Lian Quan Zhen

Having Fun with Color Pouring

June 13-18, 2021 (Four Teaching Days)

In the Chinese painting session, students will learn how to use Chinese brushes, ink and colors, as well as theories and techniques of Asian Art. Two styles of Chinese painting will be explored: spontaneous style and detail with spontaneous style.

In the Watercolor session Lian teaches basic techniques such as composition and coloring, and his unique methods including "Color Pouring and Blending" and "Paint Around (negative painting)". He shows how to mix colors on watercolor papers, as well as letting the pigments paint themselves. Only three primary colors will be used. There are 4-6 instructor demos each day with student practices sessions in between, so that the students may absorb and assimilate the lessons. In critics Lian helps students by touching up their paintings. By the end of the workshop students may be able to finish a couple of paintings in class, or learn enough techniques to complete them later in their own studios.

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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. His paintings featured in magazines such as Watercolor 94 Spring, Splash4, Collectors (Hong Kong) and books of Landscape on Watercolor (UK), Finding Your Visual Voice and Painter's Quick Reference books by North Light Books: Flowers and Blooms, Dogs and Cats, Birds and Butterflies, Landscapes and Drawing and Painting Animals - the Essential Guide.

Lian’s Five books published by North Light Books have distributed internationally. They are: The Chinese Painting Techniques for Exquisite Watercolor, published in October of 2000; the Chinese Watercolor Techniques - Painting Animals, published in December of 2004, with demos on video tapes and DVDs made by Teaching Arts in UK; Chinese Watercolor Techniques for Exquisite Flowers published in 2009; Chinese Landscape Techniques for Watercolor in September 2013. They were main selections for North Light Book Club members. In 2015, North Light Books in its publishing history for the first time choose two live artists amount all its authors to made two coffee table books with their paintings. Lian was one of the selected artists and his coffee table is named, "Chinese Watercolor Journey with Lian Quan Zhen".

This is a Studio Only Workshop.
Something for All Levels.


Workshop Fee plus tax per student:
If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $575
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $585
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $600
If 7-6 students attend class (all teaching days): $630
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Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $450
(There are 5 nights' accommodations included in the "Room & One Dinner Fee" listed above.)
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Cancellation Policy, Class Fees and Tiered Pricing Explained
A partial tuition scholarship is offered
Workshop Itinerary

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Workshop Itinerary

Sunday, June 13
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
5:00 Welcome Reception (included in package)
6:00 Dinner at Dillman's (included in Room and Meal Package. $25 additional for day students.)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday - June 14-17
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. - Noon Class in Session
Lunch On Own

Meals are on your own. All accommodations have cooking facilities. You may preorder box lunches and dinners for meals to be taken alone or with your group in: your studio, the lodge deck, cafe, or your accommodation. (Pre-ordering for lunches and dinners is required.)

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Class in Session

Thursday, June 17
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Friday, June 18
Depart - check-out time is 10:00

Optional Events - Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
    Monday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
    Monday 7:00 p.m. S'more Roast (no charge)

    Tuesday 8:00 a.m. Yoga
    Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

    Wednesday Noon & 4:00 p.m. Pontoon Ride on White Sand Lake (no charge)
    Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Moondeer & Friends Gallery Tour (no charge)
    Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner

    Thursday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

Dine-Around Dinners: Registration required at the front desk, meet at 5:00pm in the main lobby for carpooling.

Day students are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception and Farewell Reception (included in your package). You are also invited to join the class dinners (additional fee). PAL’s (Participants at large) can vacation at Dillman’s for $40 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.

 

 

2021 COVID Precautions 

It is impossible to assess the impact, if any, of COVID-19 for the upcoming 2021 season, but all artists should be prepared to abide by the following measures while attending workshops.

  1. Participants must fill out a quick health questionnaire to make sure they do not exhibit any symptoms.
  2. Masks are required to be worn while in classrooms and shared spaces.
  3. Participants must also wash hands or use hand sanitizer at the beginning of each class and often during class sessions.
  4. Participants are required to stay 6 feet apart for social distancing protocols.

A floor plan per each of our three studios has been created to ensure that the artist tables and lecture area will allow people to socially distance themselves a minimum of 6 feet. 
In lieu of crowding around the artist during demos, a desktop camera system and large format digital TV screens have been installed in each of the studios to allow students a close up view of demos.
We will be providing students with hand-sanitizer at their work stations. In addition, the studios will be closed for 1 hour in the late evenings for a daily UV sanitation and touch surface cleaning.

Visit our COVID-19 update page for more information...

 

  
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