- Anyone who wants to experiment with new ideas
- Those wanting to start their art journey
- Anyone who is interested in creativity
- Any art-lovers
About the Class
In this art class, we will be experimenting with various materials, such as watercolors, soft chalk pastels, color pencils, graphite pencils, and charcoals. The class will be split into 2 main sections: Material Creativity and Narrative Creativity.
In Material Creativity, we will focus on how to mix and match different media to create different texture and effects; we will create 2 pieces of artwork in this section.
Narrative Creativity focuses more on visual storying and the art of creating themes. The section will be split into 6 smaller sections for better understanding. Since there are more topics covered in this section, 6 pieces of work will be produced.
Hey, I’m Brian, and I’m an artist and designer.
“Be open to new ideas and insights. They reveal more of yourself than what the outside can tell you, and in this way, you can find better ways to connect your inside with your out.”
The Vivid Dream
I always attribute my interest in art and design to a dream I had when I was very young.
My family had just moved to Singapore from Canada and that night, a tropical storm was raging outside our new home. Being from Canada, I had not experienced a tropical storm before, so I was scared and went to sleep with my parents.
As I was ensconced in between my parents in a state of half-sleep, I “saw” many colorful lines “drawing” an image of a “ship” in mid-air in front of my eyes. The drawing filled the whole room and went on and on and on… When I woke up, I was an artist.
A 20-year Journey
That was the first day of my life as an artist. After 20 years, I’m proud to say that I have truly grown as an artist.
I have earned a degree in Fine Arts and two master’s degrees in Design. My design studio has won more than a hundred international design awards and I have exhibited work in Hong Kong and Canada.
I have very many reasons why I have dedicated my life to art and design, but the main reason would be that amazing sense of beginning to understand yourself more with each drawing. Every drawing feels new and great, and that is why I never get tired of art.
An Important Message
Online teaching will be a new experience for me and I welcome new experiences. I think it will be a great way to share my (and others’) ideas and insights. Through sharing, I hope to encourage my students to start their unique art journeys.
However, I also want to convey a very important message: to be open to new ideas and insights. They reveal more of yourself than what the outside can tell you, and in this way, you can find better ways to connect your inside with your out.