Fine Art Studios

This page will assist you with a list of potential class offerings for Fine Art Studio 2 (VART 3695) and Fine Art Studio 4 (VART 3697) under Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Hong Kong program in Semester 2. 

(Note: There is a separate page for Workshop classes.) 

You will only take one Fine Art Studio class in semester 2, but you need to list three (3) preferences. These Fine Art Studios will be for both first and second year students and will be offered under the following course codes: 

Year 1:  Fine Art Studio 2 (VART 3695)
Year 2:  Fine Art Studio 4 (VART 3697) 

These Fine Art Studio classes are 24 credit point courses and will require 6 contact hours per week plus associated learner directed hours. 

The preferencing process will be communicated to you by Hong Kong Art School in due course. 

For more information about a course, and/or to seek academic advice from your specialisation coordinator prior to deciding, please contact Hong Kong Art School. 

IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: You must not repeat any class in your preference lists. Every effort will be made to place you in your first preference classes. Selected classes would be offering in each year, please refer to class information provided by Hong Kong Art School for detailsAlthough we would like to offer all of the options below, classes are subject to viability and may not run if numbers are too low.  

Course Information

  • Teacher
  • Time
  • Day
  • Location
Offering Studio

  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture

Top: Stephanie Sin, Apliu Outdoor Units 01, 2016
Bottom: Tsang Chui Mei, In the deep silence, 2017

Abstract Practices

  • Stephanie Sin & Tsang Chui Mei
  • 2:00pm – 5:00pm & 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Saturday: 7/8/2021 – 6/11/2021
  • Hong Kong Art School
In this course you will engage with a wide range of concepts and material investigation into abstraction and non-objective art practices, leading to an individualised studio practice. You will produce experimental research work that emphasise the importance of materiality, scale, colour, composition, pattern, structure, surface, matter, Zen, calligraphy, gesture, play and chance associations. The rich legacy of Western Modernist abstraction and Contemporary abstraction will be at the core of your studio work. You will experience a variety of strategies to generate new ideas, concepts, techniques and material process in a variety of media. You may experience the use of abstraction through, painting, print and digital technologies, drawing, collage, frottage, photography, the object, installation and other media. The use of found objects, photography, nature, urban environments, signs and symbols, ephemeral works, response to sound and light may be stimuli for your production of work. You will develop a draft studio work proposal that is directed to your own individual studio work. You will experience student presentations, visual lectures, individual and group tutorials and feedback and field trips to exhibitions in a supportive stimulating environment.

Jakie Leung x Rex Chan‧Denise Chen‧Ryan Cheng, Mixture, 2018

Craft in Contemporary Ceramics and Art of Porcelain

  • Rachel Cheung & Jakie Leung
  • 2:00pm – 5:00pm & 6:30pm – 9:30pm
  • Saturday: 7/8/2021 – 6/11/2021
  • Hong Kong Art School
This course focuses on the evolution of ceramic craft practices historically and across a range of places and regions. It considers the meaning of ceramic craft-based practices in the context of contemporary art. In this course you will also research, design and create ceramics using the material of porcelain. You will implement techniques such as hand forming, wheel and casting in the material of porcelain to construct a range of forms that reflect your aesthetic and ideas. You will explore a range of concepts that examine the inherent characteristics of the material, such as its fineness, whiteness and translucency.

Paul Yeung, I met you somewhere

Human Presence, Representation: Theory & Practice

  • Paul Yeung & TBC
  • 10:00am – 1:00pm & 2:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 8/8/2021 – 7/11/2021
  • Hong Kong Art School

"In this course offering you will be introduced to local and global ideas and practices examining modes of representation and ways of seeing. Linking theory to practice this course will develop your formal and conceptual understanding of representation and your knowledge and application of these fundamental ideas.
The objectives of this course offering are to understand how knowledge and making are linked through ways of seeing and thinking, to investigate pictorial languages and conceptual approaches to communication through the making of creative works, and, to relate critical concepts, texts and practices to your studio production. The course looks particularly at the idea of human presence in photography specifically to do with; picturing people, voluntary and involuntary portraiture, series and sequencing, (Re)presenting absence and a range of alternative representational strategies in photography."

