Art classes with Singapore artist Prabhakara Jimmy Quek at the artist's studio
Anyone who is interested to do painting or drawing at any level can register online to book for the art lessons; art class for drawing and painting lesson are conducted either in a small group or one-on-one with the artist.
1. Acrylic Painting for Beginner
For beginners as well as those with some experience
You will learn to paint with acrylic medium, and learn to use art materials effectively and techniques to mix colors. You will be guided in using various methods to achieve different visual effects.
Besides practical exercises to investigate colors, lines, shapes, form, volume, light, texture, you will learn to develop skills to paint and to complete still life painting and in doing so, discover the freedom and ease of painting with this modern, non-toxic and versatile fine art medium - Acrylic.
Finally get to enjoy the freedom of expression in creating your original acrylic paintings either by direct observation, studies made from photos and visual references or visual impression through your own experiences, feelings and thoughts, ideas, dreams and imagination. Read more
(Above paintings by Pazia, Alicia Png, Janivfer Lim and Elena Markina.)
2. Painting for Improver
For those who have some experience, but keen to improve themselves further
For those who wish to develop their problem solving and decision-making skills related to visual perception and visual realization such that further progress in painting, technical and conceptual skill can be made.
Thus, further develop ones ability to reflect upon ones work to improve and to communicate one's formal and conceptual intentions into a piece of work and further ones artistic development.
(Above paintings by Vivien Lee, Lynette Yeo, Michelle Yong and Alicia Png.)
3. Painting with Artist
For those who are seeking painting as a recreational activity
Suitable for ex-participants of our programmes and those who wish to have fine art drawing or painting sessions or experiment alternative artistic traditions at any level during the available session.
You may explore further on either representational or non-representational painting, like still life, landscapes, floral, portraits, abstract painting or creative painting for fun. You may use a variety of medium either watercolor, acrylic or oil medium for exploration, creativity and innovation with a broader context of contemporary visual culture.
(Above paintings by Marilyn Johnston, Kho Che Kiat, Chan Lin Ho and Joana Priou.)
4. Basic Sketching / Drawing
Drawing has been the very foundation of all art. Accurate drawing is the basis of all representational art. You will learn how to "see" and "record" what you see, using pencils on paper for your drawing. You will do sketching and drawing using a direct observation method on still-life. Practical exercises include drawing shapes, drawing in line and tone, relationships between subjects, perspective and proportion.
These lessons are helpful for those without any experience at all and plan to take up fine art painting lessons in future and for those who wish to improve their painting skills by first strengthening their foundational drawing skills.
It is also useful for those who just simply like to learn the skills of sketching and drawing as a method of conveying an idea or feeling in pictorial terms. The skills and techniques acquired here will change your awareness of visual aesthetics for the rest of your life. Read more
(Above drawings by June Ang, Guzel Mansurova, Fang Hui Min and Jiwon Han.)
5. Oil Painting Lesson
For beginners as well as those with some experience
You will learn to paint with oil paints and use oil medium effectively. You will learn the basic skills and techniques to mix your colors well. You will be guided in using various methods to achieve different visual effects for various types of paintings.
(Above oil painting by Jimmy Quek, Felicia Chua, Jimmy Quek and Felicia Chua.)
6. Watercolor painting / How to Paint Orchids
For beginners. You will learn to paint orchids or other subjects with watercolour, more information click here.
(Above paintings by Jimmy Quek. Watercolor on paper)
7. Art Lessons for Kids
Children (age 7 to 10, 11 to16) will be benefited from art training as that will improve and develop their abilities in critical thinking, creative thinking, problem-solving and practical thinking. Also, it's a way to build self-confidence and self-esteem through the practice of art making. Read More
(Above artworks by Avanti, Pazia, Hannah and Alicia Png)
8. How to Colour with Colour Pencils
You will learn colouring techniques with coloured pencils and start to enjoy colouring works at all times. Read More
(Above colouring works by Siew Hooi, line drawing print provided by Jimmy Quek)
9. Painting for Joy
You will learn to make painting with water-based medium. Jimmy will show you examples and demostrate techniques to you and give Step by step guidance wheneven it is needed. Read More
(Above paintings by Siew Hooi and Jimmy Quek)
(Photo: Small group session at Artist's home studio.)
(Photos: One-on-one session at Artist's home studio.)