Arts Learning Journey – The Artground

Artground

Arts Learning Journey

The Artground
Arts Learning Journey

The Artground welcomes preschoolers and primary school pupils who are keen to embark on an arts learning journey as a group. All participants will get to experience an artist-led workshop as well as to explore our interactive visual arts space with an activity booklet!
 

Gardening-inspired Workshops


Worms Love Coffee
Age group: 2 – 12 years old
30 minutes
(Minimum 15 to attend) 

Children will get to learn about the environment and the friendly creatures that live underground and how they help to sustain life above-ground. Through observation of worms, and what they eat, the children will understand about compost, experience various sensory stimuli, and also get to bring back their very own coffee drawing!
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“The Worms Love Coffee Workshop is very interactive. The children get to touch and feel the soil, worms and sprinkle coffee powder. They even get to use the brush to paint over their wax paintings. The children and unfamiliar with terms like Vermicast, as they are rather big words but we enjoyed the process and the beautiful compost surroundings! Looking forward to come back!” – Siti, PCF Sparkletots @ Bedok 

Seed Balls
Age group: 18 months – 12 years old
30 minutes
(Minimum 15 to attend)

Seed balls is a multi-sensory activity for our curious little ones. Coconut husks makes an outstanding gardening resource and the children will get to make their own seed balls with a concoction of clay, compost, coco peat and seeds to form a seed ball in their favourite shapes. Teachers can encourage them to grow these seed balls in the school garden or at home, with just a few simple steps.
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“It was a hands-on experience that allowed the children to manipulate clay. We could also see how the artist facilitators did the experiment step-by-step.” – Eunice, Caterpillar’s Cove 

Colours from the Garden
Age group: 2 – 12 years old
30 minutes
(Minimum 15 to attend)

Using flowers and leaves from our edible garden, we will explore ways to extract nature’s dyes and create our own textile art print. Do bring along a pre-loved light-coloured tee-shirt for this workshop.
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“Overall, it was great. The activities were designed appropriately and are suited to the developmental stage of children. The activity was engaging and interesting as the children are able to explore and observe the different colours created by different types of plants. The facilitators have shown great teamwork and were awesome with the children.” – Michelle, Shaws Braddell 

Yummy Microgreens
Age group: 7 – 12 years old
30 minutes
(Minimum 15 to attend)

In our urban environment, children are often unable to observe how food are grown, from soil to plate, and this is the chance for them to do just that! In this workshop, children will create and design their own upcycled pot, and mix their own compost/soil, and bring home their own harvest of microgreens!
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“The facilitators are very educated and could provide lots of information to the children. Appreciate all the hard work that goes into this!” – Bernice, Shaws Braddell
 

 

Music Appreciation Programmes


Baby beat
Age group: Birth – 36 months
30 minutes
(Minimum 25 to attend) 

Baby Beat is a part performance, part exploration session of Classical music by musicians from Kulcha Pop. Children will listen to sounds produced by ethnic instruments such as the Bansuri, or Er Hu and Zhong Hu. Musicians will be playing favourite pieces from Mozart, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky and children will have a chance to play on percussion instruments together with the performers!
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“The classical pieces were great! The musicians were able to engage the children in active participation to the music. My little ones enjoyed the session!” – Jerline, Pat’s Schoolhouse Sembawang 

Bamboo Melodies
Age group: 3 – 6 years old
30 minutes
(Minimum 20 to attend)

Learn to work together and to play as part of an Angklung ensemble in this workshop that has been specially designed for little ones!
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“The Bamboo Melodies workshop was very engaging and the artist Sharon was very attentive towards the children by addressing them by their names! It was an age appropriate workshop for 4 year olds and a good introductory lesson to Angklungs. We especially like that each child had an angklung to play with” – Jeslin, Pat’s Schoolhouse Buckley

 


Bitesize Lil’ Creatures
Age group: Birth – 16 months and 17 – 30 months
30 minutes
(Minimum 25 to attend) 

Explore, experiment and simply experience with musicians in spontaneous musical play! Each session features live musicians as they explore creating meaningful sounds with babies
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“Amazing place to let the children explore and have a first-time experience in Arts & Music. Keep up the good work!” – Ismawaty Ishak, MFS Boon Lay Avenue
Let’s Improvise with Dots and Lines
Age group: 3 – 12 years old
30 minutes
(Minimum 25 to attend)

Music are made up of sounds, and these sounds could be High, or Low; Big or Small! Music can also become creative drawings using dots and lines to represent sounds. In this programme, join Little Creatures by SA in creative music making through exploring sounds using dots and lines.
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“It was very fun and engaging for the children. Using music is a very new and innovative way to engage children by just using dots and lines. Thank you very much for a fun and creative lesson.” – Lai Sing Lei, My First Skool @ Boon Lay CC 

 


Body Rhythms
Age group: 6 – 12 years
30 minutes
(Minimum 20 to attend) 

Learn about the rhythms of rock and reggae music through clapping, stamping, body percussion & singing 

Looping
Age group: 6 – 12 years old
45 minutes
(Minimum 20 to attend)

This workshop for kids has proven to be a hit! Our instructor helps the group to build layers of sounds using words, lyrics, vocalisations and rhythms to create songs

 

Craft Workshops

 


Craft your spirit tree
Age group: 4 – 12 years
30 minutes
(Minimum 25 to attend)

