Starting January 2024, Kinderland Academy @ Yio Chu Kang introduced KinderArt, an art programme that aims to introduce and educate our children on different artists’ styles and their art representations. The programme, conducted by an art specialist, will culminate in a display of the children’s artworks at the end of each term.

The pilot KinderArt programme’s first exhibition, Little Artists @ Work, saw our little artists from Pre-Nursery One (PN1) till Kindergarten Two (K2) work together to create a three-piece mural using recycled materials, giving the mural a three-dimensional effect and an opportunity to explore different colours and collage materials. The mural, capturing the imagination and creativity of our children, features portraits of famous artists and musicians. Teachers gradually introduce these famous artists and musicians from the different eras to widen their horizons on different art styles.

Children of Kinderland Academy @ Yio Chu Kang proudly posing with their artworks

Benefits of introducing different artists’ styles

Two such artists featured on the mural were Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondrian, who inspired this term’s KinderArt programme and mural design.

Pablo Picasso, fondly known as the Father of Modern Art, is famous for his role in pioneering Cubism, an art style that breaks down the subject of a painting through using simple shapes and exploring the concept of perspective.

Exploring his artworks can help children develop the capability of storytelling through art as Picasso often did. It also helps in developing creativity and imagination by learning from Picasso’s unconventional expressions and methods in art. Picasso’s use of geometric shapes and simplified forms can also help aid in the development of a child’s understanding of shapes, spatial relationships, and proportions.

Children of Kinderland Academy @ Yio Chu Kang having fun and working together with their friends to design the art mural

Piet Mondrian, a Dutch artist regarded as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, often used straight lines, primary colours, and black and white to represent the essence of life in his drawings. Exposure to his art style benefits children artistically, by introducing   abstraction and simplicity, colour exploration, and art composition.

Furthermore, his artworks benefit children beyond art. They were introduced to mathematical concepts such as symmetry, patterns and spatial relationships. Piet Mondrian’s artworks also stimulate cognitive development by encouraging observation, analysis and interpretation as they explore working with the abstract art.

PN1 children working together to produce the art mural with guidance by an art specialist

Display of Little Artists @ Work

Our parents, children, and members of the public can head down to the reception area of Kinderland Academy @ Yio Chu Kang from 1 March to 16 March to catch the display of Little Artists @ Work. See you there! Stay tuned for even more amazing art displays from Kinderland Academy @ Yio Chu Kang’s KinderArt!

Display of Little Artists @ Work, the pilot project of Kinderland Academy @ Yio Chu Kang’s KinderArt showing off our children’s creative designs