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2024 JJ JIANG CLASSES/WORKSHOPS

a watercolor painting of Daisies and black eyed Susans by NC artist JJ Jiang

July 2024

Weeklong Artist's Retreat:
Little Switzerland, NC

Date: Sun. - Sat. July 14 to 20 

This retreat is FULL.  Click below to join waiting list.

Time:  Daily morning instruction

Venue: Wildacres Retreat

             1565 Wildacres Rd., P.O. BOX 280
             Little Switzerland, NC 28749

Join JJ for a weeklong retreat this July at the Redux Art Retreats at Wildacres just off the Blue Ridge Parkway in the NC mountains! JJ will bring his signature "Simplicity of Watercolor" approach in this relaxing all-inclusive setting.  Click below for more info!

a watercolor landscape painting by nc artist JJ Jiang

September 2024

Two-Day Watercolor Workshop:
Aberdeen, NC

Date:  Mon.-Tues., Sept. 9-10, 2024 

Time:  9:30 am to 4 pm

Venue: Artists League of the Sandhills

              129 Exchange Street

              Aberdeen, NC 28315

Welcome to this 2-day watercolor workshop focused on rural NC in which JJ brings his years of painting and teaching experience to the Sandhills of NC.  With clear instruction, demos and personal guidance,  JJ will challenge each participant to find their inner creative drive.

Oil painting of sandy entrance to beach by nc Artist JJ Jiang.

April 2024

Completed

Two-Day Oil Painting Workshop:
Wilmington, NC

Date:  Mon.-Tues. April 22, 23, 2024 

This workshop is FULL.  Click below to join waiting list.

Time:  10 am to 4 pm

VenueNew Hanover County Arboretum

            6206 Oleander Drive

            Wilmington, NC 28403

The Joy of Oil Painting A 2-day oil painting workshop hosted by the Wilmington Art Association as part of the Azalea Festival spring events.

Oil painting by JJ Jiang entitled Under the Riviera Sun

February 2024

Completed

Two-Day Palette Knife Workshop: Cary, NC

Date:  Mon.-Tues. February 26-27 2024

This workshop is FULL.  Click below to join waiting list.

Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Venue: Village Art Studio & Gallery

              200 S. Academy Street

              Cary, NC 27511

Energize your oil painting!  Join JJ in this 2-day workshop in which he focuses on the use of the palette knife, resulting in more expressive, bold paintings!

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January - February 2024 Completed

Winter Portrait Session: Cary, NC

Dates: Mondays, Jan. 15, 22, 29,

              Feb. 5, 12, 19    (6 sessions)

This session is FULL.  Click below to join waiting list.

 Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Venue: Village Art Circle

              200 S. Academy Street

              Cary, NC 27511             

Portrait drawing is a 6-week non-instructional session with a variety of models. Participants must bring their own materials and may use any medium they choose. Some easels are available at the gallery.

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August  2024

2 Day Watercolor Workshop:
Wilmington, NC

Date: Thurs.- Fri. August 1-2, 2024 

Time: 10:00 am to 4 pm

Venue: Country Club of Landfall

             800 Sun Runner Place

             Wilmington, NC, 28405

JJ heads to Wilmington as judge for the Landfall Foundation's 25th Annual Art Show & Sale. In conjunction with the show, JJ is pleased to offer a 2-day watercolor workshop sharing his insightful yet simple approach to watercolors.  Space is limited!  More info coming soon!

More info coming soon
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September 2024

3 Day Oil Workshop: Beaufort, NC

Date:  Mon.-Wed, Sept. 16, 17, 18, 2024 

This workshop is FULL.  Click below to join waiting list.

Time: 10am to 4 pm

VenueCraving Art Studio Fine Art

              121 Craven Street

               Beaufort, NC 28516

JJ is looking forward to being back in Beaufort, NC for another 3-day oil painting workshop this fall!  Join JJ in beautiful Beaufort this fall and find the Joy Of Oil Painting!

Oil painting of apples

March 2024

Completed

Two-Day Beginner Oil Painting Workshop: Cary, NC

Date:  2 Mondays: March 11 & 18. 2024

This workshop is FULL.  Click below to join waiting list.

Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Venue: Village Art Studio & Gallery

              200 S. Academy Street

              Cary, NC 27511

Ready to give oil painting a try?!  Get off to a good start under JJ's wise, fun and knowledgeable instruction.  JJ will take you through the basics of setting up a palette, mixing colors and working on two paintings.  Join him in March!  Click below for more info.

