~ Ngan Siu-Mui Art School ~

Covid-19 Restrictions
Private Lessons and Group Online Courses
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⯈ Chinese Calligraphy Lessons
⯈ Chinese Watercolor Painting Lessons

General Information

Online lessons break the barriers of geography.

Artist Ngan Siu-Mui is currently teaching online lessons in Chinese Calligraphy and Chinese Watercolor Painting for all art lovers over the world. Traditional and creative Chinese brush strokes are taught in order to control movement, ink, water and colors on Chinese art paper. No previous art background is necessary; curiosity and an open mind is all that is needed.


  • Private Online Lessons:
    Fridays and Saturdays
    10:30h to 11:30h or 14:00h to 15:00h or 15:30h to 16:30h
    According to the student's and the teacher's schedules
  • Group Online Course (4 lessons):
    10:30h to 11:30h or 14:00h to 15:00h
    According to the student's and the teacher's schedules
  • The teacher's location is Montreal,QC,CA; the time zone is UTC – 05:00

Duration and Subject

  • Private Online Lessons:
    Duration: one hour
    Subject: according to the student level
  • Group Online Course:
    Duration: total 4 lessons for a course ~ each lesson one hour
    Subject: proposed by the teacher

Preparation and follow-up of lessons

  • To prepare the lesson, art samples are sent by email to the students who have to print out, so that it can be use during the class.
  • A video clip or samples related to the lesson are sent to the student after the lesson.
  • Advices from the teacher are sent by email for guiding the practice (homework).


  • Fees:
    60$ cad each Private Lesson
    120$ cad each Course for 4 Group Lessons
    Fee via E-transfer or Paypal
    Fees include the preparation (art sample), the lesson itself and the follow-up
  • Please feel free to contact Ngan Siu-Mui ⯈ here

Technical Information

Brushes, Paper, Ink

  • Chinese brushes suitable for the subject studied: calligraphy or painting.
  • Chinese art paper (other kind of paper can be used temporarily as a substitute.)
  • Bottled ink
  • Absorbing paper as a blotter under the art paper and for drying brushes.

Internet connection, computer, Zoom

  • It is advised to use a computer and a webcam; tablets and phones are not recommended.
  • The Zoom platform is used for the lessons.
  • A link for a Zoom meeting is sent 10 minutes before the online lesson and the student is admitted soon after (ponctuality is greatly appreciated).
  • To join the meeting, click the link received by email from your host (Ngan Siu-Mui). You will then find yourself in a virtual Zoom waiting room and the host will then admit you to join the lesson.

Online Lessons' Subjects

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