Services

Apart from the subjects offered in music and dance at the institution, Temple of Fine Arts also engages the community with enriching programs aimed at sharing the love of and for art with schools and related groups, and is supported by the Ministry of Education in its endeavour. Some of our flagship programs are detailed below.

A Journey Through Indian Music

Students will learn to understand and appreciate Indian music.

They will be able to compare Indian music to Western music and be aware of the

2 major styles in Indian music – Carnatic (South) and Hindustani (North). They

will handle popular Indian instruments like the tabla, sitar & veena.

Time: 1 hour 30 mins

Level: Primary, Secondary, JC, ITE & Polytechnic

Cost : $10 per student

No. of Students per class: 30 ‐ 50 students

Endorsed by NAC ‐ AEP (eligible for 50% Tote Board Arts Grant Subsidy

Experience Warli Art

Students will learn to make Warli Art and also learn to appreciate the tribal art

with a very basic graphic vocabulary (A Circle, A Square & A Triangle)

Time: 90 mins

Level: Primary, Secondary, JC, ITE & Polytechnic

Cost: $30 per student

No. of Students per class: 30 – 40 students

Chorus of the Carnatic Choir

In the first session students will be given a basic introduction to the course and

will begin their session on the general history of Carnatic (Classical South

Indian) music. They will then collectively be taught the musical piece they are to

learn. The second session will see the students being divided according to their

diverse vocal range (i.e. grouped according to octaves). They will then rehearse

the individual sections of the musical piece. The final session will see the

students coming together to rehearse and finally perform what they have learnt

in the form of a choir recitation.

Time: 45 mins – 3 sessions

Level: Primary, Secondary, JC, ITE & Polytechnic

Cost: $75 per student

No. of Students per class: Min: 6 pax, Max; 15 pax

Endorsed by NAC ‐ AEP (eligible for 50% Tote Board Arts Grant Subsidy)

Festival Galore Through Dance

Pongal / Holi / Deepavali

Music and Dance is a must for all celebrations. Traditional songs with

accompanying music and dance are performed with a brief description of the

customs and traditions surrounding the particular festival. Thus highlighting the

role that music and dance play in these festivals. Pongal is the harvest festival

celebrated in the month of January. Holi is the festival of colours and is

celebrated on the full moon.

Time: 40 mins

Level: Primary, Secondary, JC, ITE & Polytechnic

Cost: $1000

No. of Students per class: Assembly Program

Indian Tie & Dye (Bandhini) & Block Printing (Kalamkari)

Students will be able to make dot patterns (Bandhini) and stripe patterns

(Laharia) on a cloth. They will also understand how carved wooden blocks can

be used to make creative patterns on cloth.

Time: 2 sessions of 2 hrs each

Level: Primary, Secondary, JC, ITE & Polytechnic

Cost: $30 per student

No. of students per class: 30 ‐ 40 students

Endorsed by NAC ‐AEP (eligible for 60% Tote Board Arts Grant Subsidy)

Experience Madhubani Art

Students will be introduced to the folk art style of Madhubani. They will be

thought and guided through the techniques and intricacies of Madhubani, while

also appreciating the rich history and culture of this traditional art form.

Students will be exposed to the similarities and differences that Madhubani

shares with various other styles from the Indian subcontinent. Finally students

will be guided to create their very own, unique Madhubani art pieces.

Folk and Tribal Dance

Students will be exposed to four types of Indian Folk Dance or Tribal dance

styles like Dandia ras, Bangra and Bhill. This will allow students to appreciate

how these dance styles are important to specific communities during

celebrations such as weddings and other festivals in Singapore.

Time: 40 mins

Level: Primary, Secondary, JC, ITE & Polytechnic

Cost: $1000

No. of Students per class: Assembly Program

Endorsed by NAC ‐ AEP (eligible for 50% Tote Board Arts Grant Subsidy)

Rustic India through Bollywood

India’s rich tradition of folk dancing has, in recent years, had a substantial

influence in the realm of Bollywood. Incorporating the best from both worlds of

traditional and contemporary this programme will serve as an introduction to

traditional folk dance through its incorporation in mainstream film and

television.

Students will learn through a series of demonstrations and explanations that

they will dance along to. Eventually, randomly selected students will use the

simple skills they have learnt to perform a Bollywood item with the facilitators.

Time: 60 mins

Level: Primary, Secondary, JC, ITE & Polytechnic

Cost: $1000

No. of Students per class: Assembly Program

Endorsed by NAC ‐ AEP (eligible for 50% Tote Board Arts Grant Subsidy)