Our unique curriculum has since produced a pool of talented young creators aged 4 to 12 years old. Their works were exhibited at Presence Playscape at National Museum of Singapore and Singapore Art Museum in 2017 and 2018. We further trained a number of promising creators to elevate their works to larger-scale tech experiences staged at Presence Carnival for the Singapore Night Festival.View Events
In 2018, we staged an experiential carnival, PRESENCE Carnival, at the Singapore Arts Musuem as part of the Singapore Night Festival 2018. PRESENCE Carnival attracted more than 2000 visitors in 10 hours, with long queues each night for every VR and AR experience designed with our young creators. This 2019, for the third year running, we are holding an exclusive event at The Arts House. Entry to this showcase is by-invitation only from our creators to celebrate their achievements with 3D play!Register
Our programme is long-form, designed to follow through an evolving creative journey with your child at his or her pace. In the process, we help identify your child’s strengths and interests so as to personalise the learning accordingly.
All students jumpstart with our elementary class, Presence Pictures World 1. This class has a 30-hour curriculum and is 40-hour at minimum up to showcase stage. Presence Pictures is your child’s first exposure to creating a world in 3D virtual space. Upon completion of World 1, we will discuss with the parent our observations and recommend the roadmap for higher levels. Students can then progress to expand their creative worlds at intermediate and advanced levels, and eventually masterclasses. At these levels, the total hours per level vary from child to child. This is because every child has a unique world, and a different ambition for the outcome and quality of his or her project using new skills learnt at each level.
We grow with your child. As your child is learning with us, we are constantly understanding his or her personality, interest, preference, aptitude, idiosyncrasy, etc. from everything we do together. From there, we formulate the approach to optimise learning according to your child’s focus span, and to engage your child in ways that sustain the joy of learning for the long-run. Nurturing takes time but the results is worth it. Learning at Presence Pictures is a journey, not a race; we go by your child’s pace so he or she can get the most out of learning enjoyably.
Almost always, our classes are lively with children sharing their day, stories, ideas, toys and playing together before or after class. They talk to think. They move to think. They play to think. As a creative centre, we welcome children to become Presence Creators and express themselves in ways that define them. We help these children incubate their ideas no matter big or small, and impart to them 3D thinking and illustrative skills to create the worlds they envision in 3D virtual space. Every outcome as we see it, has always been exciting and rewarding for our creators when they literally step into their own imaginative worlds using Presence Pictures technology. Find out more about our classes below and how your child will benefit from them.
This elementary class is your child's first exposure to creative 3D thinking. Your child will be expressing ideas by creating them in 3D virtual space. Using art, 3D thinking and Presence Pictures patent-pending technology, your child will create a 360-degree virtual reality world.
This class outlines the difference between 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional (“3D”) shapes and how 3D shapes are creatively used to construct many useful objects and spaces in our real world through an inspirational outdoor tour with us. With this knowledge, your child will learn to create the first cubic world using basic perspective, drawing and colouring techniques. You child will put his knowledge on 3D shapes to practice using the Presence Pictures Playscape app – form their drawings into a cube and step into their world in virtual reality (“VR”). Upon completion of Presence Pictures World 1, your child gains access to intermediate and advanced levels, and masterclasses. Pre-requisite: Presence Pictures Audition
As a result of this course, your child will be able to:
"I am always very excited to go to Presence Pictures because I get to build a world from my imagination. They teach me how to draw super interesting things I can add to my world."
— Amelie Chua, 5 years old
Students of Presence Pictures, Presence Creators, need to complete their elementary class ‘Presence Pictures World 1’ before embarking on higher levels. Some areas in which our creators have demonstrated excellence include:
A picture is worth a thousand words. Visual storytelling is an effective tool in communication and persuasive presentation. Presence Creators will learn to use their drawings as effective visual aids to present a coherent, succinct narrative in 3D space. They learn to guide as well as intrigue the viewer on key message(s) they want to share.
Knowing how to effectively and efficiently use digital mediums and softwares to create is imperative for the digital generation. Presence Creators will apply knowledge that they garnered in elementary class onto a digital medium. Using tablet and stylus, they will learn professional-grade applications and equipment to illustrate their ideas and creative worlds.
Coding is literacy in the present digital age. Coding enables children to become creators, not just consumers of technology. Presence Creators will develop computer programs to create interactivity in their 3D virtual worlds. They will learn the power of interactivity and how this is an effective tool to deeply engage users of their experiences.
Music conveys emotions. Presence Creators will learn fundamental music theory and digitally create melodies and sound effects to accentuate mood and feelings for their 3D virtual worlds.