The Art Of Chinese Brush Painting

The Art of Finger Painting
Eagle (finger painting) by Dr. Tan Ching Yam

“A masterpiece withstands time. Its importance grows on those who feel attracted by its unending life. It creates enthusiasm which spreads from soul to soul…”
– Hilla Rebay

Chinese brush painting has been one of the most respectable art form that has been rising in prominence through the ages—even till today.

Consisting of traditional calligraphy, figure painting, landscape painting, to flower-and-birds painting, Chinese brush painting requires an artist years of dedication and devotion to mastering the art.

Dr. Tan Ching Yam began drawing at the age of 6, and progressed through continuous practicing throughout his journey mastering the art of Chinese brush painting.

Since then his art works had been featured worldwide, from collections in universities and museums, appearing in ministerial events, held and participated in both art-exhibitions and solo art-exhibitions locally and overseas, and became an award winning artist with the highest accolades:

  • Excellence In Finger Painting — Netaji Award, India, 2003
  • Albert Schweitzer (International Foundation — England, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain) Gold Medal Award, 2006
  • Achievement of art and works selected by Publishing House of Almanac of Global Media in Chinese, Beijing, 2006
  • Reference Asia, 1995
  • Asia Pacific Who’s Who, 1998
  • Asian America — Who’s Who, 2002
  • Awarded Overseas Art Consultant, China, 2006
  • Awarded Art Consultant in Hospital / Chairman for Senior Citizen Calligraphy & Painting Society, Singapore, 2006
  • Long Service Award (38 years of dedicated service in education) by MOE, Singapore, 2004
  • Calligraphy awarded by Dr. Tan Tsze Chor Art Award, 2002
  • Painting Awarded Gold Medal by The Research Inst.of Zhongyuan for Chinese Painting & Calligraphy, 2002

Dr. Tan has been dedicating his career, as an art educator, to a vision of sharing this art form to great individuals around the world — like you — today.

Course: The Art of Chinese Brush Painting

Age is never a boundary when it comes to learning and mastering art. You too can begin your journey in creating amazing Chinese brush paintings with The Art Dojo.

Dr. Tan Ching Yam is now conducting lessons on Chinese brush painting. Details:

1. Chinese Arts: academic curriculum in secondary schools by Ministry of Education

2. Chinese Arts Cultural Exchanges with schools from Germany and France*

3. Chinese Brush Painting: sessions in National Technological University, Singapore

4. Chinese Painting & Calligraphy: One-to-One sessions with Dr. Tan Ching Yam

You’ll be gaining a whole wealth of knowledge and practice in the art of Chinese painting, including:

  • Insights into the history of Chinese brush painting and the Chinese arts culture
  • Understanding the unique differences between Chinese brush painting and finger painting
  • Hands-on sessions on practicing the techniques of Chinese brush painting and Chinese calligraphy
  • Guided usage of different strokes, colors, and ink
  • Live demonstrations and discussions, followed by one-to-one personal coaching throughout the course, meeting every participants’ needs

Each session differs between one to another. Further information for course fees and specific dates of classes, along with invitations for conducting talks on the Chinese arts and culture in schools and universities, will be given upon writing in with the contact form below.

*Dr. Tan Ching Yam is the first and only art educator in Singapore to host Chinese art cultural exchanges with international schools.

And here’s a testimony from one of our students that you may enjoy.

“Dr. Tan Ching Yam, is a patient teacher with a sense of humour. He is able to coach his students using both the English and Chinese Language.

Dr. Tan encourages his students by showing them how to correct and improve the paintings, hence, ‘saving’ their work. He makes the lessons interesting by introducing different types of painting, e.g. flora, scenery, buildings, people, boats, animals.”

– Miss Margaret Su, Singapore

We’ll love you to be in this growing community of artists who are making a difference in others with your work. Proceed to the contact form below to sign up for your class today.

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