January 23, 2019

Holiday Programmes

Holiday Programmes

We have a range of interesting holiday programmes available during our school holidays in March, June, September and November/December.

These programmes, which also use the Artistic Writing™ teaching approaches, are the perfect way to ensure that your child is productively occupied while enjoying their break from school.

To view pictures of the holiday programmes we have run in the past, visit our Facebook Page Album here.

Young Authors Programme online square poster

Young Authors Programme Online

Holiday Programme Description:

Calling all budding authors: We're conducting the online edition of our popular Young Authors Programme this June holiday!⁠⁠

How do I know if the Young Authors Programme is for me?

⁠❤️ You enjoy making up stories.⁠⁠
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❤️ You love illustrating.⁠⁠
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❤️ You want to publish your own books and share them with the world!⁠⁠
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This is your chance to embark on your passion project under the mentorship of a published author and illustrator.⁠⁠
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There are only 5 seats available for this run.⁠⁠
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Are you up for the challenge?⁠⁠

Cost: $350⁠⁠

Dates and Timings:

🗓️ 8th, 11th, 15th & 18th June 2021 (Tuesdays and Fridays)⁠⁠
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🕑 2–4pm, Singapore time*⁠⁠
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🏠 Via Google Meet⁠⁠

Suitable for children aged 6 to 12⁠⁠

*We welcome participants from overseas!

How to apply?

Step 1: Prepare a short sample of your child’s writing (about 200 words) as well as an illustration sample (3–5 drawings which need not be related to the writing)⁠⁠

Step 2: Email it to mail@artisticstrategies.com.sg by 31st of May 2021 with the subject heading: 'Young Authors Programme 2021'⁠⁠

Step 3: Wait to hear from us! Shortlisted applicants will be called up for an online interview⁠⁠.

Make your submissions soon!⁠⁠

Poster for holiday workshop titled Magical Writing: Making the Impossible Possible

Magical Writing: Making the Impossible Possible (Online)

Holiday Programme Description:

The fascinating Houdini once said: 'What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes'.

Writing does pretty much the same thing as magic: making the impossible possible.

Well, believe it not, we have blended writing and magic together to create an even more awe-inspiring experience! With the help of Singapore's premium magician from Tommillusions, Artistic Strategies Academy presents a holiday programme like no other, where children can do magic and elevate their writing.

In this online programme, children aged 6 to 12 can:

✅  Watch and participate in a magic show and learn to write from different points of view (audience and participants in a magic show), especially expressing emotions and thoughts of the different characters

✅  Learn how to confidently perform a magic trick and write about the process in an engaging manner

✅  Learn how to read the reactions of the audience and describe these reactions vividly and with sufficient details

Yes, we will focus on sharpening some of the weakest areas in their writing.

Day 1: A magician will perform a magic show. Students will get to be both participants and audience members, and they will write about their experiences.

Day 2: Students will learn to perform a magic trick and present it to their audience. They will write down the steps of this magic trick and also the experience of performing to a live audience.

As the lesson will be conducted via Zoom, we are limiting the number of children to a maximum of 5 per session to ensure optimal learning.

We will also be recording the session for you and your children to enjoy together after the class.

Cost: $190 per pax.

Sign up with a buddy and both of you enjoy $10 off! Apply coupon code 'buddydiscount10' during checkout.

Dates and Timings:

🎩⁠ Mon 31 May, 10am–12pm & Tue 1 Jun, 10am–12.30pm

🎩⁠ Wed 2 Jun, 10am–12pm & Thur 3 Jun, 10am–12.30pm

🎩⁠ Mon 7 Jun, 10am–12pm & Tue 8 Jun, 10am–12.30pm

🎩⁠ Wed 9 Jun, 10am–12pm & Thur 10 Jun, 10am–12.30pm

Book early to avoid disappointment!

Collateral for You Go Girl holiday camp

You Go, Girl

Holiday Programme Description:

Raising young daughters in today's world?

Don't worry, we've got your back.

Our founder Claudine Fernandez and family and children counsellor Yuyun Tan have put their knowledge and expertise together—not to mention personal experiences in navigating life, emerging as strong women and role models themselves—and designed a 3-day intensive to empower girls to become more confident and more resilient.

So, what does that mean?

It means putting to practice the intention to value one's self-esteem, visualising one's ideal self in the future, and learning to make healthy and sometimes difficult choices in life and in relationships.

These activities will be conducted in depth and through interactive and reflective activities including journalling.

Day 1: Me and my self-esteem

The girls will examine their current self-perception and how others perceive them. They will be creating a new self-perception that is filled with positivity.

Day 2: My aspirations

Our facilitators will lead the girls to visualise, discuss and express their aspirations for the future. We will then invite them to create their ideal self in the future and be encouraged to improve their relationship with themselves.

Day 3: My decisions

The girls will be given specific tools and frameworks to make healthy and sometimes difficult choices in their daily life, including navigating their relationships with others. Financial adviser—Nasirah Banu Ramirez from Great Eastern—will also facilitate a game to teach the girls about making sound financial decisions when it comes to savings.

Dates and Times:

1st Run: Mon to Wed, 14–16 Jun 2021

2nd Run: Mon to Wed, 21–23 Jun 2021

Timings: 10am–1pm

Venue: 217 Bedok North Street 1 #02-69 S(460217)*

Cost: $420 (sign up with a friend to enjoy a buddy discount of $20 each!)

By the end of the camp, they will emerge as more confident and self-assured children.

Suitable for girls aged 6 to 12.

Hurry before the slots are taken up!

*Depending on COVID-19 situation and the government's direction, we are prepared to proceed on the designated dates or to reschedule this camp. Should we have to cancel or postpone this holiday programme, you have the option to write in to us to request for: (a) full refund of the fees paid, or⁠ (b) fees paid to be used as credit to purchase our products and/or classes within a year from the payment date⁠.