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Pablo Picasso once said “All children are born artists, the problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up”.


Every human being is born with a creative spark. An untainted, precious light from which their artistic talents develop. Children, in particular, are naturally curious and experiment with anything they find. Over the years, their daily experiences in life, including being constantly disciplined by words such as ‘no’ and ‘don’t’, may limit their desire to explore their own potential. This may dim or extinguish their natural creative spark and we’re left with a loss of what would have been one more artist in the world.


Now, more than ever, it is important to encourage young people and children to use Art as a means of expression. Here at the Art School, we believe in positive reinforcement. We encourage our students to push their boundaries to the limit, to fearlessly explore and discover their capabilities in a safe and child-friendly environment that is built solely to grow their potential.

Art is therapeutic. It helps foster healing and improves the mental wellbeing of those who face emotional challenges. We enjoy bringing creativity and colour into the lives of those who turn to Art for a distraction as a source of healing or as a passion which needs to be nurtured.


Art is one of the most beautiful methods of communication discovered by ancient civilizations and great people whom we call great Masters and Innovators of Art. When we travel across the world, we see the monumental glory of Man’s skill and talent paired with research and experimentation. Legendary paintings that capture life or moments, the sheer talent reflected in the architecture around us and artistic structures that speak where words fail… this is the beauty of Art, where it fills us with such inspiration and wonder.


Art leaves such a lasting impression on us that years after we return from such places, we do not remember its details but we remember the way it made us feel. This is the phenomenal power that any form of art has over us human beings.


Some of the greatest industries and businesses in the world focus on using aesthetic methods and values to enhance their products. This is beautifully executed by young minds that are qualified in different fields of Art and Design – and this could now be you.




Introduction to Shyamala School of Art


The Shyamala School of Art opens its doors to all, from the curious toddler to the adolescent who loses confidence and from the stressed worker to the retired individual who seeks a hobby. Collective creative work is encouraged, so that the students not only find their way in Art but also develop their social and interactive skills.


The artistic activities conducted at the Art School are Finger Painting, Needle Craft, Clay Work, Pottery, Oil Paintings, Collage Making, Upcycling of Used Materials, Wire and Metal Sculpture and using Play Dough and Acrylics. When it comes to crafts on Fabric, Painting, Tie Dye and Batik are commonly used as artistic mediums.


Life Drawing classes are taken by students to understand the basic elements of art which is line, colour and form while adults seeking to develop a hobby turn to Painting and Craft classes. Art workshops are offered during vacation to keep the students busy.

The Art School is the only private institution in Sri Lanka with British Council accreditation that offers Art and Design right up to Advanced Level and helps students prepare for Art and Design as a subject for the Edexcel or Cambridge examinations. A student who’s chosen to sit for their Art and Design exam privately may do so through the Shyamala School of Art along with the rest of the subjects the student is sitting for, such as Psychology, History and English Literature.




The Art Schools


Shyamala School of Art – Colombo 5


Situated at the heart of the city at No. 5 Siripa Road, Colombo 5, Shyamala School of Art lays out a spacious, airy space where creativity is explored, untapped potential discovered and a passion for the Arts takes root. The setting is designed to permeate with a homely atmosphere and plays an integral role in the student feeling more at ease and eager to explore the world of Art just as he or she would in their own home.



Shyamala School of Art - Thalawathugoda


An artsy white brick building with blue doors and windows, located next to a paddy field, the Shyamala School of Art crafts a tranquil space to learn, explore and discover the arts. Opening its doors to children from 4 to 12 years of age, the studio offers a range of creative programmes and activities that help nurture one’s potential. Exclusive art classes will be conducted for those sitting for their IGSCE or GCE O/L or A/L Examinations.





Age 4 - 10

Age 11- 18

Local O/L and A/L

Cambridge O/L and A/L

Edexcel O/L and A/L



Opening up budding artists
Journeying together
A year of creativity...and fun
All Children are intelligent
Young at art



London A/L student works

Professional Studies





Shyamala School of Art

No. 3,

Siripa Road ,

Colombo - 05

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