A Class At Canvas Ark: Creating A Painting In The Style Of Andy Warhol

Let your kids have fun while they learn and create!

By Sean Yee        22 April 2024

Has your child always liked drawing and painting? Or, you may be looking for fruitful weekend activities for the kids. Nurture their interest in art and you may be surprised to discover a budding artist, with classes at SAFRA’s own art school, Canvas Ark, located at SAFRA Toa Payoh and SAFRA Choa Chu Kang.

Art may be intrinsically abstract, but not with Canvas Ark’s learning metrics. Its team of teachers has curated a curriculum that revolves around five core artistic processes: Inspiration, Imagination, Expression, Experimentation, and Presentation. And unlike conventional art programmes, their lesson plans have fun elements with clear objectives to guide the experiential learning process. 

But don’t just hear it from us! Canvas Ark’s Visual Arts Instructor, Jovian Lim, invites us into the Canvas Ark classroom at SAFRA Toa Payoh to have a look for ourselves. 

A day with Andy Warhol

An art class at Canvas Ark, SAFRA Toa Payoh

This session paid a special tribute to the father of pop art, Andy Warhol. 

After a short introduction to complementary colour sets and patterns, Jovian guided the students as they used watercolour pencils to sketch and paint motifs styled after defining elements from the pop art movement. Time flew by and before we knew it, the kids had produced interesting and colourful works of art. 

Jovian, who is a seasoned instructor and educator, simplified complex concepts into digestible bits for the young learners. He made it look so seamless and did it all with a smile, no less! 

While we were packing up, one of his students went up to his mum, proudly holding up his art piece. 

“Mummy! Look at my painting! Very nice right?”

Instilling confidence at Canvas Ark

Canvas Ark’s team of instructors wants students to not purely emulate, but to also create their own masterpiece. With that as their guiding philosophy, one thing is for sure – a Canvas Ark class is always filled with fun and delightful surprises!

Want to see more? Check out more classes from Canvas Ark — a tote bag painting class and a batik painting class.

Sign up for two terms at Canvas Ark @ Toa Payoh and get $200 off! Find out more at safra.sg/canvas-ark-promotions

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