Chinese Watercolor Journeys

with Lian Zhen

3 Day Workshop 



 (No Refunds)

Workshop Dates: Tuesday-Thursday, October 1-3, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Early Bird Fee until August 1:

$390 ( early bird fee for LWS members).

$440 ( early bird fee for non-members).

Workshop fee will increase to $440 for everyone after Aug. 1 deadline.

No refunds.

Full payment is required to reserve your spot.

Class size: 15 minimum/24 maximum

Location:    American Legion Post 397 —a spacious one story facility with easy access and plenty of parking.

1225 Hickory Ave., Harahan, LA  70123

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Lian teaches basic techniques such as composition and color, 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 for painting.
There are 4-6 demos each day with student practices between, so that they can absorb and assimilate the lessons. In critiques, Lian helps students by touching up their paintings. At end of workshop students may be able to finish couple of paintings, or learn enough techniques to complete them later. This workshop will be an invaluable opportunity to gain new painting insights.


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Workshop Chair:  Louise Hansen   Questions? Email 


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 had 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 the University of California at Berkeley where he taught watercolor outdoor sketching for 8 years; watercolor and Chinese painting workshops in US, and 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 have been 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.

Read his bio here.


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Full payment is required to reserve your spot.  Your reservation is not held until payment is received.




(No Refunds)