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Make SAM your contemporary art classroom through immersive learning experiences for audiences of all ages to encourage critical thinking and creative expression.

SAM’s educational programmes demonstrate the relevance of art in relation to the world around us through conversations about contemporary art. Explore works in the museum’s permanent collection at the Learning Gallery or sign up for the Think Contemporary Programme and Educational Workshops for targeted age groups.

Peer-led Guide Training Programme

Date: Wednesday, 31 May 2017 (Primary School)
Friday, 2 June 2017 (Secondary School)
Time: 10am – 3pm (Primary School)
10am – 5pm (Secondary School)
Venue: SAM at 8Q Workshop Space 2
$10/pax

Follow our experienced docents from Friends of the Museums as they share with you more about contemporary art and the messages behind the artworks. Learn tips on engaging the audience and guiding in this 1-day crash course. Students will be able to guide their peers in soapbox style through selected works from Imaginarium: To the Ends of the Earth. Suitable for 11 years old and above.

To register, please download the Peer-led Guide Training Programme Form and send it to [email protected].

School Visits

Self-Directed Visits

Teachers may guide their students on an independent tour of SAM's galleries. Visit our  Exhibitions page to select the exhibition you wish to see and download Educator's Guides and Student Activity Sheets. For more information and to book a slot for your school download and complete the School Visit Booking Form, then send it to [email protected]. Booking forms must be received 3 weeks in advance.

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Guided Visits

Requests can be made for guided tours. Visit our Exhibitions page to select the exhibition you wish to see. For more information and to request a guide, download the School Visit Booking Form and email it to [email protected].

Requests must be received by the 7th of the preceding month. Please note that guided tours are subject to the availability of docents. For more information, please email  [email protected] or call 66979 776.

Ride To SAM

For a limited time only, enjoy complimentary 2-way bus transportation to SAM with this programme that makes it easier for teachers to bring students to our museum.

To encourage schools to channel their resources to more in-depth engagement during their visits, this programme is eligible to schools that have booked an educational workshop with SAM. Each educational workshop includes a guided tour of Imaginarium: To The Ends of The Earth, followed by a hands-on activity inspired by selected artworks.

Free upon booking of educational workshops. Refer to  SAM School Workshops  to select and request for an age-appropriate workshop. Each workshop accommodates a minimum of 20 students and maximum of 40 students for pre-school, primary and secondary levels.

Available from 15 May 2017 to 27 August 2017 for school bookings only.

We welcome special education schools to join this programme. Please email [email protected]  to register your interest.

School Workshops

Weekdays | 10:30am or 2:30pm | SAM at 8Q

Educational workshops inspired by the artworks at SAM have been specially developed to offer students a multidisciplinary and holistic contemporary art experience. These workshops range from learning specific art techniques, to craft‐making that encourages originality and teamwork. Each workshop includes a guided tour of the exhibition of your choice, followed by a hands-on activity component.

SAM offers workshops for these current exhibitions:

This programme is eligible for the Tote Board Arts Grant subsidy and is endorsed under the NAC-AEP for Pre-schools.

The educational workshops are for school bookings only. Please download and complete the Educational Workshop Booking Form, then send it to [email protected]

Each workshop accommodates a minimum of 20 participants, and a maximum of 40 participants for pre-schoolers, primary, secondary and tertiary level students. The minimum number of participants for each workshop for special needs schools is 10, and a maximum of 40 participants. SAM offers workshops for:

For all enquiries, please email [email protected].

Preschool Workshops (4 - 6 years)

$15 per person (before GST)

Amazing Art Hunt (1.5 hours)
Conducted by Amazing Art Shuttle

In this exciting workshop, students will go on a guided Art Hunt around the museum. Students will need to use their wits to solve a series of clues and create an artwork inspired by this art hunt.

Discover Contemporary Art (1.5 hours)
Conducted by ArtBeatz

Be exposed to contemporary artworks and explore creative ways of art-making through interactive discussions in this workshop. Following a guided tour of the galleries, students will learn to create their own artworks inspired by what they have observed.

Little Artists (1.5 hours)
Conducted by Art Loft

Ignite the creativity in students through this age-appropriate workshop that helps them understand contemporary art in a fun and engaging way. After a tour of the galleries, students will create their own masterpieces using a wide range of art materials.

Primary School Workshops (7 - 12 years)

$20 per person (before GST)

Amazing Art Explorer (1.5 hours)
Conducted by Amazing Art Shuttle

Be drawn into the world of contemporary art and get ready for a journey of art exploration. Students will be encouraged to work in groups that will strengthen team-building skills and create their own group masterpieces.

Contemporary Art Fun (1.5 hours)
Conducted by ArtBeatz

Explore creative approaches to art-making and be exposed to various materials in this fun and sensorial workshop. Students will be given a chance to examine contemporary artworks through facilitated discussions during a guided tour, and make crafts inspired by what they have observed.

