Botanical Illustration in Watercolor with Teo Nam Siang (From 13th Apr)

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Date & Time: 13th Apr, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
20th Apr, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
27th Apr, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
4th May, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Sessions: 4
Material Fee: $50
Level: Basic

Registration is Open
For participants aged 16 years & above

*Minimum 8 pax to start


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About the workshop:

Learn the basics of botanical illustration in watercolor. The instructor will teach the fundamentals of sound watercolor technique with specific focus on tropical flora as well as locally available botanical subjects. At the end of the course, the student should be able to paint confidently in watercolor medium and have better appreciation of the intrigues and beauty of botanical art.

Course Outline

  • Lesson 1 (Painting a fruit)
    • Understanding materials
    • Drawing and transfer techniques
    • Learning about wet-on-wet vs dry brush techniques
    • Learning about colors – hues vs values
    • Painting a fruit
  • Lesson 2 (painting a seedpod)
    • Learning about textures
    • Understanding the benefits and constraints of a limited palette
    • Photography as a reference
    • Painting a seedpod
  • Lesson 3 (Painting Leaves)
    • Learn about the importance of tonality values
    • Understanding complex composition
    • Understanding color harmony
    • Mixed media presentation (graphite and watercolor combo)
    • Drawing and painting a cluster of leaves
  • Lesson 4 (Painting a flower)
    • learn to tackle a colorful subject
    • Applying all the various techniques acquired from previous lessons
    • Painting a flower
    • Critique of completed works

About the Instructor:

Teo Nam Siang is an architect by training. He has over 30 years of experience painting in watercolour. In the last 10 years, he has focused his art on natural history subjects, including native fauna and flora of tropical South-east Asia. His clients include organizations such as the Singapore Zoo, National University of Singapore, Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, SingPost and private individuals. He is a member of the Botanical Art Society (Singapore) and has exhibited with the Society and in other joint exhibitions locally and overseas. His recent work won the “Best of Show” award in the 2022 Flora of Southeast Asia Exhibition held in Singapore Botanic Gardens. Sample of his artworks can be found on his Instagram account @nam_siang

*Important Notes:

– In line with the PDPA regulations, during the lesson, TASA Gallery will be taking photographs and recording video of the workshop. By registering this workshop, participants are deemed to have given consent to be photographed, videoed or recorded in these medium as may be necessary for purposes such as publicity, illustration, advertising and web consent.

Venue: TASA GALLERY ART STUDIO – Kong Beng Industrial Building @ 41 Jalan Pemimpim, #01-04 Singapore 577186


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Directions from Marymount MRT

Take exit B when you tap out of the MRT gantry

Follow the path and take the escalator up to exit B

Follow the footpath till you reach the traffic light

Cross the road in front of Raffles Institution side gate

Cross the road again towards your left onto Jalan Pemimpin

Continue straight along Jalan Pemimpin

You are near once you see the Kong Beng Industrial Building Signboard

Enter the gate with the “41” sign

Turn left after entering the gate.

Walk straight towards the back of the building

We are located at unit #01-04