Who can join:
- Students aged 11/12 (Primary 5 and 6 in 2021) who are applying for special entry to School of the Arts (SOTA) and/or Direct School Admission (DSA) to prestigious secondary schools offering the Art Elective Programme (AEP)
- Sec 1 and 2 Students currently enrolled in SOTA/AEP who need additional help to improve their skills/ feel that they are not getting sufficient guidance in school
Trial Session date:
6 December 2020
Sunday 10:30am-12:30pm (2hrs)
Trial Class availability limited- we will no longer offer trials when the class fills up.
All materials provided
Full Course fees:
$280 per month (4 sessions) - in the case where there are 5 Sundays in a month, there will be no class on the last week/ this will be used to make up for any months with only 3 Sundays.
Note: Trial Class Fee of $65 will be waived from month of January 2021 if student signs up for the full portfolio class
Some of the schools offering specialised art programmes include:
- School of the Arts (SOTA)
- Hwa Chong Institution
- Raffles Institution (independent programme)
- Raffles Girls' School (independent programme)
- Nanyang Girls' High Schol
- Victoria School
- National Junior College (Secondary)
- Bukit Panjang Govt High
- Zhonghua Secondary School
This course aims to build students' confidence in a range of mediums and enable them to build a strong portfolio for an application to their desired programme. Besides helping with their programme application, students will also gain a strong technical foundation which will not only allow them to enter the schools, but to excel within their programmes.
We do not believe in a fixed formula for a successful application. Every student has different strengths and talents- the key is to express their unique style.
Some of the mediums taught include charcoal, pencil, watercolour and acrylic. Please note that our classes will not be jumping between various mediums every few weeks- it takes time and practice to master a medium, especially for watercolour and acrylic.
Students need to be self-motivated with a strong interest in art- if your child does not have sufficient interest in the subject, we recommend taking a look at our other courses. Please do not apply for these programmes just so your child can get a place in their school of choice- it will only hurt them in the long run!
Maximum Class Size: 9 (Limited Spots)
Note: Trial class may have more students. However the course itself will be limited to 9 students in total to ensure a high quality of lessons. Registration is available on a first-come-first-served basis.
Please visit the following websites for further reading on the programmes. ROKU Atelier is in no way affiliated to any of the institutions mentioned.
2021 Youth Portfolio Programme
Q: Can I request for additional portfolio sessions? Will this class be enough to get my child into the programmes?
Depending on your child's ability and level of interest, once a week is sufficient to improve their skills and to build a good porfolio. Time away from the classroom to explore their own interests and art style feeds into the development of their art practice. Putting too much stress on them to rush their portfolio and progress can be counter-intuitive.
However, should you feel that they need additional help closer to the application deadlines, you may arrange for extra optional sessions (at our studio's discretion) to boost their application.
Q: What are some future career options for my child if they learn art/go to an art school?
Learning art from a young age doesn't just open up the doors for your child to become an artist, it can also lay the foundations for future careers in design (graphic, fashion, product, interiors, automotive), marketing, photography, videography and architecture, just to name a few. And if your child has the passion and talent to become to next David Hockney, what's stopping them?
Q: What is the success rate of your students getting into the programmes?
At this moment, 100% of the students who have come to us for help with their SOTA applications (2019 and 2020) have gained entry to the school. However, please do not take this as an indication that your child will definitely get into their desired programme after joining our course. This usually has a lot to do with their own passion, level of maturity, openness to learning and hard work.
Q: I am already enrolled in one of the specialised programmes but I need additional help. The lessons in school are only once a week. I think my classmates are all taking classes outside, and I'm not learning enough in school. Can you help?
We have been approached by students/parents who feel that they are unable to keep up with the art programmes in school. While there are exceptions, the Art Elective Programme can sometimes provide insufficient guidance to students in terms of specific techniques and skills, and instead choosing to focus on a broad syllabus. As such, many of the students who excel in this programme usually attend classes outside.
Many students can end up losing confidence in themselves because of this. If this sounds familiar to you, do get in touch with us and we can advise on the help we provide.
We believe in providing long-term solutions and helping to build a strong skill base for our students, instead of offering quick fixes.
This package is non-refundable. In the event of cancellation, ROKU Atelier may at its own discretion choose to provide the customer with credits for future classes.
ROKU Atelier endeavours to provide quality classes that exceed standards provided in other similar establishments. The customer is always welcome to provide feedback to the company by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org
Students are to adhere to government guidelines on safe-distancing and entry to our studio. For updates on the latest regulations, please visit the websites of the relevant authorities.
By signing up for this package the customer acknowledges that any costs incurred as a result of accidental injuries in the premises will be borne by the customer's own means and/or the customer's insurance policy provider. Under no circumstances will ROKU Atelier or its staff be held liable for these costs. ROKU Atelier will do its best to ensure a safe and conducive environment for its classes and workshops.