Lesson Policies

How many students are in a class?

Maximum 4 students per class.

What do you actually do in class?

We do a combination of short exercises and long projects. Each project has a specific learning goal, such as learning specific art skills (contour lines, primary colours and negative space) or about a historical/contemporary artist. Discussions are a vital part of the lessons especially with older students. Sometimes, current events or references to other forms of art (cinema or literature…) are brought into the projects. One recent project with the nine year olds was to compare different forms of art (book and film) with the classic story “Wizard of Oz.” 

Children are trained to solve problems, articulate their ideas and think critically. While a syllabus is planned in advance, the actual content is tailored to the group. Projects are modified according to the students’ progress. The projects usually increase in length with age. Sometimes, children don’t bring home anything for months! However, the instructor gives regular updates on the children’s development. 

The instructor also organizes regular field trips and exhibitions. Some recent activities include “Painting Her Way: The Ink Art of Fang Zhaoling” and outdoor sketching at Asia Society (Dec 2017), beach clean-up at Clearwater Bay (Sep 2017) and group exhibition at Black Sugar Coffee (Oct-Nov 2017.)

How do I know if the classes are for my children?

You would find these classes ideal if you:

  • want the syllabus to change for your children, not the other way around.
  • care more about learning than about taking home a polished product.
  • believe art education is a long-term investment and don’t expect immediate results.
  • hope to nurture an appreciation for the arts in your children’s adulthood.
  • want your children to have an early exposure to art history and critical thinking.
  • prefer your children to learn from a practicing professional artist rather than an art teacher.
  • want regular feedback from the instructor.
  • believe art is more an attitude than skills. 
  • want your children to build a long-term relationship with a mentor who will follow their development over the years, instead of rotating through multiple teachers at an academy.

How long do I need to stay in class?

These classes are designed as long-term enrichment courses. Terms and concepts from previous projects are revisited and built upon. Projects develop in complexity as children develop. 

Can I stay in class with my children?

Children behave differently with their parents around, so parents are advised to have some “me” or shopping time for an hour or two. If you are with another young child, there is a library nearby and the seaside promenade is a short stroll away. The Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence is also in the same neighbourhood. 

What’s your payment terms?

Weekly lessons must be paid on a monthly basis. Payment for the month’s classes (cash or cheque) is due at the first class of the month. No single lesson available.

What’s your cancellation policy?

There is no cancellation for group lessons.

If you must miss lessons due to school activities or travel, make-up lessons are arrangeable, subject to the instructor’s availability.

For students who have extended travel plans, you may suspend your lessons. However, your spot cannot be guaranteed at the end of your trip.

*The instructor is a full-time practicing artist, and is sometimes required to travel for exhibitions or residencies. Under such circumstances, students are advised to choose between lesson cancellation and rescheduling in advance.

How much are the lessons?

HKD400/class for 6-7 year olds. HKD500 for 8-12 year olds. One-on-one sessions are HKD800/hour.

Monthly payment is expected at the beginning of the month via cheque or cash. 

Can you teach at my home?

The instructor teaches all classes in her studio in Shau Kei Wan, five minutes walking distance from Shau Kei Wan MTR station. 

What do I need to bring?

All art supplies are included. Students are advised not to wear their best clothes to class and should bring a paint shirt/apron to every class. Expect accidental paint or ink on their clothes.

Do you speak my language?

Classes can be conducted in English, Cantonese or Mandarin.

What time are the lessons?

Most classes take place on Saturday. Weekdays are also available—contact the instructor at michelleksfung(at)gmail.com 

How do I enrol?

Contact the instructor at michelleksfung(at)gmail.com 

Michelle Kuen Suet Fung 馮捲雪

Michelle Kuen Suet Fung is a visual artist and art educator whose ambitious ongoing oeuvre revolves around a grand narrative of a dystopian world set in the year 2084.