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2024 Cary, NC
Getting started in oils!
2-Day Beginner Oil Painting Workshop
with JJ Jiang

This workshop is full.  You never know when someone may cancel! So, to join waitlist, email JJ at

Dates: 2 Mondays:  March 11 & 18, 2024  

Time:   9 am - 4 pm each day with one hour lunch break

Venue: Village Art Circle

             130 South Academy Street

             Cary, NC 27511

Cost:    $300 per person for2 days


Skill levels: Beginner

Space is limited to 10 participants

To register and pay online (includes $11 credit card processing fee) click here:


To register and pay by mail click here:

Questions?  Call JJ at (919) 614-1890 or email at

For Supply List, click above.  Need help with supplies?  JJ can provide enough canvases, brushes, paint and medium for you to use for the two day workshop for a fee of $50.  Contact JJ with any questions.

Based on his years of experience and knowledge in art, JJ can bring the beginning painter confident and clear instruction and guidance!  In this workshop he can help you:

  • get started in the RIGHT direction, from the start

  • help you avoid unnecessary struggles, challenges, mistakes and confusion

  • grow your confidence from your first strokes - no need for guesswork!

  • instruct you in how to safely use and clean up oil paint

In this 2-day workshop, participants will learn

  • the pro's and con's of oil painting and how to maximize the positives!

  • how to use basic materials to get you started

  • a basic understanding of mixing color on the palette and on the canvas

JJ will do daily step-by-step demonstrations, give clear, purposeful instruction as he covers the basics, and provide individual guidance tailored to your needs as you get off the ground in oil painting. He will model and explain his processes of starting a painting, mixing and applying paint, how to use a brush, and also cleaning up oils safely.  To wrap up each day, as time allows, JJ will have a question & answer session.  You will work on two small paintings during this two day workshop! 


Clarity.  Confidence. Common sense.  These are what JJ Jiang brings to his instruction.  But you will quickly realize that his artistic passion and creativity underlie 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 fundamentals apply to all subject matter and even across mediums.  JJ’s daily demos and talks will include clear instruction on these fundamentals: drawing, value, color, and edges.  

JJ Jiang is an award winning artist and a gifted instructor. He is a signature member of Oil Painters of America.  Though accomplished in oil, he is a versatile artist and is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and a North Carolina Watercolor Society Master Member. He also excels in drawing and Chinese brush painting, and works with a variety of subjects including landscape/urbanscapes, human figures and portraits, and still life.

PAYMENT AND REFUND POLICIES:  Spaces are limited so register early!  A waiting list will be formed if needed.  To reserve a place in the workshop, full payment of $300 is required.  

For cancellations more than 30 days prior to the workshop start date, you will receive a refund minus a $75.00 non-refundable registration fee.  Within the 30 days prior to the workshop, no refund will be issued unless someone on the waitlist can take your spot.

If the workshop is cancelled for any reason, a full refund for the workshop cost will be refunded to you.

JJ Jiang Fine Art and the Village Art Circle Studio & Gallery assume no responsibility for any illness or injury resulting from workshop participation.  All students accept full responsibility for their personal health.

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