Don’t shy away from being your fabulous self! If you could be a plant or a tree, what would you be? A pink marshmallow inspired tree with spikes? A pine tree that never dies even in the summer heat?—–
“I’m impressed with the craft session! The art facilitators were patient with our students of Autism and understood their needs. Our students were very engaged in the art activity. Thank you for accommodating to our needs!” – Erni, Rainbow Centre (Woodlands) 

Pompom Pal!
Age group: 7 – 12 years
30 minutes
(Minimum 25 to attend) 

What is better than being able to take a handy dandy pal with you wherever you go? Pompom pals are here to always brighten your day! Give them a celebratory roll in your palms on the good days, or a squeeze, maybe even a throw, on days that might feel tougher than usual. No matter what, you can count on your Pompom pal to stick it out with you. Come make a Pompom pal with your very own hands, some yarn and an eye-catching array of embellishments. We can’t wait to meet you and your new pal!

 


Fun with pet rocks!
Age group: 18 – 24 months
30 minutes
(Minimum 15 to attend)

As an introductory workshop to spark children’s interest in rock art, explore how ordinary items like pebbles found in nature come alive when you give them some colours and textures. Using craft materials like googly eyes and pom poms, the children will create their very own pet rock in their favourite colours.
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“The Pet Rocks workshop was really engaging and the children had fun choosing their materials. There were sufficient materials and they had a blast at the arts space” – Razinah, My First School Parkway Parade
Let’s Bag It
Age group: 4 – 12 years
30 – 45 minutes
(Minimum 20 to attend)

Collage making has never been more fun, especially when the little ones not only get creative during the art process but also use this personalised bag to store their daily belongings. Learn about the different colours, shapes and sizes through cloth collaging. If you have a particular theme in mind, share it with our artist, and leave the rest to the children’s imagination!
Proficiency with scissors is required.
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“The Artground is a great place to bring out and discover every child’s artistic side. The children get to choose the material they want to include in their masterpiece. Cool!” – Jury, Red Schoolhouse

Dance Workshops
 


Let’s Dance!
Age group: 2 – 9 years old
45 minutes
(Minimum 25 to attend)

This dance workshop will encourage students to use their bodies to make different shapes, experience low and high levels in dance and understand various tempo in relation to modern dance (Creative Dance). Students will learn simple dance movements through step by step learning of the dances. The high energy fun filled workshop session aims to engage students through dance and music to understand the body better, engage in a social activity and at the same time to move the body in a specific manner in a fun-filled environment with peers.
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“The workshop was conducted well. It was simple for children to understand, it was very engaging, and the dance instructors were very friendly. I like how they incorporated feelings into the dance steps and how they allowed children to create their own movements “
 – Arriane Chan, The Capstone Kindergarten 

Talking Hands and Moving Feet
Age group: 7 – 9 years old
45 minutes
(Minimum 25 to attend)

This dance workshop will introduce students to the elements of Bharathanatyam – hand gestures, facial expressions and beats cycles with the learning of simple steps. Students will move their body and their feet to specific rhythms and music from the Indian dance culture. They will also use their bodies and hand gestures to make shapes to define animal movements and nature such as , flowers, trees, wind, water etc.

 


Dance Playground
Age group: 3 – 12 years old
30 minutes
(Minimum 20 to attend)

Through movement and the forms we create with our bodies, we discover more about shapes, lines, curves, and symmetry in this programme. Dance Playground always includes visual elements, using materials such as oil pastels and paper to visualise movement. Children will experience the fun and pleasure of being creative with their bodies, heighten their self-awareness in terms of their bodies and their feelings as well as in relating to others when they share the space.
 
Bound
Age group: 5 – 12 years old
30 minutes
(Minimum 30 to attend)

BOUND is an interactive dance performance inspired by “Zero Point”, a lost “kampong” game of the past. BOUND uses rubber bands to explore the theme of boundaries, how they can restrict, confine and yet also define the body
and space.In this performance, audiences will be invited to experience a game of “Zero Point’, allowing them to relive the fun of such traditional games.(Photo by RAW Moves) 
 

Grow with me
Age group: 18 months – 36 months
30 minutes
| $700 per show |
Admits up to 32 children and 32 accompanying adults
 

Young children aged 18 months to 3 years are invited to join us in our multi-sensory imaginary garden. Feel our seedlings grow and change in an atmosphere of coloured lights that will keep you entertained. 

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“Parents and children enjoyed the performance with the bright lights and falling flowers. Though the concept is abstract, two thumbs up! PS: It is a good exposure for children who love arts, especially dance!” – Fatimah, PCF Sparkletots @ Bedok Reservoir – Punggol


Theatre for young audiences

Beam
Age group: 2 – 6 years old
30 mins performance + 15 mins workshop
 | $1000 per show |
Admits up to 50 children and 20 accompanying adults
 

A girl, a light beam and a series of adventures. Beam takes the audience on a journey of imagination and encourages everyone to see the world they live in a different light. After the performance, children will get to create their own mobile light kit to carry on their own adventures. 


Annie Ting and the Dragon by Tiny Feat
Age group: 2 – 4 years old
40 minutes
| $1200 per show |
Admits up to 60 children and 20 accompanying adults

Annie Ting is a little girl who goes on a big adventure and discovers that kindness, empathy and love can be found in the most unexpected places. This is an interactive puppet theatre show with live music soundscape.