About the Programme
Launched in April 2011, the Artist Development Programme (ADP) is a signature programme that aims to uncover artistic talents in students and develop their potential. Under ADP, professional artists are engaged to work with talented students to nurture their talents.
Students whose works are sold get a royalty payment from Pathlight School. This helps both students and their families to recognise the value of how their talent if properly honed and supported by good work habits, will give them a chance to have a dignified source of income. Visit The Art Faculty to view our students' products.
Artists in ADP are also given opportunities to be involved in public exhibitions where they learn to promote their art to the general public. To date, 37 students, each with their own special style and art forms, have been identified and put into this programme.
|27 July 2017||Limited edition Singapore Exclusive Local Design Collection by Thermos, featuring original hand-drawn designs by ADP student artists, Grace Ong and Jonathan Cai, was launched. A charity auction of two specially-designed big-sized bottles was held, and all proceeds were donated to Autism Resource Centre (Singapore), Pathlight School's parent organisation.|
|20 July 2017||Two limited edition ez-link card series, featuring artwork by four ADP artists, was launched. The "Dino Series" features distinctive dinosaur motifs by See Toh Sheng Jie, while the nostalgic "Singapore Shophouses Collection" is by Glenn Phua, Jonathan Cai and Muhammad Khairul Bin Asmi. The cards were available for advanced purchase at "Art for Autism: All Things Singapore". Part of the proceeds from the sales of these cards will go towards the ADP to fund programmes that support the development of students' artistic talents.|
|20 July - 30 Aug 2017||
In celebration of National Day, Pathlight School staged public art exhibition, "Art for Autism: All Things Singapore", at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. It featured 33 new works of everything uniquely Singapore by student and alumni artists from ADP. The exhibition is a platform for everyone to experience the beauty and complexity of our island home through the keen eyes of differently-abled artists. Through this exhibition, we hope to affirm the importance of inclusiveness and highlight the boundless possibilities for every son and daughter of Singapore, include those with autism, to contribute in a meaningful way.
|11 June 2015||
Students had the opportunity to pick up ceramic art skills from Master Chef Leong Chee Yeng at a workshop recently. Several of their works were subsequently selected to be displayed at Master Chef Leong's exhibition titled 'Ceramics Indulgence' at The Fullerton Hotel.
Sale proceeds from Master Chef Leong's ceramic pieces will be donated to Autism Resource Centre.
|1 April - 31 May 2015||Works of student artists were displayed at the URA Singapore City Gallery in the month of April and May as part of the exhibition, From The City Walls And Beyond. It was a showcase of the students’ exploration of the city’s terrain with their unique perspectives.|
|29 January – 2 March 2015||Pathlight School held its inaugural public art exhibition featuring 58 works of its student artists from its award-winning Artist Development Programme at The Fullerton Hotel. The exhibition was officially opened by Ms Ho Ching, Advisor of Autism Resource Centre and Executive Director & CEO of Temasek Holdings on 29 January 2015, Thursday. The exhibition was a platform to showcase the diverse talents and unique perspectives of individuals with autism.|
|21 July 2014||ADP students had the unique opportunity to draw alongside renowned savant - UK architectural artist Stephen Wiltshire when he visited the school. Modelling values in action, Mr Wiltshire, known for his ability to draw cityscapes from memory, inspired Pathlighters with his personal journey of pursuing his talent.|
|30 November 2013||
Pathlight School participated in The Purple Parade 2013, the largest special needs movement in Singapore that supports the inclusion and celebrates the abilities of persons with special needs.ADP students demonstrated their talents to the crowd, bringing the celebration of abilities to another level.
|February 2013||ADP students were invited by LASALLE College of the Arts to participate in its annual i-AM Festival, an arts festival promoting a myriad of social causes. As part of this arts festival, LASALLE students worked jointly with selected ADP students to create a moveable mural which was exhibited in 'ARTISM', one of the two visual arts exhibitions under the main i-AM Festival.|
ADP was awarded the Special Education Innovation Award by the Ministry of Education in recognition of innovation in enhancing students' learning.
|24 - 29 May 2011||
Four of our ADP students' artworks were showcased at the Singapore Arts Festival's Kids Arts Village at Esplanade Park. The artworks were open to the public.The students were Glenn Phua Yi Jue, Seetoh Sheng Jie, Elliot Chia Jie Xing and Tay Jun-Yi.
|24 - 29 May 2011||
In commemoration of 2011 World Autism Awareness Day, the Artist Development Programme was launched at our 'Art for Autism' exhibition featuring our first panel of eight student artists. The event was officiated by Mr Lui Tuck Yew, Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts, and attended by more than 100 guests and industry practitioners.
9 October 2017
SingPost opened its General Post Office (GPO) at the new SingPost Centre in Paya Lebar, and we are so proud that a Pathlighter’s artwork is prominently displayed on the entrance wall. The illustration of the old Fullerton Building, where the original GPO was located, is by Glenn Phua, a student artist under the Artist Development Programme. A framed version of the illustration was also presented to Minister for Communications & Information, Yaacob Ibrahim, the Guest-of-Honour for the GPO’s grand opening.