Visual Arts Centre

Oil Painting 油画 Trial Class

Professional Oil Painting Trial Class (Suitable for beginners I All art materials provided)

Our student painting her daughter in oil paint ( portrait oil painting)

Take this great opportunity to try Oil Painting! If you are an absolute beginner, this trial class is for you! If you have experience in Oil Painting or other mediums of art but would like to further develop and enhance your skills, our Professional Oil Painting Course is also for you!

The Oil Painting trial lesson of 2 hours 15 minutes provides you with a quick introduction to Oil Painting (inclusive of all materials provided).

Suitable for both teenager and adult, our professional teachers will provide you individualised guidance!

All art materials (canvas, paint brushes, oil paints, solvents, palette, aprons etc) and refreshments are provided.

Fee: $55 NETT ONLY

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

About Our Oil Painting Course:

For this Oil Painting Trial Class, our professional teachers will then guide you from there on, on how to approach the subject(s), methods of observation, determining form and composition, basic sketching and methods of modifying shapes/form, as a good draft sketch is important before the oil painting, and finally start to apply oils to your oil painting canvas and pick up basic oil painting brush techniques and oil painting colour blending skills, while starting to paint wet-on-wet! 

Our Private Class art student using Oil Paint for his landscape painting


Student showing her finished still life oil painting artwork

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Student using Oil Painting to complete his nude life painting

Who Should Learn Oil Painting & What to Look Out For:

Fret not if you are completely new beginner or an intermediate advanced Oil Painter – Our Oil Painting Course is suitable for any adult or teenager! You will be guided by our friendly art instructor and assistants.

Our Cozy Studio classes provide art instruction and guidance from a foundational level. This is to bridge any previous knowledge, and to give complete beginners a manual of the basics and step-by-step approach to Oil Painting. Oil Painting is an important part of Artists’ Portfolio!

All art materials will be provided!

As every individual’s pace of learning may be different, but we do our best to cater to your learning speed and preferences. So not to worry even if you are a pure beginner. If you are interested to sign up for our course after the trial class, read on for more information.

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Student Landscape Oil Painting work

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Student working on an oil painting of her favourite animal.

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Our student working on his Landscape Oil Painting

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You will expect these learning objectives in our Professional Oil Painting course package after joining our trial:

  • Basic theory of oil painting, familiarise yourself with the use of oil painting tools, understand oil painting developments, oil painting techniques and brief introduction to various oil painting brushworks.
  • Train your observation skills of object through still life painting, understand the composition, correct proportions, tonal values and perspectives of the still life, and also apply the correct colour for both the objects and the surrounding colour around the still life settings.
  • According to the students’ different levels, our teachers will suggest the types of the paintings for them, such as still life painting or landscape painting. Our teachers teach in academy-school approach, allow the student to learn the basic techniques and theories of oil paining in a short amount of time.
  • Still Life Oil Painting with assorted objects
  • Landscape Oil Painting, En Plein Air Oil Painting 
  • Portraiture Oil Painting, Nude Life Figure Oil Painting
  • Pure and Semi Abstract Style Oil Painting
  • Realism and Hyper Realism Acrylic Painting Style

Scroll Below to Register!

Looking for Private One-to-One Oil Painting/Art Classes?

Visual Arts Centre offers one-to-one personalised private art classes for those keen on improving their skills in different art mediums! Our professional art instructors offer private classes for Drawing & Sketching, Watercolour Painting, Oil Painting, Acrylic Painting, Oil Pastel, Digital Drawing and Painting and other art mediums! 

Our Art Instructor and Private Art Student doing one-to-one oil painting portrait

Our Studios!

Art Studio and Exhibition Gallery at Dhoby Ghaut Green

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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

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!

Schedule & Location

Pick from any of these schedule and join us! 

Registration & Fees

The art courses are available at both our Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio and MacPherson Art Studio, and are also offered in sessions of 8, 12, 24, and 48 classes! You may choose the preferred course and location and can book below.

To know more about our Oil Painting Courses, you may visit this link

1 Session Professional Oil Painting Ala Carte 专业油画1节课程 (Dhoby Ghaut)
Location Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio
1 Week
Professional Oil Painting Trial Class 专业油画试课 (Dhoby Ghaut)
Location Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio
Professional Oil Painting Trial Class 专业油画试课 (MacPherson)
Location Visual Arts Centre MacPherson Art Studio
1 week
12 Session Professional Oil Painting Course 专业油画12节课程 (Dhoby Ghaut)
Location Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio
14 Weeks
12 Session Professional Oil Painting Course 专业油画12节课程 (MacPherson)
Location Visual Arts Centre MacPherson Art Studio
14 Weeks
24 Session Professional Oil Painting Course 专业油画24节课程 (MacPherson)
Location Visual Arts Centre MacPherson Art Studio
26 weeks
24 Session Professional Oil Painting Course 专业油画24节课程 (Dhoby Ghaut)
Location Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio
26 Weeks

The trial classes are for one session only. 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 and teenager 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.

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.