Jerry Ho, Who the Fxxk Cares #1, 2020 (Cyanotype, gold ink on paper)

Making Pictures with Light, The Language of Art

  • Edwin Lai & Jerry Ho
  • 2:00pm – 5:00pm & 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Saturday: 7/8/2021 – 6/11/2021
  • Hong Kong Art School

This course explores a range of experimental processes and alternative techniques used in photography relating to exposures, post processing techniques, light sensitive papers, and dark room processes, the course explores processes including; photograms, photomontage, the pin hole camera, and solarization.
As well, the course covers the teaching of photography as a visual language covering issues relating to the role of art and linguistics, visual signs, grammar and syntax, and images and words will be explored. It approaches photography as not just a technical process, but also a complex visual language which engages meaning and aesthetics. It is based on the idea that photography has a structured visual language.

Top: Halley Cheng, Pageant, 2020
Bottom: Sarah Lai, Midnight temptation, 2018

Painting Diversification

  • Halley Cheng & Sarah Lai
  • 2:00pm – 5:00pm & 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Saturday: 7/8/2021 – 6/11/2021
  • Hong Kong Art School

"In this course you will develop your own unique studio practice in relationship to the expanded field of painting that may include painting, collage, works on paper, the object and installation. You will experience new strategies for generating ideas and stimulating your imagination, that lead to the development of a flexible studio work proposal that is sustainable and research focused to your own individual ideas. Themes in contemporary art will be investigated to demonstrate how artists initiate, expand and maximise outputs through experimentation and research. Ideas may include: the body, nature, abstraction, materiality, colour, chance, series, memory, the known and the unknown. You will identify your field of practice and participate in an Exhibition Project where you will curate, exhibit, critique and document your work in a collaborative group exhibition. This will provide valuable information and experience in exhibition practice, gallery installation strategies and professional practice that will prepare you for a career in the arts industry.
You will experience individual tutorials, peer-to-peer discussion and group feedback sessions, field trips to local museums, demonstrations and health and safety; experiences that will enrich and sustain your continued development as artists in a supportive and stimulating environment."

Jaffa Lam, Birth Rock (From installation: Tin Hau is coming for a piece of water), 2018 (Volcano Rock, thread, UV light, 35 x 40 x 50 cm, Artist’s own weight)

Sculpture, Nature and the Body

  • Matthew Tsang & Jaffa Lam
  • 2:00pm – 5:00pm & 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Saturday: 7/8/2021 – 6/11/2021
  • Hong Kong Art School

This subject develops knowledge and facility in the study of the human body and aspects of the natural world. It provides practical, technical, interpretive and theoretical methods for studying and translating the human body, flora and fauna, geological structures and a range of other natural forms and phenomena. It will employ standard modelling and plaster casting processes and techniques, and a range of other 3D transformation techniques.
Over the course of the semester a series of practical studio classes, theoretical discussions and projects will address both contemporary and historical perspectives in sculpture as it relates to the body and nature.

Joe Chan, Ming Jing, 2015

The Ceramic Vessel as a Political or Social Commentary

  • Siu Kam Han & Joe Chan
  • 2:00pm – 5:00pm & 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Saturday: 7/8/2021 – 6/11/2021
  • Hong Kong Art School
This course explores the contemporary ceramic vessel and how the vessel responds to socio-economic, political and environmental conditions. Students will explore and experiment with different ceramic forming techniques and surface finishes in relationship to their concepts and ideas. The course also takes into account contextualising issues around form and function in historical and contemporary ceramics.

Otto Li, Creative Process of Digital Atlas of Meridian No. 1, 2020

Thinking Through Making in Sculpture

  • Otto Li & Joe Chan
  • 2:00pm – 5:00pm & 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Sunday: 8/8/2021 – 7/11/2021
  • Hong Kong Art School

In this course you will develop practical skills across a range of processes and materials which are commonly used in sculpture practice. This course aims to further develop your sculptural practice by focusing on an individual and hands-on approach to making. This will allow you to be productive in an intuitive and creative way and build a deeper understanding of your own interests. You will be introduced to particular methods and materials through specific projects, with an emphasis on the relation to individual concepts in art making.
It focuses on an individual and hands on approach to making, explore your individual intuitive and creative techniques in contemporary sculptural form. You will be given practical instruction and experience in the use of workshop equipment together with relevant health and safety training.