What shall I bring for painting or drawing
Participants bring their own art materials for
painting and drawing lesson.
For acrylic painting, you need stretched canvas
or canvas panel, pencil, watercolour pencil or
charcoal stick, some brushes, a box of acrylic
paints, painting knifes, mediums, tear-off
palette, and paper towel. Please bring along
your reference materials, sketches or drawings
(if you have), digital images for reference or for
discussion when needed.
For drawing sessions, you need to bring
pencils, kneaded rubber, eraser, sharpener,
drawing block (A3 size) or sketching book.
If you don’t have any painting materials for
your first lesson, don’t worry. You can use and
buy whatever is available at the studio and
then get your own materials after the first
What kind of paint should I use for painting?
There are different types of paint that people
use, such as watercolors, oil and acrylic. You
can start with acrylic paints as they are versatile
and forgiving. They dry faster than oil and you
can create different effects with them, such as
oil painting or watercolor painting. You can also
use acrylic on any surface, whether it’s paper,
canvas or board.
What brand of paint should I buy?
That depends on your budget. There are
student quality paints and professional quality
paints in the market. You can search online or
visit art shops to find out what you need in
Singapore. For beginners, you can buy a set of
10 to 12 tubes of colors, with two of each
primary color and a few other colors.
Shall I buy paper or canvas?
For watercolor painting, you need watercolor
paper. For acrylic painting, you can use canvas,
canvas board, canvas panel or canvas pad. You
can also draw and paint on any regular drawing
paper. If you want, I can teach you how to
prepare your painting surface during art
For more about the details of the courses,
The talks on Basic Sketching and Drawing
course by Jimmy
The talks on Acrylic painting course by
DRAWING AND PAINTING
Commonly Asked Questions
Do I need to learn drawing before painting?
Traditionally, if you wish to be trained as an
artist, you may spend sometimes to draw
before you paint. You practise drawing and
master perspective, proportion, tones and
many more before you deal with colours.
However, for those who just like to have fun
with colours and painting, it is fine to jump
straight into painting and do what you can and
gradually learn drawing whenever it is needed.
We have painting workshop for people who just
like to discover the joy of art making. Read
I have not done any drawing and painting
before, but I wish to learn, can I join your
The purpose of these art classes and lessons is
to help you start learning and practising
sketching/drawing and painting. We have Basic
Sketching/Drawing and Acrylic Painting lessons
for Beginners as well as Painting for improvers
and Painting with the Artist sessions.
I am a senior citizen and I have not learned
painting before, can I join your art class?
Yes, anyone interested to discover the joy of
drawing and painting can join the art sessions.
Below is a chart of participants age range (from
7 to 86) coming to my ongoing art sessions for
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