Chinese Watercolor Painting
June 4-9, 2017
Sunday-Friday, 5 nights
Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.
Have you always wanted to paint? Do you paint already but want to expand your repertoire and learn from a master?
This workshop is a rare opportunity to study and play with acclaimed artist and teacher Lian Zhen. Lian has developed an international following as a watercolor painter, with works housed in numerous private and institutional collections, and is the author of three top-selling books on watercolor. He believes that creating art should be enjoyable.
“Painting should be a happy experience, not a pressured activity. No artist can paint a masterpiece every time he paints.” —Lian Zhen
In your time with Lian, you will immerse yourself in a hands-on, fun, and supportive experience that includes:
Throughout the workshop Lian supports your learning process by leading demos, guiding critiques, and offering touch-ups to your paintings. You will create several paintings you can take home and leave with the confidence to continue expressing yourself through watercolor.
Lian Quan Zhen is a sought-after watercolor and Chinese painting artist and teacher in the United States and abroad.
He started sketching and painting in his childhood and continued as hobby while practicing medicine as a family physician in Canton Province, China. After immigrating to the United States in 1985, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and a Master of Architecture Degree from MIT in 1996.
Lian Quan Zhen has many shows in the United States, Hong Kong, and China and has an international following. His paintings hang in numerous institutional and private collections, including the MIT Museum, which has collected 14 of his paintings. He is also one of the most popular authors for North Light Books.
Discover a new dimension for expressing yourself creatively, even if you haven’t had the confidence to do so before.
Add skill, confidence, and depth to your painting skills by working with an acknowledged master in a personal, intimate setting.
Do something you’ve never done before with results you can share with your friends and loved ones.
Download a sample schedule.
Lian Zhen asks that you bring the following supplies with you (additional supplies will be provided):
Round: numbers 1, 2, 4, 6 & 8
Flat: ¼ inch, ½ inch and 1 inch
Three tubes of the primary colors from any of the following (medium sizes):
1 Blue – Antwerp Blue (Windsor and Newton), Prussian Blue (M.Graham &Co.)
1 Yellow – Hansa Yellow Light (M.Graham &Co.), Arylide Yellow (DVP)
1 Red – Pyrrol Red (M.Graham &Co.), Quinacridone Rose (M.Graham &Co.)
Other similar primary colors will work.
Two full sheets or three half sheets of Arches 140 lb Cold Press watercolor papers.
One large size palette.
A new bottle of light colored art-masking fluid (Pebeo is recommended, less then 1 1/2 year old).
1 plywood board or gatorboard about 16″x23″ for taping down the watercolor paper (half sheet)
3 small dishes for making color liquids
1 roll of masking tape or clear packing tape
2 sheets of graphite papers (transfer paper, erasable)
A medium size water sprayer
3 sheets of tracing papers size about 15″x12″
A pair of scissors
1 teaspoon of table salt
1 B2 or #2 pencil
1 roll of white paper towels
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*
Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:
Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.
*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
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