The Yin & Yang of Painting
July 2017
Hongnian ZhangLois Woolley

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The Yin & Yang of Painting

This workshop is sold out. Please call Omega registration to be placed on a waiting list at 877.944.2002.

July 30, 2017 – August 04, 2017
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
Course:
SM17-3405-179
Teacher:
Hongnian Zhang, Lois Woolley
Tuition:
$400
Plus accommodations
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Description

Art is a language. What is most important is what you want to say—what story and point of view you want to share. This workshop, for people at all artistic levels, helps you find your painterly voice through the concepts of yin and yang. We are thrilled to bring to Family Week Hongnian Zhang and Lois Woolley, artists and teachers whose loving presence and vast experience create a warm and stimulating workshop experience.

In Chinese yin means shadow and yang means light, terms that are inherently visual. The Chinese philosophy of yin/yang explains the world as a relationship of balanced opposites.

During the week we use still life arrangements and the concepts of yin and yang to help us create beautiful paintings. Through observation, practice, painting exercises, and mixing paint, we learn how to see and compare colors for their values, temperature, and intensity. By the end of the workshop your paintings begin to tell your own story and exude an energy that comes from the harmonious balance of contrasts.

This workshop is designed to support beginners. Students at all levels are welcome.

More Information

This workshop is being held during Family Week. If you don't have children you may participate in this program, but be advised almost 200 children are on campus, and services and schedules are geared for children and families.

Enrollment is limited for this program; register early. All art materials will be supplied by the Faculty.

Faculty recommends you read the following book in preparation for the course:

  • The Yin/Yang of Painting: A Contemporary Master Reveals the Secrets of Painting Found in Ancient Chinese Philosophy by Hongnian Zhang and Lois Woolley
Schedule

Please note this program is during Family Week. If you don't have children you may participate in this program, but be advised almost 200 children are on campus, and services and schedules are geared for children and families.

Adult Workshops meet each morning from 9:00 a.m.–Noon, and Monday from 2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday afternoons from 2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m., take time off to relax or enjoy Dabblers Delights—classes in music, dance, wellness, yoga, and more, led by workshop teachers and special guests. In the evenings, everyone gathers for family entertainment.

SUNDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–8:20 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Celebrating Community or Centering Into the Omega Experience
 
MONDAY
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
TUESDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Dabblers Delights
 
WEDNESDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Dabblers Delights
 
THURSDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Dabblers Delights
 
FRIDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Teachers
Hongnian Zhang

Hongnian Zhang is a Chinese-American oil painter who was instrumental in bringing Chinese realism to the West. Known for his epic and historical paintings of American and Chinese life, he teaches in both countries. He is coauthor, with his wife artist Lois Woolley, of The Yin/Yang of Painting. zhanghongnian.com

Lois Woolley

Lois Woolley is an award-winning painter who specializes in portraiture. She has taught portrait painting at the Woodstock School of Art since 1996 and is coauthor, with her husband Hongnian Zhang, of The Yin/Yang of Painting. loiswoolley.com