WHAT WE DO
Empowering underprivileged children through music and arts education
Opened in 2013, the Paintbrush school occupies a modest five-story shophouse building in the heart of “70 Rai,” one of the largest and most centrally located slum areas in Khlong Toey.
This is a safe, positive space where children can let their creativity flourish while they make positive connections with others, dream big, have fun, and set out on the wonderful journey of music and arts.
The school is currently open five days a week, on weekday evenings and weekend afternoons. Ranging from very young to teenage, roughly 70 kids attend the weekly lessons.
What We Teach
Our instructors teach guitar, ukulele, keyboard, vocals, bass and drums twice a week, on Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Students learn in small groups and get to rehearse regularly as a band.
thai classical music
Every Friday evening, our students learn to play Thai classical music as an ensemble. We are proud to see them keep their culture alive and try to encourage them to integrate traditional instruments in modern music.
Our arts lessons are held every Sunday afternoon and include drawing, painting, pottery, collage, and various crafts. Younger students get to discover art through play while the older ones learn techniques and develop their skills.
Learning English can be really fun when it is done through games, songs, cooking lessons and so many fun activities! Every Wednesday evening, our students practice speaking and listening with a team of Thai and foreign teachers.
'Music is my happiness.'
– Benz, student