Visual Arts Centre

Watercolour painting is a medium that you have definitely heard before, but have you ever wondered what you can paint with water colour? Continue scrolling!

1. Watercolour Painting – Calligraphy!

Besides using calligraphy pens to do calligraphy, why not make your calligraphy work more beautiful by adding colours! Adding water colours splashes to your work can make calligraphy stand out more. Look at the works below!

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Just by adding a touch of blue and lilac washes, the work stands out more now!

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Watercolour Brush Pens are also used to create colors within the text itself! Look how beautiful this work is just by adding a touch of color!

2. Watercolour Painting – Landscape Painting

Landscape paintings is most commonly done with the use of watercolour, alongside Acrylic Painting. However, you definitely need to have the patience by painting strategically as watercolour on paper takes time to dry before you can add another layer! Why? You may asked… It’s because we do not want to tear the paper! The end product of a watercolour painting is always so rewarding upon completion! Don’t we all love being satisfied and happy by learning or completing something that is new to us – be it a new watercolour landscape painting every time or a watercolour abstract painting.

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With patience, comes great reward! (Watercolour Painting)

Learn to frame compositions of landscape scenes. Naturescapes and scenery may seem very complicated and detailed and beautiful natural scenery may be hard to find. As it may not always possible to get a good view of every location, the watercolour painter should use one’s own judgement and methods of perspective to compose one’s painting, reducing, adding details, giving contrast whenever necessary. Additionally, methods of observation is important and will be practised in landscape painting. Besides, you can build your observation skills – learn to observe and capture the scenery. Moreover, you can also learn how to use watercolour to paint the sky, clouds and trees, mountains, rivers, oceans, buildings, streetscapes, portraying various textures and spatial relationship of the landscapes, and being able to express the mood of scenery.

3. Watercolor Painting – Figure/Portrait Painting

Lastly, Portrait/Nude painting. This is the last way of using watercolor painting as a medium and it definitely does take some time to master too! You need to know when to add layers and when to leave a spot untouched to ensure that the watercolour paint does not changed the complexion of the skin of your art work.

When we do the portrait, it is important to catch the facial expression and the muscle structures, as well as the colour difference on our faces. Half body and full body figure. When we do a half body or full body figure, we need to deal with the relationship between the body, face and the clothes, as well as the details of hands and feet. The composition of the whole painting is also important, the student will learn how to do a good composition by placing their figure with the background.

Watercolour art class – Nude Figure Painting at Visualartscentre Singapore

Watercolour Painting – Nude Life

A great thing about watercolour is that, you can immediately erase mistakes on your watercolour paper – just by using more water. The water dilutes the paint to make the color appear lighter.

Disclaimer: Trial & Error too! Ensure that your paper isn’t going to tear when adding too much water!

Interested in taking an Watercolour Painting and unsure of where to begin?

Do not fret! Here at Visual Arts Centre, we are here to help you and guide you through your Professional Watercolour Painting journey!

In our studio, you will be able to learn how to paint a wide variety of subjects – from our carefully curated still life set-upslandscapes and sceneriesportraitsflora and fauna and many more! Join us in studio if you would like to master the art of watercolour.

Step-by-step approach on how a watercolour painting is done at visualartsscentre Singapore

In our professional and affordable watercolour painting course here in Singapore, you will be exposed to the basics of watercolour painting and get acquainted with the medium. Our instructor will be guiding you on the foundations of drawing and sketching, before teaching you how to use watercolour paints.

You will be familiarise with the types of brushes to use and basic watercolour techniques such as colour blending. This is a good introductory course for anyone keen in learning watercolour, with a fuss-free experience. After this 12 session watercolour course, you will be able to attain a foundational level of competency in this medium.

In a comfortable studio setting, you will complete a watercolour artwork in every 1-3 sessions and learn a number of essential watercolour techniques, all done with the guidance of our professionally trained art instructor.

Wondering how are the lessons going to be like? 

With each new painting, our instructor will be guiding you to:

1. How to plan, draw and compose a sketch using pencils. Basic drawing and sketching techniques such as perspectives, composition and proportions will be taught.

2. Try your hand at painting on the underpainting – a crucial step in watercolour painting. The underpainting helps you to see the lights and shadows more clearly before you begin painting.

