Workshops - Lian Quan Zhen

Lian Quan Zhen

Lian Quan Zhen - Free and Fun
Color Pouring, and Paint-Around with 3 Watercolors
September 20-22, 2018 - 3 days, Beginners to Advanced

Lian Zhen obtained a BA from the University of California and a Master of Architecture Degree from MIT after immigrating to the US from China. He has exhibited in the US, Hong Kong and China, and his paintings hang in numerous institutional and private collections, including the MIT Museum.

An experienced instructor, Lian has taught watercolor and Chinese brush painting throughout the US, as well as in Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, China, South Africa and Australia. He has also juried a number of exhibitions and his paintings have been featured in many magazines and books, including Watercolor 94 Spring, Splash4, Collectors (Hong Kong) and books of Landscape on Watercolor (UK). His own books have been distributed internationally: “The Chinese Painting Techniques for Exquisite Watercolor;” “Chinese Watercolor Techniques - Painting Animals” with demos on video tapes and DVDs; and “Chinese Watercolor Techniques for Exquisite Flowers.”

Lian’s workshop will include 3 days of fantastic watercolor techniques including pouring and negative painting. On the Chinese painting day, students will learn about Asian Art theory, how to use Chinese brushes, ink and colors, and painting techniques for spontaneous-style Chinese paintings. Chinese painting materials will be provided to students for a reasonable cost. During the watercolor session, Lian will teach techniques including his “Color Pouring and Blending,” as well as composition and coloring.

For more information on Lian, visit his website at

Workshop location is east of San Francisco, on the Walnut Creek/Concord border, at Cal State East Bay. Details.

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