Short Courses

New! Realism in Charcoal Drawing: Nature

Step into the captivating world of charcoal drawing and delve into its intricate techniques through a comprehensive course. This course not only teaches the foundational skills of charcoal drawing but also provides the knowledge and expertise necessary for an introduction to fine arts.

Uncover the beauty and power of charcoal as a medium in this immersive course. Drawing inspiration from realist traditions, this course focuses on fundamental techniques that form the building blocks of charcoal drawing. By emphasising these essential skills, participants will develop a strong foundation in the art form and gain a deeper understanding of its principles. The course takes a grounded approach, combining realism elements with a grounded perspective to create a balanced and enriching learning experience.

About the trainer
A familiar face in the Singapore arts scene, Bridget Tay wears different hats as an artist, curator and arts educator.

She was a recipient of the LASALLE Scholarship in 2013 and earned her master’s degree in fine arts from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2014. She recently curated and exhibited in EPILOGUE, organised by The Artists Village for Singapore Art Week 2022 as well as Redaction, a group exhibition of paintings for the Substation. Bridget is currently the president of The Artists Village as well as one half of a collective, AVC which is currently exhibiting Synapse Intarsia for Art Encounters.

Bridget’s practice revolves around playing with cliches as commentaries on the sociopolitical landscape of the world and using medium as a message in opposition to states of reality reflected in both art and the physical. Her formal explorations in painting look at the concept of space in conjunction with an expanded field of painting.

Note: Course trainers are, on occasion, subject to change with short notice.


No. of classes Days Dates Time
8 Every Tue and Thu 31 Oct – 23 Nov 2023 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Application Information

Course materials

To be advised before the course’s start date. Cost of materials: approximately $30 to be purchased by participants.

Who should attend

Prospective art students, art enthusiasts, teachers and/or anyone who are interested in developing their landscape painting skills.

Eligible schemes / subsidies:
Claimable under SkillsFuture Credit


Note: Course fee not inclusive of application fee and GST.