Erwin Lian, a renowned artist and an educator living and working in Singapore has recently conducted his sketching tour to Bhutan with us.
The tour commencedfrom the 15th of June 2017 till the 21st of June 2017
Everyone can draw and it's true! Rekindle your passion for the arts in this workshop as Erwin guides you through the basics of sketching. Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of Bhutan's landscape and learn about the tools, techniques and application of sketching. Structured for beginners, Erwin will unveil the secrets involved in making effective sketches on-the-go. All sketching materials are provided, so you won't have to worry about packing the right items. Participants will also walk away with an exclusive sketchbook produced by Erwin during his Kickstarter campaign in 2014.
During his sketching tour, he was featured in an article in Kuensel (Bhutan National Newspaper)
Excerpt from the article
"Nine aspiring sketchers with four members of Voluntary Artists’ Studio, Thimphu (VAST) Bhutan are on a sketch walk led by Erwin Lian at the Royal Ludrong Memorial Garden, Langjophakha, painting the Tashichhodzong in the view.
Erwin Lian is on his fourth visit to Bhutan. The tour was inspired by a conversation with a student when he had volunteered to teach painting in Bhutan.
He said: “I taught the little kids and they got very interested. Then they asked if they could make a living out of it. It made me kind of depressed after that, because after I teach someone to paint and he or she gets motivated yet cannot see real future. Real life of a painter is hard.”
The pilot tour is aimed at creating a market in the future, which would bring artists from around the world to Bhutan.
Erwin Lian said the project would provide a means to sustain the local artists through similar activities."
Erwin is conducting his next tour to Bhutan for the month of September.
The tour will commence on the 3rd of September 2017 until the 9th of September 2017
Drukair flies thrice weekly from Singapore to Bhutan
Erwin is an artist and an educator living and working in Singapore. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Time-Based Media Studies from the Columbus College of Art and completed his Masters of Art in Design Development from The Ohio State University. A recipient of the Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation Scholarship, Erwin is currently an associate lecturer at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore. His works have been featured in various media outlets including Channel News Asia, Modern Met, The Straits Times and The Columbus Dispatch.
Erwin's Bhutan sketches can be found in Drukasia's 2014 and 2015 calendars.