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Workshop

Pick up a new hobby and experience the joy of watercolour with Esther.

During the 3 to 3.5-hour lesson, Esther imparts her technical skills through her approachable teaching method for you to follow along and learn. The class first starts with a series of group and individual demonstrations, followed by self-directed learning where you are free to try your hand and experiment while Esther goes around to monitor and guide your progress. By the end of the lesson, you not only take home your own works, but also take away the ability to recreate these works for yourself and gain new familiarity with watercolour painting. 

Suitable for ages 12 and above, unless stated otherwise, Esther’s classes are an enriching experience both young and old can enjoy and learn together. The cost of each class includes painting materials, guide sheets and any specific prints required for the class, all you need is to bring yourself! However if you have your own brushes and watercolour palette, you may wish to bring them along to save an extra $10.

If you wish to purchase her book when you sign up for her workshop, ‘ A Guide to Floral Watercolour’, you pay $33 only instead $38.

Remember that all classes are non-refundable, non-transferable and require a minimum of 5 students to start.

Workshops

Gouache Florals Workshop

Venue: Overjoyed, The Cathay, 2 Handy Road B1, 11, 229233
Date: 20/10 Sun 
Time: 1-4 pm
Fee:  $160 with a Princeton Heritage no.6 brush, gouache paints, palette and watercolour papers
15% for all my ex-students
$140 if you have your own brush and palette
10 students maximum

Landscape Watercolour  Workshop

Venue: Overjoyed, The Cathay, 2 Handy Road, B1-11, S229233
Date: 3/11 Sun 
Time: 2.30-5.30 pm
Fee:  $155 with a set of 3 synthetic brushes, pre-dried paints on palette and quality watercolour papers.
$140 if you have your own brush and palette
Beginners are welcome
15% for all my ex-students
10 students maximum

Kit contains:
Custom handwritten name placecard written by Esther
A set of no. 2, 5, 8 round brushes, a palette knife and gesso sample
Watercolour papers, 2 Saunders Waterford Coldpress 300gm 2 Tershelling Coldpress 300gm papers for practice and painting
Foldable palette with 10-12 pre-dried watercolour paints
Landscape step by step guides and sample prints

Description:
In this 3.5-hour workshop, students will be taught the basic techniques to learn washes, create clouds with tissue, mountains with palette knife and also learn to paint dreamy sunset/sunrise landscape with sponges.

Peonies with Round Brush Workshop

Venue: Overjoyed, The Cathay, 2 Handy Road, B1-11, S229233
Date: 17/11 Sun
Time: 2.30-5.30 pm
Fee:  $155 with a round 8 travel brush, pre-dried paints on palette and quality watercolour papers.
$130 if you have your own brush and palette
15% for all my ex-students
12 students maximum

Kit contains:
Custom handwritten name placecard written by Esther
A set of 3 brushes
Watercolour papers, Terschelling Coldpress 200gm for practice and
Fabriano100% Cotton Coldpressed 300g for artwork
A Foldable palette with 10-12 pre-dried Winsor & Newton Cotman and Professional watercolour paint
Peonies illustration samples and guide sheets

Description:
In this 3.5 hours workshop for intermediates, students will be taught on basic comma strokes and Esther will work on step-by-step instructions with students to paint layered-petal peonies.

Watercolour Florals & Foliage Card Making Workshop

Venue: Overjoyed, The Cathay, 2 Handy Road, B1-11, S229233
Date: 1/12 Sun 
Time: 1-4 pm
Fee:  $145 with a Princeton Heritage no.6 brush, pre-dried paints on palette and watercolour papers.
$130 if you have your own brush and palette
$100 nett for all my ex students.
Beginners are welcome.
14 students maximum

Watercolour Christmas Wreath Workshop

Venue: Overjoyed, The Cathay, 2 Handy Road, B1-11, S229233
Date: 15/12 Sun
Time: 1-4 pm
Fee:  $145 with a set of synthetic, pre-dried paints on palette and watercolour papers.
$130 if you have your own brush and palette
$100 nett for all my ex students.
Participants will bring back at least 2 handpainted Christmas wreaths ready as Christmas cards as we have Christmas stamps for usage.
14 students maximum

Peonies With Triangle Brush Workshop

Venue: Overjoyed, The Cathay, 2 Handy Road B1, 11, 229233
Fee: $160 with a triangle brush and paints 
Date: 
Time: 
10 students maximum 

Kit contains:
Custom handwritten name placecard written by Esther
Watercolour papers, Terschelling Coldpress 300gm for practice and Fabriano100% Cotton Coldpressed 300g for artwork
A Foldable palette with 10-12 pre-dried watercolour paints
A Triangle brush Small worth $29
Description: In this 3-hour workshop, Esther will be teaching students the correct way to hold the triangle brush and she will start with some basic strokes as warming up. She will continue to help you to create the beautiful Chinese Peonies.

Students will bring home at least 2 of their paintings done in the workshop with Esther’s close supervision and guidance.

