莊嘉強的素描日記 Sketches Diary of Ch’ng Kiah Kiean

「素描‧檳城貳」 Sketching Penang II

Posted: March 31st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Exhibition | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on 「素描‧檳城貳」 Sketching Penang II

The Directors of The Art Gallery
cordially invite you to a preview of

Sketching Penang II
Solo Exhibition by Ch’ng Kiah Kiean

to be officiated
by YB Tony Pua (MP for Petaling Jaya Utara)

on Sunday, 7 May 2017
12:00 noon to 05:00 pm (with a tea reception)

at The Art Gallery
368-4-8 Burma Road, Level 4, Unit 8
Bellisa Row, Pulau Tikus
10350 Penang, Malaysia

Exhibition period
7 May to 3 June 2017
Rest of the exhibition period –
Weekdays: by appointment only, Weekends: 02:00 – 05:00 pm

*Note – no flowers by request

For appointment or more information, contact

Ms. Tan Ee Lene
+6012.604.1434 / eelenetan@gmail.com
Datin Ivy Lee
+6017.226.6228 / ivyplee@gmail.com

info@theartgallerypg.com
www.theartgallerypg.com


Dancing Lines: Ink Drawing on Location, People, Places and Things

Posted: March 7th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Workshop | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Dancing Lines: Ink Drawing on Location, People, Places and Things

Worlds collide and ink will splatter as Urban Sketcher Kiah Kiean Ch’ng, from Penang, Malaysia and Melanie Reim, from New York, USA, join forces to deliver a power-packed workshop where line drawing will rule. The passion and process of drawing architecture and people and the combination of both, with KK’s infamous, hand-crafted twigs and Melanie’s trusted cartridge pens will be explored over two days in and around Seattle, Washington.

Following a meet and greet and artist presentations of their work, we’ll explore the markets and other locations of Seattle with a respective focus on the majesty of architecture and the crowds of people in action through the eyes and expertise of our instructors.

Premises of composition, mark-making and calligraphic line will be explored through two days of workshops. Participants will have an opportunity to work with KK and Melanie each for a day as they each offer two equally strong but different ways of dynamic picture making and storytelling. Drawing directly onto the page, working with happy accidents of ink splatter and evoking mood through a variety of weight of line and tone illustrate the way that our lines dance across the page- Come dance with us as we draw Seattle!

Learning Goals:

Ch’ng Kiah Kiean

The Line:
• Discovering how to use the twig and brushes as mark makers
The Environment:
• Seeing the architecture of the city with a different eyes
Composition:
• Understanding the art of leaving negative space in your composition
• Strategies for applying limited color to your sketches

Melanie Reim

The Line:
• Using the Pentel brush pen and cartridge fountain pen to create bold and light calligraphic lines
The Environment:
• Blocking out people and crowds
Composition:
• Big Picture composition
• Thumbnails
• Shapes
• Mark making

Workshop Schedule:

Friday Night July 14th, 2017
Location: Daniel Smith Store Seattle (4150 First Avenue South, Seattle, Washington 98134)
05:30 – 07:30 pm: Dinner, meet and greet, keynote presentations

Saturday July 15, 2017
Location: Pike Place Market

Group A – with KK
Group B – with Melanie

KK
09:30 – 10:00 am: Preparing tools (twig / ink / sponge)
10:00 – 11:00 am: Part I: lines only sketch (introduction to the tools and quick demo follow by directed exercises)
11:00 – 12:00 pm: Part II: lines and tone sketch (introduction to “dry wash technique” and quick demo follow by directed exercises)
12:00 – 12:30 pm: Review
12:30 – 01:30 pm: Lunch Break on your own
01:30 – 02:00 pm: Full demo
02:00 – 04:30 pm: Part III: lines, tone and watercolour wash sketch (tips on how to add watercolor wash and follow by directed exercises)
04:30 – 05:00 pm: Review
05:00 – 05:30 pm: Combined demo with Melanie

Melanie
09:30 – 12:00 am: Introduction to environment, tips for blocking out people, short talk on anatomical landmarks. Looking for shapes to design people and capture crowds
12:00 – 12:30 pm: Review
12:30 – 01:30 pm: Lunch Break on your own
01:30 – 04:30 pm: Using premises from a.m., begin to look for big picture composition, thumbnails, shapes, mark mark-making
04:30 – 05:00 pm: Review
05:00 – 05:30 pm: Combined demo with KK

Sunday July 16th, 2017
Location: Fremont Ballard, or Seattle Center or TBD.

Group B – with KK
Group A – with Melanie

Same Schedule as Saturday with final group gallery instead of demo.

Workshop Registration and Cost:

Price for workshop $275.00.
Contact janewingfield@gmail.com for registration forms and space availability.
Participants can pay via PayPal in US Dollars and email registration forms.
Maximum number of Participants 30 (minimum 20)
All levels welcome.

