Cheng-Khee Chee

Cheng-Khee Chee: The Many Styles of Cheng-Khee Chee - Introduction & Interview

Video Length: 2 Hours 10 Minutes
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This video workshop brings you the unique opportunity to meet Cheng-Khee Chee AWS DF, NWS and learn his philosophy and styles of painting and how they have added emotional depth to his work.

Join internationally renowned watercolor artist Cheng-Khee Chee for his workshop series: The Many Styles of Cheng-Khee Chee. In this first volume, Chee introduces you to his artistic theories, Taoist philosophy and the four creative principles that guide his watercolor work. Chee then explains the skills and methods you'll use throughout the six-video series.

This introduction serves as a primer for the five styles you'll learn: traditional watercolor, saturated wet technique, crinkling technique, marbling technique and mono-printing plus painting. With this diverse toolset, you'll be able to capture any subject in an appropriate watercolor style. In the second half of this introduction,

Chee participates in an intimate conversation covering everything from his background and teaching methods to survival as an artist to the future of art. By the end of the film, you'll have an intimate understanding of this master artist and teacher. Enter Chee's watercolor world with The Many Styles of Cheng-Khee Chee, Volume One.


The workshop is divided into two parts.

PART 1:  In the first part you learn the four creative principles Chee has developed over his 38 years of intensive study, principles he adheres to faithfully. Chee shows you how to create your own bank account of creative imagery, with glimpses into his sketch book and painting studies. Chee presents and explains the importance of his six different techniques with beautiful examples of each style. Each approach has evolved to best express his feeling toward a specific type of subject.

PART 2:  In the second part of this workshop you join a conversation with Cheng-Khee. The conversation covers an important and diverse array of topics including background, mentors, influences, jurying art shows, East meets West, inspirational factors, personal style and consistency, teaching workshops, Chee's greatest aspirations and wisdom for beginners, just to name a few.