Certificate in Watercolour Painting (Intermediate)

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This course is for learners intending to advance their skills in watercolour painting. Learners wanting to build a portfolio will benefit from this course. Lessons are carefully structured, with progressive learning outcomes. In the first module, learners will improve their foundation skills by revisiting basic concepts of watercolour painting. The second module will provide a more in-depth understanding of watercolour techniques as learners work on landscape painting.

Terms and Conditions

Learners will be presented with a digital certificate upon successful completion of the course.

January 2022 Intake

Day of the Week Time Duration
Every Wednesday 9.30am to 12.30pm
Every Thursday 7.00pm to 10.00pm
Every Friday 7.00pm to 10.00pm
Every Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm
Every Sunday 1.30pm to 4.30pm

July 2022 Intake

Day of the Week Time Duration
Every Wednesday 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Every Thursday 7.00pm to 10.00pm
Every Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm
Every Sunday 1.30pm to 4.30pm


  • Classes are held once a week.
  • The above schedules are subjected to final confirmation.

Module 1 - Watercolour Painting I (8 sessions x 3 hours)

This module includes a review of the fundamentals through exploring line, tone, colour and mass, strengthening learners’ observation and composition skills. Learners will complete two paintings in watercolour including a short assignment in drawing, which is relevant to watercolour painting.

Module 2 - Watercolour Painting II (8 sessions x 3 hours)

In this module, learners will practise and apply watercolour techniques for landscape painting. Learners will be encouraged to explore different techniques and styles of painting and composition. This module aims to broaden the learners’ ability to express themselves through watercolour, while improving their observation skills.

Applicants must be 17 years old and above.

Course Prerequisite

For learners who have successfully completed Certificate in Watercolour Painting (Basic).


Course Fees

  Fees Fees (After NSA Subsidies)
Certificate in Watercolour Painting (Intermediate) S$970.00 S$516.73

Other Fees

Application Fee S$48.00

All fees stated above include GST and exclude material costs.


SkillsFuture Credit
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website (www.skillsfuture.sg/credit) to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory.

National Silver Academy
Applicable to Singaporean seniors aged 50 and above who will receive a subsidy of 50% off the course fee (capped at $500 per course). Please note that the subsidy will only apply to the course fee and will not cover GST.

Union Training Assistance Programme
NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year (or up to $500 for NTUC members aged 40 years old and above) when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Please visit e2i’s website to find out more.

Address (for payment via cheque)

Cheques should be crossed and made payable to the 'Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts' and send to:
80 Bencoolen Street (S) 189655. The student's name, NRIC/Passport number and contact number must be written on the reverse side of the cheque.

Refund of Fees

Withdrawal before the course commencement date Course fee^ will be refunded after deduction of S$107.00 as administrative charges.
Withdrawal on or after course commencement date
No refund will be given.
^Application fees and miscellaneous fees are non-refundable.

Cancellation/ Postponement

  • NAFA reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course without prior notice.
    In the event that the class is unable to proceed due to unforeseen circumstances, NAFA will process a full refund of the course fees.

Withdrawal/ Deferment/ Transfer

  • Withdrawal or deferment requests should be made in writing with supporting relevant documents (if any) to Centre for Lifelong Education. Request for deferment is subject to approval.
  • No deferment is allowed once the course has commenced.
  • No transfer of course upon application.

Replacement of Classes

  • There is strictly no replacement lesson should the participant absent himself/herself from the course.

Important Note:
NAFA Centre for Lifelong Education reserves the right to reject any application under any circumstance. If we reject your application, we will refund any amount that has been paid in relation to the application that is rejected or voided without interest.

NAFA Centre for Lifelong Education reserves the right to alter the rules and regulations, course contents, class schedule, delivery mode and fee structures without prior notice.

This course is offered by invitation only.
For enquiries, please email or call CLE at: [email protected] | 6512 1388 


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