"Every artist was first an amateur."
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
ARTEFAKTS offers art classes for adults and teens (13 years and older). We personalize our guidance to cater to learners of various levels of experience and abilities. Our intensive but thoughtfully designed programmes means you get equipped with the fundamental knowledge and skills in the shortest time.
What’s so special about an ARTEFAKTS art programme?
Our unique 21-hour programme is carefully designed to equip you with practical core concepts and an immersive hands-on experience. Time is precious, so this focused programme is ideal if you enjoy learning at a breezy pace to achieve an optimised outcome within a specific, intensive schedule.
Classes are on-going and scheduled on a weekly basis. This means you may be sharing a class with other students at different stages of the course, so you can have a 'sneak peek' at what you'll be learning for future lessons! All courses are conducted 7pm - 10pm on weeknights, for 7 sessions.
What happens if I can't make it for one of the lessons?
Should you miss, are unable to make it and wish to postpone any of the sessions, simply join the next session to complete the course. This is good news if your work or personal schedule requires frequent travelling or you are unable to commit to a regular weekly schedule.
The ARTEFAKTS mode of instruction is rigorous and comprehensive. Modules are based on pedagogically sound learning principles. Lessons are thoughtfully ‘scaffolded’ to ensure you are firmly grounded in the fundamentals before moving on to the next level, where you will get to apply concepts and techniques learnt from the previous lesson, and so on.
Will I need a sketchbook?
You are strongly encouraged to maintain a sketchbook journal throughout the course. The sketchbook not only allows you to practice your sketching/drawing/ painting freely without inhibition but also enables you to adopt a thoughtful, reflective approach to your learning journey. We will review your sketchbook regularly and offer appropriate guidance and feedback to help you improve. This reflective approach is one of the unique features of an ARTEFAKTS course. Finally, the sketchbook serves as concrete evidence of your artistic developmental process. Many students have expressed amazement at their progress when they eventually review their ‘before’ and ‘after’ drawings.
Does the course cover theory and technical skills?
We place considerable emphasis on developing sound theoretical knowledge and hands-on technical skills – both essential qualities for producing confident, professional-looking work. Throughout the course, we devote ourselves in explaining critical art theory and historical contexts as well as provide you with practical guidance on proper art techniques.
How will I benefit from this course?
At the end of the course, you will emerge with increased awareness of art fundamentals, as well as a greater sense of artistic confidence, fluidity and versatility.
Join us today!
We warmly welcome everyone regardless of your age or profession, with or without art experience. It is our sincere desire help you discover, nurture, and develop your artistic talent, so that you too can fulfil your artistic vision.
Ready for your artistic adventure? Pick a course from the list of Art Classes on this page.
R E V I E W S b y P A R T I C I P A N T S
Great Learning Experience
Jeffrey was a great, caring and skilled teacher who taught me a lot. He tailors the course pace according to your skill level and clarifies any doubts you have. He has great teaching material and the room has a great environment to imbue a sense of calmness to aid in putting you in a relaxed mood as you learn. He is also flexible with the timings to suit your schedule. Definitely enjoyed myself.
– Quek Jian D.
Attended: Urban Perspective
Challenging but Fun
Jeffrey’s classes gave me the know how and confidence to draw using a variety of styles and techniques. I learnt and practiced new ways of looking at objects and appreciating art. It was challenging but fun, and I finished with far more knowledge and practice than I expected.
– S. Brigham
Attended: Drawing Fundamentals
Visible Skills Improvement
The Drawing Fundamentals class was extremely informative and engaging. I was really pleased to see how much my illustration skills had improved by the end of the class. It also gives you a very good conceptual understanding of how we perceive objects and how light interacts with objects when you are trying to depict them. The studio has a very peaceful atmosphere and was a great place to work in.
– Oliver Ferry
Attended: Drawing Fundamentals
Clear and Interesting Lessons
Artefakt’s Urban Perspective class helped me greatly in understanding the fundamentals of drawing perspective. The course was clearly delivered with a variety of interesting activities that conveyed concepts in simple ways. Jeffrey was engaging and answered my questions to the best of his ability. All in all, I found it a really satisfying experience to take this class.
– Chin J. Xiong
Attended: Urban Perspective
Easy to understand with lots of hands-on practice
Being my first time attending an abstract art class, I’ve learnt a lot of important fundamentals of art and techniques of abstraction that were also consistently reinforced with simple, easy to understand hands-on practices. The art studio is spacious and conducive and I thoroughly enjoyed painting and learning there. The classes were conducted personally by Jeff who is a friendly and patient educator. Overall, I would definitely recommend this class to anyone who is looking to learn the basics of art and abstraction!
– Fiona Neo
Attended: Abstract Art
As a contemporary art studio, our emphasis is on creating works which are fresh, modern and avant-garde yet rooted in established art and design principles.