This foundation course provides a basic and systematic approach to traditional Chinese ink painting techniques. It introduces students to the use and care of basic ink painting materials. Studio practice includes basic brush strokes in the xieyi or spontaneous style, the outline or meticulous style and the integrated style of painting.
Chinese Painting 1 - Traditional (10 sessions x 3 hours)
This course is an introduction to basic ink painting materials and the basic brush strokes of Chinese Ink Painting. The painting of Plum Blossom, Chinese Orchid, Bamboo and Chrysanthemum will be studied in the xieyi or spontaneous style. There will also be exploration of techniques of lines, dots and ink tone variations.
Chinese Painting 2 - Flowers (10 sessions x 3 hours)
This course includes the study and painting of flowers of the four seasons in both the outline and spontaneous style. Attention to use of colour and correct brush loading will part of the painting practice.
Chinese Painting 3 - Flowers and Birds (10 sessions x 3 hours)
This course includes the painting of flowers and birds as well as swimming fowls. Attention will be paid to form and structure in the study of flowers and birds. Brush techniques include the lift, pressure and pause movements of the brush.
Chinese Painting 4 - Fruits and Vegetables (10 sessions x 3 hours)
This course includes the study of fruits and vegetables with attention to good composition and the use of Chinese ink and colour, using both the wet and dry brush techniques.
Prerequisites for registration of short courses
• For Chinese Painting 2, applicants need to complete Chinese Painting 1 (within a year)
• For Chinese Painting 3, applicants need to complete Chinese Painting 1 & 2 (within a year)
• For Chinese Painting 4, applicants need to complete Chinese Painting 1, 2 & 3 (within a year)
Terms and conditions
• Students will be presented a Certificate upon successful completion of all 4 short courses and passing all required assessment.
Chinese Painting 1 - Traditional: S$500
Chinese Painting 2 - Flowers: S$500
Chinese Painting 3 - Flowers and Birds: S$500
Chinese Painting 4 - Fruits and Vegetables: S$500
Applicants can sign up the above 4 short courses at a package price of S$1600.
*All fees stated includes GST & excludes material costs.
Applicants must be 17 years old & above.
1 session per week per short course on any one of the following days:
Tuesday: 9.30am to 12.30pm (conduct in English)
Wednesday: 9.30am to 12.30pm (conducted in English) (January intake)
Wednesday: 7.00pm to 10.00pm (conducted in Mandarin)
*The above schedule is subject to final confirmation.
Enrolment for Part Time Certificate Courses begin in November 2013 for courses commencing in January 2014.
Further enrolment details will be announce when the date is nearer.
Registration must be made in person at the Continuing Education Branch.
Please apply in person and bring along 1 passport size photo and your NRIC/Passport (Original & photocopy).
Continuing Education Branch
Tel: 6512 4214 / 6512 4216