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

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‘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.thes­tu­

The Stu­dio at KL’s June 2015 ex­hi­bi­tion

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