inkLink is a wonderful, hands-on opportunity to experience Chinese culture and to learn about art and painting. The studio exhibits the artist Stan Chan’s work. You can see the different styles of Chinese brush painting and Chinese calligraphy as well as western-style drawings and paintings. Chinese art materials such as rice paper, brushes, inkstone, inkstick, colours and bottles of ink, are displayed and can be purchased. Each week there are painting demonstrations in the studio, classes for groups and private lessons.

Stan Chan practises and teaches traditional Chinese brush painting and calligraphy, as well as western oil and watercolour techniques. He studied art in Hong Kong and came to New Zealand in 1972 where he worked as an art director for many corporations. In 1979 he set up his own studio as a full time artist and freelance art director. He has participated in both group and solo exhibitions throughout New Zealand.

Stan is a member of The NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington Society of Watercolour Artists, Wellington Art Club and NZ Oriental Arts Society. He has taught at the Inverlochy Art School, Kapiti Coast WEA Inc., WHS Community Education Centre, Hutt Art Society, Wellington Art Club, Karori Arts Centre, Masterton Art Society, Tauranga Art Centre, Warkworth Art Society and given painting demonstrations at art groups, schools and at Te Papa.

You can join an art class at inkLink

If you’ve ever had a inkling to try your hand at Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Brush Painting, Pencil Drawing, Water Colour or Oil Painting, inkLink is your opportunity to learn from a master artist, Stan Chan. Stan’s students range in age from under 10 to over 60 years old.

Workshops, demonstrations and commissions

As well as teaching adults and children in his new inkLink studio/gallery, Stan holds workshops for art groups, art classes for schools, and demonstrations of painting for fundraising programmes, sketch books for weddings and special occasions. Stan also accepts commissions for painting and drawings in a number of styles, ranging from still life, landscape, birds, flowers, animals and portraits.