Visual Arts Centre

It is interesting to know that Chinese ink painting as an art form offers a conduit to emotional release. The use of art practices for therapeutic purposes has become the human interest. Expressing hidden emotions through Chinese ink painting has been particularly important in Chinese culture, rich in traditions, creating a sense of collective harmony to every individual emotions. Chinese ink painting is often done for personal enjoyment, but it also serves a purpose by expressing emotions onto rice paper. Learning Chinese Ink painting is indeed relaxing and therapeutic.

Different from other forms of painting, Chinese ink painting relies on the artist’s ability to capture the essence of the subjects by using limited inks and colours. Similar to watercolour, the key to Chinese ink painting lies in the poetic feeling it is meant to achieve. Chinese ink painting is more concerned with water based techniques. In addition, the water-ink ratio is the most important part to take note on. 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.

The features of Chinese Ink painting are realistic representation of close subjects,  abstraction of distant subjects, subtle colours and a rich artistic conception. If you have not tried this art form, we encourage you to try it as will open your eyes to a whole new world of creative expressionism! If you are looking for the best and affordable Chinese ink painting course in Singapore, Visual Arts Centre is the right place for you to learn the beautiful, therapeutic and tradition rich medium of Chinese ink painting, which is also a prominent form of art in Japan and Korea!

In our affordable Chinese ink painting courses, you will be introduced to the materials and techniques used in creating various brushstrokes and ink nuances in Chinese ink painting. Not only that, our best Singapore’s Chinese ink painting courses will bring you through the knowledge and brief history of Chinese ink painting!

Visual Arts Centre’s 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. Our professional art instructors will be happy to guide you through every step of your Chinese ink painting learning journey! For those who wants to upgrade your Chinese ink painting skills, we have provided various advanced learning subjects for you to explore!
We do provide Zoom Live Art Sessions for Chinese Ink painting!
Visual Arts Centre’s Zoom Live Art Sessions offer a step by step demonstration, and receive tips and guidance at each step and be able to complete an artwork at the end of 2Hours and 15Minutes. With an artwork completed at the end of each session, you can choose and pick any four sessions to attend at $180 nett only, or attend one single session at $75nett. Our affordable Chinese Ink painting’s Zoom Live Art Sessions are suitable for all levels!

The Chinese ink painting courses that Visual Arts Centre provide are suitable for beginners to advanced. In this Chinese ink painting course, you 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 in Singapore. By joining our best Chinese ink painting course in Singapore, you will be able to pick up Chinese ink painting techniques starting from the foundation of Chinese ink painting, learning subjects such as the:

  • “Four gentlemen” – plum blossoms, chrysanthemum, bamboo, orchids first,
  • Popular subjects of 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.

In our affordable Chinese Ink painting course Singapore, you will learn the blending and tactful composition of Chinese ink painting, and and Chinese Ink painting techniques. The techniques and compositions used in Chinese Ink painting express the essence and spiritual elements of the subjects.

Take the opportunity to develop your Chinese Ink painting techniques and skills and discover the world of Chinese Ink painting at the Visual Arts Centre Singapore!

Find out more about our affordable Chinese Ink painting class here.


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.