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Lian Quan Zhen 3 Day Work Shop –

October 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until October 14, 2017

- $250

Lian Quan Zhen

October 12,13, and 14 2017

 Watercolor Workshop

Inspirations of Art Studio is excited to welcome Lian to Grand Rapids for the first time in October 2017 for a 3 day watercolor painting workshop.

Class will be held on October 12, 13, and 14, 2017 at Inspirations of Art Studio

Class Cost: $250 for all three days.  For materials list please email us at

Inspirations will provide coffee, lemonade, and water.  Some snacks will be provided but if you have an awesome snack that you would like to share, please bring with.  We love trying new things.

Lunch is on your own.  We have five restaurants within walking distance.

UPDATE: Registration is reopened for 4 additional students as of 1/18/2017

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 has 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 at the University of California at Berkeley where he taught watercolor outdoor sketching for 8 years; watercolor and Chinese painting workshops nationwide in US, and other countries in 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 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.

Lian’s four books published by North Light Books have distributed internationally. They are: The Chinese Painting Techniques for Exquisite Watercolor, published in October of 2000; the Chinese Watercolor Techniques – Painting Animals, published in December of 2004, with demos on video tapes and DVDs made by Teaching Arts in UK; Chinese Watercolor Techniques for Exquisite Flowers published in 2009; Chinese Landscape Techniques for Watercolor in September 2013. They were main selections for North Light Book Club members. In 2014, North Light Books is printing a coffee table book with collection of Lian’s paintings, one of two painters chosen amount the publisher’s artists.


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