Fall Painting Workshop

October 16-18, 2020

with Yong Hong Zhong

We are thankful to partner with the Oregon Society of Artists to present this workshop at Menucha.

Painting is about storytelling, emotional connection and personal expression. During this 3-day class with Yong Hong Zhong, watercolorists of all levels will find ways to progress their skills in composition, watercolor techniques, value, color, structure. Yong will mix in process demonstrations with individual work time both in studio time indoors, and weather-permitting, outside for a little plein aire painting.

Yong is an award-winning artist who holds a major in illustration and minor in Art History from The Pratt Institute in New York. Yong is now a career artist, teaching and exhibiting, after working at Disney Animation Studios and MTV Animation Studios.

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL! A waiting list is available. The class is limited to 8 participants. Each participant will have their own 8 foot table, chair and task lamp.

Everyone gets their own room! Housing will be in Wright Hall or in another building on-site (we're doing some renovation work on Wright Hall that could mean a few of the bedrooms there won't be available, but we have others close by and available, and Lori will check with you prior to arrival to be sure the housing will work for you.) Our kitchen will make sure everyone is well-fed.


Cost to Attend

Total Cost to Attend: $540

$190 Program Fee


$248 Lodging for 2 nights in a Private room with bathroom


$102 6 Meals


Due to the pandemic, we are not offering a commuter option.


Join the Waiting List


Our cancellation policy is here.


Yong's Art

A few pieces of Yong's Art:

Supply List Suggestions

*Student are not required to get everything that is on this list, just the basic essentials are good enough.

Paints: Azo Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red, Quinacridone Magenta, Alizarin Crimson, Dioxazine Purple, Ultramarine Blue , Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue, Phthalocyanne Blue, Burnt Umber, Payne’s Gray, Ivory Black, Chinese white.

Brushes: Round brushes, 4 to 5 sable or synthetic and a couple of squirrel (variety of sizes). Flat brushes, 4 to 5 (variety of sizes). Bring what you already own and whatever brushes that you would like to use. I will be bringing some of my favorite Chinese calligraphy brushes for students to try.

Paper: ARCHES Cold Press 10x14 or 9x12 140LB 12 sheets or whatever brands that you are comfortable with.

Other: Palette, small sketch book, small pack of vine charcoals, water container, paper towel, masking tape, drawing board, 2B pencils, palette knife, eraser, Molotow liquid masking pen and a small spray bottle,