Schedules and Material List

2018 Workshops (remaining)
Oct. 11 to 13

Dixie Watercolor Society workshop
St. George, Utah


Karen Bettilyon

Oct. 15 to 17

Small class (4 min. 5 max.) in Lian Zhen's Studio
Las Vegas, NV


Lian Zhen
(510) 685-2654

Oct. 19 to 21
Studio Channel Islands
CA (Full, waiting list)
  Grace Tallman
Oct. 26 to 28
Watercolor & Chinese Painting

Hearst Center for the Arts
Cedar Falls, IA

  Angie Hickok
(319) 268-5504 (319) 273-8641
Nov. 2 to 4

Rhode Island (Almost full)

  Lois Erhartic
(401) 862-8104
Nov. 6 to 8

North Augusta, SC
(Full, waiting list)

  Suzanne Thingpen
Nov. 9to 11

Hunstville Museum of Art
Hunstville, AL

  Laura E. Smith
(256) 535-4350 ext. 222
2019 Workshops
Jan. 21 to 23

Yuma, AZ

  Judy Wright
(406) 531-7339
Jan. 28 to Feb. 1
2 days Chinese painting 3 days Watercolor

Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs

  (239) 495-8989
Feb. 2

Zephyrhills Art Club
Zephyrhills, FL

  Joyce Owens
Feb. 4 to 6

Sea Oats Gallery
St. George Island, FL ,

  (850) 927-2303
Feb. 12 to 15

Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild
Tucson, AZ

  (520) 440-6977

Feb. 18 to 21
2 days Chinese painting and 2 days Watercolor

Perfect Palette at Virginia Beach
Chesapeake, VA
(Full, waiting list)

  Denise Dalia-Cooper
March 16 & 17

Gainesville, FL

  Celia Burger
(319) 331-5588
March 18 & 19

Wildwood Community Center
The Villages, FL

  Julie McGlone
(352) 750-1068
March 27 to 29

Jacksonville watercolor Society
Jacksonville, FL

  Karen Zelenkov
(904) 614-4399
April 5 to 7

Mongomary, AL

  Mary Beck
April 9 to 12

Lake Charles

  Nancy Melton
(337) 477-6784
April 24 to 26

Artensity Workshops
Ann Arbor, MI

  Debra Zamperla
May 8 to 10

Albany, GA

  Carole Gum
Mary 11 to 13

Brevard Watercolor Society Inc.
Melbourne, FL

  Betty Whitmire
(407) 694-6879
May 19 to 22

Dillman’s Art Workshop Retreat
Lac du Flambeau, WI

  (715) 588-3143

May 28 to 31
June 1
Chinese painting


Oregon Society of Artists
Portland, OR

  (503) 228-0706
June 6 to 8

Santa Rosa, CA

  Dan Fishman
July 26 to 28

Trilogy, Nipoma, CA

  Kassidy Rugg
(805) 343-7502
Cindy Moreno
August 9 to 11

Rhode Island Watercolor Society
Slater Memorial Park, 831 Armistice Blvd. Pawtucket, RI

  Sam Green
(401) 726-1876
August 12 to 15

InView Center for the Art
Landgrove Inn, VT

  (802) 824-6673
Sept. 20 to 22

Missoula, MT

  Dorothy Patent
Sept. 27 to 29
1 day Chinese Painting and 2 days Watercolor

Battle Creek Society of Artists, (Inspiration Art)
Battle Creek, MI

  Dana D. VBradt
(616) 334-8113,
Oct. 1 to 3

Louisiana Watercolor Society
David's Art center, New Orleans

  Louise Hansen
Oct. 11 to 13

Amber Palmer Workshop
Chico, CA

  Amber Palmer
( 530) 899-8401
Oct. 16 to 18

Central New York Watercolor Society
Utica, NY

  Jean Matuszewski
(315) 269-2725
Oct. 21 to 25
2 days Chinese painting and 3 days Watercolor

Cheap Joes' Art Stuff
Boone, NC

  Edwina L. May
Nov. 1 to 3

Falak Art Studio
Coppell, TX

  (972) 393-1539

Workshop material List:

Chinese painting material:

Shuan Paper(rice paper):
One mature (sized) and 2 raw Shuan Papers (size approximately 30 inch x50 inch).
Four Chinese brushes from extra small to large.
One small bottle Chinese painting ink or Sumi ink.
Chinese painting colors (12 tubes in one set).

Feel free to bring all Chinese/Sumi painting materials you have. I will carry the above materials for those who need them. Students can purchase the Chinese painting material kit (include all materials listed above) for $35.00 or individual items in the workshop.

Note: If the workshop is Chinese painting only, also bring the following materials:
One plywood board or gatorboard size about 16"x23", a half-sheet watercolor paper,a large palette, a pencil, a hair dryer, a medium size water sprayer, an apron, a pare of scissors and one roll of white paper towel.

If the workshop is a combination of Chinese and watercolor paintings, these materials are listed under the "Others" at the Watercolor painting materials bellow.

To order the Chinese painting materials click Chinese Painting Materials

Watercolor painting material: Available in and Spokane Art Supply, Spokane, WA

Brushes: Synthetic and / or sable brushes - Windsor and Newton, American Journey and Loew-Cornell recommended.
Round - number 4, 6 & 8, get two of each, Pointed - number 2, 3, one or two of each
Flat - one or two ¼ inch (with wedge shape at end of handle for applying masking such as Windsor and Newton aquarelle brushes), two ½ inch and a 1 inch.

Colors (tubes):
Three tubes of the primary colors. One from each of the three groups of primary colors: Blue - Antwerp (Windsor and Newton), Prussian or Phthalocyanine Blue Red Shade (M.Graham &Co.); Yellow - Hansa, Azo Light (M.Graham &Co.), Windsor (Windsor and Newton), Arylide (DVP), Bumblebee or Aureoine (American Journey). Red – Pyrrol, Napthal (M.Graham &Co.), Winsor (Windsor and Newton), Joe's Red American Journey). Other similar primary colors are OK.

Half sheets (15"x22", or 16"x20") 140 lb Cold Press watercolor papers, Arches or Kilimanjaro, NO EXCEPTIONS. 5-day and 4-day workshop needs 3, 3-day workshop needs 2, 2-day workshop needs 2.

One large size palette like John Pike Watercolor palette (not little ones; large white color plate is OK).

Masking Fluid:
A new bottle of light colored art-masking fluid: Art Masking Fluid by U.S. Art Supply ( has it), Shiva Liquid Masque by Richson Mediums or Windsor and Newton's yellowish color masking are recommended. If Cheapjoes dose not have them buy from

One plywood board or gatorboard size about 16"x23" for taping down the half sheet size watercolor paper, Three small dishes for making color liquids, a roll of packing tape (not blue or yellow tapes), 2 sheets of graphite papers (transfer paper, erasable), a hair dryer, a medium size water sprayer (not little ones), a brush washer (a jar contains water for cleaning brushes), an apron, 2 sheets of tracing papers size about 15"x12", a pair of scissors, a B2 or #2 pencil, erasers and one roll of white paper towel. One tea spoon. If you can't blow the color liquids while painting, get a can of Compressed Gasduster from office supply store.

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To purchase Lian Zhen books and painting demo DVDs, click Book & Painting Demo DVDs

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