Interested in Chinese Ink Painting? Call us at 6733 2155 / 6255 0711.
Students will be introduced to learn the techniques, materials and skills required in practicing Chinese Ink Painting. The art form itself is tricky to master – the brushstrokes and the way to manoeuvre ink and water. With this art course, students will be able to pick up ink painting techniques starting from the foundation of Chinese Ink Painting, learning subjects such as the “four gentlemen” – plum blossoms, chrysanthemum, bamboo, orchids first, then moving on to learning popular subjects of birds and flowers and gaining an appreciation and understanding to ink painting practise and composition.
What will be taught during 12 sessions:
(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
Our 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.
Who Should Learn Chinese Ink Painting?
Perhaps you’ve tried oil painting, or even acrylic painting, but just a disclaimer: ink painting is nothing like those. 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 colors 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 up.
Lesson objectives: Chinese Ink Painting basics and techniques as well as Chinese Ink Calligraphy.
Students will get to learn how to paint various subjects found in nature such as flowers, birds, fishes, to elements of landscapes like mountains, clouds and rivers and popular Chinese Ink Painting subjects like plum blossoms, bamboo and chrysanthemums, all while learning the techniques of Chinese Ink Painting.
Lesson timings: Every Friday Afternoon 1:30pm -3:45pm
Price: $520nett for 12 sessions, with all materials provided