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

Sketching Antwerp with Dry Twig and Chinese Ink Workshop

Posted: February 11th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Workshop | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Click for more info or contact Barbara Luel.

Sketching Suwon with Dry Twig & Chinese Ink Workshop

Posted: January 31st, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Workshop | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

Click for more info or contact Keesung Song.

101 Travel Sketch Bali

Posted: January 24th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Workshop | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Feel very honored to be invited to conduct workshops at The Ultimate 101 TravelSketch Bali International Edition.

More info at:

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.


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


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


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


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
• 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
• 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

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

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.