Visual Arts Centre

12 Sessions Professional Chinese Ink Painting and Calligraphy Course 中国专业水墨画工作坊12节课

chinese ink painting classes
Professional Chinese Ink Painting and Calligraphy Workshop

About This Course

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


In this affordable 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 painting practise and composition with this affordable art course. Students will be able to pick up 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, then an introduction of creative abstraction with landscape painting.

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

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

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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.

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.

Visual Arts Centre 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.
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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!

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

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!

New studio and gallery open 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!


Saturday – 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: $698nett 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)

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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
24 Sessions Professional Chinese Ink Painting and Calligraphy Course 中国专业水墨画工作坊24节课 (Dhoby Ghaut)
Location Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio
26 Weeks

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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