Our Story

Studio Haroobee was established in July 2003 as a private school of visual art for children. The art studio provides art education that encourages self-expression and creativity, while keeping class sizes small enough to encourage individual attention. Step-by-step, Studio Haroobee’s professionals will immerse aspiring artists in the drawing and rendering process. Exploring different subject matters and various media, young artists will also learn the proper use of tools and materials to express ideas creatively.

Members are given maximum flexibility in scheduling classes which in turn makes easy planning for family occasions, overseas vacations and academic timetables. At course completion, members will be able to demonstrate their drawing and rendering skills as well as comprehend visual art principles. Their observation and colour mixing skills would have been enhanced to communicate their ideas and feelings.

Our Founder

June Goh

Founder

Prior to founding Studio Haroobee, June spent more than 10 years in the creative industry as editor, copywriter and photographer for various advertising agencies and magazines. She is ACTA certified with a Master of Science in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College in USA. She also won numerous awards in competitions, such as “Creative Circle Awards” and “UOB Painting of the Year” during her pursuance of a Degree in Chinese Studies at the prestigious Peking University. Cutting her teeth in Chinese curriculum for young children after her studies, June found it to be particularly rewarding. The experience has helped her comprehend the intricacies of working with children of different gifts and talents, such as dealing with varying levels of processing skills, learning styles and abilities.

Studio Haroobee was established as a natural progression of her previous experience coupled with an appreciation for children’s art. June found originality, joy in discovering the artist in children aged two and a half to four years, and capturing those moments while they emerged. A sojourn to France also left indelible impressions of European art styles and history which she hoped to inject into Studio Haroobee’s curriculum. Together with her talented team at Esplanade and Fusionopolis, they constantly keep themselves up to date and adopt new strategies in which the children can blossom creatively in their artistic expressions, without forgetting the aspect of education which she feels is equally important.

Esplanade Team

Aisha

Esplanade Branch Instructor

Aisha graduated from LaSalle-SIA college of the Arts Singapore, with specialism in 3D design and structure, such as paper mache, clay works and sculptures. She shines her fine art skills on them when coaching them on the use of various media, especially 3D design and craft. Passionate in teaching and possessing great people-handling skills, Aisha is adept at conducting group classes, and able to endear herself to our students comfortably. Even the most active students can be coaxed into calamity.

Rochester Team

Melinda Teo

Rochester Branch Manager, Instructor

Melinda joined Studio Haroobee in 2004 with a Master of Education, Early Childhood Education from NIE, NTU, and a Bachelor of Visual Communication from RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology). Her decade of professional experience in art and design include being a former lecturer at LaSalle-SIA College of Arts Singapore. Coupled with her love for working with children, she is able to expertly guide our students to move out of their comfort zones and explore different art mediums. She adopts the concept of a child-centred learning and teaching. Her greatest passion remains in working with young minds and helping them develop their artistic expressions – something she finds to be most rewarding.