Art jamming is a whole lot less intimidating when you can let physics do the work. At Motion Art Space, you're guaranteed to take home an abstract piece of art worthy of display at home – whether or not you've had any prior art experience.
Co-founded by Adriel Ho and Ricardo Sentosa, the new art jamming studio came about when the pair sensed a hunger for novel experiences during the pandemic and travel restrictions. Inspired by Canadian artist's Callen Schaub's stunning pendulum swing pieces and "fake art" movement, Ricardo and Adriel got their heads together to bring the concept to Singapore in a fun and accessible way. After lots of research and tinkering with Ikea tables in a public carpark, Motion Art Space opened on 36A Arab Street.
Step into the second-floor shophouse and be greeted by soft disco lights and danceable tunes to go with it; but what catches your eye are the low, paint-splattered tables. Here's where the fun is: you get to fill squeeze bottles and trays with paints, hang them from a pendulum and swing them over a custom-built rotating table. Gravity and the laws of physics take over, producing zany lines, mathematically precise ellipses, and bold splashes of paint. There's a great amount of control you can exercise: adjust the height of squeeze bottles, vary the rotating table's speed to get different paint effects, or even use a hairdryer to create groovy waveforms. The best part? Motion Art Space only uses tempera paints, which are perfectly washable and non-toxic.
The most basic package ($69) gives you a one-hour painting experience inclusive of a standard canvas, four basic paint colours and all the tools available at the studio. We recommend going for the couples package ($129) to double the fun and get access to the premium pearly paints. There are also packages for kids and groups of up to five. Eager to create your own pendulum swing abstract art piece? Book your slot at Motion Art Space: motionartspace.simplybook.asia.