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. 

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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.

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.

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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!

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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!


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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2023 EEVA June 2023 EEVA Preschool June


Target Audience: Preschoolers & Primary 1 - 3

Class Size:  4 - 6 students

The programme aims to develop 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.

Offered as a 10-hour programme over five days, students will get to bring home a 'masterpiece' that they have developed with close guidance from our instructor.  Every EEVA Programme is NEVER the same.  So join all of them and let's make art together!

Class dates

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Programme (2023 Nov/Dec Holidays Intake)

Essential Elements of Visual Arts (EEVA) - My Pet Story Book

Bringing words alive through fun craft and drawing by making their very first interactive story book! Learn to write a short funny story and watch it come to life! Basic sentence structure will be introduced and students will create stories that suit their ability.

27 Nov to 1 Dec 2023

5 to 9 years old

11.00 am to 1.00 pm

DAS Bishan

Class Fee
S$277.55 (Bursary available!)


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 2023 EMMA June


Target Audience:  Primary 4 - 6

Class Size:  6 - 8 students

Offered as a 10 hour programme over five days, EMMA explores various art techniques which are made up of dry - wet - 3D medium which vary from programme to programme. For dry and wet mediums, it can be anything from creating artwork through charcoal, oil pastels, watercolour, clay, gouache.  For 3-dimensional art, some techniques we have done are wire sculpting, string art and fabric art.

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.  No two EMMA Programmes are ever the same, so join us for all of them and let's keep creating!

Class dates

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Programme (2023 Nov/Dec Holidays Intake)

Elementary Mixed Media Art (EMMA) - 3D Story Book

Infusing story writing and art this holiday! For this intake, the media used are soft pastel, poster colours and air-dry clay.  Students will be guided on how to structure their story, with option for more complex story for older students. Make your own interactive storybook this holiday!

27 Nov to 1 Dec 2023

10 to 13 years old

3.00 pm to 5.00 pm

DAS Bishan

Class Fee
S$277.55 (Bursary available!)







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.