Sunday Art Jam @ The Refinery, D7 Jalan Sentul

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For those looking for something different to do with or without the kids on a Sunday there’s this: Sunday Art Jam at D7, an office and retail space along Jalan Sentul, 10 minutes from KLCC and Mont Kiara. The Art Jam is essentially painting fun with a group of artists around the space’s communal table for 8 (or so).

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For RM 30, my children were each given a 12″ x 12″ canvas and the freedom to use the artists’ brushes and paints. Since they’re under 8’s, they were encouraged to draw as they pleased with some guidance from resident artists Ben Toh and Ellie Ng, both warm and friendly people. The space is decked with their own paintings as well as fellow artists within their collective.

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If you decide not to join the kids, next door is the Three Little Birds Café which is another reincarnation of Artisan Coffee. Their beans are roasted in the next space so you can smell the aroma of coffee in the air (wonderful!). Husband and I used the hour or so to have some adult conversation and, with the kids happily painting away, all was right in the world.

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The Art Jam is also a great way to expose the children to art as they had the chance to pose their questions to the artists themselves. When the kids were done, they had the option of leaving their paintings to dry or take them home straight away. Bursting with pride at their works of art, of course ours opted for the latter. All in all, a lovely afternoon 🙂

Sunday Art Jam
Refinery, D7
Jalan Sentul, Kuala Lumpur (map)
Children & Adults welcome every Sunday between 1PM-4PM
RM 30, including all art materials & canvas (bigger canvas available for RM 50)
Call 012 205 07 16 to reserve your space

Written by Marite Irvine

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Thank you for a lovely article, your three adorable kids are so friendly and talented, we hope to see them again soon and paint more. Ben Toh, The Refinery @ d7 Sentul East

    • Thanks, too! The children had so much fun and it’s wonderful to have this art option on weekends as an alternative to the malls. See you again soon 🙂

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