You don’t need to be an art aficionado to be creative: art jamming—a social painting experience—has grown in popularity in recent years. The appeal stems from a judgment-free environment where you can create masterpieces to your heart’s content. It’s also a great way to bond with your friends and family as you while away the hours in the artistic environment. And, the best part is that you can take your painted canvas home to show it off in your living room. Here are some places to wield your paintbrush.
Liberty Art Jam at Artify Studio
At Artify Studio, both the young and young-at-heart can get gloriously messy with paint during the parent-child jamming sessions. But if you want to take your kid’s art skills up a notch, there are friendly instructors on hand to give guidance or tutoring classes for those aged four to six.
Likewise, adults can level up through floral painting, watercolour painting, or brush calligraphy to create Instagram-worthy prints. The studio offers a range of workshops centred on a variety of themes and mediums, from calligraphy and watercolour sessions to lessons on painting with acrylic.
Textile Centre. 200 Jalan Sultan #12-07, Singapore 199018. +65 9011 1431.
By appointment only. Appointments must be made at least one day in advance.
My Art Space
Set in Istana Park, this waterfront studio is a tranquil spot to wind down as you flex your creativity. Relax amid shrubs and flowers as you paint with like-minded souls.
The details elevate the experience here—you have refreshing fruit juice to sip on, unlimited acrylic paint to play around with, and a wet painting carrier to bring your masterpiece home undamaged.My Art Space also offers classes at various levels, ranging from beginner foundation classes under the tutelage of professionals, to more advanced workshops for aspiring artists.
Istana Park. 31 Orchard Rd. Singapore 238888. Walk-in or call +65 9012 9717.
Mon, Tue & Thu 10.30am-3pm; Fri 10.30am-1pm; Sat & Sun 10.30-11.30am, 1.30-3pm.
By appointment only.
This open-concept studio with two locations in town and one at Jewel Changi draws in droves of families, couples and groups of friends for its sessions, and it’s easy to see why with its many promotional packages for seniors, students, parties and groups..
Art jamming sessions include free flow paint, sponges and brushes, and a complimentary drink to boot. You can even pick your canvas size here—choose between a 60x80cm or 50x50cm canvas.
To complete your leisurely day out, head to the in-house café, which serves up artisanal teas and a variety of sweet treats and brunch dishes. We recommend ordering their high tea sets to indulge in French dishes, seafood or local delicacies.
Mandarin Gallery. 333A Orchard Rd #04-14/15, Singapore 238867. +65 6235 8705.
Mon-Fri 11am-10pm; Sat-Sun 10am-10pm.
Plaza Singapura. 68 Orchard Rd #03-70/72, Singapore 238839. +65 6336 0952.
Jewel Changi Airport. 78 Airport Boulevard #05-201, Singapore 819666. +65 6243 1987.
Make an appointment to avoid disappointment.
Located in Goodman Arts Centre, Artefakts is your best bet if you’re looking for a laidback art jamming experience.
Each session here lasts for two-and-a-half hours, and comes with unlimited acrylic paints, brushes and a stretched canvas frame. Sessions are limited to a maximum of 12 art jammers at one time, which makes for a more cosy and personalised experience with the space’s experienced instructors.
Besides art jamming, Artefakts also offers a range of craft workshops for culture lovers looking to learn the fundamentals of print making, rubber stamp carving or paper marbling.
Artefakts at Kampong Ubi Industrial Estate (Ubi Studio). Block 2007 Ubi Road 1 #06-444, Singapore 408701. +65 8189 4281.
Artefakts at Goodman Arts Centre (East Coast Studio). 90 Goodman Road #02-64 (Block O), Singapore 439053. +65 8189 4281.
Make an appointment before visiting.
Stroll down to this Boulevart where reasonably priced jamming sessions await. Painters who prefer not to rush their craft can pay a small additional fee for every additional hour. You’ll be equipped with a disposable apron, takeaway canvas box and brand-new nylon flat brushes.
For a more in-depth experience, attend the workshops inspired by the greats—Cezanne, Monet, Van Gogh, for instance—or have a go at painting with glow-in-the-dark acrylics, flowers or even sand. If none of the sessions catch your fancy, there are also tailored classes that you can customise as you wish.
myVillage at Serangoon Gardens. 1 Maju Ave #01-03, Singapore 556679. +65 6816 2866.
Boulevart is temporarily closed for group sessions— Check out their private sessions and workshops here. Daily 11am-10pm.