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

Coming soon new book: Penang Series

Posted: October 31st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Book | Tags: , , | 8 Comments »

I am compiling my recent Penang sketches into a new art book and target to be publish by early new year. If you are interested to get a copy, please email me@kiahkiean.com so that i will put you in my mailing list and update you with latest information. Thank you for your support.


「路·線—葡萄牙」重返旅圖分享會

Posted: September 27th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Talk | Tags: , , | No Comments »

第一場
主題:中世紀雙城踏察
主講人:鄒錦峰
時間:9/16(日)下午2點
地點:台中全安堂2樓
講座說明:
義大利烏爾比諾不是國際光觀客的必到景點,然而保存完好的中世紀城堡🏰,文藝復興藝術三傑拉斐爾的故鄉,假日裡有許多義大利國人至此旅遊。在景色優美的山城由官方舉辦的第三屆烏爾比諾水彩嘉年華,首次有台灣作品參展,想知道水彩嘉年華活動內容?想看看谷歌大神也估不到的風景圖片?我來說給你聽。南法的卡爾卡頌(卡卡松)很多人都去過,然而在新城區舉辦的卡爾卡頌旅繪書節可不是報名就能參加的活動喔!早晨的咖啡座、廣場的市集、人來人往的旅繪書展場,空氣中瀰漫的自由香味,嚮往嗎?一起來感受!
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第二場
主題:歐洲「速寫家」是怎樣畫速寫?一小時逛完歐洲速寫風格
主講人:郭正宏
時間:9/30(日)下午2點
地點:台中全安堂2樓
講座說明:
郭老師是台灣少數前往參與法國、義大利等歐洲各國旅行速寫活動的先驅,也是亞洲區台灣的代表。曾經因為「速寫」創作登上法國報紙頭版、也受邀前往當地演講、授課。因此郭老師認識許多歐洲速寫家,進而從交流中學習到許多與亞洲畫家迥異的速寫心得,並了解歐洲當地的速寫活動模式。這次郭老師特別撥空首次以「歐洲速寫家是怎樣畫速寫」為題,分享許多位歐洲速寫創作。
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第三場
主題:路·線—葡萄牙
主講者:莊嘉強
時間:10/10(三)10:10
地點:台中全安堂2樓
講座說明:
嘉強老師2016年在里斯本的旅畫內容,以及2018年7月在波爾圖舉辦的速寫年會點滴。嘉強老師長年在世界各地旅繪及授課,此次的分享會可是熱騰騰的新內容,剛剛舉辦完的波爾圖速寫年會由嘉強老師來分享,一定是豐富、深入的第一手資料。對速寫好奇?對速寫一知半解?解答的大好機會來了!還等什麼~~~


Sketching Brussels with Dry Twig & Chinese Ink Workshop

Posted: May 28th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Workshop | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

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「路‧線柒」Line-line Journey VII

Posted: March 12th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Exhibition | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Georgetown Wines
cordially invites you to the official opening of

Line-line Journey VII
Europe Series Travel Sketches
a solo exhibition by Ch’ng Kiah Kiean

to be officiated by
Joe Sidek, director of George Town Festival

Date • 07.04.2018 (Sat)
Time • 06:00 pm
Venue • Georgetown Wines

Light refreshments will be served

Exhibition • 01 – 22.04.2018
Opening hours • 06:00 – 11:00 pm (close on Tuesday)

RSVP: Xixi / +604 262 1011 / georgetownwines@gmail.com

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Georgetown Wines
19 & 19A Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10200 Penang, Malaysia
Tel: +604 262 1011 / georgetownwines@gmail.com


Palm Tree Series by Ch’ng Kiah Kiean

Posted: January 22nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Botanic, Exhibition | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Four Points by Sheraton Penang
cordially invites you to the official opening of

Palm Tree Seires
by Ch’ng Kiah Kiean

Date • 30.01.2018 (Tue)
Time • 06:00 pm
Venue • main lobby, Four Points by Sheraton Penang

Light refreshment will be served

Exhibition • 30.01 – 30.03.2018

Four Points by Sheraton Penang
505 Jalan Tanjung Bungah, Tanjung Bungah, 11200 Penang, Malaysia
Phone: +604 371 8888 / www.fourpointspenang.com


「素描‧檳城貳」 Sketching Penang II

Posted: March 31st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Exhibition | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

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: , , | No Comments »

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: , , , , , | No Comments »

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2016-08-18 Reading Art dialogue & sharing

Posted: August 15th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Talk | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

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: , , , , , , | No Comments »

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