“Watercolour Painting in Chinese Style” 2-Day Workshop by Leach

Sat Jun 08 2024 at 09:30 am to 01:00 pm

Art Workshops by Leach | Singapore

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\u201cWatercolour Painting in Chinese Style\u201d 2-Day Workshop by Leach
"Leach is the art teacher you wish you had in school!" Learn techniques & discover professional tips & secrets so you can paint everything!
About this Event


Watercolour Painting in Chinese Style" 2-Day Workshop

"Using Chinese Ink Techniques with Watercolours" by Leach

Who this is for:

This workshop is for beginners with no prior knowledge in watercolour painting, as well as anyone who has had some experience with it. It is especially useful for those who have attended some classes before, but still struggle with painting. Suitable for anyone interested in painting loose and fast in a Chinese-influenced aesthetic.
(For all ages. However, young children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Message me to enquire.)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the basics of how materials impact painting decisions and outcomes.
  2. Understand the basics of how to control water in watercolour painting.
  3. Learn basic watercolour techniques such as: wet in wet, wet on dry, layering, lifting, glazing, reserving white, blending, brush control and so on.
  4. Learn to apply these techniques to paint a variety of subjects in Chinese Style.
  5. Learn to troubleshoot to progress independently.

Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to -

  1. Paint with watercolours more purposefully and confidently
  2. Use a repertoire of watercolour techniques
  3. Paint and apply Chinese Ink techniques
  4. Troubleshoot and progress independently with applied practice
    What you will paint:

Day 1 - Plants Basic Leaves, Bamboo, Willow

Day 2- Flowers and Creatures Goldfish, Wisteria, Orchid & Butterfly

Course Materials:

All materials used during classes will be provided. This includes but is not limited to:

  • A wide variety of Student and Artist grade cellulose and cotton papers, as well as Chinese rice paper and boards
  • Artist grade watercolour paints
  • Artist grade gouache paints
  • Synthetic, Sable and Squirrel round and flat brushes
  • Porcelain/Stoneware palettes
  • Rag cloths and paper towels
  • Drawing/Clip boards
  • Water containers
  • Pencil, pen, masking tape
  • Portable plastic palette (to take home)
  • Printed reference materials (to take home)

Instruction Method

Smaller class sizes mean that I can attend to each student with personalised coaching. During class, we use a variety of watercolour materials to better understand how they impact our work and learn how to choose and adapt to them. I demo live during class, explaining and reiterating key instructions and tips. I will teach you how to identify mistakes so you can pre-empt, avoid, fix or repeat them to get the effects you want. Most importantly, you will learn how apply your new skills on Chinese influenced subjects such as flowers, animals, landscapes. To reinforce your learning, you will have access to videos and tutorial notes in my google classroom depositary, so that you can practise at your own time and pace..

Class Dates: 2 sessions on June 8 & June 15, Saturdays

Time: 930am - 1pm (3.5hours each day, 7 hours total)

Location: My home studio at Cairnhill (Nearest MRT station, Newton)

Course Materials: All art materials used during the workshop will be provided. Light refreshments of coffee, tea and snacks will be available.

About me: I’ve been teaching art since 2015 and am an adjunct lecturer at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA). I’ve got 4 illustrated books under my belt and am Brand Ambassador for German paint makers, Schmincke.


Leach is more than 5 stars, I’ll give her 10 stars if there’s an option for that. She makes each lesson fun and easy to understand for anyone with zero knowledge of watercolour. I am so glad I attended her lessons as I have learnt so much.

Chong Poh Ling, Homemaker

Leach is an incredible artist and human being. Being equipped with skills is one, but to teach is another. Having expertise in both, she is undoubtedly a teacher who will not only pass you skills in the relevant art, but also provoke thought in your art-making process – something that is invaluable beyond visual artistry. Her genuine character and fun personality are plus points as well! With value-packed workshops by a teacher/ thought-provoker, who then connects with you on a deeper level as friends beyond classes, what’s not to love?

Leah Chong, Calligraphy Artist

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Art Workshops by Leach, 1 Peck Hay Road, Singapore, Singapore


SGD 240.00

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