Visual Arts Centre

Visual Arts Centre proudly presents our new Intermediate & Advanced Portrait Drawing Course! If you have some experiences in drawing but would like to stretch your creative muscles by learning how to draw portraits, one of the advanced themes of drawing, then this course is for you!

While the topic of drawing human faces might seems daunting, our very experienced instructors will be there to guide you along every step of the way! Our teachers will guide students to observe intricate skeletal and muscle structure underneath fine skin and facial hair details in order to draw portraits that are truly live-like. All reference and drawing materials will be provided for, so fret not about any additional costs of learning!

This course will be held at our new studio in AZ @ Paya Lebar!

 

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

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The Intermediate & Advanced Portrait Drawing Course is suitable for art learners with previous drawing and sketching foundation. This course provides a solid foundation to portrait drawing through a structured approach. Beginning from life plastercast studies of facial features, intermediate and advanced art learners will be taught and trained on drawing and sketching of the nose, eyes, ears and mouth and learn the structure and form of facial features and how to draw and sketch through an academy art approach. Art learners will learn to draw and sketch through the study and practise of plastercast of head and skull anatomy, plastercast of muscle and facial anatomy. ALL ART MATERIALS are provided in our course fees

此中级高极班人物绘画课程是专门为有美术背景的学生准备的,适合具有一定的美术绘画基础的学生,在原有基础上加以提升。人物肖像绘画课程内容包括起形、比例关系、结构、细节、整体及表现方法。通过系统的、有序的学习,学生们能够更加良好的把握肖像绘画的技巧,从而达到专业绘画水平。我们会从石膏头像写生开始训练,让学生熟悉五官比例、骨骼的结构和肌肉的分布。然后学习人物头像五官的刻画方法,在进入人物写生绘画。

This course is suitable for intermediate and advanced learners who wishes to further their skills. Our art classes are flexible and convenient – you can come in whenever you are available and do not have to fret missing out on any classes.

Our teachers are here to guide you, step-by-step, and students are expected to attend lessons regularly, once a week at any of the schedule(s) preferred. All materials are provided for (Sketching paper, drawing pencils, charcoal, eraser etc)。

 

Rendering of a portrait sketch

Watercolour Portrait Painting

Watercolour Portrait Painting (Instructor’s demonstration)

Sketching a close-up of a clenched fist 学生正在画一个握紧拳头的特写

Live portrait sketching

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is for students who have past experiences in professional drawing and sketching.  This intermediate and advanced portrait drawing course can help these students hone their skills further and extend their artistic capabilities.
 
Intermediate Portrait Drawing Course Content
1) Sketching of plastercast, including plastercast of eyes, nose, ears and mouth
2) Replicate fine works of portrait sketches
3) Life Portrait drawing of the facial features of a model
4) Life Portrait drawing of the bust of a model
 
Advanced Portrait Drawing Course Content
1) Sketching of facial features and busts
2) Realism watercolour painting of the face
3) Realism watercolour painting of the bust
4) Life Portrait watercolour painting of the face or bust of a model
 
中级肖像绘画课程内容:
1)素描石膏像写生,包括石膏五官、石膏头像写生
2)临摹优秀肖像素描作品
3)针对真人模特素描头像写生
4)针对真人模特素描半身像写生
 
高级班肖像绘画课程内容:
1)人物头像和半身像素描
2)写实水彩头像
3)写实水彩半身像
4)针对真人模特水彩人物头像、半身像写生
 
Art mediums: Charcoal, pencil, graphite, drawing paper, kneading eraser,  (pen, pastel or other art material options)
 
Cost: $780 / 12 sessions
 
For students with no experience in drawing, they can take up our beginner-friendly Art Immersion courses.

For other courses at AZ @ Paya Lebar, please refer to the links below:

Click here for Hyper-Realism Still Life Oil Painting Course

Click here for Drawing and Sketching Course

Click here for Professional Acrylic Painting Course 

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

Our Schedule

VISUAL ART CENTRE DHOBY GHAUT STUDIO

CLASS SCHEDULE

TEEN/ADULT CLASS

KIDS CLASS (5-7 YEAR OLD)

CREATIVE JUNIOR CLASS (8-9 YEAR OLD)

MON

11am -
1:15pm

5pm -
7:15pm

5pm -
7:15pm

(Digital/
Manga)*

7:30pm -
9:45pm

(Digital/
Manga)

5pm -
6:30pm

TUE

3.30pm -
5:45pm

3.30pm -
5:45pm

3:30pm -
5pm

(KIDS)

4:30pm -
6pm

(KIDS)

3:30pm -
5pm

WED

11am -
1:15pm

1:30pm -
3:45pm

5pm -
7:15pm

7:30pm -
9:45pm

(Chinese Ink
Painting)

5pm -
6:30pm

THU

1pm -
3:15pm

3:30pm -
5:45pm

(Digital/
Manga)

7:30pm - 10pm

(Nude Life/ Portrait)

3:30pm -
5pm

FRI

11am -
1:15pm

5pm -
7:15pm

7:30pm -
9:45pm

 

5pm -
6:30pm

SAT

10:30am -
12:45pm

1pm -
3:15pm

3:30pm -
5:45pm

6:30pm -
8:45pm

 

SUN

10:30am -
12:45pm

11:15am -
12:45pm

(KIDS)

1pm -
3:15pm

3:30pm -
5:45pm

 

*TO BE ENQUIRED

Call/WhatsApp: +65-6255-0711 E: [email protected]

MacPherson Art Studio

Call/WhatsApp: +65-6255-0711

CLASS SCHEDULE

*TO BE ENQUIRED

140 Paya Lebar Rd, 03-04 AZ @Paya Lebar Building, S(409015)

Contact us for any enquiries!

