Here at Liberty Art Jam, we do not believe in hierarchies. Absolutely anyone can paint regardless of the backgrounds we come from.
Liberty Art Jam wishes to provide a non-judgemental environment for absolutely anyone to experience the magic of art-making. Modern life is all about productivity and chasing results; for us, creating art is hence a much-needed reminder to be in the moment and live in the process.
We would like to invite you to embrace vulnerability once again, and make dear memories (perhaps even friends!) along the way.
HOW IT STARTED?
On a quiet night in July, while indulging in a reverie over some wine and music, the concept of “liberty” caught our minds. We dreamt about a communal art space where people can come together and paint, where people would be given as much creative freedom as they would have if they were in their own spaces.
We would call it ‘Liberty Art Jam’.
After pouring weeks of blood, sweat and tears in refining the concept—improving the layout of the studio and stocking up the materials for our art jammers—we launched two sessions of Liberty Art Jam on 2 August 2015 via meetup.com. 15 people turned up and we raised a total of $364 in a two meaningful and engaging sessions.
Following the first two months of hosting Liberty Art Jam sessions, we thought, why don’t we turn this into something more sustainable in the long run? It could become a regular communal art space for anyone and everyone. It could provide a familiar and intimate environment for a growing community to paint, escape the rat race and break away from hectic environments.
Painting is a therapeutic activity that benefits Singaporeans because it teaches us to slow down and embrace the moment. Hence, we have decided to organise regular Liberty Art Jam sessions to kickstart our journey towards a gracious and sustainable communal art space.
Artify Studio was started from a book written in 2011. It was 21-year-old Jae’s retirement dream to own an art studio but it came to fruition sooner than it should have - 6 years later in 2014.
Artify Studio was built from ideas and brought to life with lots of love, support and only $500. Our first location was a cosy shared office space located at Bukit Timah.
We started with kids art classes, slowly branched out to Pay-What-You-Wish
Art Jamming sessions in 2015 and revamped to The Honour System in 2018 and
fast forward to our current system in 2020, here we are with our signature
Liberty Art Jam, Regular Kids Art Classes, and other workshops.
We’re still around because of the tremendous amount of support we have!
Thank you for loving us!