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Watercolor Integration with Chinese Ink and Oil Pastel

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July 20, 2024
July 22, 2024
10:00 - 4:00
Participate: In-Person Online
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Workshop Overview

Participants will join this unique watercolor class with Chinese ink and oil pastel. We will learn

design, composition, shape, line, value, and color, and make nature sketches. Participants will

transform the sketches and art imaginations into paintings in the studio. We will discover the

power of positive and negative paintings, wet-on-wet, and wet-on-dry techniques, and explore

watercolor expressions with splashing and dripping as well as crinkling technique. Participants

will gain knowledge of watercolor integration with Chinese ink and oil pastel, and join in

interactive artwork. The instructor will offer a class demo and engage in individual interaction.

About the Instructor(s)

Qinqin Liu is an interdisciplinary artist with a Ph.D. in ecology and extensive experience in water media art and integration with Chinese ink and oil pastel. She has taught watercolor art classes and workshops at the Yosemite Art Center and Sitka Art and Ecology Center. Her art practices primarily involves watercolor, acrylic, drawing, oil pastel, Chinese ink and calligraphy. She was taught ink painting and calligraphy in China and studied under Professor Cheng-Khee Chee, a national award-winning watercolorist, when she came to the US. Integrating Chinese and Western art designs and connecting art and nature contribute to the unique character of her artwork, which has been exhibited in galleries and museums in America and Asia (

Materials List: Students Bring


Watercolor paper (Arches Cold press 140lb at least six sheets


Palette for color mixing (option to use a recycled egg plastic container).

Watercolor brushes (Princeton brand is good): Round brushes at least size 12 or 10; Flat

brushes at least 1 ½" and½".

Small brushes (round#5 or #6 or Chinese brush), Chinese ink, and oil pastels.

Watercolor paints at least all three primary colors (e.g. Ultramarine Blue, Azo Yellow and Cadmium Red or rose madder), option with sap green.

2 B and 6B pencils.  

Two water containers (e.g. two empty yogurt containers).

Paper clamps, a water spray bottle, sponges, and a paper towel.

Wood or foam board to secure the watercolor paper during the painting.

Mr. Clean Erasers (cleaning pads that you can buy in Walmart or other stores).

Water bottles and containers (for drinking and painting).

Plastic wraps, tapes (such as painter’s tape with clean and release).

White tissue paper (color test).

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

Chinese ink

Watercolor painting examples and handout

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