Watercolor painting of boats

January - February 2024

Completed

Weekly Watercolor Painting with JJ: Cary, NC

Dates: Tuesdays, Jan. 16, 23, 30,

              Feb. 6, 13, 20    (6 sessions)

This session is FULL.  Click below to join waiting list.

 Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Venue: Village Art Circle

              200 S. Academy Street

              Cary, NC 27511             

This popular weekly continuing watercolor painting class allows artists (advanced beginner and beyond) to paint & create in an artistically stimulating environment being taught and guided by artist, JJ Jiang.  

urbanscape

January 2024

Completed

Two-Day Watercolor Workshop: Chapin, SC

Date:  Fri, - Sat. January 26-27 2024

Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Venue: Crooked Creek Park

              1098 Old Lexington Hwy

              Chapin, SC 29036

Join JJ in South Carolina for a 2-day workshop in watercolor!  In this workshop the focus will be on land/city or waterscapes.  JJ will touch on the fundamentals of painting, do daily demos and offer clear, supportive, and inspirational instruction - with good humor and a sincere, friendly and comfortable approach.

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Watercolor painting of red barn by NC artist JJ Jiang.

August 2024

3 Day Watercolor Workshop:
Morgantown, WV

Date:  Fri. - Sun, August 16-18, 2024 

Time:  9:00 am to 4 pm

Venue: Morgantown Art Association

              5000 Greenbag Road 

              Morgantown, WV 26501

JJ is looking forward to heading into West Virginia for this 3-day watercolor workshop!  Join JJ as he leads the group in painting "scapes" - land, sea and urban scapes.  JJ shares his unique yet simple insights and background along with his step-by-step demos and guidance. Click below for more info.

Watercolor painting of beach scene by NC artist JJ Jiang

November 2024

Two-Day Watercolor Workshop:
Manteo, NC

Date:  Thurs. - Fri., Nov. 14 & 15, 2024 

Time:  TBD

Venue: College of the Albemarle - Dare

             205 US-64

            Manteo, NC 27954

Welcome to this 2-day watercolor workshop focused on coastal NC!  

More info coming soon!

More info coming soon
Landscape watercolor painting by JJ Jiang

February 2024

Completed

Two-Day Watercolor Workshop:
Burlington, NC

Date:  Thurs.-Fri, February 29-Mar. 1, 2024 

 Time:  9:00 am to 4 pm

Venue: Burlington Artist League 

            309 Huffman Mill Road, Suite 330 

            Burlington, NC 27215

Painting the Landscape with JJ Jiang

In this 2-day workshop, grow in your confidence and competence in the watercolor medium as JJ brings his clear and inspirational watercolor instruction. No only will JJ give insights into painting fundamentals, he will also do demos, discuss his techniques and offer individual guidance at your easel.  

More info
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January - February 2024 

 Completed

Weekly Artist Mentoring with JJ: Cary, NC    NEW CLASS!! 

Dates: Tuesdays, Jan. 16, 23, 30,

              Feb. 6, 13, 20    (6 sessions)

This session is FULL.  Click below to join waiting list.

 Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Venue: Village Art Circle

              200 S. Academy Street

              Cary, NC 27511             

JJ is excited to offer this new, rather experimental, class with you - bringing his years of experience as an artist and instructor to you - offering flexible, targeted guidance and help to each individual. Find inspiration, instruction and camaraderie.  Click below to learn more!!

2023 JJ JIANG CLASSES/WORKSHOPS

Oil painting of apples on newspaper

September 2023

3 Day Oil Workshop: Beaufort, NC

Date:  Wed. - Fri. September 6, 7, 8. 2023

           Completed

Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Venue: Craving Art Studio Fine Art

              121 Craven Street

               Beaufort, NC 28516

       This workshop is now full!

       Click below for how to join waitlist.

Join JJ in beautiful, laid back Beaufort, NC for a 3-day oil painting workshop.   JJ will be sharing his straight forward approach with wisdom and humor.  Beyond his step-by-step demos, he offers clear instruction designed, not to intimidate but rather, inspire!  If you're looking to find joy in your artistic endeavors, be sure to sign up!

Oil painting of an orange in a glass by NC artist JJ Jiang.

