Art classes with Singapore artist Prabhakara Jimmy Quek at the artist's studio
Anyone who is interested to do painting or drawing at any level can register online to book for the art lessons; art class for drawing and painting lesson are conducted either in a small group or one-on-one with the artist.
(Photo: Small group session at Artist's home studio.)
For beginners as well as those with some experience
You will learn to paint with acrylic medium, and learn to use art materials effectively and techniques to mix colors. You will be guided in using various methods to achieve different visual effects.
Besides practical exercises to investigate colors, lines, shapes, form, volume, light, texture, you will learn to develop skills to paint and to complete your painting and in doing so, discover the freedom and ease of painting with this versatile fine art medium - Acrylic.
Finally get to enjoy the freedom of expression in creating your original acrylic paintings either by direct observation, studies made from photos and visual references or visual impression through your own experiences, feelings and thoughts, ideas, dreams and imagination.
Basic Sketching / Drawing
Drawing has been the very foundation of all art. Accurate drawing is the basis of all representational art. You will learn how to "see" and "record" what you see, using pencils on paper for your drawing. You will do sketching and drawing using direct observation method on still-life. Practical exercises include drawing shapes, drawing in line and tone, relationships between subjects, perspective and proportion.
These lessons are helpful for those without any experience at all and plan to take up fine art painting lessons in future and for those who wish to improve their painting skills by first strengthening their foundational drawing skills.
It is also useful for those who just simply like to learn the skills of sketching and drawing as a method of conveying an idea or feeling in pictorial terms. The skills and techniques acquired here will change your awareness of visual aesthetics for the rest of your life.
More information about art courses at www.pabha.com/ArtClass
7 artists have come together to work on an art project to create and submit 5 works in a period of one month for an online art exhibition.
The objective of this project is to encourage art making and art sharing. This project is initiated by Prabhakara Jimmy Quek, a Singapore artist who learns and practises art for more than 45 years.
The seven artists are Jimmy Quek, Siew Hooi, Vivien Lim, Michelle Yong, Suan Ong, Janivfer Lim and Tan Meng Jun. All participants have learned art and practise art at Jimmy’s Pabha Studio at Tampines Singapore before. Vivien Lee and Janivfer Lim still come to the art sessions regularly.
All participants are encouraged to create their art, with no restriction on the themes, medium, size and form of the artworks. The project started from 15 May and to be ended on 14 June. All works are for an online exhibition. The website for the online exhibition is www.pabha.com/5in1-2
Share with you below 7 works from the 7 artists. Please visit the website for all the 35 works at www.pabha.com/5in1-2 Please feel free to contact the individual artist if you are interested to acquire any of their works.
Above 7 works (Clockwise from top) are created by Jimmy Quek, Tan Meng Jun, Suan Ong, Siew Hooi, Janivfer Lim, Michelle Yong and Vivien Lee.
I am working on a new painting and I have made some video clips on the working process. I shall post them at my Patreon account http://www.patreon.com/artpabha to show them to my patrons. I wish to have more patrons so I could show more video clip to them. For beginner, it would be beneficial to view how artists do their works, so to learn the skills and methods from them. Wishing that you will join my above Patreon account and be a Patron there.
Vesak Day is a public holiday. Buddhist organizations in Singapore celebrate Vesak every year. I painted this representational painting with celebration mood, festival colours and decorations to commemorate Vesak celebration procession in Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple. Happy Holiday to all! 卫塞节是公众假期。 新加坡的佛教组织每年都会庆祝卫塞节。 我为庆祝斯里兰卡拉玛雅佛教寺庙的卫塞节庆祝游行绘制了具有庆典气氛，节日色彩和装饰的代表性绘画。 祝大家节日快乐！
I have a Patreon Page for posting art creation related posts, photos and videos. I share with people my paintings, working process and tips for art making. If you like to receive notification of new posts, you could be a patron there at http://patreon.com/Artpabha
Art sessions for learning painting and drawing are available on Wednesday 3pm-5pm, Saturday 10am-12nn and Sunday 3.30pm-5.30pm. You are welcomed to join the sessions to learn how to paint. Contact us or book online at www.pabha.com/ArtClass/Page6.htm
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Happy to share with you a link to a collection of paintings of Buddhist Theme that were created in last 3 decades. There are paintings about Buddhist celebration, meditation and monks images. Also, there are paintings inspired by Bodhi Tree and Buddha’s teachings. To see the development of Prabhakara Jimmy Quek’s paintings, visit www.pabha.com/PaintingsBuddhistTheme
Meanwhile, wishing all Buddhists happy Vasek 2018.