Lian Quan Zhen: Chinese Painting- 3-Day Workshop (All levels welcome!)

  • 19 May 2016
  • 9:00 AM
  • 21 May 2016
  • 4:00 PM
  • Rhode Island Watercolor Society Classroom
  • 5


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Instructor: Lian Quan Zhen
Click here to visit his website. 

Date & Time: May 19-21, 2016 (Thurs-Sat) from 9am - 4pm each day.

Workshop Description:

Students learn how to use Chinese brushes, ink and colors, as well as theories of the Asian Art, and use the techniques to paint two styles of Chinese paintings: spontaneous style and detail with spontaneous style (not painting subjects like bamboo, chrysanthemum, orchid, nor plum blossom).

The instructor will be demonstrating how to paint fish, underwater creatures, flowers and landscape as the subject matter for this Chinese Painting class. 

Lian Quan Zhen is a sought-after watercolor and Chinese painting artist and teacher in the US and abroad. He is one of the most popular authors of North Light Books.

He started sketching and painting in his childhood and continue as hobby while practicing medicine as a family physician in Canton Province, China. After immigrating to the US 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. He has many shows in the US, Hong Kong and China and developed an international following. His paintings hang in numerous institutional and private collections including the MIT Museum which has collected 14 of his paintings.

His art teaching credentials include at the University of California at Berkeley where he taught watercolor outdoor sketching for 8 years; watercolor and Chinese painting workshops nationwide in US, and other countries in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Bahamas, China, South Africa and Australia. Also, Lian has been an invited juror for California, Colorado, New Mexico, Georgia, Arizona and Kentucky Watercolor Societies' exhibitions and other local shows.

*Please Note: The instructor will have Chinese Painting Kits, which can be purchased from him on the first day of the workshop. This kit includes: 4 brushes (from extra small to large), one box of color with 12 small tubes, 1 bottle of ink (100mg), and 4 rice papers- size 26 x 52".

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