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    Strengthen your artwork with the
    limitless creative possibilities of
    watercolor painting and Lian's
    techniques. Lian Quan Zhen, the
    master of negative painting, will
    guide you to paintings with great
    depth and life. He will teach his
    approach on design, composition
    and color with clear, practical easy-
    to-follow demonstrations and
    instruction. Lian teaches in a paint-
    along method with short demos
    throughout the full day, making
    learning fun and easy. Become
    skilled using hue, value and
    intensity with his one-of-a-kind
    color pouring, blowing, and
    blending method. Lian's energy
    and  helpfulness will amaze and
    delight. Lian is the author of four
    Chinese Painting Instructional
Lian Quan Zhen
watercolor, studio

11-Day Cruise
China, Korea and Japan
7 ports of call

March 21 - April 1, 2018
All Levels Welcome



    Class Outline

    On 5 days at sea, we will meet at our studio space (TBA) at 9:00 am to begin the days lessons and projects.
    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.

    Enjoy an unforgettable adventure to key cities in China and Japan. With an overnight in Shanghai, you'll
    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.