Our Location

Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio

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!

MacPherson Art Studio

Visual arts Centre Macpherson kids holiday, space for hire, venue hire for exhibition gallery, top central venue for rent in Singapore, Visual Arts Centre

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!

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Foundation In Digital Art

Embark on a captivating journey into the vibrant world of digital art! Our Foundation in Digital Art workshop invites budding creatives aged nine and above to unleash their imagination and hone their artistic skills in a dynamic, supportive environment. From mastering basic digital tools to crafting mesmerizing digital masterpieces, children will explore a spectrum of techniques guided by seasoned mentors. Through hands-on activities and interactive sessions, participants will discover the endless possibilities of digital expression while fostering creativity and critical thinking. Join us for an exhilarating adventure where young artists transform ideas into stunning visual realities, igniting a passion for digital art

Colour & Texture Exploration With Acrylic Painting & Collage

Prepare to unleash your inner artist in a kaleidoscope of color and creativity with ‘Colour Blast: Acrylic Painting & Collage Techniques’! Dive into a whirlwind adventure where vibrant hues and mesmerizing textures collide in a symphony of imagination. From mastering the art of seamless color blending to discovering the magic of mixed media collage, this journey is a playground for your artistic soul. With each brushstroke, explore new techniques that breathe life into your canvas, transforming it into a vibrant tapestry of expression. Join us and let your creativity run wild as you embark on this colorful escapade!”

World of Manga [Foundation & Styling]

A manga art workshop for children and teenagers sounds like a fantastic idea! Here’s how you might structure it:
Introduction to Manga: Begin by introducing what manga is, its history, and its influence on popular culture worldwide. Show examples of different manga styles and genres to give participants an overview.
Basic Drawing Techniques: Start with the fundamentals of drawing, such as line work, shapes, and proportions. Provide step-by-step instructions on how to draw basic manga characters, focusing on simple shapes that can be built upon.
Character Design: Move on to character design concepts, including creating unique characters, designing their personalities, and developing backstories. Encourage participants to get creative and think outside the box.
Expression and Emotion: Teach how to convey emotions and expressions through facial expressions, body language, and positioning of characters. This can be a fun and interactive exercise where participants practice drawing various emotions.
Storytelling and Paneling: Explore the basics of storytelling in manga, including paneling techniques, pacing, and layout. Show examples of different panel structures and discuss how they affect the flow of the story.
Inking and Coloring: Introduce participants to inking techniques using pens or markers. You can also cover digital inking for those interested. Then, demonstrate basic coloring techniques using markers, colored pencils, or digital software.
Feedback and Collaboration: Provide opportunities for participants to share their work and receive feedback from their peers and instructors. Encourage collaboration by having them work together on short manga projects or collaborative drawings.
Final Showcase: End the workshop with a showcase of participants’ work. This could be in the form of an exhibition, digital gallery, or printed booklet. Celebrate everyone’s creativity and progress throughout the workshop.
Remember to create a supportive and encouraging environment where participants feel free to express themselves and explore their creativity. And don’t forget to have fun! Manga is all about imagination and passion, so let that spirit shine through in your workshop.

Academy Drawing Traditions

The academy drawing and sketching tradition, rooted in centuries of artistic practice, emphasizes disciplined study of form, proportion, and technique. Originating from Renaissance workshops and formalized by institutions like the Royal Academy, it prioritizes meticulous observation and mastery of fundamental skills. Students progress from basic exercises to complex compositions, learning to depict still life and common objects with precision and expression. This tradition values both classical principles and innovation, encouraging artists to push boundaries while maintaining a deep respect for tradition. Through rigorous training and critique, artists within this tradition cultivate a strong foundation for creative exploration and artistic excellence.

Chinese Ink Painting and Calligraphy

This course on Chinese ink painting and calligraphy introduces young learners to the rich traditions of Chinese art. Through hands-on activities, students explore the basics of brush techniques, ink control, and the delicate art of Chinese script. They learn to appreciate the cultural significance of calligraphy and painting, developing skills in creating elegant strokes and expressive brushwork. The course fosters creativity, patience, and fine motor skills, while also providing insights into Chinese history and aesthetics. By the end, children gain confidence in their artistic abilities and a deeper understanding of Chinese cultural heritage.

Funk with Graffiti

Funk With Graffiti Workshop for children is an engaging and creative program aimed at introducing young artists to the vibrant world of graffiti and funk-inspired street style art. Participants learn the basics of graffiti history, techniques, and safety. Guided by professional graffiti artists, children explore the art of designing their unique tags, emphasizing creativity, expression, and individuality. The workshop includes hands-on activities, from sketching concepts to creating final designs with spray paint on provided surfaces. By the end of the session, children gain confidence in their artistic abilities and an appreciation for graffiti and funk as legitimate forms of street art. Each child completes two original artworks, which they proudly take home, showcasing their newfound skills and personal style.

Batik Tales

In the Batik Introduction Handkerchief Painting workshop, participants will learn the traditional art of batik, a wax-resist dyeing technique originating from Indonesia. The workshop begins with a brief history and overview of batik, highlighting its cultural significance and various techniques. Participants will then observe a demonstration of applying wax with tjanting tools and dyeing the fabric. Following the demonstration, each participant will design and create their own batik handkerchief, applying wax to create patterns and then dyeing their fabric. The workshop concludes with a group discussion, allowing participants to share their creations and reflect on their learning experience.