Rose with Angle Brush Workshop

Venue: Overjoyed, The Cathay, 2 Handy Road B1, 11, 229233
Date: 
Time: 
Fee:  $155 with an angle brush and art materials including paints, palette and watercolour papers.
$140 if you have your own brush and palette
10 students maximum

Kit contains:
Custom handwritten name placecard written by Esther
Watercolour papers, Terschelling Coldpress 200gm for practice and Fabriano100% Cotton Coldpressed 300g for artwork
A Foldable palette with 10-12 pre-dried watercolour paints
A 3/8″ Angle brush

Description: In this 3-hour workshop, Esther will be teaching students the correct way to hold and load the colours on the angle brush. She will start with some basic strokes as warming up, followed by some basic leaves. She will continue with different strokes and angles to hold the brush to paint this open side roses.

Students will bring home their paintings done in the workshop with Esther’s close supervision and guidance.

Roses Watercolour

Kit contains:
Custom handwritten name placecard written by Esther
Watercolour papers, Terschelling Coldpress 200gm for practice and
Fabriano100% Cotton Coldpressed 300g for artwork
A Foldable palette with 10-12 pre-dried watercolour paint
2 A4 double sided floral illustration samples and guide prints

Description:
In this 3.5 hour workshop, students will learn how to
paint basic loose roses, open side roses, mini rosebuds, various leaves, and branches to form basic floral wreaths. By end of workshop, participants will be able to go back with at least 2 mini floral wreaths painted by them.

Local Food Illustration Workshop

Venue: 
Date: 
Time: 2.30-6.00 pm

Fee:  $155 with a travel mop brush and art materials
$135 if you have your own brush and palette 
10 students maximum

Suitable for beginners.

Kit contains:

Custom handwritten name placecard written by Esther
Watercolour papers, Terschelling Coldpress 200gm for practice and
Fabriano100% Cotton Coldpressed 300g for artwork
A Foldable palette with 10-12 pre-dried watercolour paint
2 A4 double sided floral illustration samples and guide prints
A set of 3 synthetic brushes

Printed step-by-step food instruction guides & samples

Description:
In this 3.5 hour workshop, students will be taught to paint various local food such as ang ku kueh, laksa, otah. By end of workshop, participants will be able to go back with at least 3 local food illustrations painted by them.

Hydrangeas with Angle Brush Workshop

Venue:  
Date:  
Time:  
Fee:  $155 with an angle brush and art materials including paints, palette and watercolour papers.
$140 if you have your own brush and palette
10 students maximum

Kit contains:
Custom handwritten name placecard written by Esther
Watercolour papers, Terschelling Coldpress 200gm for practice and Fabriano100% Cotton Coldpressed 300g for artwork
A Foldable palette with 10-12 pre-dried watercolour paints
An Angle 3/8″ brush

Description: In this 3-hour workshop, Esther will be teaching students the correct way to hold and load the colours on the angle brush. She will start with some basic strokes as warming up, followed by some basic leaves. She will continue with different strokes and angles to hold the brush to paint this hydrangeas.

Students will bring home their paintings done in the workshop with Esther’s close supervision and guidance.

Animals Watercolour Workshop

Venue: To be confirmed
Date: 
Time: 2.30-6.00 pm

Fee:  $160 with a Artsecret round brush and palette with paints.
$140 if you have your own brush and palette 
10 students maximum
Beginners are welcome to learn the sea animals.

Kit contains:

Custom handwritten name placecard written by Esther
Watercolour papers, 2 Saunders Waterford Coldpress 300gm 2 Terschelling Coldpress 300gm papers for practice and painting
A Foldable palette with 10-12 pre-dried watercolour paints
Sea animals like humpback whale and beluga whale prints and animals poster

Description:
In this 3.5 hour workshop, students will learn to create realistic thick furs that resemble that of the animals and bringing life to your animals or learn wet-on-wet techniques to create the realistic sea animals. Students can choose between a cat and a dog to paint, sea animals like humpback whales, beluga whales or dolphins. By end of the workshop, participants will be able to go back with at least 2 –3 sea animals or 1 sea animal and a furry animal painted by them.

Cottage Watercolour Workshop

Venue: To be confirmed
Fee: $160
Date:
Time: 1.00-4.30 pm

10 students maximum

Kit contains:
Custom handwritten name placecard written by Esther
A set of no. 2, 5, 8  round brushes and a stippler brush
Watercolour papers, 2 A4 Saunders Waterford Coldpress 300g
2 Tershelling Coldpress 300gm papers
A Foldable palette with 10-12 pre-dried watercolour paints

Description:
In this 3.5 hour workshop, students will be taught the basic techniques to stipple trees,  foliages and creating the thatched roof.

English Rose Watercolour Workshop

Venue: To be confirmed
Fee: $150 with 3 synthetic round brushes or $180 with Silver Black Velvet Round no.8 brush
10  students maximum

Kit contains:
Custom handwritten name placecard written by Esther
Watercolour papers, Fabriano100% Cotton Coldpressed 300g for artwork
2 Tershelling Coldpress 300g papers for practice and painting
Foldable palette with 10-12 pre-dried watercolour paints
Landscape step by step guides and sample prints

Description:
In this 3.5 hour workshop, students will be taught the basic techniques to create 2-3 landscapes.

