Chinese Watercolour

Course summary

Looking to find a way relax and quieten your mind?

This unique art workshop might be it.

Kim will teach you the foundations of traditional Chinese watercolour painting and its history.  This workshop will focus on graceful beauty of bamboo and delicate flowers. Create your own masterpiece under expert guidance.

This is for anyone new to the art of Chinese brush painting or for those who would like to continue their journey.

Suitable for all skills levels.

All painting materials provided.

What you will learn

  • the fundamentals of traditional Chinese brush painting
  • principles, techniques, subject matters and styles
  • how mix tones
  • understand the meaning of the strokes
  • understand the philosophy of Zen painting

What you will get

  • your completed calligraphy

About the tutor

Kim Hoa Tram, Chinese-Vietnamese, is a Zen artist living in Yarraville.  As a Zen artist, ink painting is his style as well as Chinese calligraphy. In the past he has travelled and held his solo exhibitions in many countries.

The art of Kim Hoa Tram is spiritual and poetic. Kim draws inspiration from traditional Chinese painting, calligraphy and the wisdom of Zen (Chan is Chinese), which he studied for many years. Kim has discovered himself to and has undertaken a journey of artistic and spiritual discoveries.

His works have been collected by the NGA (National Gallery of Australia), NGV, Queensland Art Gallery, and many private collectors.  In 2008, he was chosen by NGV to hold the exhibition called “Moon in Reflection”.

Course cost

COST: $40.00

Class availability: 6 PLACES REMAINING

Course dates

Saturday 17 August
10.00am – 11.30am (1 session)

Book this course

To enrol in this course, fill out the form below. Remember to add the details of any other students who are part of your booking.

Please note: This class requires a minimum number of students to go ahead. For this reason, we encourage students to book at least 5 days prior to the course/workshop. In the unlikely event that we don't get enough enrolments, we may need to postpone to a later date or cancel the course/workshop. You will be advised via email or text prior to the class commencing.


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Call 9687 1560 during office hours and have your credit card details ready. We accept MasterCard and Visa.

In person

Come to YCC at 59 Francis Street, Yarraville during office hours to enquire or enrol and pay in person.