Visual Arts Centre

Chinese Ink Painting (Trial Session Promotion for Two) 中国专业水墨画工作坊

Art Course

Professional Oil Painting Trial Class 专业油画试课

About This Course

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.

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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.

We will be a running a special themed Chinese Ink Painting class during the following dates, 13/01, 20/01, 27/01, 03/02. Students will be painting different paintings in relation to Chinese New Year themed.

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.


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.

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!

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

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 Wednesday 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!

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

Chinese Ink Painting Single Session

Dates: Wednesday – 7:30pm-9:45pm

13/01, 20/01, 27/01, 03/02

For any queries, please call or Whatsapp us at +65 62550711

Workshop objectives: 

> Acquire an understanding and appreciation for Chinese ink painting and calligraphy

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

> Students will  learn Chinese Ink Painting and Calligraphy through learning a few basic subjects such as the classical “four gentlemen” – Bamboo, Plum Blossoms, Orchids and Chrysanthemum, birds and flower subjects. (There is a full foundation course of 12 sessions Chinese Ink Painting and Calligraphy)
Price: $48nett/pax 
All art materials and free flow of beverages (hot/cold water, tea and instant coffee) is provided in the course fee.
成人水墨画与书法课程 · 试课
课程时间:每星期三 傍晚 7:30pm – 9:45pm。报名已开始,学员需提前预约,可以随时加入课程。
收费: $48(单人),$88(双人), 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。

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!


Sunday: 10.30AM – 12.45PM

Course Description

This 2 Hour 15 minutes session quickly introduces you to Oil Painting. Suitable for beginners or those in need of a refresher back to oil painting.

You will be taught to observe and paint from still-life compositions, and experience a first class of our Oil Painting course, which is available as a full course 12 sessions Oil Painting and 24 sessions Oil Painting, suitable for all levels, with instruction and guidance tailored to the individual during the oil painting session from our professional art teachers.

Schedule & Location

Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio

Every Monday – Sunday

MON  11AM -1.15PM / 5PM-7.15PM / 7:30PM – 9:45PM

TUE  3.30PM-5.45PM

WED 11AM-1.15PM / 1:30PM – 3:45PM

THU 11AM- 1:15PM / 1.30PM-3.45PM

FRI  11AM -1.15PM /  5PM-7.15PM / 7.30PM – 9.45PM

SAT 10.30AM-12.45PM / 1PM-3.15PM / 3.30PM-5.45PM / 6.30PM-8.45PM

SUN 1PM-3.15PM / 3.30PM-5.45PM

Visual Arts Centre MacPherson Art Studio

Every Sunday

SUN 10.30AM-12.45PM

Registration & Fees

The art courses are available at both our Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio and MacPherson Art Studio, please choose your preferred location.