No borders: online classes are giving Malaysian art teachers a global audience

‘We are still figuring out ways to grab the students’ attention, how to improve their skills, and check their work, ’ says Dickson, who often dresses up in costume to teach art online. Photos: Handout

From watercolour paints to coloured pencils and oil pastels to origami, art studios in Penang are extending their reach around the globe through the new frontier of online art.

Quickly adapting to stay-at-home conditions, young art practitioners are evolving and embracing the opportunities that restricted conditions are opening up. And many are doing it first for free.

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