Month: September 2019


Do you know the difference between all the different kinds of paint brushes that an artist can use to make a painting? Students ask all the time what sort of brush they should be using, so here’s a simplified breakdown. 


Interested in colour? How to mix it, how to match it, how to choose the right paints? At Classical Realism Singapore, we cover colour in an in-depth and comprehensive way. Students learn to navigate their way around their palette without continually mixing mud. 

Cast Collection

Here are a few examples of some of the wonderful casts we have here in the studio. Since the focus of the studio is drawing and painting from observation, having good casts (sculptures) to work from is essential. 

Sky Light!

Take a look at the wonderful skylight that we have here at the studio. Have you ever wanted to paint from natural light? Come join us and you’ll get the opportunity to capture the incredible subtlety of a naturally lit scene. We’ll give you expert guidance on how to best deal with a naturally lit …

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Wow! Student Work

Check out this picture painted by one of our long term students (done in oil paint). Incredible work. It’s especially impressive when one takes into consideration that the initial drawing for this was done from direct observation, no photo was used.

Copy of a Painting by Ingres

One of the time-tested methods of learning how to paint better is to make a copy of a work by a master artist. In this case, one of our weekend students decided to make a painting based on the work of 19th century French artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. It’s really coming out great!

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