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Painting classes for children in town

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Painting classes for children in town

Cam Anh

Children are seen at a painting class in HCMC’s Binh Thanh District - PHOTO: CAM ANH

More and more artistic training centers are springing up in HCMC to catch up with parents’ demand to have creative activities for their children to discover the world around. Such training centers, especially painting classes, are good venues for parents to keep their kids from exposure to social media, smartphones and the Internet.

Parents can take their kids to the Saigon Fine Arts Training Center on Nguyen Van Cong Street, Ward 3, in Go Vap District, HCMC to learn paintings.

The center features three learning programs designed for groups of children aged between four and 15.

A representative from the center says preschool pupils will be taught how to hold a pen to draw, recognize colors and paint colors by themes. Meanwhile, elementary-school  children are instructed how to master painting skills and learn more about watercolor mixing. For secondary schools, they will be trained to come up with ideas, develop their creative ability and improve their techniques of using colors.

The tuition fee of these classes at the center ranges from VND1 million to VND1.8 million per month, including eight to 12 classes.

Meanwhile, the center Art for Kids on No Trang Long Street in HCMC’s Binh Thanh District is now attractive to many young learners by its stimulating teaching methods based on European styles.

According to the center, most of the lecturers in charge of painting classes there are from the city’s prestigious schools such as HCMC University of Pedagogy and HCMC University of Fine Arts.

In addition, young pupils will be equipped with further knowledge on arts, such as paper folding, statue painting, handicrafts-making to diversify their artistic skills and arouse their creativity.

Aside from acquiring basic knowledge on fine arts, young kids have a chance to partake in extracurricular activities and painting contests organized by the center.

Le Huong, whose six-year-old daughter is taking a painting class at the center, explains that she has encouraged her daughter to engage in painting at a young age with a hope to help her to be more creative and brilliant. 

Parents should feel free to register for painting classes in different training centers in the city, depending on their interests and financial conditions. Regarding budget-conscious parents, they can send their kids to specialized fine arts training classes at the city’s cultural houses, with tuition fees ranging from VND400,000 to VND1 million per course of three months.

To create the best conditions for children to develop their creative mind, parents also can consider taking their kids to learn at the artists’ home.

Unlike other painting classes at the centers with dozens of learners, these home-schooling classes have only from seven to ten learners per class, allowing children to better interact with artists and maximize their creative ability.  

According to artist Ha Su, some parents encourage their children to learn painting with a hope to provide children with relaxation after stressful school hours, arouse their creativity, and improve emotional development while others want their kids to be exposed to painting at an early age to nurture their love and passion for the art form.

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