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Jakarta Post

Honing talent in classrooms of color

  • Dian Kuswandini

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 12 2009   /  11:08 am

Bringing the arts back: SOTA students are encouraged to develop their artistic talents in visual arts, namely painting. The School of the Arts Singapore (SOTA), has shown how the country is moving toward a point where arts are placed on the same footing as other disciplines. Courtesy of the School of the Arts of SingaporeTo dedicate one’s life to art is often seen to dedicate one’s life to disappointment and suffering. Public recognition is a rarity, so a true artist is often not without a sense of burden.

Perhaps, that’s why we can still find many parents shaking their heads in disagreement when their children express a desire to study arts. Most of them – if not all – tend to want their children to study more “serious” subjects such as science and mathematics, something that seems to offer a brighter future.But in finding out why Singapore opened its first national...