JJ Jiang art class: Drawing from casts--a missing link to figurative art, February 6,13, 20, 27
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.
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
Instructor: JJ Jiang
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
10 pm to 4:30 pm
Cost: $145(model fee included)
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
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!