25 Dec '11, 8am

Is art still seen as a frivolous activity for children to engage in?

They definitely do not look the typical Singaporean family. Renn Lim, 8, has a hairdo funkier than most kids his age. He is dressed in a bright yellow tee, olive polka-dotted pants and a pair of Birkenstocks. He shyly looks at me through spectacles with squarish lenses half the size of his porcelain face, then looks away and twirls his fedora before placing it back on the table. Sitting beside him is his father Pann, who has silky shoulder length hair and is dressed in the same funky fashion. He is the Creative Director at Kinetic, an advertising agency, but for the past four days he has been the proud curator of his son's artworks. I had a chat with the little artist and the Angry Birds fanatic said that Mathematics was his favourite subject. I was a little surprised, expecting to hear "I love art lessons" for an answer. Renn's younger sister, Aira, punctuated our convers...

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