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, MA. 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.
In Lian's words, "Painting should be a happy experience, not a pressured activity. No artist can paint a masterpiece every time he paints."
In your time with Lian, you will immerse yourself in a hands-on, fun, and supportive experience that includes:
- Theories and practice of Asian art
- How to use Chinese brushes, ink, and colors
- Basic techniques such as composition and coloring
- Unique methods developed by Lian, including color pouring, blending, and paint around.
Throughout the workshop Lian will support 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.