Students in classes where such a programme has been used, have a better understanding of visual images, exhibit stronger growth in math and reading, and show better social-emotional growth.

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OUR  STORY

At Lil’ Palette, we strongly believe that kids who grow up making and seeing art - be it visual arts, music, dance, theatre, or poetry - are not only more empowered to express themselves, but they also have stronger language, motor, and decision-making skills.

That’s one of the reasons why we’re passionate about what we do here at Lil’ Palette - empowering the future generation to become young visual thinkers.

OUR TEAM

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Lynn Teo

Founding Teacher

Having studied Art at ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels, Lynn went on to pursue a Degree in the Fine Arts at the esteemed School of Visual Arts in New York City. After almost a decade of dabbling in the Arts abroad, Lynn returned to Singapore with the hope to cultivate a young generation of visual thinkers. She discovers her true passion in engaging young children through Art. Having studied Art History from a young age, Lynn realises its importance in broadening her mind and triggering profound sensibilities. She aspires to be a part of the journey of moulding young children to think visually, and strongly believes that every child can become better versions of themselves via the avenue of Art.

 

Lynn's works have been published in the Art Directors' Annuals and was also one of the 25 students of her cohort to be awarded special honors at graduation.

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Lee Jia Zhen

Senior Art Teacher

Jia Zhen graduated from NTU School of Art, Design and Media with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications. As a young and budding Artist in Singapore, Jia Zhen has also extensively taught Art to young children of ages 5-13. She studied Art at ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels and  believes that being exposed to art at a young age is integral to the jumpstarting of every child's creative journey. She hopes to inspire children to look at the world through creative lenses and help them capture it in their works through storytelling.

 

Jia Zhen has exhibited and auctioned her artworks at Ion Art Gallery and was also awarded the Most Promising Artist in the 2014 UOB Painting of the Year.

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Esther Parn

Art Teacher and Curriculum Writer

Currently pursuing a Masters in Museum Studies and Curatorial Practices at NTU, Esther Parn is a trained designer from Singapore and Australia. She has spent the better part of the past decade working as an museum exhibition designer creating experiential spaces.  Esther is deeply interested in the intersection of history, art and culture and the many ways it is presented and represented.

 

As a practitioner of Art and Design, Esther loves working with mixed media and is always looking to expand her repertoire of technical skills. Having also worked closely with young children, she hopes to inspire them to look beyond the mundane and gain skills that will aid them in expressing their emotions in creative and constructive ways.

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Kimberly Ong

Art Teacher and Curriculum Writer

Kimberly majored in Visual Arts in School of Arts Singapore, and went on to pursue fashion design and media art courses from Central Saint Martins, London and Ryerson University, Toronto. She also graduated with a bachelor’s in communications degree and was a member of the University Scholars Programme in NTU.


With a strong passion for the arts, and a firm advocate on the art’s integral role in adolescent development, she hopes to inspire and contribute to the next generation of young artists. She has facilitated numerous art camps for children, including the NLB Arts Program: Mother Tongue Learning Festival in Singapore.

 

Aside from her love for the arts and a flair for writing, Kimberly has published both locally and overseas, and produced several short films, with one shortlisted to be presented under Singapore’s Experimental Film Festival.

 

TESTIMONIALS

"Lynn is such a fantastic teacher. My children love her, in fact they cry if they have to miss a session! I also love Lynn’s approach which is to teach the children about a style or artist and then allow them to create. There is no wrong or right. In short she is enabling my children to develop a love of art!"

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