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2020 3-Day Watercolor Portrait Painting with JJ Jiang

April 26, 27 & 28, 2020 @ Village Art Circle, Cary, NC

Sun / Mon / Tue from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with one-hour lunch break)

Cost:  $380 per person for 3 days (includes model fees)

Skill levels: Some experience with watercolor required

Space is limited to 12

To register and pay:

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Questions?  Call JJ at (919) 614-1890 or email at


Read more about JJ Jiang on his website!  Click here!

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.  Using step-by-step demonstrations, with purposeful instruction, and individual assistance, JJ will model and explain his process of creating a sensitive portrait by creative uses of values, colors, and edges. Personal attention will be given to each student according to his/her current skill level and personal goals.   We will break for lunch daily for an hour from approximately 12:30 to 1:30.

Day one: Cover some basics about portrait painting, and use a photo reference for the 1st exercise with step-by-step demo

Day two: Paint from live model (female) with use of step-by-step demo

Day three: Paint from live model (male) with use of step-by-step demo; culminate workshop with brief critique

Examples from JJ's live demonstration:

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PAYMENT AND REFUND POLICY:  Spaces are limited to 12 so register early!  A waiting list will be formed if needed.  To reserve a place in the workshop, you must register with full payment of $380.  NO REFUNDS will be given  unless we have someone on a waiting list willing to take your place.  In this case only, a full refund will be given to you upon payment from someone on the waiting list.  The VAC reserves the right to cancel the workshop due to insufficient enrollment, in which case, a full refund for the workshop cost will be refunded to you.

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