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Each day will include 6 hours with our teacher. Our studio will be in one of the ships 'evening-only'
restaurants. Join us for the experience of a lifetime. Lian Zhen and Art in the Mountains invite you to
join us on this 11-day art adventure from Hong Kong, China to Japan. Lian will provide instruction,
demonstrations, individual help and critiques on 5 days at sea so you can enjoy your off-ship excursions with
your companion(s). No on location painting experience is necessary. Enjoy travel adventures with other
artists without hauling all kinds of equipment. We will paint in the comfort of the ship's dining room and use
our "off of the ship time" to gather photos and just have fun.
have ample time to explore the "Paris of the East," noting the magnificent Beaux Arts-style buildings
reflecting its colonial past and its soaring modern skyscrapers. While in Kobe, visit the splendid 16th-century
Osaka Castle as well as Shitenno-ji Temple, Japan's oldest Buddhist temple.
Day Port Arrive Depart
Wed Hong Kong, China (EMBARK) 5:00 pm
Thu Xiamen, China 11:00 am 8:00 pm
Fri At Sea --- ---
Sat Shanghai, China 7:00 am 7:00 pm
Sun At Sea --- ---
Mon Beijing (Tianjin), China 10:00 am Overnight
Tue Beijing (Tianjin), China 12:00 pm
Wed Seoul (Inchon), South Korea 12:00 pm 8:00 pm
Thu At Sea --- ---
Fri Kobe (Osaka), Japan 2:00 pm 10:00 pm
Sat At Sea --- ---
Sun Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan (DISEMBARK) 7:00 am ---
Lian Quan Zhen is a popular watercolor and Chinese painting artist and teacher in the US and abroad. He is one of the
most popular authors of North Light Books.
Lian started sketching and painting in his childhood and continued his art as a hobby while he practiced medicine as a
family physician in Canton Province, China. After immigrating to the US in 1985, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts
Degree from University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and a Master of Architecture Degree from MIT in 1996. He
has many shows in the US, Hong Kong and China and developed an international following. His paintings hang in
numerous institutional and private collections including the MIT Museum which has collected 14 of his paintings.
His art teaching credentials include the University of California at Berkeley where he taught watercolor outdoor
sketching for 8 years; watercolor and Chinese painting workshops nationwide in US, and other countries in Europe,
Canada, Mexico, Bahamas, China, South Africa and Australia. Also, Lian has been an invited juror for California,
Colorado, New Mexico and Kentucky Watercolor Societies' exhibitions and other local shows. His paintings featured
in magazines such as Watercolor 94 Spring, Splash4, Collectors (Hong Kong) and books of Landscape on Watercolor
(UK), Finding Your Visual Voice and Painter's Quick Reference books by North Light Books: Flowers and Blooms,
Dogs and Cats, Birds and Butterflies, Landscapes and Drawing and Painting Animals - the Essential Guide.
Lian’s books are distributed internationally. Chinese Painting Techniques for Exquisite Watercolor, published in
October of 2000; Chinese Watercolor Techniques - Painting Animals, published in December of 2004, with demos on
video tapes and DVDs made by Teaching Arts in UK; Chinese Watercolor Techniques for Exquisite Flowers published
in 2009. They were main selections for North Light Book Club members. In 2013 North Light published his fourth
book: Chinese Watercolor Techniques for Exquisite Landscapes. His newest book Chinese Watercolor Journey with
Lian Quan Zhen was published in 2015.