The Simplicity of Watercolor Painting
A Three-day Watercolor Workshop with JJ Jiang


JJ Jiang is an award winning artist and a gifted instructor. He is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and a North Carolina Watercolor Society Master Member. Though accomplished in watercolor, he is a versatile artist – excelling in oils (Signature Member of Oil Painters of America), drawing, Chinese brush painting, with a variety of subjects including landscape/urbanscapes, human figures and portraits, and still life.




Course Description:

Date: August 3 – 5, 2023

Cost: $400 per artist

Number of Seats Available: 15 maximum

Clarity. Confidence. Common sense. These are what JJ Jiang brings to his instruction. But you will quickly realize that his artistic passion and creativity underlie all that he says and does. With sincerity and good humor, JJ will share his wisdom and insights stemming from his eastern cultural background and his deep knowledge of western art. He approaches painting with a unique and refreshing perspective that he truly enjoys sharing with workshop participants! His years of teaching experience in fine art enable him to support you as you grow in depth and confidence as an artist.

JJ’s teaching is based on his belief that basic fundamentals apply to all subject matter and even across mediums. JJ’s daily demos and talks will include clear instruction on these fundamentals such as drawing, value, color, and edges. JJ will also discuss and demonstrate various techniques in watercolor, but he emphasizes the need for all artists to go beyond technique to explore their creative drive that has brought them to the easel. In this workshop JJ will do daily demos, give clear, brief talks, and provide individual guidance tailored to your level. To wrap up, if time allows, JJ will have a brief critique and a question & answer session each day.

Day 1 Focus on landscape and/or waterscape —(JJ provides reference photos)
Day 2 Focus on cityscape— (JJ provides reference photo)
Day 3 Focus on portrait— (participants bring their own photo reference or
may choose to use JJ’s and follow his demo)

Venue Location:

This year’s workshop is located in Pickens, SC.

Location: Pickens County Museum of Art and History

Address: 307 Johnson St, Pickens, SC 29671

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All artists must accept the Terms and Conditions. Upon completion of payment below, artists will be charged the full cost of the workshop–$400. Artists acknowledge $50 is non-refundable and the remaining $350 balance is subject to the specifications laid out in the Terms and Conditions.

At this time, the workshop is NOT full. In the event of reaching capacity, we will continue to place registrants on a waitlist. If a seat becomes available, artists will be invited to the workshop in the order in which payments were received. If an opening does not become available, registrants on the waitlist will be refunded their payment in full.