Tell Ronald Stones OBE, founding director of Singapore Pinacothèque de Pairs Art Academy, you can’t draw and he will all the more welcome you with open arms to the academy.
“Everyone can do something,” is the mantra he goes by.
An education nexus, the Art Academy is the latest addition to the Singapore Pinacothèque de Paris that was newly opened in late May this year, offering a myriad of art experiential courses. From hands-on art and craft classes to seminars and lectures on art history and appreciation, all walks of life can get to tap into their inner Pablo Picassos and Monet Claudes for just 90 minutes.
Usually kicking off with a tour around the musuem, the art classes are meant to trigger a response to the galore of masterpieces and artefacts found in the galleries. In its taster workshop, participants were told to create an image of a person in a chair, inspired by Picasso’s own engagement with women in chairs as featured at The Collections gallery.
If you’ve always been clueless about the elusive world of art, feel free to orientate the direction of classes! Mentors are open to customising sessions to suit their participants’ desired learning outcomes. The easily accessible and personalised lessons are one of the reasons why the Art Academy stands out as an effective teaser for art lovers and skeptics alike.
Each class sign-up also entitles participants to an all-day access ticket (lasts up to 3 months from the date of purchase) to the art museum’s galleries – The Collections, The Heritage and The Features.
And what more a better time than the Jubilee Weekend to get down and artsy with the family! The newest kid on the Fort Canning Arts Centre has whipped up a $50 family package deal from 7-10 August 2015. Popspoken’s readers can also enjoy a special discount to individual sessions at the Art Academy! I daresay, a cultural immersion has never been this tempting!
Singapore Pinacothèque de Paris
What: The Collections, The Heritage and The Features galleries
When: Opens Monday-Thursday from 10am to 7.30pm, Friday-Sunday from 10am to 8.30pm
Where: Fort Canning Arts Centre, 5 Cox Terrace
Gallery goers can get an all-access $50 family package deal this Jubilee Weekend from 7-10 August 2015.
Singapore Pinacothèque de Paris Art Academy
When: Opens daily from 10am to 8.30pm
Click here for studio and lecture schedules.
Simply quote “Popspoken” to enjoy 20% off individual sessions (cannot be combined with early bird special and 10-week package). Promotion is valid for all sessions before 13 October 2015.