ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
These workshops use still life to teach Zhang’s unique approach to art. This course is designed to help students gain mastery of all the elements in oil painting, from composition, values & color to brushwork and paint quality. Every session includes easel-to-easel instruction in challenges of proportion, form, perspective, and space that students may encounter in each setup.
Enrollment in all three is recommended but not required.
PART II STILL LIFE PAINTING
(need 2 stretched canvases 12×16 and 2 stretched canvases 16×20 in size)
Wednesday-Movement in the composition: 1st from front to rear, 2nd from left to right
Tuesday-Opacity in painting: 1st a grisaille, 2nd glazing (2 sessions on same canvas)
Wednesday-Textures of objects: all kinds of textured objects – metal, glass, wood, fur, etc
Hongnian Zhang is a Chinese American oil painter who works in the Western academic tradition. Works by this gifted artist have been exhibited and acquired by museums, galleries, corporations and private collectors across the globe. In 2000, Zhang and his wife, artist Lois Woolley, co-wrote The Yin Yang of Painting. This book explains his philosophy and methods of painting. In 2008, China’s Ren-Min Mei-Shu Publishing Company selected Zhang as one artist in their Living Masters monograph series on Chinese Contemporary Distinguished Oil Painters. Hongnian Zhang has taught oil painting in America for many years, at both the graduate program of New York Academy and the Woodstock School of Art. Recently, Mr. Zhang accepted a position as Professor of Oil Painting at Fudan University’s Shanghai Institute of Visual Art. He is currently working with other Chinese artists to establish an Association for Epic and Historical Painting. He divides his time between China and the United States.
2008 Song of Endless Sorrow: the Saga of Yang Gui Fei, San Marino Gallery, Pasadena, California
2007 Summer, Fletcher Gallery, Woodstock, New York
2005 New Works, Fletcher Gallery, Woodstock, New York
2004 Woodstock Landscapes, Fletcher Gallery, Woodstock, New York
2003 From the Garden, Fletcher Gallery, Woodstock, New York
2001 Light and Life, Fletcher Gallery, Woodstock, New York
2000 Works on Paper, Fletcher Gallery, Woodstock, New York
1999 New Works, Fletcher Gallery, Woodstock, New York
1998 New Chinese Paintings and Prints, Fletcher Gallery, Woodstock, New York
1997 New Views of Tibet, Loretta Goodwin Gallery, Birmingham, Alabama
1994 The Visual Touch, Imavision Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1993 The Universal Pageant, James Cox Gallery, Woodstock, New York
1992 Portraits of a Colony, Accomack Museum of Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, Massachusetts
1991 The Year of Tibet, China House of Art, New York, New York
1988 A Universe of Humble Truth, Grand Central Art Galleries, New York, New York
In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits in the painting studios. Additionally, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, or scents of any kind. Learn more.
Part II $340 ($330 tuition + $10 lab fee)
May 15, 21, 22, 2019, Wednesday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 9 AM–4 PM
Those with special needs and/or requests may email the registrar.
Please note that for workshops lasting all day there is a one-hour break from twelve noon to one PM. Students are invited to bring lunch and eat at the school or may go to any of the local dining establishments. The school does not provide lunch or refreshments.