Junior Artists (2 hours)
Conducted by Art Loft

Stimulate the imagination of your students and explore concepts and characteristics of contemporary art in this workshop. Students will be given the opportunity to discover their creative potential through hands-on art-making and working with different materials.

Secondary School/Tertiary Institutions Workshops (13 - 18 years)

$30 per person (before GST)

Young Artists (2 hours)
Conducted by Art Loft

Participants will reflect, interpret and evaluate contemporary works of art using the language of art criticism. The students will then be guided to create artworks based on their interpretations of the works that have impressed them.

Education Resources

Activity Sheets

Suitable for both students and young adults, the activity sheets – which are based on selected artworks in the exhibition – are catered to different age groups and are available for download at the SAM website.

Education Resources

Purchase Education Resources created by the SAM Education team at http://eduresources.peatix.com/ or contact [email protected] for school purchases.

   

Ranger’s Handbook

Available for sale at SAM at 8Q Lobby
$2

Armed with the Ranger’s Handbook, discover new ways of seeing and experiencing the fascinating world as you journey to the ends of the earth. Appealing to all ages, the Ranger’s Handbook is filled with beautiful illustrations waiting to be brought to life through sketching and colouring.

   
   
Diver's Logbook
$2

Travel over the ocean and explore under the sea with this interactive diver’s logbook as you make your way through Imaginarium’s aquatic landscape. Appealing to all ages, the logbook is filled with beautifully detailed illustrations waiting to be brought to life through sketching and colouring by you.

   
   
Traveller’s Diary

Have you ever wondered how other people live? Or what happens in their country? Using the clue in the traveller’s diary, take a trip around the Asia-Pacific. Find out more about the history and culture of other people, record your observations and share your favourite memory with everyone!

Download here

   
   
The Route to Utopia

Retail Price: $2
School Price: $1.60 (min. order of 20)

Where is your utopia? Follow 3 explorers – Elizabeth, Marco and Utama – as they explore the 4 different worlds in After Utopia: Revisiting the Ideal in Asian Contemporary Art. Suitable for both children and adults, this treasure map will guide you through selected artworks in the exhibition and challenge you to probe deeper. Your journey to utopia begins here.

   
   
Moon Passport

Retail Price: $5
School Price: $4 (min. order of 20)

Travel through time and space with this limited-edition passport as you make your way around Imaginarium: A Voyage of Big Ideas. Featuring artists’ impressions, fun facts and leading questions, come discover and explore realms of new possibilities through your very own personalised passport and work your way to being a fully certified citizen of the Moon – a Moonwalker!

   
   
Who's Afraid Of Contemporary Art?
A Survival Kit

Retail Price: $69.90
School Price: $60
ISBN: 978-981-08-8954-8

Who's Afraid Of Contemporary Art? A Survival Kit is an education kit designed by SAM with Singaporean artist Dawn Ng to introduce contemporary art to children, using detailed, easy-to-use activity plans and teaching aids.

Suitable for children aged 6 and above, the kit takes children through the artist's conceptualisation of the artwork WALTER, exploring the idea and concept of spaces, drawing inspiration from stories and applying what they have learnt to create their own artwork.

The kit contains:

  1. Information booklet with 5 detailed activity plans
  2. Picture cards and cue cards
  3. 1 WALTER colouring book
  4. 1 WALTER inflatable
   
   
Let's Discover Contemporary Art!
With Natee Utarit

Retail Price: $25
School Price: $20
ISBN: 978-981-07-0802-3

Let's Discover Contemporary Art! With Natee Utarit is an activity book specially designed for children aged 9 and above to discover Southeast Asian contemporary art through interesting information, challenging questions and engaging activities based on Thai contemporary artist Natee Utarit. Children will find out more about painting as an art form and see how it can show interesting ways of looking at the things around us.

   
   
Are You Afraid of Contemporary Art?
(Natee Utarit)

Retail Price: $25
School Price: $20
ISBN: 978-981-07-1028-6

Are You Afraid of Contemporary Art? (Natee Utarit) is a book developed for young adults to discover Southeast Asian contemporary art through interesting information and challenging questions based on the works of Thai contemporary artist Natee Utarit. Readers will find out more about painting as an art form and see how an artist explores the various elements of painting.

   
   
Are You Afraid of Contemporary Art?
(Vincent Leow)

Retail Price: $25
School Price: $20
ISBN: 978-981-07-1029-3

Are You Afraid of Contemporary Art? (Vincent Leow) is a book developed for young adults to discover Southeast Asian contemporary art through interesting information and challenging questions based on the works of Singapore contemporary artist Vincent Leow. Readers will find out more about how an artist can be inspired by personal journeys and events, and see how ideas or concepts are important elements in his creation of art.

   
   

All publications are on sale at selectbooks.com.sg. For school purchases or enquiries, email [email protected].

   
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