The Expat Learning Center
   Now is the perfect time to follow your dreams
Arts |  Design  |  Culture  |  Languages


Chinese History and Culture
Chinese Language I (Group Classes)
Chinese Language I (Immersion Classes)
Chinese Language I (Private Classes)
Chinese Language II
Computer Basics
Dance: Hip Hop and Jazz
Dance: Latin American
English for Expatriates (Group)
English for Expats (Private)
Fashion Design
Interior Design
Self Hypnosis
Web Design and Development
Principles of Drawing and Painting
Intensive Introduction (suitable for beginner to intermediate students)

Good design starts with a sketchbook and pencil. Understanding the basic principles of drawing helps to refine and hone your design concepts and clearly communicate your ideas in different media. Learn the difference between linear and empirical perspective as you strengthen your hand-to-eye coordination, creating shapes and three-dimensional forms on a flat surface. After the basics of pencil drawing, explore the differences between watercolor, acrylics and oil painting, and how to adopt the right method for specific people, places, things, and ideas. Bring all of your creative inspirations to life on paper and canvas using the same basic principles and tools that successful artists rely upon. Learn how to:

  • draw straight lines and basic shapes without the help of a ruler or other tools

  • create shapes and three-dimensional forms on a flat surface

  • judge proportion by eye and with pencil in the hand

  • understand the fundamentals of perspective, figure, and form

  • design and layout a balanced composition in proper proportion

  • draw with different types of tools such as a pencil, crayons,
    ink, and charcoal

  • use colors to paint in pastels, watercolor, and acrylic, based
    on your pencil sketches

  • utilize color theory in different techniques and practices to
    achieve desired effects with color (color theory)

  • acrylic and watercolor together

  • oil painting on paper and canvas

  • create several sketches, drawings, and paintings along the way

Experience the mystery and delight of bringing the world, your world, to life on paper and canvas, as you learn to transform your own interpretation of people, places, and things into compelling works of art.

Course Title: Drawing and Painting I
Tuition Fee: RMB 3200
Material Fee: RMB 200

Click here to register for this course

Registration Procedure:
Please register online first to reserve your place. You will then receive a confirmation email. Next, payment must be made on site at the ELC Learning Annex during the payment dates (you can come in person or send someone).

Please note:
Our classes are kept small for the students' benefit (generally between 5 and 10 people), so please register early to reserve your place. Your place in the class cannot be guaranteed until payment has been received. Any course that does not meet sufficient enrollment may be cancelled and a full refund provided upon presentation of your original receipt.