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Chinese Ink Painting Art Class @ Visual Arts Centre

Interested to learn Chinese Ink Painting in Singapore? Here at Visual Arts Centre, we provide Professional Chinese Ink Painting classes!

In this affordable Chinese Ink Painting class, students will be introduced to learn the Chinese brush strokes techniques, materials and skills required in Chinese Ink Painting. The art form itself is tricky to master – the brushstrokes and the way to manoeuvre ink and water.

Gain an appreciation and understanding to Chinese ink painting practise and composition with this affordable Chinese art course. Students will be able to pick up Chinese ink painting techniques starting from the foundation of Chinese Ink Painting. This includes subjects such as the “four gentlemen” – plum blossoms, chrysanthemum, bamboo, orchids first, then moving on to learning popular subjects of birds and flowers, then an introduction of creative abstraction with landscape painting.

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(1) Materials knowledge, brief history of Chinese Ink Painting

(2) Compositional skills, brushworks, techniques – through learning:

  • Four gentlemen – plum blossoms, chrysanthemum, bamboo, orchids
  • Birds and flowers
  • Introduction to landscape painting
  • Introduction to abstract/semi-abstract Chinese landscape painting
  • Calligraphy practise in every session (to understand brushwork, calligraphy strokes)

Our affordable Chinese Ink Painting course provides art instruction and guidance from a foundational level. This is to bridge any previous knowledge, and to better guide complete beginners through a step-by-step approach.

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Student’s completed Chinese Ink Painting work

 

Who Should Sign Up For Chinese Ink Painting class and How Does Chinese Ink Painting Compare with Oil Painting or Acrylic Painting?

Perhaps you’ve tried oil painting, or even acrylic painting, but just a disclaimer: ink painting is nothing like those. Chinese ink painting is more similar to watercolour, and the key to it lies in the poetic feeling it is meant to achieve. The ratio between water and ink is what’s most important here. For those who have not tried this art form, do not hesitate to give it a try – it will open your eyes to a whole new world of creative expression!

Chinese Ink Painting is different from other forms of painting. It relies on the artist’s ability to capture the essence of the subjects and using limited inks and colours to portray it on to a painting. The aesthetic principles of Chinese Ink Painting relies heavily on the spirit of the subject, not the likeness of forms.

Chinese Ink Painting is a representation of Chinese Art. Basic Chinese ink painting features the water and ink, black and white. Delving deeper into the Chinese Ink Art, there is the meticulous paintings of flowers like peonies and birds, with its vibrant colours, are also known as Chinese Ink Painting. The features of Chinese Ink painting are realistic representation close subjects,  abstraction of distant subjects, subtle colours and a rich artistic conception.
With a brush loaded with ink and water, compose your Chinese ink paintings on rice paper. Chinese ink painting involves blending and tactful composition, expressing the essence and spiritual elements of  the subjects.
This art course is suitable for anyone with a passion for Art or specifically, Chinese Ink Painting. Suitable for students of 11 years and above.
Chinese ink painting, subject of Sparrows, on mounted fan

How will our sessions be conducted and what you will gain? 

You’ll learn Chinese ink painting and calligraphy led by our instructor through step-by-step guidance and instruction, ensuring that you understand the principles of Chinese ink painting and calligraphy. Accomplish a complete work in every lesson!

12 Sessions of Chinese Ink Painting and Calligraphy Course = 12 Different artworks and multiple subjects learnt!

Art instructor teaching composition of seal carving on Chinese ink painting artwork


Discover and explore the world of Chinese Ink Painting today! Sign up for our 12 Sessions Chinese Ink Painting Course and join us Every Wednesday, with ongoing registrations from 11 August 2020!

You may also learn Chinese Ink Painting in the comfort of your own home! Click here to “Zoom” right in for classes online!

 

Student’s completed Chinese Ink Painting of Chicks on Farm via our Zoom Classes

Chinese Ink Painting (12 Sessions) – Click here for more information

Alternatively, please click here and book a Single Chinese Ink Painting Lesson with us!

Call or WhatsApp us 6255 0711 to RSVP your attendance.

 

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