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Professional Chinese Ink Painting Course at Visual Arts Centre

Chinese Ink Painting Course

About This Course

The Best Chinese Ink Painting Classes In Singapore – at Studio


Chinese Ink Painting Demonstration

The BEST Professional Chinese Ink Class in Singapore is here! Never has there been a fully guided art class in such fine detail and precision so that art learners and beginners would be able to accomplish an artwork and fast-forward their art learning with an appreciation and understanding of the Chinese Ink Painting! With our professional art instructor’s step-by-step demonstration of art techniques and detailed explanation on the approach and methods, personalised instruction and advice based on individual artworks at each step, art learners will be fully guided to complete an artwork during each session. You can learn with ease and enjoy the process of creating your very own Chinese Ink paintings.

Our professional Chinese Ink classes are held at Visual Arts Centre located right on top of Dolby Ghaut MRT station. Please click here to find out more!

Students with completed Chinese ink paintings
Students with completed Chinese ink paintings

On-going studio Chinese Ink Painting Class every Wednesday, 7.30pm – 9.45pm open for registration!

Suitable for beginners to advanced levels, teenagers and adults!

Some of the topics we would be learning together are Plum Blossoms, Chrysanthemum, Orchids and Bamboo, also known as the “Four Gentlemen”. We would also be learning other popular subjects such as birds and fish, as well as touch on creative abstraction of landscape painting.

The Chinese Ink Painting Class is an interactive art session conducted in a clear and guided manner by Visual Arts Centre’s professional art instructor(s) and include step by step demonstration, with art learners being able to follow through the steps, receive tips and guidance at each step and be able to complete an artwork at the end of 2Hours and 15 Minutes. The art class has a 5-15pax capacity and is suitable for teenagers and adult learners of all ages and experiences.

For Art Course Enquiry, please email OR call/WhatsApp us at 62550711.

New Workshops for registration in 2023!

Calling out to art learners whom are keen to join us for an interesting workshop happening during this year’s Chinese New Year season!

Join us for our CNY Chinese Ink Painting & Calligraphy Workshop on 28 January 2023, Saturday at our Macpherson studio from 2pm – 4.30pm! 

Come together at Visual Arts Centre for this workshop to welcome the Year of the Rabbits for 2023 Chinese New Year. Learn the techniques, materials and skills required in Chinese Ink Painting! During the workshop, students would be practicing some calligraphy works by experiencing different brushstrokes to write meaningful auspicious Chinese characters! Also, students will bring home a fan painting art with new learnt Rabbits and prosperous Chinese New Year subject designs!

Advantages of our Professional Art Class @Visual Arts Centre Singapore

+ High quality, professional art class, workshop style so you can accomplish one artwork per session

+ 2Hours 15 Mins per session with step by step guidance, art instructor’s live demonstration

+ Suitable for beginners, teenagers to adults of all ages

+ Small class size 5pax-15pax with feedback and direct tips and instruction during the art class

+ Learn Chinese ink painting through the academy school approach, able to utilise these skills and enhance your Chinese ink painting ability

Chinese Ink Painting and Calligraphy Lesson Objectives (12 Sessions):

Visual Arts Centre Chinese Ink
Chinese Ink Painting Visual Arts Centre

Chinese ink painting course in-session

(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.

Chinese Ink Painting
Chinese Ink

Who Should Sign Up For Chinese Ink Painting class and How Does it 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 the art form relies heavily on the spirit of the subject, not the likeness of forms.

Chinese Ink Painting

Come Join Us Now!

Chinese Ink Painting is a representation of Chinese Art. Basic 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. The features 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 paintings on rice paper. Chinese ink painting involves blending and tactful composition, expressing the essence and spiritual elements of  the subjects.
Chinese Ink Painting and Calligraphy VAC
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.

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 complete work in every lesson!

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

Chinese Ink Painting VAC
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! All materials are provided!

Our Studios!

Art Studio and Exhibition Gallery at Dhoby Ghaut Green

Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio 

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!

Visual Arts Centre Art Studio at AZ @Paya Lebar! Sign up today for new class schedule


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!


Sunday: 10.30AM – 12.45PM

Course Description

Lesson Objective:

> Chinese ink painting and calligraphy brush painting techniques, application and approaches, composition and style.

> Students will  learn Chinese Ink Painting and Calligraphy through learning various subjects such as the classical “four gentlemen” – Bamboo, Plum Blossoms, Orchids and Chrysanthemum, birds and flower subjects, and be introduced to landscape and creative semi-abstract and abstract methods to ink expressions.

> Gain a strong foundation to Chinese brush painting techniques and calligraphy art, appreciation and understanding of Chinese Ink Painting, its approach and style(s)/school(s) of art


Price: $698 NETT for 12 sessions, with all materials provided. In case of no-shows, up to two Makeup sessions only.

All art materials and free flow of beverages (hot/cold water, tea and instant coffee) is provided in the course fee.

Course Duration & Missed Session(s):

The course is to take place over 12 consecutive sessions. In the event of any missed session(s), UP TO A MAXIMUM OF TWO missed session(s) may be arranged at a later date of within four months of the date of the first registered session.

成人水墨画与书法课程 · 12堂

每星期三晚上 7:30pm – 9:45pm。画室授课。学员可以随时报名加入课程。


收费: $698/十二堂课, 每堂2h 15min。

包括 所有材料笔,墨,中国画颜料和宣纸。画室免费提供基本饮品:冷热水、茶包、咖啡。


Schedule & Location

Every Wednesday evening, 7:30pm -9:45pm (Studio)

Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Studio

Registration & Fees

12 Sessions Professional Chinese Ink Painting and Calligraphy Course 中国专业水墨工作坊12节课 (Dhoby Ghaut)
Location Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Studio
14 Weeks
4 Sessions Professional Chinese Ink Painting and Calligraphy Course 中国专业水墨画工作坊4节课 (Dhoby Ghaut)
Location Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio
6 Weeks
Chinese New Year Chinese Ink Painting Calligraphy Workshop [28 Jan, Saturday 2pm-4.30pm]
Location Visual Arts Centre Macpherson Art Studio
Only valid on workshop date and schedule stated.

All sessions are to be completed within the course duration stated. No refunds are provided for any courses/workshops/lesson purchased. Further extension of course validity of up to one month only may be provided with proof of overseas travel, hospitalization/medical certificate.

The course package(s) is/are valid within the stated date of registration. Each session under the adult course package is 2 hours 15 minutes. Visual Arts Centre reserves the right to reject/reschedule your lesson if you are late. Visual Arts Centre reserves the right to cancel/reschedule/postpone any course/session without prior notice. In the event that the course is unable to proceed due to unforeseen circumstances, a full refund of the fees will be provided. The registrant/guardian of the registrant indemnifies and holds Visual Arts Centre and/or its staff harmless from any losses sustained from any activity within the premises of Visual Arts Centre, including personal injury/loss or damages to property.

You will be redirected to the workshop registration page to fill in your enrolment details after you make payment. By clicking “Buy This Package”, you agree with our terms and conditions. Do note that there is no refund for signups.

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