 139 Selegie Road, Singapore 188309, p. 6884 6855. See website for more details.
My Art Space
Our typically balmy weather is perfect for outdoor activities – yes, art jamming included. At My Art Space, splatter and swish to your heart’s content amidst the lush greenery of Istana Park with a therapeutic two-and-a-half-hour endeavour. Now that’s one way to get closer to nature!
My Art Space, Istana Park, 31 Orchard Road, Singapore 238888, p. 6222 1662. See website for more details.
Liberty Art Jam by Artify Studio
A homely art studio in Singapore, Liberty Art Jam by Artify Studio is Singapore’s first art studio that works on a pay-what-you-wish (PWYW) system – no kidding! Payments are made by donation after you’re done painting your masterpiece, one that you can even bring home to show off to your roomies. What’s more? At Liberty Art Jam, a portion of the art jamming proceeds will be directed to its social initiative of the month – talk about doing art for a good cause!
Liberty Art Jam by Artify Studio, #09-03, Textile Centre, 200 Jln Sultan, Singapore 199018, p. 9011 1431. See website for more details.
Sip complimentary beverages and consider whether a touch of blue or a dab of orange – unlimited acrylic paints are at your disposal – will make a nice addition to your painting at this fine-dining resto-slash-art studio on the idyllic Quayside Isle.
Museo, #01-22, 31 Ocean Way, Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098375, p. 6734 8066. See website for more details.
Take a trip down this Boulevart, for a relaxing art jamming session and a good cuppa Joe. No art equipment to call your own? Fret not. For $33 per session, you’ll be provided with a disposable apron, a cotton canvas, takeaway canvas box and nylon flat brushes for you to use and take home. Polish your painting skills by signing up for workshops inspired by renowned artists such as Monet and Van Gogh, or have a dig at colouring in your portraits with glow-in-the-dark acrylics, flowers, or sand. You can also customise sessions for a personal feel.
Boulevart, #01-03, 1 Maju Ave, Singapore 556679, p. 6816 2866. See website for more details.
Unleash your inner Georgia O’Keefe at this ’hood art jamming studio, which has sessions on acrylic painting, folk art painting, manga drawing and Chinese brush painting. Its Open Art Jamming programme gives you the freedom to book a session at any time of the day for up to three hours. It’s also another great spot for meeting like-minded individuals looking to express their creativity. Once you’ve bonded over art, food, wine and music, why not book an art jamming session for couples? Tres romantique!
Heartroom Gallery, #01-311, Blk 44 Owen Road, Singapore 210044, p. 9672 7849. See website for more details.
Who says this art studio only caters for children? Muzart hosts art jamming sessions across its five branches for both adults, kids and families that allow participants to create their very own masterpieces at their own liberty — you don’t even need prior experience to dabble in canvas painting! No art supplies? Don’t sweat; all is provided, even food and drinks!
Muzart, available at multiple locations including 135 Jurong Gateway Road, West Coast Plaza and Northpoint City. See website for more details.
Looking to jam with the squad? For groups of five or more, Utter Studio’s your best bet! Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this studio is located above two popular restaurants, Orchid Live Seafood and Pietro Ristorante Italiano, where you can grab a bite after your session. Whether you’re a newbie or an advanced artist, or prefer painting landscapes to animals, there’s something for everyone here at Utter Studio.
Utter Studio, 18a Jalan Kelulut, Seletar Hills Estate, Singapore 809035, p. 6612 0508. See website for more details.
Ron’s Art Lesson
Artist Ron Wong runs art classes, workshops and art jamming sessions to share her love and skills on creating beautiful works of art. What’s unique about Ron’s sessions is that she brings the art studio to you rather than the other way round. That’s right, you don’t have to leave your homes for an art jamming session with Ron! Sessions include an optional half-hour intro on how to start a painting and a colour mixing demo. Each 3-hour session ($45) is provided with canvases, easels and the whole set of materials — right to your door!
Ron’s Art Lesson, register online.
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