May 10-13, 2021

Instructor: Yong Hong Zhong

Color, Light & Shadow and Composition



  • 4 Days at Menucha
  • Class limited to 10
  • Your own room
  • Your own table

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Workshop Description

This course will cover color, light & shadow and composition over three days.

Day 1: Intro to color, warm & cool, simultaneous contrast, seven different approaches to color, color harmony, color temperature and color schemes.

Day 2: Light and shadow.

Day 3: Composition and visual structures.

There will be a 20 to 30 minute lecture in the beginning of every class followed by a 30 to 45 minute demonstration and students will have an opportunity to do hands-on practice. There will be a short critique at the end of each day.

This workshop is the result of a partnership of the Oregon Society of Artists and Menucha.

Supply List

Drawing Supply: Vine Charcoal sticks

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

Brushes: Round brushes 4 to 5 sable or synthetic and a couple of squirrel mops (variety of sizes). Flat brushes, 4 to 5 (variety of sizes). In addition to the traditional western watercolor brushes, I also like to use a variety of Chinese calligraphy brushes. Please bring what you already have.

Paper: Arches Cold Press 10×14 or 9×12 140LB 12 sheets.

Additional: Palette, small sketchbook, water container, paper towel, masking tape, drawing board, 2B pencils, palette knife, eraser, small spray bottle.


Accommodations and Dining

Workshop is limited to 10 participants.

Everyone gets their own bedroom and their own painting table. Housing and painting will be in Wright Hall. If you have any mobility concerns, please let us know so we may assign you an appropriate room.

Menucha’s kitchen prepares excellent, plentiful, cooked-from-scratch meals. If you have any dietary restrictions, we’ll ask you to fill out a form ahead of time so we may prepare to feed you properly. Due to pandemic health restrictions, meals will be served take-out style (in individual boxes on trays). Participants may opt to eat at a dining room table (socially distanced from any other guests), in your room, on the terrace, at a picnic table outside, etc.  As guidelines change, we will update this description.


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