Welcome to ARTVenture

Where your Art Journey Begins!

At ARTVenture, we provide structured art programmes designed to bring out children's interest in art as well as organising and participating in various events to promote a person with dyslexia's talents. Whether your child has an avid drawer or just enjoys doodling around, your child will learn at his/her own pace and develop his/her skills according to each individual's interest area. We also provide opportunities for DAS students who love art to participate in art events and competitions. 


Celebrating Our Children's Talent, Embracing their Strengths

As we drive towards helping people with dyslexia achieve through the various programmes to support them, their strengths are often not seen. ARTVenture exists to complement the wide range of academic programmes we have, to support our students, to recognise our students’ talents in art and to help them express themselves in various artistic forms. ARTVenture aspires to celebrate the uniqueness of art from the perspectives of a child with dyslexia and be an active voice of positive dyslexia through the use of art.


ARTVenture Supports DAS Children to Pursue Art

ARTVenture Programmes are designed especially for children with dyslexia in mind, making it suitable for all children who enjoy learning art in a structured and multisensorial way. Every child deserves an art education - ARTVenture believes that all children should be given an equal opportunity to pursue their talent regardless of socio-economic background. All DAS students in Main Literacy Programme are entitled to generous subsidies when they enrol into our ARTVenture short-term programmes.

Date Age Name Time Venue
Term 4, Every Sunday P1 to P3 Essential Elements of Visual Arts (EEVA) 3.30 pm to 5 pm DAS Tampines
5 Nov to 4 Dec, Thursday and Friday, 5-week Programme P1 to P3 Essential Elements of Visual Arts (EEVA) 3.30 pm to 5 pm DAS Serangoon
Term 4 Every Thursdays 
22 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov and 12 Nov 2020
P6 Elementary Mix Media Arts (EMMA) Click to Register  2.30 pm to 5.30 pm DAS Ang Mo Kio
30 Nov to 4 Dec 2020, Monday to Friday, 5-day Block P4 to P6 Elementary Mix Media Arts (EMMA) 2 pm to 5 pm DAS Tampines


Date Age Name Time Venue
  P1 to P3 Essential Elements of Visual Arts (EEVA) 3.30 pm to 5 pm DAS Tampines
  P4 to P6 Elementary Mix Media Arts (EMMA) 5 pm to 6.30 pm DAS Serangoon
  P1 to P3 Essential Elements of Visual Arts (EEVA) 3.30 pm to 5 pm DAS Serangoon
  P4 to P6 Elementary Mix Media Arts (EMMA) 4.30 pm to 6 pm DAS Tampines
22 to 26 Nov 2021, Monday to Friday, 5-day Block P4 to P6 Elementary Mix Media Arts (EMMA) 2 pm to 5 pm To be confirmed
3 Nov to 2 Dec 2021, Wednesday and Thursday, 5-week Programme P1 to P3 Essential Elements of Visual Arts (EEVA) 4.30 pm to 6 pm To be confirmed


ARTventureDesigned by Javen Ow, Winner for the ARTVenture Logo-Design competition 2019

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ArtVenture – launched in 2016 as a platform for our students to showcase their passion and strengths, apart from their everyday academic pursues.  Art
Venture inculcates mindsets of positive dyslexia to the mass and strives to change the way people perceive ‘disadvantages’ found in having dyslexia to ‘advantages’, through a change of perspectives.

ARTVenture is organised by Specialised Educational Services (SES), a division of the Dyslexia Association of Singapore. SES programmes are tailored to fit the learning needs of students with a learning difference.

SES Programmes are NOT funded by the Ministry of Education (MOE), the MOE only supply a grant for the DAS Main Literacy Programme (MLP). 

Connecting our children to the Art Community

At ARTVenture, we are always looking for opportunities to work with community partners and stakeholders to provide opportunities for our children to experience art from a wider perspective and to gain exposure to the Singapore art scene.

Artventure Experience

If you would like to contribute or provide such opportunities for our children please contact ARTVenture at nicole@das.org.sg.

Let's bring you to our ARTVenture Events!

ARTVenture is a huge supporter of the Embrace Dyslexia movement as we believe in the dyslexics' strengths. One of them is their high level of creativity in various areas. ARTVenture organises and participates in events to help promote awareness of dyslexics' strengths and to provide a platform for our DAS children to showcase their talents to everyone out there!

ART EVEnts Collage

This is where Art begins

Bursary is available for Short Term Programmes for both DAS and non-DAS students with a diagnosis of dyslexia


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Target Audience: Primary 1-3

Class Size:  4 – 6 students

The programme aims to develop the students’ range of skills and processes such as problem-solving, simple drawing, and mixed media techniques. It develops the student’s basic drawing knowledge through hands-on learning of lines, shapes and forms. Students will be exposed to a series of simple objects, animals and human subjects. Students will produce a series of artworks in this 10-week programme.


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2020 T4 Artventure

Brief Outline

Week 1  Lines (Assorted Line Types)
Week 2 Shapes (Geometric and Organic Lines)
Week 3 Colours (Primary and Secondary)
Week 4 Space (Foreground, middle, Background)
Week 5 Texture (Physical and Visual Textures)
Week 6 Cropping (Focus)
Week 7 Overlapping
Week 8 Human Figure
Week 9 Movement
Week 10 Final Artwork


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Target Audience:  Primary 4 – 6

Class Size: 4 – 6 students

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The 10-week programme will nurture an appreciation of art and an exploration of various art techniques. Try out different methods of creating artwork through charcoal, oil pastels, watercolour, clay. Explore 3-dimensional art through styles such as sculpting and fabric art. Discover Artists of the Past and the Present and what is so special about them. In the process of learning and creating, students will build their cognitive skills and fine motor development that can contribute to school success. Students will also express ideas and originality through experiments, and create unique artworks, developing self-confidence as their creativity soars.

 Brief Outline

Week 1  Art of the Past and the Present, Introduction to Pencils
Week 2 Fundamentals 2D (Colour Pencils)
Week 3 Fundamentals 2D (Oil Pastels)
Week 4 Introduction to Acrylic Painting (Part 1/2)
Week 5 Introduction to Acrylic Painting (Part 2/2)
Week 6 Fundamentals 3D Air Dry Clay (Part 1/2)
Week 7 Fundamentals 3D Air Dry Clay (Part 2/2)
Week 8 Aesthetic Inquiry (Project Planning/Idea Generation/Manipulation of Ideas)
Week 9 Personal Artwork Exploration
Week 10 Personal Artwork Exploration



Frequently Asked Questions (ARTVenture)

What is ARTVenture?

ARTVenture is part of DAS various programmes under Specialised Educational Services.

How often are class conducted?

ARTVenture programme is available in term 2, Jun Holidays, Term 3 and Nov/Dec Holidays. Please click here for dates. We have weekly and 5-day/8-day block classes during the holidays.

How are the lessons at the DAS different from what is available enrichment centres?

ARTVenture programmes are conducted by DAS Educational Therapists who have been art teachers or trained in an art school to deliver our art programmes. Together with their training in dyslexia teaching, our programmes are structured and delivered in a way that is friendly for students with dyslexia, making them different from programmes that are available outside of DAS.

How many students are there in a class?

Not more than 5 students, should there be more than 5 children, there will be a co-instructor.

Is the programme only for children with dyslexia?

ARTVenture programmes are open to all children regardless of diagnosis.

Am I entitled for the bursary for ARTVenture programmes?

ARTVenture has been very fortunate to have a corporate funder. All our children who are on bursary (33%, 50%, 70% 90% or 100%) will get 90% off our fees ($354) valid till December 2020.

Can siblings join?

Siblings are welcome to join our programme at the full programme fee.

Can I use my CDA account to pay for fees?

Yes, at certain learning centres that are MSF-approved centres.