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Arts Picks: Samuel Chen exhibition, pop-up reading spaces and honouring the legacy of Ong Boon Kong

The Realm of Vibrancy by Ong Boon Kong

Chinese ink painting exhibition shows how pioneer Singapore artists broke the rules

Chinese ink painting exhibition shows how pioneer Singapore artists broke the rules

中峇鲁地铁站增设壁画 展示五处标志性地标

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New mural at Somerset station features iconic landmarks like Emerald Hill & Youth Park

Mothership

New mural at Somerset station features iconic landmarks like Emerald Hill & Youth Park

Mothership

New mural at Somerset station features iconic landmarks like Emerald Hill & Youth Park

Mothership

SMRT reveals new wall mural at Somerset station, features historic landmarks around the area

Youthopia

SMRT reveals new wall mural at Somerset station, features historic landmarks around the area

Youthopia

SMRT unveils series of murals depicting history of neighbourhoods

The Straits Times

SMRT unveils series of murals depicting history of neighbourhoods

The Straits Times

Celebrating emerging Singapore artists

Expat Living SIngapore

Celebrating emerging Singapore artists

Expat Living Singapore

郭捷忻水墨个展 描绘对樱花宠物的爱

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陈振文水墨·篆刻个展 无心的空灵意趣

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Pop Art For the Selfie Generation

The Straits Times

第二届 啸涛小品展 名家集萃

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多美歌吹漫画风 六地标壁画绘出历史面貌

多美歌吹漫画风 六地标壁画绘出历史面貌

预祝60周年庆武中展师生校友艺术作品

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七艺术家用波普艺术调侃生活

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Pioneers of Modern Art Display Works

The Straits Times

莫尼:为胡姬而燃烧

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“胡姬魂“-莫尼艺术展

新加坡眼

莫尼:为胡姬而燃烧

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新加坡视觉艺术中心展览

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Why Nude Why Not

Arts and Wine

新移民写作人撰写 50位本地艺术家访谈录

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视觉艺术中心 为市区添艺术展场

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炭笔传保育

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“远观”户外雕塑展,近看“对话”画展

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Singapore’s Affordable Art Fair returns with 14 first-time galleries and tighter curation

Singapore’s Affordable Art Fair returns with 14 first-time galleries and tighter curation

中峇鲁地铁站壁画 展现社区历史文化遗产

8 World

It Changed My Life: Breathing life into clay after cancer shock

The Straits Times

新加坡现代画50年展 创新无界限

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Pottery Exhibition for Cancer Survivors

The Straits Times

New Arts Fest a Partnership

The Straits Times

Nothing Wrong with Nude Drawings

The Straits Times

“沈旭东——狮城风雅”画展

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More room to showcase art in town

The Straits Times

To talented artist from Jilin, Singapore is home

Asia One

Calligrapher-turned-painter’s monumental works of Mount Siguniang

The Straits Times

羅啟耀 (83歲): 研究裸畫30年辦兩次個展

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New life as mouth painter after accident (3 June 2020)

Mouth painter and art student at Visual Arts Centre Victor Hoon is interviewed by The Straits Times on his journey and new life after a traffic accident. 

莫尼:为胡姬而燃烧

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Nothing Wrong with Nude Drawings

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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.