Ngan Siu-Mui Art School ― Painting Online Lessons

Chinese Painting Online Lessons
Private or Group Lessons

Phoenix Stamp, Chinese Watercolor Painting
in Lingnan School style

Nowadays, many are rediscovering the beauty of traditional Chinese arts and the benefits attached in practising them. There is a telling 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 Ngan Siu-Mui, a "Consummate artist who lives to teach others" (Killingbeck, The Chronicle).

Students learn how to use their wrist, elbow, forearm in order to move the Chinese brush energetically but always in control of it. 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
Bamboo under Moonlight, Lingnan School style,
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 Schedule 2020, September to December
Same painting subjects are taught in the lessons on Wednesdays and Saturdays of the same week.

September ― Wednesday Group ― 19:00 to 21:00

  • 1st lesson: September 2
  • 2nd lesson: September 16

September ― Saturday Group ― 10:00 to 12:00

  • 1st lesson: September 5
  • 2nd lesson: September 19

October ― Wednesday Group ― 19:00 to 21:00

  • 1st lesson: October 7
  • 2nd lesson: October 21

October ― Saturday Group ― 10:00 to 12:00

  • 1st lesson: October 10
  • 2nd lesson: October 24

November ― Wednesday Group ― 19:00 to 21:00

  • 1st lesson: November 4
  • 2nd lesson: Novemver 18

November ― Saturday Group ― 10:00 to 12:00

  • 1st lesson: November 7
  • 2nd lesson: November 21

December ― Wednesday Group ― 19:00 to 21:00

  • December 2

December ― Saturday Group ― 10:00 to 12:00

  • December 5

Artist Ngan Siu-Mui is located in Montreal, Quebec Canada.
Time zone is UTC -04:00.