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2022 CNY Workshop: Chinese Ink Fan Painting

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Here is Visual Arts Centre’s annual Chinese New Year Workshop! Join us this month for some enriching Chinese Ink Painting to kick start your Chinese New Year with prosperity!

 

This workshop will not only provide you with the material knowledge and techniques essential in creating beautiful Chinese Ink Paintings, but also a brief introduction into the history and meaning of those various subjects to be explored.

We will be working with both Chinese rice paper, as well as on a mounted fan for this workshop. These pieces would be perfect to decorate your homes to welcome the incoming new year, and as gifts in celebration!

This 2 hours workshop acts as an introduction to Chinese Ink Painting and Calligraphy, and is suitable for learners with all levels of experience. All art materials are included and all children age 8 and above should be accompanied by an adult in this workshop.

Chinese Ink Painting Workshop

Join us at Visual Arts Centre for a Chinese Ink Painting Workshop.

This season, with Covid still a problem, we still have to adhere to strict Covid measures. So why not pick up a new skill or find a new and innovative way to celebrate your Chinese New Year with your colleagues or loved ones!

Lesson Objectives:

  • Learn and explore painting various fruits and flowers associated with prosperity, learn the various meanings behind these subjects (eg. mandarin, pomegranate, plum blossom, bamboo, loquat, basket of fruits).
  • Learn basic Chinese Ink Painting techniques and material knowledge
  • Learn how to appreciate Chinese Ink Painting
  • Learn how to frame a work to create a good composition

Date/Time: 15th January, Saturday, 3pm-5pm

Location: Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Studio

Fees: $68nett/pax (single tix) | $130nett/2pax (twin tix)

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

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All sessions are to be completed within the course duration stated.

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