Date:June 4-7, 2020
Time: 9:30 AM- 4:30 PM
Medium: Oil or Acrylics
This 4-day workshop will begin with two days of painting small outdoor studies from direct observation. The following two days will be in the studio, working on a single large studio painting that will be based on your studies and reference photos you will take on location. Each of the 4 days, Calvin will begin with a demonstration, then spend time with each student throughout the rest of the day. It is recommended to bring a laptop or tablet for the studio days. Alternately, you may have color prints of your reference photos printed locally.
Plein air painting is a foundational part of training the eye to better understand the concepts of composition, design, and color harmony.
Workshop lessons will include:
Calvin Liang was born in Canton China and first began painting in high school. He completed his art education at the Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts, recognized as one of China’s most prestigious and competitive art academies. In China, his skills as a fine artist were applied to the theatrical industry, where he designed and created sets for operas and musicals for the Canton Opera Institute. Liang moved to the United States in 1987 and continued his profession as a full-time artist. He had a long and successful career creating visual art for the entertainment industry in animation, which included Walt Disney Studio and Nickelodeon Studio. He put in a semester in college learning the ins and outs of animation and eventually helped bring “The Little Mermaid” and “Cinderella” stories to life. He was later employed with Nickelodeon, working on “Angry Beavers” and “SpongeBob.” Ultimately, however, Liang became fascinated by the beautiful California landscape and transformed himself into a fine artist, painting themes of his choosing. Now his well-known sailboats crashing through waves, to rocky California coastline, to Spanish missions of centuries past, Calvin Liang’s masterful oils never fail to impress and inspire. Rediscover beautiful land and seascapes through Calvin’s eyes. He is a signature member of California Art Club, a master signature member of Oil Painters of America, a signature member of Oil Painters of America, and Laguna Plein Air Painter’s Association. He is the recipient of numerous art awards and has been featured in many art magazines.