Student Testimonials 

About online workshops

"Thank you for a wonderful workshop.  It was just right for me.   I was worried before the class about keeping up but as it progressed I was not overwhelmed.   We had the right amount of breaks and I loved the day between the two classes to paint on my own with the Zoom instructions.

 Lian is helpful, positive and polite.  He is a very good teacher and he explains things very well.  It was just perfect and I will be taking more classes.  You all handled the Zoom format very well." 
Diane B.

"I love taking workshops from Lian. He presents his technique clear with additional comments as he demonstrates what we need to do. I love the online instruction where you can see the demonstration over and over! Definitely taking more of his classes."

Jean S.

About in-person workshops

"Watching Lian paint is an experience in itself.  It's like watching a magician who makes something appear out of nothing right before your eyes.  He sees what isn't there and turns it into something so beautiful and extraordinary.   

If you want to expand your watercolor knowledge and try something new and exciting, this is the class for you."

LuAnn K. 

"Lian's workshops changed the way I paint--he is really inspirational." 

Mike M.  

"Lian Quan Zhen's technique is much different than anything I have seen in the past.  I have taken many classes with him over the past few years and it's so intriguing to see him drop a color or two onto the paper and blow on it to see where the paint leads him in his next steps.  Using only the 3 primary colors and allowing them to intermingle naturally once on the paper while maintaining such beautiful vivid clear colors and painting in the negative spaces to create subtle images in the background while keeping your focal point alive. This is a must see to believe." 

Kristi K.