Visual Arts Centre

Masterclass Portrait Oil Painting Course by artist Michael Britton (3-session programme) – All materials included!

About This Course

Masterclass Portrait Oil Painting Course 

Learn Advanced Portrait Oil Painting and take up this fully guided and individually tailored art course, you’ll be amazed at the results of your learning and your accomplished artworks through our detailed art guidance, art demonstration and explanation at every step.

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to paint portrait professionally and take your enthusiasm to the next level, come on and join us! You’ll embark on a fruitful art journey, learn and accomplish wonderful words of art for your home or office or as a gift to your loved ones.

We’re here to help you learn and enjoy art from the comfort of your home and our fully guided and tailored approach allows you to enjoy and learn with ease and be completely amazed with your final artwork once it’s done at the end of the sessions.

This is Live Zoom Advanced Portrait Oil Painting Course!

Masterclass Portrait Oil Painting Course by Michael Britton

+ High quality, professional, interactive course designed for those with prior experience in portrait painting, or beginners with a strong interest to develop their skills in portrait painting.

+ Professional guidance and live step by step demo, art instructor’s live demonstration

+ Suitable for beginners, teenagers to adults of all ages

+ Small zoom class with feedback and direct tips and instruction during the art class

+ This workshop will teach you professional painting techniques and approach to painting of Alla Prima portraits.

+ Acquire the skills of portrait painting and be able to paint anyone!

Art materials required: oil paint,  mixing oil, brushes and canvas (pencils and erasers too for those who are used to drawing sketches before applying paint)

Painting portraits is not as difficult as most people assume.  It is mostly about shapes – how tall, how wide, and what are the angles – and placing three proportions.

Michael Britton’s classes are highly structured to maximise your learning and skill development. You will be guided step-by-step with both clear demonstrations and individual attention in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Instructor – Micheal Britton

Michael Britton’s past Portrait Painting

Michael Britton’s VAC LIVE ZOOM Morandi Painting and Colour Theory series

Instructor: Michael Britton

Michael Britton is a New York City trained artist (New York Academy of Art) who has taught several thousand artists (some of whom have gone on to full-time art careers as painters and teachers) in his several decades long career.

Michael takes you step-by-step through the entire creative process encapsulating the fundamental truths of painting: drawing, painting, design, value, colour, edges, paint manipulation, contrast and, above all, unity.

visual arts centre One of our Art Instructor progressing in Oil Painting portrait (Alla Prima)

Sign up for this course Today!

Dates: 1, 8, 15 May 2021 (Saturday), 10am-12:30pm 

Duration: 2.5 Hours of Professional guidance and live step by step demo

Price: $230nett/3 sessions, ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED, door to door delivery for Singapore address. If you wish to purchase this course on its own without materials, please click here.

If you are interested in the Advanced Alla Prima Portrait Oil Painting, you may enrol below.

Please contact us for any queries – email [email protected] or call/WhatsApp us at 6255 0711.

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.