ART LOFT

A creative space which focuses on nurturing and inspiring young children in developing conceptual artworks

At Art Loft, we believe in encouraging children to express themselves through the beautiful language of visual art. We guide children through projects, from the first stage of conceptualisation and sketching to creating the final product, all with their own ideas and hand! ​​

OUR REGULAR ART CLASSES

Look for classes that suit your child! 
Each term, lessons revolve around a central theme that is built around a trip to a museum. Children learn about art in the museum context, and carry out exercises. In these exercises, they are exposed to a wide range of art styles and materials including drawing, batik, clay, printmaking, ink drawings, and still life.  

Explore ways to introduce the world of art to your toddler! Find a common ground in communicating with them
through art. Disordered scribbles are evident in this particular stage. The scribbles are records of the process of your tots having fun. This is also the window of opportunity to awaken your tot's senses to materials and textures. Your tot's scribbles may become more orderly after about six months and they may also name their scribbles. This is an important milestone in your child's development. 

We designed our Cave to be a nurturing and creative space for both parents and their scribbling toddlers to discover a variety of art materials and art techniques. ​​
Cave Explorers

For 18 months to  2 years old
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Children who live in Attap houses play and roam freely around their kampungs. Our Attap Artists are at the stage of 
discovering art. They represent their world using a variety of symbols; the symbols become more complex as our artists'  make closer observations of their environment.

Our Attap house is purposefully designed for children to build their confidence in art making and identifying the basic art elements. We adopt an experiential learning approach to offer our artists opportunities to explore and experiment!



Attap Artists

For 3 to 4 years old
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Our five to six years olds make keen observations and develop complex symbols, known as schema, to represent their 
active knowledge of a topic. The baseline becomes evident in their artwork, indicating the emergence of an 
understanding about spatial relations. 

Our Treehouse is thus a space where adventure and imagination take flight. A strong support structure is crucial in the 
building of a treehouse. Treehouse artists are ready to begin building 
their foundations of art making as they explore and experience various art techniques and 
tools!  


Treehouse Artists

For 5 to 6 years old
A Tepee is a durable structure that is designed for easy travel, warmth, shelter and protection. These traits are important for children at this stage, as they strive for more detail in their artwork to achieve greater realism. They may also begin 
to compare their work with peers.

 In this art space, children will learn to express themselves creatively as they journey through the art world, under the 
guidance of our teachers who will facilitate the development of their art techniques. They will also learn alongside 
other children and have opportunities to interact with and be inspired by their peers. 

Teepee Artists

For 7 to 12 years old
A Yurt is a portable and sturdy type of tent. Like the Teepee, our Yurt offers warmth, shelter and protection for our teens, who can be critically aware of shortcomings in their art and may be easily discouraged at this stage. Unlike the Teepee, 
our Yurt covers more ground because our teens' natural art development will cease unless a conscious decision is made to improve technical skills. The Yurt also needs to widen to accommodate our teens' growing ability to appreciate 
complexity, work independently, and assert their identity.

Our Yurt is designed for our maturing artists to refine their art techniques and develop their critical thinking skills through our hands-on art appreciation curriculum.
Yurt Artists

For 13 to 16 years old
Contact us at enquiries@artloft.com.sg to find out more about our programmes!

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DAAH ​​(Do Art At Home) Loft Ideas
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DAAH Loft Ideas 1.1: About NATURE and ARCHITECTURE around us...

The school holidays are round the corner so it's time for family outings again! 
 Here are two art activities for the whole family...
Have lots of fun with nature and architecture during your family adventures!


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 ​​Art Activity 1: Natu​re Collage

This activity is excellent for honing observation skills in our children.

What colours do you see?
What shapes do you notice?
What lines do we have here?
How does the nature material feel?

   
   You will need,
    - a camera (or your camera phone)
    - a neighbourhood park
    - imagination...loads of it!

  How it works:
  1.  Head out to the neighbourhood park with you child. Explore the park together; pick up FALLEN leaves, twigs and flowers of  various shapes, sizes and colours.
  2. Find a good space on the ground to create your nature collage! Together with your child, lay out your collection of nature materials. Invite your child to arrange the nature materials to create...
            - letters of the alphabet
            - his/ her name
            - a land animal
            - a sea animal
            - a habitat for each animal

  3. ​ Record every of your YOUNG ARTIST'S creation with your camera.
  4. Return the nature materials to where you found them when you ​are done!
     


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 ​​Art Activity 2: Architectural Drawing

It's all about Perspective !
Does the building look the same from wherever you are?
What are the basic shapes that make up the building?

   
   You will need,
    - a camera (or your camera phone)
    - a computer/ tablet/ laptop
    - a printer which is connected to the above
    - glue
    - scissors
    - a piece of A3 cartridge paper (drawing paper)
    - a drawing pen (of at least 0.5 nib size)

  How it works,
  1. Together with your child, explore your neighbourhood and photograph an interesting building.
  2. Back at home, view the photograph together on a computer (remember to save the image). Crop out an interesting part and print that out (no larger than an A4 size print). Glue the cut-out on the cartridge paper... Be creative with how you position it!
  3. Invite your child to continue from the cut-out and draw the rest of the building.


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