Mark Arts

Artisan Academy Workshops: Painting

Prairie Fire Watercolor Workshop with Ye Wang | March 1 & 2

March 1 & 2, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Instructor: Ye Wang (Visit his website here)

Early Bird, Enroll by February 1: $145 | Enroll after February 1: $165

Click here for the supply list Ages: 16 + 

Prairie fire is a prominent and sublime subject in Midwest America every March and April. It becomes one of photographer’s favorites. Watercolorists seldom paint it, as it’s very challenging. Ye has been painting with watercolor for over thirty years and began painting fire four years ago. He has developed techniques catch the flames of fire and to render the atmosphere of heavy smoke.

This two-day workshop will demonstrate the process of making a prairie fire painting with watercolor. The content includes preliminary drawing, masking the flames and grass, wet-on-wet techniques, glazing and edge-softening. Each participant should be able to finish a 11 x 15 prairie fire watercolor in the two-day workshop. The instructor will provide some photos of fire to use.

Instructor Bio:  Yeqiang Wang is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Washburn University in Topeka. He studied at the Sichuan Institute of Fine Arts in Chongqing, P.R. of China and earned his MFA at University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. His work has been featured locally in National exhibitions at Mark Arts to include All-Media, Oil Painting and the Kansas Watercolor Society. In additions he has exhibited in numerous national and international exhibitions. Visit his website at Yepaintings.com.

For questions about the workshop please call 316.932.1784.

Prairie Fire Oil Painting Workshop with Ye Wang | April 5 & 6

April 5 & 6, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Instructor: Ye Wang (Visit his website here)

Early Bird, Enroll by February 15: $145 | Enroll after February 15: $165

Click here for the supply list Ages: 16 + 

Prairie fire creates a beautiful scenic route in the Midwest every spring. Ye Wang has been fascinated with it and has chased fire with his camera for over ten years. Seven years ago he began painting it in oils. Through the years he has developed some oil techniques to paint the fire in an easy and effective way – to combine the classical thin paint with the Impressionist impasto. In this workshop he will share his techniques and subject with the participants. Step-by-step demonstrations will be conducted but every participant will finish a different fire painting (11×14”) by the end of the two-day workshop. The instructor will provide some photos of fire to use.

Instructor Bio:  Yeqiang Wang is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Washburn University in Topeka. He studied at the Sichuan Institute of Fine Arts in Chongqing, P.R. of China and earned his MFA at University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. His work has been featured locally in National exhibitions at Mark Arts to include All-Media, Oil Painting and the Kansas Watercolor Society. In additions he has exhibited in numerous national and international exhibitions. Visit his website at Yepaintings.com.

For questions about the workshop please call 316.932.1784.