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Online sessions
Discovering Asian watercolor with
Ong Kim Seng

About online sessions

"Mr. Ong is a self-taught artist, who never had any formal art training. As a realist painter, his works focus on inanimate objects, architectural form, masonry, foliage, and landscape. His style is "naturalist cum impressionistic".

On 3 April 2017, Ong Kim Seng set a new personal record when his work was sold for HK$725,000 at a Sotheby's Hong Kong auction.

The series of events includes two online sessions with Mr. Ong. The first free session will take place on Instagram and the second one will be held on our learning platform (see the details below).
Ong Kim Seng
  • President of the Singapore Watercolor Society from 1991 to 2001
  • A winner of nine awards from the American Watercolor Society (AWS)
  • Painting auctioned in June 2017 at Sotheby’s Hong Kong for $95,457.00
  • His collectors include Queen Elizabeth II of England, the Prime Minister of the People's Republic Of China, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, President of the Republic of Korea, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, the President of the Republic of the Philippines, etc.
  • Ong Kim Seng’s works have been published in eight books in America and China.
Who is this for?
For those who want to learn the secrets of watercolor from the world-renowned artist and learn to paint street scenes

About the program

Free live broadcast

Date: September, 20th

Time: 17:00 (Central Europe)*

In this 1-hour live broadcast, we will:

  • Get to know Mr. Ong and his way to watercolor
  • Learn about the birth and development of watercolor in Asia
  • Announce a master class with Mr. Ong
  • Q&A session with the artist

* 15:00 (GMT), 16:00 (UK), 20:30 (Indian), 23:00 (Singapore), 23:00 (China), 23:00 EDT (East Coast USA), 20:00 PDT (West Coast USA)

Workshop with Mr. Ong

Date: September, 23rd
Time: 15:00 (Central Europe)*
In this 2-hour workshop, we will:

  • Paint an amazing street scene
  • Learn how to find the balance between water and pigment
  • Talk about the basic watercolor supplies
  • Talk about glazing and how it is used
  • Learn essential rules of painting street scenes
  • Learn how to use and effectively apply green
  • Q&A session with Mr. Ong

* 13:00 (GMT), 14:00 (UK), 18:30 (Indian), 21:00 (Singapore), 21:00 (China), 21:00 EDT (East Coast USA), 18:00 PDT (West Coast USA)
What will you learn?
  • The basic equipment for watercolor painting
  • What to see, how to see in a street scene
  • The balance between water and pigments
  • To use and effectively apply green
  • What glazing is and how it is applied
Free live broadcast will start in:
Our Plans
How does it work?
Chose the plan (Basic, Standard, or Maximum). Enter your name and email address. Make a payment (if you chose Standard or Maximum plan) Register here
Get access link
Receive an email (please check spam folders) with all the details on how to access the master classes. In case of any questions, please contact us at
Enter online classes
On the day of the master class, simply go through the link you received via email, enter the master class program and watch the live sessions and recordings

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Works of Ong Kim Seng

Photo by Oliver
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