Lessons in Chinese brush painting

Paintings by Mr Tan Khim Ser include Duck To Water (left) and Flowers in Dream. The noted artist will be conducting a two-day class, where participants can learn to paint fish, flowers and plants in Chinese colour ink, and understand more about Chine
Paintings by Mr Tan Khim Ser include Duck To Water (left) and Flowers in Dream. The noted artist will be conducting a two-day class, where participants can learn to paint fish, flowers and plants in Chinese colour ink, and understand more about Chinese culture.PHOTO: TAN KHIM SER

Here is a rare chance to learn from master painter Tan Khim Ser, founder of Singapore Life Art Society.

A noted artist and art educator, Mr Tan has taught thousands of amateur and aspiring artists, including former chief executive of the National Arts Council Lee Suan Hiang and former senior minister S. Jayakumar.

And just for readers of The Straits Times, he will be conducting a two-day class (worth $400) for free. You will learn to paint fish, flowers and plants in Chinese colour ink, deepen your understanding of Chinese culture and foster your creativity. It is also a chance to ask him about the technique he developed for drawing angel fish, or his renowned painting, Crystal Lotus.

The classes are held on June 11 and June 18, from 10am to 5pm at SPH News Centre (1000 Toa Payoh North), and you must attend both classes. You will also have to buy your own painting kit on-site at $50 from the Singapore Life Art Society upon registration.

Registration for this art class ends on Monday.

HOW TO SIGN UP:

  • Download the SPH Rewards app
  • Look for the giveaway in the Rewards section
  • Save the deal to your e-wallet
  • Press the "Go to website" button on the "Details" page and tell us: Why do you want to take up Chinese brush painting?
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 19, 2018, with the headline 'Lessons in Chinese brush painting'. Print Edition | Subscribe