Visual Arts Centre

Chinese Ink Painting Trial Class 中国专业水墨画工作坊试课

Searching for Chinese ink painting and calligraphy classes in Singapore? Well, our Chinese Ink Painting and Calligraphy Workshop is for you!

Learn the beautiful, therapeutic and tradition-rich medium of Chinese Ink Painting, which is also a prominent form of art in Japan and Korea.

Please call/WhatsApp us +65 62550711 | Email: for more enquiries!


Students will be introduced to learn the techniques, materials and skills required in Chinese Ink Painting. The art form of Chinese ink painting is beautiful, with much oriental culture and background. The Chinese ink painting workshop and/or twelve sessions Chinese ink painting course is suitable for beginners with no previous experience and all nationalities are welcomed! The language of instruction will be bilingual, in English and Mandarin, and students will be taught through detailed explanation, breakdown of Chinese ink painting brush techniques involved in each subject, and also step-by-step art demonstration and explanation. This systematic approach of learning Chinese ink painting is great for learners who want to acquire a strong foundation and also suitable for those with previous practise to realign concepts, brush techniques and methods of practise.

Subjects included in this Chinese ink painting workshop and the Twelve Sessions Chinese ink painting course includes: various themes of birds and flowers – the classical “four gentlemen” Bamboo, Chrysanthemum, Orchid and Plum blossom; Lotus flower, Lily, Sunflower and bees, Grapes and chicks, Narcissus flower and pot, Morning glory and dragonfly, Tropical plants and flowers (Nanyang theme) and others.

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 introduction of landscape painting and creative abstraction with landscape painting, and gain an appreciation and understanding to Chinese ink painting practise and composition.

Chinese ink painting and calligraphy class at Visual Arts Centre, Chinese ink painting workshop

Students with satisfied works of the Lily flower learnt during class

Chinese Ink Painting and Calligraphy Lesson Objectives (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
  • Introduction to abstract/semi-abstract Chinese landscape painting
  • Calligraphy practise in every session (to understand brushwork, calligraphy strokes)

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.


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.

Learn the Chinese brush painting techniques essential to practise of Chinese ink painting and calligraphy, classes for beginners in Singapore at Visual Arts Centre
Creatively painting Koi fishes for prosperity, during our Corporate Chinese Ink Painting Workshop (2.5 Hours)
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 13 years and up, any younger learners may contact us for any queries or to find an alternative class for Chinese ink painting and calligraphy.

Student is painting a sparrow on the mounted fan shape
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!

Demonstration of applying seals on Chinese ink painting for composition and styling of work

Our art instructor is giving a demo of applying seals on Chinese ink painting for composition and styling of work

Learning Chinese ink painting of Bamboo on scroll in Singapore, Visual Arts Centre Art Studio
Student is painting the Bamboo subject, Chinese Ink Painting on mounted scroll

Discover and explore the world of Chinese Ink Painting and Calligraphy today with this Workshop!

If you are keen to join our Chinese Ink Painting course to gain a strong foundation in the medium, the 12 session Chinese Ink Painting and Calligraphy course is for you! Sign up for our 12 Sessions Chinese Ink Painting Course and join us Every Wednesay 7:30pm-9;45pm, with ongoing registrations!

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

Chinese ink painting workshop Visual Arts Centre Singapore

Please call us or WhatsApp 62550711 | Email: for more enquiries!


10 Penang Road,
#01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green,
Singapore 238469

Located at Dhoby Ghaut Mrt Exit B

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