- April 7, 2021 - April 11, 2021
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lisa Wang, Victoria. Watercolour.
I started drawing when I was about 4 or 5 years old. I simply picked up chalks and drew on doors and walls, it used to drive my grandpa mad! I always loved it and it is one of the reasons why I can paint today. I have been teaching since 2003, starting in New Zealand, and during my teaching I have seen many people who would love to improve their paintings skills, but have limited drawing skills. I am pleased to have been invited to conduct this workshop at the Fay Boyd’s Fine Art School and be given opportunity in this workshop to place emphasis in drawing. My students will hopefully realise by the end of the course that Watercolour is not that difficult once you can draw properly.
Day 1- Street scene study Warm up with some basic drawing skills and basic watercolour washes key words: natural shapes VS manmade shapes mixing your colours the better way different brushwork demonstrations.
Day 2- Wildlife study Drawing with proportion and painting with variety of tones key words: how to draw animals and give them character background VS main figure fine details touches.
Day 3- Statues study Drawing with perspective and painting with texture key words: understand perspective how to give your painting a special mood and different techniques with watercolour.
Day 4- Chef / Barista study Painting portrait and people at work key words: understand portrait in different angles drawing hands is more important than you thought body gestures still life in your paining atmosphere in your painting.
Day 5- At the race Painting people and horses’ key words: how to design your painting composition connection unity.
Open to all comers 18 years and over.
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Lisa Wang was born in Dalian, China 1977, Lisa’s passion and aptitude for art was evident at an early age. In 1996, as one of the top two students from Liaoning province, she was selected to study at the Dong Hua University in Shanghai, where she completed a 4 years bachelor’s degree with the major in Fashion Design and won several prizes in Hong Kong Taiwan and mainland of China.
In 2002, Lisa emigrated to New Zealand and started a new chapter in her life. During her time there she developed further as an artist and became a respected art teacher in Dunedin. She exhibited widely and received several prestigious awards for her work. In early 2007, Lisa moved to Australia, and started working as a full-time artist. In 2008 she completed a series of paintings featuring Victorian sheepdog trials, which were very well received by the local art community. The following year she was commissioned by the Geelong Football Club to complete a series of major oil paintings to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the club. The paintings captured key players significant moments and passionate supporters of the club. The exhibition was on display at the Geelong Regional Art Gallery and was extremely well received by the public. Those paintings are now part of the club’s permanent collection held at the Cardinia Park Club Rooms.
Lisa is a member of the VAS and the WSV, she recently became the Vice President of the Watercolour Society of Victoria. Lisa has held 6 solo exhibitions and many group exhibitions. In recent years she has travelled worldwide on painting trips with internationally renowned master artists. Lisa enjoys working with an extensive variety of subjects, but portraits and wildlife are her favourite. Her confident brush work, use of colour and ability to capture light making her paintings unique and highly sought after by art lovers and collectors worldwide.
Venue: Grafton High School