October 28-31, 2024

"Painting the Columbia Gorge with Watercolor"

Instructor: Yong Hong Zhong

Join Yong for a 4-day, 3-night workshop at Menucha!

The workshop will cover the following topics: basic painting fundamentals, in-depth color discussions, advanced watercolor techniques and visual structures/composition using reference photos from the Columbia Gorge.  We will be doing plein air painting in and around the property of Menucha.


Arrive Monday afternoon at 2:30pm, depart on Thursday at 11am. Scroll down to see an example schedule.





About the Artist: Yong Hong Zhong

Yong Hong Zhong was born in Canton, China and immigrated to the United States when he was twelve years old.  Yong attended High School of Music and the Arts in New York City followed by a degree in Illustration and Art History from Pratt Institute.  Yong worked for Disney Animation Studios from 1995 to 2008, his film credits including Princess and the Frog, Tarzan, and Mulan, among others.  Since 2009, Yong has transitioned to painting full-time, participating in plein air competitions around the United States, judging art shows and teaching watercolor painting workshops both in-person and online.  He has won many awards, published in art magazines, participated in many group and solo exhibitions. Yong’s works are in the permanent collection of the Maryhill Museum, City of Hillsboro Public Art Collection and City of Lake Oswego Public Art Collection.

For more information about Yong, please visit www.yonghongzhong.com and his latest posing on Instagram www.instagram.com/yonghong.zhong.9


2:30 PM – 3:15 PM Check-in at Wright Hall

3:30 PM – Welcome & Orientation, Introductions, Get Started

6:00 PM – Dinner

7:00 PM – Intro session


Tuesday and Wednesday

8:00 AM – Breakfast

9:00 AM – Studio Sessions

12:00 Noon – Lunch

1:00 PM – Studio Sessions

4:00 PM – Studio Sessions end

5:00 PM – Free time/painting time

6:00 PM – Dinner

7:00 PM – Free time to paint, rest, etc.

10:00 PM – Quiet time



8:00 AM – Breakfast

9:00 AM – Studio Sessions

11:00 AM – Departure

Cost to Attend

All inclusive of 3 nights lodging, 8 meals, and instruction. Limited to a maximum of 18 participants.

Cost is dependent on the choice of room. A shared room will have 2 occupants - you can request a roommate or let us assign one for you.

Single Occupancy - $955 (in room or shared bath)

Shared Room - $855 (bathroom will be in room or just across the hall)

Commuter $693  (class, lunches and dinners, no overnight lodging)

Lunch-Only Commuter $663  (class, lunches but not dinner, no overnight lodging)


Pictures from past painting workshops at Menucha: