Monday, December 16, 2013

Plein Air Painting Workshops with Barry John Raybould

Workshop Locations and Dates:

An exciting 10 day Plein Air Workshop in a traditional Chinese village


Instructor: Barry John Raybould
Date of Workshop: April 2017 dates to be decided, 10 days
Location: Fujian Province of China

Dates: exact dates to be determined but will in be the latter half of April 2017
Length of workshop: 10 days + 2 day Xiamen extension
Location: in a traditional Chinese mountain village in Fujian Province, about 2-3 hours drive from Xiamen
Cost: Tuition, accommodation, and food in the Art Center (10 nights) US$3200

The workshop will be held in a traditional mountain village in the Fujian Province of China. The village is characterized by its traditional architecture of circular multi story dwellings made of mud. This special architecture is characteristic only to this part of China.  The village has a lovely river running through it, and is surrounded by mountain scenery. The workshop will be held in an Art Center with comfortable guest rooms with private bathrooms. The Art Center is used by universities from all over China to run plein air workshops, including the top Art Academy in China, CAFA.

Each day we will go out painting doing lots of studies and plein air painting, and then return to the studio to discuss the day’s work and do individual critiques. The goal will be to identify where you need the most help, and if necessary select assignments that will help take your work to the next level.

Optionally you can come two days earlier and we will take a sketching trip (graphite and paper) around Xiamen, one of the early one of five "treaty ports" established by the Treaty of Nanjing in 1842, then called “Amoy”. We will visit Gulangyu island (only 10 minutes offshore) which was designated an international foreign settlement in 1903 and became a secure haven for Europeans, Japanese and wealthy overseas Chinese who built lavish mansions, consulates and churches there. We will also visit the botanical gardens in Xiamen, and prepare for the week’s plein air painting expedition. There will be no tuition fee for this visit.


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Workshops exclusive to Virtual Art Academy members with at least three months of membership. 

Please enquire if interested.