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Discover the Nuances of Impressionist and Expressionist Arts!


While there are ample resources to master the fine details of realistic drawing and painting, avenues to delve into the free-flowing strokes of impressionist or expressionist art remain scarce.

Enter Zin Lim's 'Expressive Workshop'. Launched in 2017, this workshop was initiated upon the requests of artists and educational institutions from diverse global cities. Dive deep into Zin Lim's signature techniques in charcoal drawing and oil painting. Proudly hosted in over 70 cities across 30 countries, this workshop has become a global sensation.

Regular venues for the workshop span Tuscany, Scottsdale, London, Seoul, Dubai, San Francisco, and even online platforms. Join us and harness the power of expressive figures and portraiture! 


Past Events

"Do it. You won’t regret it. Changed my entire approach to drawing portraits" - Atlanta
"Turning point of my painting direction from likeness to express" - Hong Kong
"Unique methodology for learning expressive drawing" - London
"I enjoyed Zin's lecture, demo and every moment at workshop" - Dubai
average rating is 4.5 out of 5, based on 150 votes, + Artists love it

Interested in having Zin Lim's Workshop in Your City?

Are you an art school, institution, or community passionate about art? Seize the opportunity to host Zin Lim's acclaimed art workshop right in your city! Express your interest, and let's collaborate to infuse your space with artistic inspiration and mastery. We're eager to hear from you and will strive to make it a reality.

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Embrace Expression, Not Just Precision

While representational art, such as realism, focuses on capturing the faithful likeness of the subject, expressionism takes a different path. It's about channeling the artist's inner thoughts and emotions into the artwork, giving rise to a distinctive visual language unique to each creator. In our workshop, we'll guide you on the journey of 'How to Express,' emphasizing the power of emotion and individuality in your artistic endeavors, rather than simply refining technical skills. 

Who Should Join Our Workshop?

Experience Level: Beginner to Professional

This workshop is tailored for enthusiasts, art students, professionals, and anyone who has dabbled in portrait drawing using pencils or pens but hasn't ventured into the realm of charcoal.

Our attendees are a vibrant mix, ranging from art students, educators to engineers. All of whom have found joy and enrichment in our sessions.

Instead of the traditional precision-focused pencil approach, our workshop emphasizes the art of self-expression through imagery. It's especially suited for those eager to transition into more painterly styles like impressionism or expressionism. If you're ready to discover a fresh artistic perspective, this is the place for you! 

About Zin Lim's Art Class

When we draw, we open up a world of possibilities and with that, come the questions that nag at us every time we put charcoal on paper.

  • Will I ever achieve the accuracy I crave in my completed portraits?

  • Is there a secret to improving my skills that doesn't involve endless hours of practice?

  • I love rendering every detail, so why does the final result feel so tight and unsatisfying?

  • How do I exercise my artistic style?

  • Can drawing and painting be more than just work and become an enjoyable, fun experience?


Artist and teacher, Zin Lim, has spent 12 years teaching graduate courses and 9 years leading workshops, researching and experimenting with various approaches and compositions to answer these very questions. He has developed practical strategies to improve skills and inspire enjoyable art creation.


"I'm overflowing with excitement at the prospect of sharing my artistic journey with fellow creatives. For the past 12 years, I've had the honor of teaching at a graduate school of fine art, and during that time, I've experimented with a wide range of styles, from the precise realism of the Old Masters to the bold abstraction of contemporary art.

Each stroke of the brush and every mark of the pencil has been a magical journey, and I'm bursting with joy at the thought of sharing my experiences with others who share my passion for the arts. I've put my teaching on hold for a while because I simply can't contain my enthusiasm any longer.

I'm eager to connect with artists from all corners of the globe, to learn from them, and to challenge myself as I continue to grow as an artist. I hope to inspire others as they, in turn, inspire me. Join me on this journey of artistic discovery and let's create something beautiful together!

." - Zin Lim

Join Zin Lim's workshop and learn the must-have rules to create impressive artwork. Develop your unique style and unleash your expressive artistry with confidence!

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