Watercolor Society of Alabama

Promoting and Supporting Watermedia Since 1939



SEP 8-10, 2016

Workshop held  at

The Armory Learning Arts Center

1018 Madison Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104

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   Mr. Zhen will do 3 days of Spontaneous Watercolor where he integrates the Eastern and Western art to create his style and methods. Lian teaches in short segments, allowing participants time to paint in between his demonstrations. He will show you step-by-step how to complete your paintings. We usually complete a couple of paintings during the workshop. Lian is the master of negative painting and a great teacher. Between demonstrations he assists individual students at their own tables.  Lian will teach his approach on design, composition and color with clear, practical easy-to-follow demonstrations and instruction.  Your skills will continue to develop with Lian’s one-of-a-kind color pouring, blowing, and blending method. Participate in helpful critiques as he takes you step by step through this inspiring spontaneous watercolor workshop.

Artist Bio:

Lian started sketching and painting in his childhood and continued his art as a hobby while he practiced 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 that 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. lianzhen@yahoo.com

Workshop Information:

hours: 9:30am – 4:00 pm with 1 hr. lunch

Registration Deadline: Sep 1, 2016

A $200.00 registration fee is   required to hold a reservation; the remainder of the Workshop fee is due no later than Sep 8, 2016.

Fee: $350 – WSA Members   $380 – Non-WSA Members

Motel Reservations-  Embassy Suites – 334 269 5055   Renaissance Hotel – 334 481 5000  Homewood Garden Inn –334 272 3010

 Questions may be directed to:   Lyn Gill, 404 Wilson St. Brewton, AL   Lyn.gill1@gmail.com, 251 363 2233

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