Cancellation Policy:

In the event of too few registrations, all monies will be refunded less Pay Pal Fees. Cancellations up to May 15, 2017 will be refunded the full amount minus a cancellation fee of $35.00; 50% will be refunded if the cancellation occurs after May 15 to June 15, 2017; and no refunds will be granted after that date. Thank you for your understanding.


Line-line Journey VI

Posted: September 9th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Exhibition | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Line-line Journey VI

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2016-08-18 Reading Art dialogue & sharing

Posted: August 15th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Talk | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on 2016-08-18 Reading Art dialogue & sharing

Reading Art_FB Event (dialogue & sharing)

Date: 2016.08.18 (Thu)
Time: 08:00 – 09:30 pm
Venue: The Space @ 212 Beach Street (opposite China House)


亞太藝術典藏2016

Posted: May 27th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Exhibition | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on 亞太藝術典藏2016

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10 things about: Urban sketcher Ch’ng Kiah Kiean BY OPALYN MOK

Posted: May 22nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Feature | Tags: , , | Comments Off on 10 things about: Urban sketcher Ch’ng Kiah Kiean BY OPALYN MOK

GEORGE TOWN, May 22 — Known for his graphite and watercolour sketches of buildings and streetscapes of Penang, Ch’ng Kiah Kiean’s rise to fame in the art world is one that is almost meteoric.

The 42-year-old has been sketching and drawing buildings since his school days so naturally, he went into architecture and graduated as an architect.

He worked as an architect for a short period before venturing into graphic design for 10 years. Though he only became a full-time artist two years ago, Ch’ng held his very first solo art exhibition back in 2000, the same year he graduated from USM with a Bachelor of Architecture degree.

He held another exhibition in 2002 and by 2009, held another solo at Seni Mutiara Gallery and also published his first art book, Sketches of Pulo Pinang. The book was an instant hit. He is also one of the founder members of Urban Sketchers of Penang and is a blog correspondent of Urban Sketchers.

In 2011, he published his second compilation, Line-line Journey, which was also snapped up almost immediately after its release. By then, Ch’ng already had a large following of fans and started getting invitations to give talks and lectures on urban sketching.

He published two more books, Sketches Diary of Penang published by National Taipei University and Sketches of Asia-Pacific published by Yuan Ze University, Taipei, last year.

This year, Ch’ng showed new works after he started experimenting with twigs and ink paintings back in 2011. He recently held the Ink-Between solo exhibition at Hin Bus Depot Art Centre, his first series of ink and twig paintings of his interpretation of Nature.

Here, Ch’ng shares his story on his love for sketching and painting.

Read more.


「莊嘉強的檳城故事」專題演講

Posted: May 19th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Talk | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on 「莊嘉強的檳城故事」專題演講

莊嘉強的檳城故事

【夏筆有神–專題演講】

講題:莊嘉強的檳城故事

時間:2016.05.30(一)/ 10:10 – 12:00

地點:R5103

內容:馬來西亞畫家莊嘉強,1974年生於檳城喬治市,喜歡繪畫、攝影和設計。擅長以素描記錄海峽殖民地的建築與人文風貌。他也是Urban Sketchers網站馬來西亞代表博客及「速寫‧檳城」發起人之一。 這次特別跨海前來分享他畫筆下檳城風光,透過作品講述其寫生經驗,介紹個人素描旅程,解析素描技巧。

說明:本場次開放校外人士報名(限額20名)

報名網址

元智大學中語系 敬邀


Ink-Between, Dialogue with Artist

Posted: May 19th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Talk | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Ink-Between, Dialogue with Artist

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Ink-Between Solo Exhibition

Posted: May 16th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Exhibition | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Ink-Between Solo Exhibition

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Ink-Between
solo exhibition by Ch’ng Kiah Kiean

Exhibition • 14 – 29.05.2016
Opening hours • 12:00 – 20:00 (Mon – Fri) | 11:00 – 21:00 (Sat – Sun)


「墨間」Ink-Between

Posted: May 14th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Exhibition | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on 「墨間」Ink-Between

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Hin Bus Depot
cordially invites you to the official opening of

Ink-Between
solo exhibition by Ch’ng Kiah Kiean

Date • 14.05.2016 (Sat)
Time • 06:00 pm
Venue • Hin Bus Depot

Refreshment will be served.
No flowers by request, thank you.

Exhibition • 14 – 29.05.2016
Opening hours • 12:00 – 20:00 (Mon – Fri) | 11:00 – 21:00 (Sat – Sun)

RSVP: Wanida Razali / wanida@hinbusdepot.com

Hin Bus Depot
31a Jalan Gurdwara, 10300 George Town, Penang
www.hinbusdepot.com