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Basic Chinese Watercolor Painting

  • 50 US dollars
  • 229 West Kilgore Road, Portage

Class Description

In this class we will have an understanding of the basic techniques of traditional Chinese watercolor in the fine line work style, which is also called the "Meticulous Style". It is a simplified technique tailored for this short workshop. We will look at some work samples of the past. I will use some samples to demonstrate and engage the students to learn the basic process and and techniques. Our main focus will be bird and / floral paintings. They will start a simple piece of their choosing to learn as a class sample. The students are encouraged to bring photos of their favorite floral/bird subject. And they can start a piece during the second half of class to start a basic draft for their own creation. Class will run approx. 2 - 2.5 hours Ages 14 and up Materials provided during the class: Paint Rice paper Pencil Chinese brushes Ink Image sample Watercolor supplies About Julia: Julia Z. Wang is a passionate artist whose subjects are depictions of the tranquil and peaceful nature of subjects. Her work focuses on two styles, that of realism and abstract. Her favorite subjects are portraits, figurative art and still life. The primary medium of oil and traditional drawing. Having been involved in the arts at a young age, Julia started to learn the traditional art of Chinese meticulous paint in her hometown of Beijing at age eight. Later took many classes in the US, including art rooted in the European an East Asian traditions. Her media includes drawing, oil, watercolor, Asian meticulous and expressionistic ink painting. After having choosing architecture as a profession and years of career life, she felt it is important to continue visual art as an aspiration. In recent years, Julia has joined the Palette and Chisel Academy of Chicago and has devoted time as a visual artist. She has studied under well-known and influential contemporary artists. Her style is that of realism, using methods of the classical Dutch. Some of her teachers include renowned realist painters such as Andrew Conklin, Helen Oh and Steven Assael. She also studied under renowned contemporary Chinese ink painter Andy Chan from Chicago who came from a school of art founded in the early 1900s which revives East Asian painting. And she has been learning a deal from master painters of the past. She wishes to continue to develop far Eastern art as a form of inspiration. Julia now lives and works in West Michigan.

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Please note that classes are non-refundable.

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