Visual Arts Centre

Pack you bags and get ready to fly! Aren’t we all always excited to travel? We think of the never-ending food to eat and beautiful places to take in. When we arrive at our destination, landscapes and scenes unfold before our eyes. We hold up our phones and cameras, off we go snapping away! But wait! Is there anything else that we could do? Quick Sketching is the key to go! Do a sketch of your surrounding, we aren’t asking you to go into major details of texture and materials. Just the simple outline of the place, do a sketch in your book and bring your hand drawn memories wherever you go. How do you do it? Drawing and Sketching is the key! Train your eye in observation, look at the outline, shape and size of the surroundings. Regardless if it’s the mountains, lakes, trees or buildings……observation is the most important thing. Once you are done observing, practise in your sketching book.  Because practise makes perfect! Quick sketching is all about perspective, understand what’s 1 point perspective and what’s 2 point perspective. Once you get the idea of perspective, slowly add it into your sketching outline, and this is when you add texture and materials to your drawing. 速写(quick sketch )顾名思义是快速写生的意思,是一种对照实物迅速写生勾勒的方法,当你去旅游时,面对美丽的大自然景色,除了赞叹、拍照、惊呆、还能做什么? 你还能做一件事,把美景迅速画下来,几笔简练线条勾勒出美丽的景观,留下永久的记忆。怎么才能练到快速并且准确描绘出山川、河流、树木、鲜花以及风景透视呢? 素描是速写的基础,只有大量地画素描,训练绘画的准确性,加以线条提炼,准确概括物体形状,不需要加上色调明暗和质感效果,主要是以线为主,要求线条准确。而速写风景画首先练习素描的画线方法,然后学习风景画透视,一点透视和两点透视,再学习树木、山川的线条表现方法。画好风景速写,那你的欧洲旅游多了一个乐趣,带着笔随心所欲游欧洲了。



Munich, Marienplatz

Munich, Marienplatz



Once you have mastered your quick sketch skill, what a joy! One more thing to pack in your bag, but your take-away will be worth the weight! Want to learn the basic of drawing and sketching to show case your talents overseas? Join us here at Visual Arts Centre for an exciting drawing and sketching session, head over to the link provided for more details! We will guide you from the basic, and let you learn step by step the skills required for drawing and sketching. From observation to sketching to texture, we will cover the fundamentals. What are you waiting for? Email us today at [email protected] or give us a call at 6733 2155 or 6255 0711.

Foundation In Digital Art

Embark on a captivating journey into the vibrant world of digital art! Our Foundation in Digital Art workshop invites budding creatives aged nine and above to unleash their imagination and hone their artistic skills in a dynamic, supportive environment. From mastering basic digital tools to crafting mesmerizing digital masterpieces, children will explore a spectrum of techniques guided by seasoned mentors. Through hands-on activities and interactive sessions, participants will discover the endless possibilities of digital expression while fostering creativity and critical thinking. Join us for an exhilarating adventure where young artists transform ideas into stunning visual realities, igniting a passion for digital art

Colour & Texture Exploration With Acrylic Painting & Collage

Prepare to unleash your inner artist in a kaleidoscope of color and creativity with ‘Colour Blast: Acrylic Painting & Collage Techniques’! Dive into a whirlwind adventure where vibrant hues and mesmerizing textures collide in a symphony of imagination. From mastering the art of seamless color blending to discovering the magic of mixed media collage, this journey is a playground for your artistic soul. With each brushstroke, explore new techniques that breathe life into your canvas, transforming it into a vibrant tapestry of expression. Join us and let your creativity run wild as you embark on this colorful escapade!”

World of Manga [Foundation & Styling]

A manga art workshop for children and teenagers sounds like a fantastic idea! Here’s how you might structure it:
Introduction to Manga: Begin by introducing what manga is, its history, and its influence on popular culture worldwide. Show examples of different manga styles and genres to give participants an overview.
Basic Drawing Techniques: Start with the fundamentals of drawing, such as line work, shapes, and proportions. Provide step-by-step instructions on how to draw basic manga characters, focusing on simple shapes that can be built upon.
Character Design: Move on to character design concepts, including creating unique characters, designing their personalities, and developing backstories. Encourage participants to get creative and think outside the box.
Expression and Emotion: Teach how to convey emotions and expressions through facial expressions, body language, and positioning of characters. This can be a fun and interactive exercise where participants practice drawing various emotions.
Storytelling and Paneling: Explore the basics of storytelling in manga, including paneling techniques, pacing, and layout. Show examples of different panel structures and discuss how they affect the flow of the story.
Inking and Coloring: Introduce participants to inking techniques using pens or markers. You can also cover digital inking for those interested. Then, demonstrate basic coloring techniques using markers, colored pencils, or digital software.
Feedback and Collaboration: Provide opportunities for participants to share their work and receive feedback from their peers and instructors. Encourage collaboration by having them work together on short manga projects or collaborative drawings.
Final Showcase: End the workshop with a showcase of participants’ work. This could be in the form of an exhibition, digital gallery, or printed booklet. Celebrate everyone’s creativity and progress throughout the workshop.
Remember to create a supportive and encouraging environment where participants feel free to express themselves and explore their creativity. And don’t forget to have fun! Manga is all about imagination and passion, so let that spirit shine through in your workshop.

Academy Drawing Traditions

The academy drawing and sketching tradition, rooted in centuries of artistic practice, emphasizes disciplined study of form, proportion, and technique. Originating from Renaissance workshops and formalized by institutions like the Royal Academy, it prioritizes meticulous observation and mastery of fundamental skills. Students progress from basic exercises to complex compositions, learning to depict still life and common objects with precision and expression. This tradition values both classical principles and innovation, encouraging artists to push boundaries while maintaining a deep respect for tradition. Through rigorous training and critique, artists within this tradition cultivate a strong foundation for creative exploration and artistic excellence.

Chinese Ink Painting and Calligraphy

This course on Chinese ink painting and calligraphy introduces young learners to the rich traditions of Chinese art. Through hands-on activities, students explore the basics of brush techniques, ink control, and the delicate art of Chinese script. They learn to appreciate the cultural significance of calligraphy and painting, developing skills in creating elegant strokes and expressive brushwork. The course fosters creativity, patience, and fine motor skills, while also providing insights into Chinese history and aesthetics. By the end, children gain confidence in their artistic abilities and a deeper understanding of Chinese cultural heritage.

Funk with Graffiti

Funk With Graffiti Workshop for children is an engaging and creative program aimed at introducing young artists to the vibrant world of graffiti and funk-inspired street style art. Participants learn the basics of graffiti history, techniques, and safety. Guided by professional graffiti artists, children explore the art of designing their unique tags, emphasizing creativity, expression, and individuality. The workshop includes hands-on activities, from sketching concepts to creating final designs with spray paint on provided surfaces. By the end of the session, children gain confidence in their artistic abilities and an appreciation for graffiti and funk as legitimate forms of street art. Each child completes two original artworks, which they proudly take home, showcasing their newfound skills and personal style.

Batik Tales

In the Batik Introduction Handkerchief Painting workshop, participants will learn the traditional art of batik, a wax-resist dyeing technique originating from Indonesia. The workshop begins with a brief history and overview of batik, highlighting its cultural significance and various techniques. Participants will then observe a demonstration of applying wax with tjanting tools and dyeing the fabric. Following the demonstration, each participant will design and create their own batik handkerchief, applying wax to create patterns and then dyeing their fabric. The workshop concludes with a group discussion, allowing participants to share their creations and reflect on their learning experience.