Short Courses

Portraiture Drawing and Painting I & II

Explore a variety of techniques and different approaches in this course suitable for those who wish to expand and develop their oil painting skills in portraiture.

The prerequisite for level II is the completion of the previous level or prior experience. 
Applicants who have had prior experience in portraiture drawing and/or painting (oil paint) are required to submit art works for trainer’s review.

About the trainer
Steve Chua is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice spans drawing, painting, installation, photography and graphic design. A graduate of Goldsmiths, University of London and LASALLE College of the Arts, his artworks are collected by corporation and statutory boards in Singapore. 

Alongside numerous group and solo exhibitions, local and international, one of Steve’s notable works was Gastrogeography of Singapore, an artist collective multisensory interactive art installation that was showcased in Singapore Biennale 2016. Steve’s recent accolades include clinching one of the top positions in NUSS Paint a Portrait Project and BOE Art Prize 2020. His artistic journey embraces innovation and a profound connection with cultural heritage.

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


Portraiture Drawing and Painting I

No. of classes Days Dates Time
10 Every Thu 7 Sep – 9 Nov 2023 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Portraiture Drawing and Painting II

No. of classes Days Dates Time
10 Every Thu 16 Nov – 25 Jan 2023 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Application Information

Course materials

To be advised before the course’s start date. Cost of materials: approximately $40 to be purchased by participants.

Who should attend

Prospective art students, art enthusiasts, teachers and/or anyone who are interested to develop portraiture drawing and painting skills.

Eligible schemes / subsidies:
Claimable under SkillsFuture Credit
National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy


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

(after National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy)

Note: NSA fee is inclusive of GST.