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Yong Hong Zhong Watercolor Workshop
June 26 @ 9:00 am - June 27 @ 4:00 pm
Introduction to Watercolor Painting – 1 Day Workshop
Sunday, June 26
9:00 – 4 pm
This one-day beginning workshop will cover the basic fundamentals of watercolor painting. We will explore the following concepts: Simplification, Values, and Colors. There will also be detailed discussion on materials and various types of the watercolor painting process. The workshop consists of a 30-minute lecture and two demos, with a total of 4 hours of painting time for students including an end of class critique. Instructor will have some watercolor paper, paint supply, reference photos and a few essential supplies available to use and additional papers to purchase.
Intermediate & Advanced Watercolor Painting – 1 Day Workshop
Monday, June 27
9:00 – 4 pm
This one-day intermediate/advanced workshop will be covering advanced watercolor techniques, in-depth discussion on colors, light and shadow, edges and mark making in watercolor. The second half of the workshop can take place outside the classroom, so students will need to bring an easel for plein air painting (weather permitting). The workshop consists of a 30 lecture, two demos (one from photo and one plein air, weather permitting), with a total of 4 hours of painting time including an end of class critique. Reference photos will be provided and students are encouraged to bring their own reference photos for the first half of the workshop. Materials list will be provided to what you need to bring.
Price for (1) Watercolor Workshop $125. Or (2) Days of Watercolor Workshop $225.
Workshop Location: Ferris Hills, 1 Ferris Hills, Canandaigua, NY 14424
Lunch is available at Ferris Hills for a $20.—lunch fee
About the Artist
Yong Hong Zhong was born in Canton, China and immigrated to the United States when he was twelve years old. Yong developed a keen interest in drawing at an early age. His determination to pursue his dream of being an artist prompted him to attend La Guardia High School, a prestigious school for music and arts in New York City. Yong continued his education at Pratt Institute in New York to further develop his artistic skills. He majored in Illustration and has a minor in Art History.
Yong started working for the Disney Animation Studios upon graduation. During his fourteen years employment at Disney, Yong had worked on over a dozen theatrical feature films. After completion of Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog”, Yong was ready to take a different direction and focus on his passion for traditional painting. The knowledge and experiences he acquired from the animation industry continue to be an invaluable influence in his art.
Yong has been a fulltime fine art painter since 2009. He participates in plein air painting competitions and teaching watercolor painting workshops online or in person workshops around the country. He currently lives in Portland with his wife and two sons.