“Dr. Tan Ching Yam, is a patient teacher with a sense of humour. He is able to coach his students using both the English and Chinese Language. Dr. Tan encourages his students by showing them how to correct and improve the paintings, hence, ‘saving’ their work. He makes the lessons interesting by introducing different types of painting, e.g. flora, scenery, buildings, people, boats, animals.”
- Miss Margaret Su, Singapore
“It helps to enrich and develop my interest in the arts and nature, and having a better understanding towards Chinese brush painting. At the same time, I’m enjoying the time painting together with my friends.”
- Hong Yu, Singapore
“Looking forward to each painting class with anticipation! I’ve learned to grow in patience through these classes. Chinese brush painting certainly adds life to my age!
It is about taking steps, one at a time in your life journey.”
- Mei Ling, Singapore
“Dr Tan is very supportive and encouraging towards the students. Never had he has a negative comments for mistakes make in our painting. He would instead show us how to turn the mistakes into something of beauty. Dr Tan is also very accommodating to our requests to paint objects that are of interest to us. It has been a pleasure and a rewarding experience to attend Dr Tan’s finger painting classes.”
- Miss Clemence Teo, Singapore
“The students enjoyed being given an insight into this art previously unknown to them and also being given a chance to experience by themselves without the pressure of a formal class.We thank Dr Tan Ching Yam for this enriching afternoon and we look forward to meeting him again on one of our future exchanges.”
- Ms. Laurence Codomier, English Teacher, Lycée François Magendie.