Lifestyle

Do you and your friend enjoy taking courses together, but find you like to do different things? Maybe you have a friend who would like to go on a photography course while you come for a painting course, or vice versa?

 

Well, here you'll find the best of both worlds in our Lifestyle courses such as Karate and Muay Thai classes. We offer a range of recreation classes to help Members find new hobbies or develop their skills further. Classes can be one-off workshops or courses over a set number of weeks across a wide range of activity types.

 

Our classes promote healthy, active lifestyles and a sense of community and provide our families the opportunity to meet their physical and social needs. These programs are an essential part of a well rounded community.

 


 

Pond Fishing Competition

 

Join us for an enjoyable and relaxing session of pond fishing at one of the oldest and most famous ponds in Singapore! Prizes for Most Fishes and Biggest Fish Caught are up for grabs, so sign up early to avoid disappointment.

 

Saturday, September 19

Pasir Ris Fishing Pond (Pasir Ris Town Park)

9:00 a.m. – 12 noon

Member: $125

(includes 100g of live prawn bait & 2-way transport)

Guest: $140

(includes 100g of live prawn bait & 2-way transport)

4ft to 6ft rod is recommended

Optional rod rental: $50 (please inform in advance)

Minimum of 15 participants; Maximum of 25 participants

 

To sign-up, please click here

 


 

LASALLE College of the Arts: Art Series

 

September 25, October 2, 9, 16 & 23 (5 sessions)
Colonial Room
10:00 a.m. – 12 noon
Member: $240
Guest: $264
Minimum of 15 participants; Maximum of 40 participants
Notepad and writing materials are required for classes
 

To sign-up, please click here

 
Session 1: What is Art?
This talk ponders the age-old question of the nature of art and whether it can be defined. It also looks at the uses of art and whether these have changed over time.
 
Session 2: How to Look at a Work of Art
Often, when we encounter a work of art, our immediate reaction would be to express whether we like or dislike it. At times, we get frustrated when we do not understand what it is trying to convey. Drawing mainly from paintings, this talk will teach participants how to respond confidently and intelligently to a work of art.
 
Session 3: Appreciating Abstract Art
This talk will help demystify some of the reservations and fear of abstract art. It will trace the origins of abstract art in the early twentieth century, the factors that influenced its emergence, its evolution as well as its contemporary manifestations. Participants will be taught how to identify and appreciate the different strands of abstract art and the individualistic styles that artists have developed.
 
Session 4: Understanding Contemporary Art
Contemporary art is fascinating, compelling and spectacular but at the same time bewildering, complex and inaccessible. This talk proposes ways of looking at contemporary art in all its complexities. Non-conventional art forms such as performance, installation, video and conceptual art will be used as visual examples.
 
Session 5: The Value of Art
How is a work of art valued? What makes one work of art worth seven figures and another just four figures? Is there a single overriding factor that makes a work of art valuable or is the latter due to complex factors that have nothing to do with the quality or true value of the work? Discussing the subject at the aesthetic, philosophical, social and economic levels, this talk will explore the various factors that determine the value of art.

 

About the Lecturer
Jeffrey Say is the Program Leader, MA Asian Art Histories at the Faculty of Fine Arts at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. He has been teaching at the college since 1997, during which he helped to develop its art history programs. In 2009, he designed the first Masters program focused on Asian modern and contemporary art histories. In his professional capacity, Jeffrey has curated visual arts exhibitions and contributed essays to both local and overseas exhibition catalogues. In addition, he gives lectures on art history to museum docents, banks, schools and universities, and conducts art history enrichment courses for working professionals. As an art historian, Jeffrey has undertaken the first extensive study of the history of sculpture in pre- and post-war Singapore, for which he has done pioneering research. He coedited an anthology of selected writings on Singapore contemporary art which was launched in May 2015. Jeffrey is also a commentator on visual arts for The Straits Times.

 


 

Introduction to Art Therapy

 

This course will provide a preliminary introduction to the theory of art therapy, alongside practical art-making sessions that will promote creative selfexpression and reflection. You will engage in various art  media and have opportunities to meaningfully review and discuss your images and artwork.


Focusing on a process-oriented approach rather than the final product, you will also gain a basic  understanding and appreciation of how art therapy works for various people and why it is practised as a  distinct discipline. This course is recommended for anyone interested in the therapeutic benefits of art  therapy. No prior art training is required. The course provides an introduction to art therapy and does not encapsulate actual art therapy sessions. Taking this course does not prepare participants to work as  qualified art therapists.


Fridays, October 23, 30, November 6, 13 & 20 (5 sessions)
Colonial Room
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Member: $540
Guest: $594
Minimum of 12 participants; Maximum of 15 participants
Fees exclude art materials
Required materials for classes:
• Notepad & writing instruments
• Drawing papers (various sizes recommended)
• A2 drawing papers (at least 2 pieces)
• Paint (any type such as watercolors, poster colors, tempera)
• Paint brushes (various sizes recommended)
• Paper clay (at least 500 grams – white or terracotta clay)
• Other art materials (any choice such as color pencils, colored markers, crayons, oil pastels, soft pastels,  colored paper, glue, scissors)
Cost of materials: Approximately $30, to be purchased by participants before coming for classes

 

Materials may be purchased from Art Friend at Bras Basah Complex [231 Bain Street #03-33, Tel: 6336-8338, Operating hours: 10:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (weekdays) / 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (weekends & public holidays)]. Participants are not required to purchase a full range of paints / markers or colored pencils if they do not already possess them at home.

 

Register here.

 


 

Muay Thai

A powerful form of martial arts, this “science of eight limbs” has developed for more than 1,000 years in Thailand. In Muay Thai, boxers typically apply maximum power in every technique, which is generated by turning of the hips followed by the body. Therefore, endurance and stamina are prerequisites for one to become a proficient Thai boxer.

Spend some time to learn the basics while packing in a challenging workout!

Private: $321 for 4 sessions
Semi-Private: $482* for 4 sessions
(1 hour per session)

 

*Price is for two persons, i.e. $241 per person.

 



Private Karate by Sensei Tan Soo Lin

Karate is a martial art that focuses on striking with the arms, fists, hands, knees, elbows and feet. It also teaches defence techniques such as blocking and getting out of the way. Shotokan training is usually divided into three parts: kihon (basics), kata (forms or patterns of moves), and kumite (sparring). Techniques in kihon and kata are characterized by deep, long stances that provide stability, enable powerful movements, and strengthen the legs.

Member: $80 per session
(1 hour per session)

 



For more information or to sign up, call the Sports Counter at 6739-4312 or email sportscounter@amclub.org.sg.
 

 

Club Services

Here at The Club, we have an array of one-stop Member services designed for your convenience, ranging from total pampering at sên; getting your laundry, dry-cleaning done, and counting on UPS for your shipping needs at essentials.

DINING SPECIALS

Drop by our restaurants and cafe today, and check out the monthly food & beverage promotions specially catered for you!

YOUTH & KIDS

Our Youth Team and all its activities including kids' parties, computer games, Wii's and PlayStations, Xbox's, events, camp and class registration, and much more are now housed in one convenient location at this new youth hub - The Zone.

Fitness & Leisure

For our Members who love working out, pump it up with our Club's Fitness Team! Come by and say hi to our dynamic team of personal trainers who come with diverse talents and experiences, if you haven't done so.