3. How to paint using watercolours.

4. Refining your work – how to add in the details in the piece.

Throughout the course, you will be acquainted with the use of the watercolour medium. Basic materials knowledge will also be taught by our friendly instructor. Our instructor will be guiding you and encouraging you along the way!

Join us as you embark your watercolour painting journey with us!

Note: In light of Covid19, professional watercolour painting sessions are online via Zoom now. Click here to find out more!

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Sessions – For all levels: Beginners – Advanced

Click here to purchase 12 sessions

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Hmmm… still wondering which sessions you should take?

Are 12 sessions too little… are 24 sessions really going to help me…. are 50 sessions too much?

You might want to consider these factors before signing up for the course:

Time – How much time are you willing to commit to learn watercolour painting?

End result – What is your objective of learning watercolour?

12 sessions, you will get a taste test of how it is like to use watercolour. This would be suitable for those who are not sure if they are into the art form yet. You will be introduced to the basics of watercolour! You will  learn how to sketch and properly use the medium. (ie. still life, copying beautiful watercolour landscape painting etc.)  After this course, you will probably attain a beginner’s level of competency in watercolour painting.

24 sessions, you will get an intermediate level of competency in watercolour painting. You will be able to learn more watercolour techniques, and explore a wider variety of subjects. If you have a passion for watercolour and need more help in honing your skills, but isn’t ready to commit for long term, take up this course! The course includes the basic 12 sessions contents (still life drawing and landscape copying), the outdoor landscape watercolour painting and some basic introduction to the portrait drawing. You will find yourself picking up the medium relatively well. This package is also suited for beginners, who might need more time to learn how to use watercolour.

50 sessions  is suitable for anyone who is keen in learning watercolour seriously. If you like to attain an intermediate to advanced level of competency and is looking to learn watercolour painting for a long term, you should try out this art course. With the largest number of sessions, you will definitely be able to learn more watercolour techniques, tips and tricks. You will also have more time to get yourself acquainted with the medium with the help of our friendly instructor. This course include still life drawing, landscape drawing (both copying and outdoor painting), portrait drawing, life drawing and abstract watercolour painting. You can also creative your own style of watercolour paining in this course.

Our affordable watercolour class in Singapore aims to help students to achieve their goal of practicing watercolour.

Contact us at 6255-0711 / Whatsapp 9005-6716 or drop us an email at [email protected] for more information!

Our Schedule

VISUAL ART CENTRE DHOBY GHAUT STUDIO

CLASS SCHEDULE

TEEN/ADULT CLASS

KIDS CLASS (5-7 YEAR OLD)

CREATIVE JUNIOR CLASS (8-9 YEAR OLD)

MON

11am -
1:15pm

5pm -
7:15pm

5pm -
7:15pm

(DIGITAL/
MANGA)

7:30pm -
9:45pm

5pm -
6:30pm

TUE

3.30pm -
5:45pm

3.30pm -
5:45pm

(DIGITAL/
MANGA)

3:30pm -
5pm

(KIDS)

4:30pm -
6pm

(KIDS)

3:30pm -
5pm

WED

11am -
1:15pm

1:30pm -
3:45pm

5pm -
7:15pm

7:30pm -
9:45pm

(Chinese Ink Painting)

5pm -
6:30pm

THU

1pm -
3:15pm

3:30pm -
5:45pm

7:30pm - 10pm

(Nude Life / Portrait)

3:30pm -
5pm

FRI

11am -
1:15pm

5pm -
7:15pm

7:30pm -
9:45pm

 

5pm -
6:30pm

SAT

10:30am -
12:45pm

1pm -
3:15pm

3:30pm -
5:45pm

6:30pm -
8:45pm

 

SUN

10:30am -
12:45pm

11:15am -
12:45pm

(KIDS)

1pm -
3:15pm

3:30am -
5:45pm

 

Call/WhatsApp: +65-6255-0711 E: [email protected]

MacPherson Art Studio

Call/WhatsApp: +65-6255-0711

CLASS SCHEDULE

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140 Paya Lebar Rd, 03-04 AZ @Paya Lebar Building, S(409015)

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Our Location

Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio

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Address:

10 Penang Road, #01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green,
Singapore 238469

Exit from Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station Exit B and turn left, we are there in 30m!

MacPherson Art Studio

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Address:

AZ@Paya Lebar, 140 Paya Lebar Road, #03-04,
Singapore 409105

Exit from Macpherson MRT Station Exit A and turn left, we are right across the road, 1 minute walk away!

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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.