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Al­liance Française de Kuala Lumpur (AFKL)’s Hol­i­day Pro­gramme

15 Lorong Gur­ney, KL (03 2694 7880/­liance­fran­ AFKL’s spe­cial syl­labus these school hol­i­days aims to in­tro­duce kids to the French lan­guage and cul­ture out­side of a rigid class­room set­ting. The Hol­i­day Pro­gramme will ac­com­mo­date three age groups: Les P’tits Curieux for five- to sixyear-olds, Les P’tits Princes for seven- to nine-year-olds and Les P’tits Malins for ten- to 14-year-olds. Whether your child is a be­gin­ner or al­ready well-versed in French, he or she is bound to have enor­mous fun with ex­cit­ing ac­tiv­i­ties such as sing-a-longs, mys­tery solv­ing, and build­ing a French vil­lage. French snacks are pro­vided dur­ing each class to quell rum­bling tum­mies. Jul-Aug. View the full sched­ule and fees on AFKL’s web­site.

Knead to Play Three-day Work­shops

Sri Pe­naga Condo, Jalan Medan Serai, KL (011 3604 5778/www.face­ knead­to­play). Knead to Play, an art cen­tre spe­cial­is­ing in clay­works, is of­fer­ing dis­counted three­day work­shops these school hol­i­days. A sin­gle class is priced at RM60, but book­ing the three-day work­shop lets you take 15 per­cent off the to­tal fees. Rec­om­mended for kids ages three and above, the work­shop also of­fers in­struc­tions on get­ting crafty with air dry­ing poly­mer clay. Call to book a slot. Un­til Aug 25, 11am-12.30pm. RM60 per class.

Pots, Pans & Palate Cook­ing Class

The Westin Kuala Lumpur, 199 Jalan Bukit Bin­tang, Bukit Bin­tang, KL (03 2731 8333/www.thewestinkualalumpur. com). The Westin’s su­per­food-filled kids’ menus are not the only thing to get ex­cited about. Kids can learn to cook through a ded­i­cated Kids Pots, Pans & Palate Cook­ing Class at Daily Treats. Classes run from 2pm to 4pm ev­ery Satur­day and Sun­day and are open to kids ages five to 17 years old. Kid­die cooks will learn to make pas­tries, cook­ies, sand­wiches and sal­ads as well as how to dec­o­rate cup­cakes and make pizza. Classes cost RM98 per child for two hours. For reser­va­tions, call 03 2773 8338 or email the team at westin­din­ Ev­ery Sat and Sun, 2-4pm, RM98 per child.

Smart Kids Asia

Kuala Lumpur Con­ven­tion Cen­tre (03 913 29888/ This sprawl­ing Ed­u­ca­tional Kid’s Fair brought to you by Smart Kids Asia shines the spotlight on var­i­ous schools, learn­ing cen­tres as well as kids’ pro­grammes and prod­ucts that par­ents might be miss­ing out on. Colour­ing con­tests and live per­for­mances will keep kids oc­cu­pied while par­ents cir­cle the booths, pick up pam­phlets and speak to rep­re­sen­ta­tives. Sat, Oct 10, 10.30am-9pm; Sun, Oct 11, 10.30am-8pm.

Three-day Ju­nior Shake­speare Drama Work­shop

Lara’s Place, 3A Jalan 17/45, PJ, Se­lan­gor (03 7956 8768/www. laras­ En­rol your kids for this drama work­shop and let them dis­cover the works of the world’s most iconic play­wright. Led by drama teacher, ac­tor and di­rec­tor Jes­sica Ong, the course will in­volve drama ac­tiv­i­ties, lessons on Shake­speare and his con­trib­u­tors, role play and the chance to per­form ex­cerpts from a Shake­speare play. The ex­pe­ri­ence might even hone your child’s tal­ent for act­ing. To quote Shake­speare him­self, ‘We know what we are, but know not what we may be.’ Aug 26-28, 2-4.30pm. RM250.

LARA’s Place

3A Jalan 17/45, PJ (03 7956 8768/ laras­ Lara’s Place of­fers a bam­boo­zling se­lec­tion of ac­tiv­i­ties and classes for both kids and adults. Young ones can look for­ward to par­tic­i­pat­ing in bal­let, sewing, speech and drama, cook­ing, bak­ing and even Wing Chun kung fu classes. The cen­tre is also avail­able to host par­ties or events with a va­ri­ety of themed op­tions on of­fer. Mon-Sat, 9.30am-6pm.


