Pencil Sketching Course by David Liew - NT20221011PSC

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Pencil Sketching Course by David Liew - NT20221011PSC

Learn the basic skills of pencil sketching from David Liew – illustrator and cartoonist.

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Brahm Centre @ Newton 47 Scotts Road Goldbell Towers #04-02A Singapore, 228233 Singapore

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event


This in an introductory course to the art of drawing and sketching in pencil. It will guide the participants through the areas of techniques to capture form and shape, to drawing from observation.  At the end of the course, participants would be able to draw basic objects that contain shade and tone.


In this course, participants will explore the art of sketching images in graphite pencil. They will learn to observe and sketch objects, giving them form with shade and tone. The course will be rounded off with the creation of a personal artwork with the participants’ own choice of topic.

Lesson Plan:

Session 1:

Basic handling

Mark-making and pencil handling

Basic shapes

Session 2:

Freeing the hand

Introduction to contour sketching

Session 3:

Drawing from observation

Introduction to light and shade

Basic still life

Session 4:

Introduction to tone

Session 5:

Blending and Textures

Creating form with light and dark

Session 6:

Introducing perspective

Basic landscape sketching

Session 7:

Basic composition

Rule of thirds

Start of personal project

Session 8:

Personal project: Creating your own personal drawing piece (Topic to be discussed with instructor beforehand)

Learning Outcome

  1. Appreciate and understand the art of pencil sketching
  2. Ability in using various techniques for appropriate subjects
  3. Understand subject with light, shadow and texture
  4. Using pencils for creative expression


Tuesday, 11 October - 10am-12noon

Tuesday, 18 October - 10am-12noon

Tuesday, 25 October - 10am-12noon

Tuesday, 1 November - 10am-12noon

Tuesday, 8 November - 10am-12noon

Tuesday, 15 November - 10am-12noon

Tuesday, 22 November - 10am-12noon

Tuesday, 29 November - 10am-12noon

No of Sessions : 8


Brahm Centre @ Newton

Materials provided:

  • Sketching Pencils
  • Sketchbook
  • Basic stationery set


Course Fee: $280 |$56 for seniors eligible for National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy*

*NSA subsidy is for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents aged 50 and above.

  1. In addition to NSA subsidy, course fee may be offset by SkillsFuture Credit (SFC).
  2. First, course participants are to make payment for the course through Brahm Centre Eventbrite page.
  3. They should claim with SFC before the course start date through the SkillsFuture portal.
  4. Brahm Centre will reimburse the amount that is successfully claimed upon receipt of the funds from SFC.


  • Please note that payments for courses are non-refundable.
  • There are no make-up lessons if you miss any session.
  • If you miss the first session, you are allowed to proceed with the course. However, the trainer is not obligated to do a recap during the second session.
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Trainer Bio

David Liew is a book illustrator and educator.  He works in both traditional and digital media in his work but whenever possible, returns to his favourite genre of pencil work.

Some of David's sample work :

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