At ArtVillage, we pride ourselves in giving each student the opportunity to learn the most out of our teachers during their few hours with us. Our studio is led by a multicultural staff with the expertise, skill, and knowledge to teach a variety of children and adults from a diverse range of ages and backgrounds. We strongly believe that for excellence to be achieved, a variety of teaching methods, areas of expertise, and techniques, combined with flexibility and a motivated and compassionate heart must be upheld.
All of our teachers hold a graduate Diploma or Bachelors Degree in their respective field in the Fine Arts, creating tight family of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts graduates with the like mindedness and capabilities in what can be considered as fantastic art. Before finding their career paths lead into teaching, each and every one of our teachers are first and foremost a practicing artist, excelling in their artistic area of expertise. We all have consistently participated in both group and solo exhibitions, community art projects, and commissioned pieces of art, some in which we have actively encouraged our students to participate in as well!
They have all committed themselves into their craft, allowing them to gain the skills in which they hope to pass down onto the next group of young, budding artists. Ranging from the more traditional styles of fine crafted watercolor and realism, to the more avant-garde styles of pen-work, semi-abstract painting, and performance art, we guarantee that we will be able to nurture you and your child’s area of interest with the highest degree of commitment and proficiency. Each of our teachers specializes in a certain medium and style of their craving, but have taken the time and dedication in honing their craft in all styles and mediums of art.
Each of our teachers have worked towards gaining the experience in teaching students from a multiplicity of ages and backgrounds, as most of our teachers have worked at various academic institutions and received certificates in teaching from attending classes specialized in the apprenticeship of fine arts. This has allowed our teachers to develop a variety of efficient, fun, and engaging teaching techniques for a diverse group of students, as we strive to meet each student’s unique needs by developing a personal understanding of them, and then tailoring these techniques according to each student’s strengths. We strongly believe that effective communication between a student and teacher is the key to exceptional teaching, as it is here where we believe both a students and teachers capabilities are fully realized. As although as technical and accurate some art styles can achieve to be, then art by itself should first and foremost for both students and teachers alike, be an exciting, fun, and self-realized craft or subject to honor your dedicated time and effort into!
NYEIN SU (Founder)
Born in 1981, Su Myat Mon (Nyein Su) graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2013. She graduated in B.C.Sc of Yangon, University of Computer Science in 2003. After graduating she started to learn arts at YAG painting school on Myanmar, and received her certification from YAG. She is a winner of the ACR painting Competition in 2011, and was selected for ‘Paint a Portrait’ project of NUS in 2013. She has participated in over 20 groups exhibitions both nationally and internationally.
2013 Selected Commission, NUS Paint A Portrait
2011 Asia Capital Reinsurance Group Painting Competition, First Prize
Specializes in: Watercolor, Portraiture, Realism Painting
LAURA MK VUORIO (Manager)
Laura was born in Turku, Finland, but has lived the majority of her life in Singapore. She received her Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts (Honours) from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore. As a practicing artist, she covers a range of mediums, including painting, drawing, and digital-media. Her work focuses on themes of perception, dealing with body politics, disgust, alienation, and humor, which she conveys by the use of portraiture. Laura believes that art serves as a great platform for connecting with individuals at a more personal level. She is dedicated to working with young aspiring artists, inspiring and encouraging them.
2015 Selected Commission, NUS Paint A Portrait
2014 Winner of Clyde & Co Clasis Community Art Project, Meeting Room Category
Specializes in: Portfolio Work, Abstract and Semi-Abstract Painting, Portraiture
AMANDA LIM (Head Teacher)
Amanda Lim graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts (Hons) from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. She works with a range of mediums – oil paint, watercolour, acrylic, charcoal, ink, graphite, etching and woodcut. She has had a fascination with art since young, and hopes to encourage people from all walks of life, young and old, that are keen in understanding art and who want to practice art too. She was commissioned by NUSS for portraiture pieces and received awards such as the Tan Chay Bing award.
2015 Selected Commission, NUS Paint A Portrait
2014 Tan Chay Bing Award
Specializes in: Ink Drawing, Realism Painting
Oneal Parbo (b. 1994) focuses primarily on drawing and oil painting; he aspires to master his craft. A firm believer that works of art should require both proficiency in technique and authenticity; deeming concept as secondary in the process of art-making. Parbo has demonstrated oil painting at the NAFA Open House (2017) along with exhibiting in the Nanyang Academy of Fine Art’s Best of Best Show (2018). Additionally, he has participated in mural projects in Tanjong Pagar Plaza (Singapore) and Jurong Camp (Singapore). His works generally features uncanny forms occupying landscape imagery as an analogy for the mind.
2018 Cultural Funtasy : Chingay Parade 2018’ E-Trishaw Design Project, Passion Arts
2018 SAF 3rd Division 45th Anniversary ‘Mural art commision, HQ 3rd Division, Jurong Camp
Specializes in: Illustration (Traditional) , Surrealist Oil Painting
Regine Tan (b. 1998) graduated with a Diploma in Fine Arts from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. She works with a range of mediums – oil paint, watercolour, acrylic, poster, charcoal, ink, colour pencils, graphite and clay. In her world of art, there are endless possibilities. She has the ability to create art out of everything around her. With her clumsy fingers and awkward strokes, she embarked on a never-ending journey towards creating an important masterpiece; her life.
2019 – 2020 Exhibited at Bugis and Vivo TCC, The Connoisseur Concerto
2018 Exhibited at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts along Bencoolen Street
Ummu Salamah (b. 1999) is an artist based in Singapore graduated from NAFA which she majors in Diploma in Fine Arts. Ummu work ranges from mixed media such as painting, charcoal, graphite pencils and printmaking technique. In 2019, she interned at “Let Color Soar” as an art teacher during her time in NAFA. In the same year, she participated in an art competition conducted by the Singapore Tourism Board for World’s Top 50 restaurant. Ummu has always admired the art of realism and also socio-political issues which are important aspects in her artworks.