Botanical Rose Workshop

Venue: To be confirmed
Fee: $160 
10 students maximum

Kit contains:
Custom handwritten name placecard written by Esther
A set of 3 brushes
Watercolour papers, Terschelling Coldpress 200gm papers and Canson Coldpress 240gm for practice and painting
Foldable palette with 10-12 pre-dried watercolour paints
Printed step-by-step rose instruction guides & exemplars

Description:
In this 3.5 hour workshop, students will be taught on wet-on-wet techniques and wet-on-dry techniques to create the delicate petals of the rose and rose wreath.

Hydrangeas Watercolour Workshop
(Seasonal Workshop)

Venue: To be confirmed
Fee:  $160
10 students maximum

Kit contains:
Custom handwritten name placecard written by Esther
A set of 3 brushesWatercolour papers,  Terschelling Coldpress 200gm papers and
Fabriano100% Cotton Coldpressed 300g for artwork
A Foldable palette with selected pre-dried Winsor and Newton Professional and Cotman watercolour paints
Hydrangeas illustration sample

Description:
In this 3.5 hour workshop, students will be taught on wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry techniques to create the delicate petals of the hydrangeas. 

Botanical Orchids Watercolour Workshop

Venue: To be confirmed
Fee: $160 for Sat 
10 students maximum

Kit contains:
Custom handwritten name placecard written by EstherA set of 3 brushesWatercolour papers,  Tershelling Coldpress 200gm papers and Canson Coldpress 240gm for practice and paintingFoldable palette with 10-12 pre-dried watercolour paintsHydrangeas illustration sample

Description:
In this 3.5 hour workshop, students will be taught on wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry techniques to create the delicate petals of the hydrangeas. Students will be using Winsor & Newton Cotman and Professional paints.

Tropical Leaves Watercolour Workshop

Venue: To be confirmed
Fee: $160 for Saturdays
10 students maximum

Kit contains:
Custom handwritten name placecard written by Esther
A set of no 2, 5 and 8 round brushes
Watercolour papers, 2 Terschelling Coldpress 200gm papersTerschellingand 3 Canson Coldpress 240gm for practice and painting
Foldable palette with 10-12 pre-dried watercolour paints
2 A4 double sided floral illustration samples and guide prints

Description:
In this 3.5 hour workshop, students will learn how to paint tropical leaves such as monstera & palm leaves, tropical flowers like hibiscus and orchids to form beautiful tropical wreaths.

Birds Wreath Watercolour Workshop

Venue: To be confirmed
Fee: $160 for weekdays, $150 for Saturdays
10 students 

Kit contains:
Custom handwritten name placecard written by EstherA set of no. 2, 5, 8 round brushesWatercolour papers,  2 Tershelling Coldpress 200gm papers and 3 Canson Coldpress 240gm for practice and paintingFoldable palette with 10-12 pre-dried watercolour paintsBirds wreath illustration samples 

Description:
In this 3-hour workshop, students will be taught the basic watercolour wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry techniques to create at least 2 birds wreaths. 

Acrylic Rose Workshop

Venue: To be confirmed
Fee: $155 , $180 with a sta-wet palette 
8-10 maximum

Kit contains:
Custom handwritten name placecard written by Esther
A ½ inch angle brush
Blank papers for practice and painting
8 small containers loaded with acrylic paints to bring home
Printed step-by-step rose instruction guides & samples

Description:
In this 3.5 hour workshop, students will be taught to paint leaves  and side open roses using acrylic paints. Esther will teach the participants how to load 2 colours on the angle brush and blend on the palette to create the 3-dimensional roses.

Sweet Treats Watercolour Workshop

Venue: 
Fee: $135 for weekdays, $145 for Saturdays
10 – 12 students maximum

Kit contains:
Custom handwritten name placecard written by Esther
A set of no. 2, 5, 8 round brushes
Watercolour papers, 2 Tershelling Coldpress 200gm papers and 3 Canson Coldpress 240gm for practice and painting
Foldable palette with 10-12 pre-dried watercolour paints
Desserts illustration prints & samples

Description:
In this 3.5 hour workshop, students will be taught the basic wet onto wet and wet onto dry to paint macarons, various cupcakes, donuts and simple modern cakes.

Brush Calligraphy & Floral Watercolour Workshop

Venue:  To be confirmed
Fee: $155 for weekends 
10 – 12 students maximum

Kit contains:
Custom handwritten name placecard written by Esther
Pentel Aquash brush penWatercolour papers, Terschelling Coldpress 200gm and Canson Coldpress 240gm / drills and white papers for practice
Foldable palette with 10-12 pre-dried watercolour paint
Uppercase & Lowercase step by step guide sheets
1 A5 Floral illustration print 
Description: In this 3.5-hour workshop, Esther will be focussing on the techniques on how to write all the 8 basic strokes which are essential for shape formation of letters. During this workshop, students will use the basic strokes to form miniscules and by the end of the workshop, students should be able to write a short quote or phrase. In addition to brush calligraphy, students will also get to learn basic wet-on-wet techniques to create loose roses and leaves to form simple floral wreaths. These floral wreaths are popular and easy to use to add flair and decoration to brush calligraphy.