July 2023

One-Day Oil Painting Workshop:
Sanford, NC

Date:  Saturday, July 8 2023

            Completed

Time:  9 am to 4 pm

Venue: Sanford Brush & Palette Club

              507 N. Steele Street

              Sanford, NC

Painting a still life in oils with  JJ.

In this one-day workshop, JJ believes that at the heart of all art should be joy and self-expression.  Join him as he brings his artistic passion and refreshing, clear insight and instruction to this one-day workshop in Sanford.

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April 2023

One-Day Watercolor Workshop:
Concord, NC

Date:  Saturday, April 15, 2023

            Completed

Time:  9 am to 4 pm

Venue: Cabarras Art Guild

             Concord, NC

              This workshop is full!

Painting A Landscape with JJ Jiang

In this one-day workshop, JJ will bring his clear and refreshing watercolor approach to inspire you in your artistic journey. While touching on the four fundamentals, he will also demo and discuss his techniques and offer individual guidance at your easel.  

"After the Rain" watercolor by JJ Jiang

August 2023

3 Day Watercolor Workshop: Pickens, SC

Date:  Thurs, - Sat. August 3,4,5 2023

           Completed

Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Venue: Pickens County Museum

              of Art & History,

               307 Johnson St.

               Pickens, SC 29671     

Join JJ in South Carolina for a 3-day workshop and the opportunity to attend the opening reception for the South Carolina Watermedia Society's 46th Annual Exhibition!  JJ was fortunate to be invited as the juror this year for their national show. 

"On the Way to the Water" watercolor painting by JJ Jiang

May 2023

3 Day Watercolor Workshop:
Wilmington, NC

Date:  Tues.-Thurs May 2,3,4 2023

            Completed

Time:  9:00 am to 4:00 pm 

Venue: Jay DeChesere Art Studio

          240 Cabbage Inlet Lane

          Wilmington, NC 28409

       This workshop is now full!

       Click below for how to join waitlist.

Set aside these dates to join JJ on the coast in Wilmington, NC!

In his clear and concise way, JJ will bring to you his wisdom and insightful approach to watercolor painting. In this 3-day workshop, you'll go deep into the four fundamentals of painting with JJ as you work on a landscape, an urbanscape and a portrait.  Click below to read more and register!

Portrait painting group

Winter - Spring 2023

Winter Portrait/Figure Sessions

Dates: Mondays, Feb. 13, 20, 27,

              Mar. 6, 13, 20    (6 sessions)

               Completed

 4 session extension: Mar. 27, Apr. 3, 10, 17

Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Venue: Village Art Circle, Cary, NC

               This session is full!

Portrait/figure drawing is a 6-week non-instructional session with a variety of models. Participants must bring their own materials and may use any medium they choose. Some easels are available at the gallery.

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July 2023

One-Day Watercolor Workshop:
Concord, NC

Date:  Saturday, July 15, 2023

             Completed

Time:  9 am to 4 pm

Venue: Cabarras Art Guild

             Concord, NC

        This workshop is full!

Painting A Landscape with JJ Jiang

In this one-day workshop, JJ will bring his clear and refreshing watercolor approach to inspire you in your artistic journey. While touching on the four fundamentals, he will also demo and discuss his techniques and offer individual guidance at your easel.  

NC Artist JJ Jiang doing watercolor portrait demo at workshop

April 2023

3 Day Watercolor Portrait Workshop in Cary, NC

Date:  Sun - Tues April 23, 24, 25  2023

            Completed

Time:  9:00 am to 4:00 pm 

Venue: Village Art Circle, Cary, NC

        This workshop is full!

        Click below for how to join waitlist,

Watercolor is the perfect medium to capture quick and fresh portraiture and skin tones. Join JJ as he leads with step-by-step demos and clear instruction designed to not only help you develop better technique but to also build your confidence and help you grow as an artist.

2022 JJ JIANG CLASSES/WORKSHOPS

Coastal Oil painting by NC Artist JJ Jiang.

October 2022

Two-Day Oil Painting Workshop

Date:  Mon. - Tues. October 24,25 2022

Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Venue: Craving Art Studio Beaufort, NC

Completed

Painting Seascapes in Oils/Acrylics

Join JJ in the vibrant coastal scene of Beaufort, NC!

In this two-day oil painting workshop JJ will guide participants in the completion of two beautiful seascapes paintings  through step-by-step demos and individual guidance. Come and enjoy this unique and historic town and create some wonderful art!

