Visual Arts Centre

视觉艺术中心 为市区添艺术展场

位于多美哥格林花园的视觉艺术中心上周末正式开幕,为我国的市中心增加又一个欣赏艺术的空间。

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我国市中心又多了一个欣赏艺术的空间——视觉艺术中心(Visual Arts Centre)。一层楼的中心面积有498平方米,位于1万1000平方米的多美哥格林花园中,花园草坪更有露天表演厅。中心已在3月5日正式开幕。

中心负责人刘婉婷也是Asia Art Collective画廊创办人,她说早前画廊以东陵购物中心办公室为基地,要办画展时就租其他市区展厅。“去年国家公园局为这个地点招标时,我觉得它就设在多美歌地铁站上方绿地,地点方便环境优美,特别适合发展艺术。”

中心去年10月底进行装修。目前推出的开幕展览是画廊主办的中国画家桂兆海彩墨展。之后将是新加坡美术总会主办的韩国艺术家交流展。

刘婉婷说,目前展期已排到6月底,下半年展厅也相当抢手。中心1800平方英尺展厅开放给有意办展的团体及个人租用。“展厅可让外人租用,并将以本地艺术家为主要服务对象。我们也希望办展方在展览期间安排相关讲座及导览活动,促进艺术推广。”

新加坡视觉艺术中心在多美歌空间的租用期长达六年。除了展览,希望通过艺术讲座、鉴赏会、新书发布会、表演等,将空间打造成具有浓厚艺术氛围的艺术中心花园,

中心的工作室也将开办绘画课程,邀请了本地画家包括汪非、王天容、张春雷、邹虹等,本月14日开始开班授课。课程以华、英语同步进行,包括油画、素描、速写、丙烯画及趣味创意课。4月开始,中心也将在每个月举办免费瑜伽班。

开幕展出桂兆海作品

中心开幕展推出中国画家桂兆海彩墨作品,聚焦中国川藏地区高原雪山景色。

桂兆海(42岁)生于安徽,1997年开始在北京生活。他师承李可染之子李小可,以及李可染得意门生、以画“太行山系列”大型山水画闻名的贾又福。桂兆海2011年进修于北京画院,2014年毕业于中央美术学院。

对于为何将高原景象入画,他说,2008年在黄山随李小可学习山水画,老师川藏题材的国画、版画、摄影给了他深刻印象。“这唤醒了我幼年时对高原的向往,雪山、草甸、牦牛、冷杉等,时刻萦绕在心间。”

2012年,桂兆海去四川省阿坝州四姑娘山双桥沟,开始真正的写生之旅。他认为双桥沟的山很有特点,东面是大面花岗岩,西面是灵动的火山岩。“山光云影变化万千,两旁的高山草甸就像一个大舞台,太阳与云产生出万变的‘舞台灯光’,照射在高山草甸上,令人叹为观止。”

桂兆海对画画的追求是,要展现天地间的无限生机与一片和谐。“更要自觉追求以身合道,将自己的心性与大自然生长变化的规律贴近。”

●桂兆海画展已开始,至3月18日/每天上午11时至晚上8时/视觉艺术中心,10 Penang Road #02-01,Dhoby Ghuat Green/免费参观

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.