Teh Chan Kerk

Chankerk is born in 1968. He is the founder of Impasto Art Junction, a painting educational centre for adults from all walks of life. Chankerk has 10 years experience in conducting adult professional painting workshop including regional leading arts academy such as Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. This has enable him to develop a unique and creative teaching method, which allows participants to understand easily those in-depth and abstract concept of painting without feeling puzzled. As for his personal art, Chankerk is versatile in doing different subjects ranging from realistic on-location painting to advance abstract painting, through using of different medium like pastel, acrylic, watercolor and oil. His trademark is spontaneity and directness in his way of handling medium. Chankerk was chairman of Sentosa Artists Village from 2001-2004; he is now the chairman for an art group Two right Feet and owner of Chankerk studio.


Chankerk Painting Workshop for Serious Learner - Oil, Watercolour, Drawing - Teh Chan Kerk

Course Fees : $220 for 10 sessions

Location: Jurong West St 42 (near Chinese Garden MRT) & Chinatown Point (new loaction from mid Nov!!!)

Class size: Max 10

Class schedule

Everyday 3-5.30pm, 7.30pm-10pm

This is a serious workshop for the beginner or for those who intend to improve their painting skills through continuous learning. Chankerk will guide you patiently both in-groups and on individual basis according to your progress. Comprehensive professional knowledge ranging from how to creatively observe shapes and colors, techniques, colors mixing, drawing, composition, aestheticism, visual psychology, creative sketching and drawing will be given from time to time under a casual and friendly atmosphere. This workshop provides you a stimulating environment to appreciate different mediums. It allows you to choose either watercolor or oil as your main, and try the second medium in future if you are interested. Participants will be exposed to different subjects and style through team learning and discussion. Gradually you will be shifted to a more research-oriented exercise that suits your own character. In the long term, participants are encouraged to discover and develop their own art direction through more specific one-to-one guidance. Additional assistance like websites /book references and regular paint-out sessions will be organized too.

Session 1: Introduction to material and equipment. Explanation about the medium characteristics and uniqueness. Tips to laying out workstation. Exercise on basic technique part one (monochrome)

Session 2: Introduction to different painting style. Exercise on basic technique part two (monochrome, simple forms still life)

Session 3: Introduction to color basic properties and color wheel, how to recognize them and finally how to mix the color you see from a minimum palette of colors. Tips to maintain color intensity in painting. Color mixing exercise (simple still life)

Session 4: Introduction to basic drawing. How to achieve accurate proportions and angles through sighting technique. How artists uses colors in history. Introduction to full color palette. Painting exercise 1, part one.

Session 5: Explanation on object forms and lighting. How to create 3-dimensional illusion in painting. Painting exercise 1, part two.

Session 6: Tips on how to draw complex objects easily through understanding of right brain and left brain functions, knowing vs. seeing. Introduction of how artists observe nature in history. Painting exercise 2, part one.

Session 7: How to create focal point in painting through proper using of tonal contrast and details, lost and found edge. Painting exercise 2, part three.

Session 8: Introduction to composition basic. How to create interesting painting through creative usage of abstract pattern, lines and texture. Painting exercise 3, part one.

Session 9: How to achieve harmony through creating movement and rhythm in painting. Painting exercise 2, part two.

Session 10: How to strengthen your composition through artistic creation of light and dark, big and small as well as vertical and horizontal contrast in your painting. Appreciation of masters’ artwork. Painting exercise 2, part three.