JULY 14 - 20, 2024 | JJ JIANG

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:  Clarity. Confidence. Common sense. These are what JJ Jiang brings to this fun and relaxing week at the Redux Art Retreat. You will quickly realize that his artistic passion and creativity underlies all that he says and does. With sincerity and good humor, JJ will share his wisdom and insights stemming from his Eastern cultural background and his deep knowledge of Western art. He approaches painting with a unique and refreshing perspective that he truly enjoys sharing with workshop participants! His years of teaching experience in fine art enable him to pull you in and grow in depth and confidence as an artist.

JJ’s teaching is based on his belief that there are fundamentals that apply to all subject matter even across mediums. His daily demos and brief talks will include clear instructions on these fundamentals: drawing, value, color, and edges. He will also discuss and demonstrate various techniques in watercolor while emphasizing the need for all artists to go beyond technique to explore the creative drive that has brought them to the easel. Some prior experience in drawing and watercolor painting is helpful but not required.

In this retreat, beyond the daily step-by-step demos, JJ will provide individual guidance tailored to your level. The focus of his demos will be still life, floral, and landscape. He will provide reference photos for you to use to follow along if you choose to do so, or you may bring your own. To wrap up, if time allows, JJ will have a brief critique and a question & answer session.

PRICE $940 | Redux members $890 

*above price includes workshop tuition + accommodation + meals


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JJ Jiang is an award-winning artist and a gifted instructor. He is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and Oil Painters of America, and a North Carolina Watercolor Society Master Member. Though accomplished in watercolor, he is a versatile artist – excelling in drawing, oils, Chinese brush painting, with a variety of subjects including landscape/urbanscapes, human figures and portraits, and still life. JJ currently lives in Cary, North Carolina, and is the owner of the Village Art Circle Fine Art Studio in the heart of downtown Cary.  

To see student testimonials and to read JJ’s teaching statement, go to his website:

****All classes have limited spots available as class sizes are limited and available on a first-come basis.****

Registration will open on March 13th, 2024 at noon. Once your register for a workshop, you will receive an individual email from Redux confirming your registration the day of or the next business day. Registration closes June 14th, 2024 for Summer Sessions.  If a class is full when you register, you will be notified by email that your name has been added to the Waitlist should a spot become available.