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May 2022

3 Day Watercolor Workshop

Date:  May 4, 5, 6, 2022

Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Venue: Perquimans County Rec. Ctr,                Hertford, NC

Completed

Exploring Watercolor Painting with JJ

Join JJ on the NC coast in beautiful Perquimans County!

This three-day watercolor painting workshop is designed to grow artists’ confidence, competence and comfort level with the medium of watercolor.

Landscape painting in watercolor by NC Artist JJ Jiang.

September 2022

One-Day Watercolor Workshop

Date:  Friday, September 30, 2022

Time: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Venue: The Centerpiece, Raleigh, NC

Completed

The Atmospheric Watercolor Landscape

The charm and strength of the watercolor medium comes from its luminosity, fluidity and transparency. Through step by step live demo, JJ will bring a landscape painting to completion, showing students how to use the techniques to transform a photo into and atmospheric and poetic painting. Come join JJ for this insightful and transformative workshop!

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Spring  2022

Weekly Watercolor Painting with JJ 

Tuesdays: 03/15, 03/22, 03/29, 04/05,

                   04/12, 04/19

Time: 10 am to 1 pm  

Venue: Village Art Circle, Cary, NC

Completed

This weekly continuing watercolor paint-up class allows artists (advanced beginner and beyond) to paint & create in an artistically stimulating environment being taught and guided by artist, JJ Jiang.  

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September 2022

One-Day Watercolor Workshop

Date:  Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Venue: Heart2Hands Art Gallery & Studio

            Downtown Clayton, NC

Completed

Capturing Rural NC in Watercolor

Enjoy a One Day Workshop focusing on the Charm and Nostalgia of the NC Farm with JJ Jiang. In this one-day workshop, you'll be using watercolors to create a beautiful farm landscape painting. 

Come to downtown Clayton and spend a day painting with JJ focusing on the fundamentals of art while painting an NC rural scene.

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Spring  2022

Weekly Oil Painting with JJ

Tuesdays: 03/15, 03/22, 03/29, 04/05,

                   04/12, 04/19

Time: 2 pm to 5 pm  

Venue: Village Art Circle, Cary, NC

Completed

Starting from March 15, JJ will resume offering his popular weekly oil painting classes in an artistically stimulating environment and friendly atmosphere...

2021 JJ JIANG CLASSES/WORKSHOPS

JJ Jiang art workshop at the Art of the Carolinas

November 2021

Completed

November 11, 12, 13, 2021, Thursday,

             Friday, and Saturday,

JJ's workshops are 9 am to 4 pm

             each day..

Venue: Art of the Carolinas 2021: 

             Hilton - North Raleigh

JJ is honored to be invited back to teach three different one-day workshops in both oil and watercolor painting,  For detailed info about the workshops and registration, please click below:

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Fall 2021

Fall Portrait Sessions

Completed

Mondays, Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11

                  (4 sessions)

Time: 9:30 to 12:30 pm

Venue: Village Art Circle, Cary, NC

Portrait painting/drawing is a 4-week non-instructional session with a variety of models. There will be one long pose for each session.  Participants must bring their own materials and may use any medium they choose. Some easels are available at the gallery.

Watercolor painting of docked ship in Oriental NC done by NC artist JJ Jiang.

October 2021

One-day Workshop

Completed

Date:  Saturday, October 16

Time: 10:00 to 4:00 pm

Venue: Artworks Oriental,

               Oriental, NC

Do you dream of adding poetry and mood to your watercolor paintings? Join JJ in the charming village of Oriental, North Carolina for a one-day workshop!

A watercolor class taught by NC artist JJ Jiang.

Fall 2021

Weekly Watercolor Painting with JJ 

Completed

Tuesdays: 09/14, 09/21, 09/28, 10/5,

                   10/12, & 10/19

Time: 10 am to 1 pm 

Venue:  Village Art Circle, Cary, NC

This weekly continuing watercolor paint-up class allows artists (advanced beginner and beyond) to paint & create in an artistically stimulating environment being taught and guided by artist, JJ Jiang.  

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Fall 2021

Weekly Oil Painting with JJ

Completed

Tuesdays: 09/14, 09/21, 09/28, 10/5,

                  10/12, & 10/19

Time: 2 pm to 5 pm  

Venue: Village Art Circle, Cary, NC

Starting from this September 14, JJ will resume offering his popular weekly oil painting classes in an artistically stimulating environment and friendly atmosphere...

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