2020 JJ JIANG CLASSES/WORKSHOPS

Taking the fear out of  Watercolor Portrait Painting  

Three-day Workshop CANCELLED

April 26, 27 & 28, 2020, Sun / Mon / Tue 

Venue: The Village Art Circle, Cary, NC

Watercolor is a perfect medium to paint portraiture and skin tones. In this 3-day workshop students will learn to see and to draw the head and facial features, and will experiment with watercolor techniques such as wet on wet, wet on dry, and dry on dry using a range of colors that convey light and shadow...

(Postponed due to Covid_19, stay tuned for update)

Exploring Watercolor Painting @ Cheap Joe's 

Four-Day Workshop (Canceled due to Covid_19)

July 6 to 9, 2020, Mon/Tue/Wed/Thur

Venue: Cheap Joe's Art Stuff,  Boone, NC

Join JJ in the beautiful NC mountains this July!  This 4-day watercolor painting workshop is designed to grow artists’ confidence, competence, and comfort level within the medium of watercolor. 

Painting the Seascape in Oil Full (Waiting List) 

Two-Day Workshop CANCELLED

September 11&12, Friday & Saturday

Venue: The Craving Art Studio, Beaufort, NC

 

This two-day oil/acrylic painting workshop is designed to paint beautiful seascapes.  We will paint from reference photographs provided by JJ, working on one painting each

day...

Art of the Carolinas 2020

 ( postponed until 2021)

November 12-14, 2020, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm.

Venue: Art of the Carolinas 2020

JJ is honored to be invited back to teach three different one-day workshops in both oil and watercolor painting,  For detailed info about the workshops and registration, please click HERE

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Fall 2020  Weekly Watercolor Painting with JJ 

Full (waiting list) CANCELLED

Tuesdays: 09/29, 10/06, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, & 11/03

10 am to 1 pm 

Venue: The Village Art Circle, Cary, NC

This weekly continuing watercolor paint-up sessions allow artists of all levels paint/create in an artistically stimulating environment being guided by artist, JJ Jiang.  We will use still life arrangements...

Fall 2020  Weekly Oil Painting with JJ 

Tuesdays: 09/29, 10/06, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, & 11/03

2 pm to 5 pm  CANCELLED

Venue: The Village Art Circle, Cary, NC

Starting from this September 29, JJ will resume offering his popular weekly oil painting classes in an artistically stimulating environment and friendly atmosphere...

Painting the Landscape/Waterscape in Watercolor

(Past Workshop)

One-day Workshop

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Venue:Barnes Corner Gallery, Wilson, NC

Registration: contact Pegi Sharp at: pegisharp@gmail.com 

Painting the Still Life in Oil

(Waiting List)

One-days Workshop

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Venue:Barnes Corner Gallery, Wilson, NC

Stay tuned!  More info coming soon!

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Spring 2020  Continuing Watercolor Painting with JJ (six sessions) Full (waiting list)

Tuesdays: 02/18, 02/25, 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, and 03/24

10 am to 1 pm

Venue: The Village Art Circle, Cary, NC

This weekly continuing watercolor paint-up sessions allow artists of all levels paint/create in an artistically stimulating environment being taught and guided by artist, JJ Jiang...

Spring 2020  Continuing Oil Painting with JJ (six sessions) Full (waiting list)

Tuesdays: 02/18, 02/25, 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, and 03/24

2 pm to 5 pm

Venue: The Village Art Circle, Cary, NC

Starting from this February 18, JJ will resume offering his popular weekly oil painting classes in an artistically stimulating environment and friendly atmosphere...

Atmospheric Watercolors (Past Workshop)

One-day Workshop

Friday, January 31st

Venue: The Centerpiece Gallery, Raleigh, NC

In this workshop you'll learn a tremendous amount of watercolor technique: Layering, transparency, blending and losing edges, a little magic. 

Painting Beautiful Maritime Scenes in Oil (Past Workshop)

One-day Workshop
Friday, February 21st
Venue: The Centerpiece Gallery, Raleigh, NC

Join JJ in this new workshop that explores the varied beauty and richness of maritime scenes from stunning bridges and enchanting boats to quaint coastal villages.

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JJ Jiang art class: Drawing from casts--a missing link to figurative art, February 6,13, 20, 27

$180

Drawing from casts is one of the most efficient and effective steps leading to drawing and painting from live models.  JJ credits much of his own solid drawing skills and artistic abilities to this time-tested training method...LEARN MORE

 

Welcome to the Village Art Circle! 

​Envisioned by artist JJ Jiang, the Village Art Circle came into  being

on April 1, 2013, in Ashworth Village on Academy Street in down-

town Cary, NC.

​JJ, a resident of Cary for over 15 years, has been an active

participant in the art community in the area.  He has taught art classes at various facilities including Cary Art Center, Jordan Art Center as well as other studios.  He is a long-time member of

Artspace in Raleigh.  His work has been exhibited  in many

venues in the Triangle. 

  

Cary Lazy Daze   August 24, 9 am to 5 pm

One of the top-ranked art festivals nationwide and we'll be there!  Stop by as our artists will have a range of works out on sale that day.  Come inside to cool down for a moment and talk with the Circle artists. 

One Day Workshop

Watercolor Portraits

Instructor: JJ Jiang

 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

10 pm to 4:30 pm

Cost: $145(model fee included)

age: 18+

Min: 6 people, Max: 12 people

 

Watercolor is known for its fast application and luminous effect which makes it an ideal medium to capture the beauty of the human....(MORE)

JJ Jiang workshop: Human Figure in Watercolor: one day workshop, 

Date change -- this workshop will be rescheduled

$145 (model fee included)

Watercolor is known for its fast application and its soft yet luminous effect which makes it an ideal medium to capture the beauty of the human form.  It is also recognized as a tremendously challenging medium to master, especially when comes to painting from a live model...LEARN MORE

JJ Jiang art class: Atmospheric Watercolor Landscape/cityscape--wet in wet technique, May 1, 8, 15, 22

 $180

The charm and strength of watercolor medium comes from its luminosity and fluidity.   To learn how to paint in wet-in-wet is an ultimate challenge for those who want to master the medium...LEARN MORE

JJ Jiang workshop: Two Days Workshop--Watercolor Portraits, September 3 & 4

$249 (model fee included)

Watercolor is known for its fast application and luminous effect which makes it an ideal medium to capture the beauty of the human face. In this two-day workshop, JJ will start each day with about two hours of live demo(s)...LEARN MORE

Holiday message from JJ Jiang, the director of the Village Art Circle

It is that time of the year again, when the airways are filled with Christmas music and trees are sparkling with lights.  Sitting back and sipping a cup of hot tea by the fire, while looking back on days and months past, I find myself thinking…

What an amazing year at the Village Art Circle! I could not have asked for better studio mates (in Vern and Tim), for a better group of fellow artists who have participated regularly in our weekly drawing and painting sessions, for better students who have attended our weekly oil and watercolor classes… Together, we laughed, explored, created and grew as artists in an environment emitting positive energy.  It’s contagious.

I must have been born under a lucky star.  At this moment I can honestly say if I have another life, I would want to be in the same place, doing the same things, and working with the same people.

As the year of 2019 inevitably is arriving at our doorsteps, let’s remind ourselves to be reflective.  As artists we can nurture a quiet and peaceful oasis in our hearts that is free from biases and unimaginative social conventions, and let the horse of creativity and passion have a free run.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

's easy.