Ngan Siu-Mui Art School ― Painting

Chinese Painting worshops offered in the artist's Studio
Montreal (Dorval), QC, CA

seal-fungcheung Chinese Watercolor Painting Worshops
in Traditional and Lingnan School style

Nowadays, many are rediscovering the beauty of traditional Chinese arts and the benefits attached to practise them. Chinese saying: "Absorbed in painting, you know not old age is coming". Chinese painting is known to greatly benefit our mind and our body.

Chinese Watercolor painting classes are open to beginners as there is no previous training required. New and longtime students share the exciting voyage in the realm of Chinese arts under the guidance of the "Consummate artist who lives to teach others".

Students learn how to use their wrist, elbow, forearm ... to move the Chinese brush energetically with control. Ngan Siu-Mui shows how to use Chinese ink, pigment and watercolor paper properly. Your painting will show lively movement, energetic strokes, and likeness to the subject. The end result is a well balanced composition.

About the Painting Style of Lingnan School ― Master Chao Shao-Ang (趙少昂)i by Vanessa Lam

Chinese Water-colors
Chinese Watercolor painting, Chinese Water-colors
Common pigments and traditional colors: burnt sienna, indigo, gamboge yellow, vermilion, emerald green, ceruse, cobalt blue, and some more.
Chinese Brushes, Ink Stick and Ink Stone
Chinese Painting Tools
How to choose and use the proper brush for painting different subjects. Some common brush types are: soft hair brushes, hard hair brushes, flat brushes, mixed hair brushes, worn out brushes, sharp brushes.
Chinese Watercolor Art Paper

How to choose and use proper Chinese watercolor paper for painting artworks. Popular art papers are: Raw Xuan paper, Sized Suen paper, Ma-Chih, Pei-Chih.

Traditional Chinese Brush Strokes
Chinese Brush Stroke
Learn how to use traditional Chinese writing techniques in watercolor painting. Master the brush to draw the proper sizes; create energetic movement; control the expanding of water; create proper shade for the ink and color.
Water and Color Merging Techniques
Merging Color and Water Merging Color and Water
How to add the appropriate amount of Chinese color to water in order to put layers on the paper. The techniques related to the application of water on paper play a very important part in the creation of outstanding watercolor painting artworks.
Chinese Ink Shading
Chinese Ink Shading Chinese Ink Shading
Skillful distribution of the Chinese ink produces many different shades, such as focal, dense, heavy, light and clear. Shades give a three dimentional effect to the subjects.
Chinese Watercolor Painting Composition
Create a stunning painting by using the Yin and Yang principles. These principles are based on elements like shapes and voids, heaviness and lightness, smoothness and cragginess, straightness and curviness, similarity and dissimilarity.

seal-fungcheung Correspondence lessons adapted to individual level
50$cad + mailing fee for each lesson

  • For each correspondence lesson, you will receive:
    • Samples for calligraphy or painting sent by mail
    • Instruction notes for the techniques sent by mail
    • Videos that will illustrate the specific techniques used in a particular lession (sent by email)

There is no obligation as to how many correspondence lessons you might like to take in a year.

After four correspondence lessons, you will be eligible to join the WeChat art group of NganSiuMui Art School and then you will receive free videos and lecture notes related to Chinese calligraphy and painting every month.
Please contact me (by email)

seal-fungcheung About the WeChat art group ― NganSiuMui Art School ―
free service

The aim in setting up a WeChat group for NganSiuMui Art School is to encourage and help my students to practice and improve their Chinese calligraphy and painting skills. Continuous practice will embed the techniques into the body, and whatever the subject, it will be much easier to learn. It is a proper way to reach some kind of achievement.
I will use WeChat to post simple videos and art samples twice a month, so that students can follow the instructions/procedures in their practice at home.

Please read the following information to understand how to make use of this WeChat teaching program.

  • The program can never replace the workshops in my studio or the correspondence lessons.
  • If you are students living not too far from my studio in Dorval (Qubec, CA), you should keep on joining the workshops.
  • If you are students from far or even overseas, you may join the correspondence lessons.
  • Calligraphy subjects include Seal, Clerical, Regular, Running and Cursive scripts.
  • Painting subjects include the Four Gentlemen: Plum, Orchid, Chrysanthemum and Bamboo in the style of my master, Zhao Shao Ang, Lingnan School.

Please contact me to know more details about how to use your personal WeChat account. It is simple and helpful.
Contact (by email)

seal-fungcheung Schedule 2019, January to June

January 5 and 12 ― Bird on Willow Tree; Bird on Red Leaves Tree

Birds on willow tree Birds on red leave tree

February 9 and 23 ― Two Birds and Pear Flowers; Two Birds under Moonlight

 2 birds and pear flowers  2 birds under moonlight

March 2 and 9 ― Bird on bamboo; 3 birds under moon light

bird on bamboo 3 birds under moon light

April 6 and 13 ― Birds on red Plum tree; Birds on Plum tree

Bird on red plum Birds on plum

May 4 and 11 ― Chick and Worm; Bird with long tail

chick and worm long tail bird

June 8 and 22 ― 3 Kois

3 kois

July 13 and 20 ― 2 Cranes
The painting showed below is not yet finished. It is only the step 1 for July 13 workshop.
It will be finished with colors on July 20 workshop.
Participants have to take both lessons on July 13 and 20 for the subject.

2 cranes

August 10 and 17 ― photo uploaded soon

photo uploaded soon