Get a head start on fine art
It’s a wonderful thing when parents see past art classes as lofty pastimes and recognise their intrinsic value. Sammi Lim poked around these artist studios and ateliers to discover KL’s stateof-the-art kids’ classes
‘Here, we’ll never say no,’ says Jennifer, Jonny’s spouse and business partner. ‘It’s good for them to explore. It’s their painting.’
‘We implement quite the opposite of join-the-dots or colourby-numbers,’ continues her husband.
The Studio at KL’s syllabus teaches its students to express themselves in myriad art styles. Each three- to four-week-long project comes with important lessons on art theory, like the storytelling element behind aboriginal art or the history of French Post-Impressionism when creating Vincent Van Gogh-inspired paintings of sunflowers and starry skies.
An important event on the studio’s calendar is its annual art exhibition, a jovial celebration where friends, family and members of the public may view the students’ works at the studio’s gallery in Nexus Bangsar.
The Budding Artist Class is for six- to seven-year-olds while the Young Artists Class is for eight- to 13-year-olds. All first-timers are entitled to a free trial lesson. D1-G4-09, Solaris Dutamas, 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, KL (03 6221 3840); 2-5 Nexus Bangsar South, 7 Jalan Kerinchi, KL (03 2242 1626/ www.thestudioatkl.com).
The Studio at KL’s June 2015 exhibition