Yayasan Seni, 333 Per­siaran Ritchie, off Jalan Ritchie, KL (03 4251 5154/www. The myBatik Visi­tor Cen­tre re­placed the TMS Art Cen­tre work­shops that used to take place at the Na­tional Textile Mu­seum. myBatik of­fers batik-themed tours and ac­tiv­i­ties in and around the gal­leries and work­shops of its new, well-de­signed cen­tre. Stop by the on­site café for a cof­fee break or as an out­door al­ter­na­tive to cre­ate your batik mas­ter­piece. Daily, 8am-5pm.

The Stu­dio at KL

D1-G4-09, Pub­lika, So­laris Du­ta­mas 1, KL (03 6211 3840); 2-5 Nexus Bangsar South, 7 Jalan Ker­inchi, KL (03 2242 1626/www. thes­tu­ Sign your kids up for one of The Stu­dio at KL’s art jamming ses­sions where your child will cre­ate art along­side sim­i­larly artis­tic peers in an open stu­dio en­vi­ron­ment. All equip­ment such as easels and can­vases are pro­vided by the art cen­tre. The Stu­dio at KL also spe­cialises in throw­ing kids art par­ties and cor­po­rate team­build­ing events. Art ex­hi­bi­tions where the kids can show off their works are held an­nu­ally. These ex­hi­bi­tions take place in the Bangsar out­let, while the kids’ classes are held in Pub­lika. Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm.


Batik Art Vil­lage at Atma Alam

Padang Mat­sirat, near the Petronas petrol sta­tion, Langkawi (04 955 1227/www. at­ While the vicin­ity around the air­port might strike you as rather iso­lated, Atma Alam is home to the Batik Art Vil­lage, where kids and par­ents can break out the wax and paints. Held in a sweep­ing high-roofed build­ing inspired by tra­di­tional Malay ar­chi­tec­ture, the work­shops draw in droves of lo­cals and for­eign tourists, so make sure you call up in ad­vance to check for avail­abil­ity. Daily, 9am-6pm.

Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions

Cre­ative World of Colours

Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions na­tion­wide (05 545 5288/­of­ This art cen­tre as­pires to en­rich chil­dren’s lives via en­ter­tain­ing and im­mer­sive art lessons. There are four lev­els of be­gin­ner pro­grammes, which serve to in­tro­duce the stu­dents to the ba­sic art foun­da­tions. Lit­tler ones can opt for the craft pro­gramme and dab­ble in clay projects and batik paint­ing.

Da Vinci Cre­ative Kids

Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions na­tion­wide (www.dvckid. com). Founded by The One Academy, one of the most pres­ti­gious cre­ative ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tu­tions in Asia, Da Vinci Cre­ative Kids is the place to shape bud­ding artists. Ex­pect top-notch teach­ers and pro­gres­sive learn­ing aimed at boost­ing kids’ self es­teem. Con­ducted in a safe, hy­gienic en­vi­ron­ment, the pro­grammes have re­ceived much high praise from par­ents.


Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions na­tion­wide (glob­alart. Es­tab­lished in 1999, glob­alart is a world­wide art in­sti­tu­tion with branches in the USA, Aus­tralia and right here in Malaysia. The cen­tre im­ple­ments the same learn­ing method­ol­ogy in ev­ery coun­try, and en­cour­ages chil­dren to adopt cre­ativ­ity as a part of ev­ery­day life. Classes are con­ducted in a cre­ative, con­ducive space and are taught by ex­pe­ri­enced in­di­vid­u­als.

Grace Home Cakes

16-1 Jalan Medan Pu­tra 4, Medan Pu­tra Busi­ness Cen­tre, Jalan Man­jalara, KL (03 6277 1977/www.grace­home­ Sign your kids up for cook­ing classes at Grace Home Cakes and they’ll tak­ing home mouth-wa­ter­ing desserts like cheese­cakes, cup­cakes and cook­ies. Be­sides teach­ing bak­ing ba­sics, Grace Home also of­fers spe­cial

LARA’s Place

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