May 2019 Plein Air Painting with JJ (Four Sessions)
Tuesdays: 5/7, 5/14, 5/21 & 5/28
10 am to 1 pm
Cost: $160 for 4 sessions
Age 16+ All mediums welcome
Min: 6 people; Max: 12 people
To register: Email JJ@jjillustration.com for payment info.
Most painters spend their days at the easel inside their studio or home. This weekly plein air class will take artists with some experience out of the studio to paint and create in lovely places found right in or near downtown Cary while being guided by artist, JJ Jiang. JJ will give brief demos, onsite instruction, and guidance according to the need of each participant. JJ will also address the painting composition, coping with outdoor lighting changes, how to simplify the view, etc. Sessions will focus on both park-like landscapes as well as city or urban views. JJ will be using watercolors, but all mediums are welcome for this class, and JJ will work with each artist in their particular medium. JJ believes that all of us can learn from and inspire each other, no matter what medium we choose to use. At the conclusion of the four sessions, JJ will conduct a critique of the works from this class. In the event of inclement weather, the class will be held in the VAC gallery, and photographs provided by JJ will be used for our painting reference and inspiration.
A suggested supply list will be provided once registration and payment is complete.
JJ Jiang is a gifted and classically trained artist and a respected teacher; he possesses solid foundations in drawing, perspective and colors. Though accomplished in watercolor, he also excels in oils, Chinese brush painting/calligraphy and with a variety of subjects including landscape and cityscape, human figures and portraits, as well as still life. His in-depth understanding of both Eastern and Western cultures gives his art a fresh and surprising look while adding depth and poetry to his teaching. JJ currently lives in Cary, North Carolina and is the founder and director of the Village Art Circle Studio and Gallery in the heart of downtown Cary. To see JJ’s work, go to his website: