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To register or if you have further questions, please call organizer Betty Huang at 443-988-1818

The Artist

Qiang’s approach to landscape painting will be demonstrated with particular focus on choosing dramatic compositions, observing the light distribution, and using bold and loose strokes to create a powerful and accurate representation on canvas. Using demonstrations and individual assistance, Qiang will explain his process of creating energetic paintings by manipulating values, colors, edges, and brushwork. Personal attention will be given to each student according to his or her current skill level and personal goals in art.

Qiang Huang (pronounced as Chong Wong) came from China. He has studied art from multiple master artists like Scott Burdick and Mark Boedges. His paintings show remarkable accuracy and expressive brush strokes. Since 2004 his paintings have been selected continuously for the Oil Painters of America’s National Juried Exhibitions. Qiang’s work has been featured in many art magazines including American Artist, Southwest Art, and Artist Magazine.

Click here to see a sample of Qiang Huang’s work.

The Workshop

Per-Student Cost (double-occupancy): $2,900
Non-Painting Guest: $2,400
*airfare not included

The fee includes all art instruction, accommodation in a lovely private villa with a large pool and air conditioning not far from Florence; ALL meals and wine, including a private chef for dinners; and transportation to painting sites (includes San Gimignano!) and nearby hill towns. The workshop begins with a welcome reception on the evening of May 17, 2018 at the villa in the Chianti Region of Tuscany, Italy and ends on May 24, 2018.

This Villa is located in the glorious hills of Montespertoli overlooking the ancient Castle of Montegufoni, atop a hill in one of the most beautiful spotsin the area. It is surrounded by a ring of hills, amid olive groves and vineyards. The Villa’s panoramic position offers magnificent views of the Tuscan countryside stretching as far as the eye can see. Away from the city, it stands between Florence, Pisa and Sienna. May in Tuscany is usually pleasantly warm, with temperatures not yet at their peak. The fields are green and it’s a gorgeous time to visit.


"Thank you for making the Italy trip a Once-in-A-Lifetime Experience..." Anne

"After spending a week with Betty, I can tell she is not only a very kind and friendly person, she is also conscientious and reliable." -Theresa

"Betty, you and Eddy were absolutely amazing in selecting so many wonderful spots for us to paint or to dine. Many thanks for all you both did." -Crissie

"Thank you for being wonderful you! It is such a pleasure to get to know you both better during our stay in Varenna. You two are amazing!" -Jane

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