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Fine Art Workshops

Yuen is a certified Fine Art teacher with over 20 years of teaching and course designing experiences.  She has taught in Italy, Japan, and Canada.  She has been invited to teach in painters' guilds, artist in residence programs, and public and private schools.  She also offers workshops in her studio (Victoria, BC).  Her students range from novices to professional artists and educators.  Yuen's workshops are innovative and fun with excellent one-on-one guidance.   In 2013, Yuen became a Golden Artists Colours Educator.  

Testimonials:

Pat Tennant:  "I highly recommend a class with Chin for both beginner and more experienced artists. Chin has a very unique approach to art in her own work and her classes reflect her fun, colourful style. Her classroom set up is very modern and professional and the materials she provides you are artist quality, which is a real treat that also gives you good results in your work. A one day class is full of well thought out projects that everyone can complete successfully. The techniques she shared are ones that I continue using in my own art practice and I look forward to taking more of Chin's classes in the future. If you only have time for one art class this year, this is the one."  

Bisia Belina:  "I took three of Chin's classes and LOVED them.  They opened a whole new world for me."  

Sacha Smart:  "That was a lovely class this morning--it has got me revved to try more."

Carolina Tudela:  "I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the workshop and your hospitality.  I learned so much.  I love your style as an artist and a teacher.  Muchas gracias Chin.  I can't wait for the collage workshop."

Chin Yuen Art Studio Workshops: 

Abstract Landscape
(March 5, 10 AM - 4.30 PM)

This is a great place to start if you would like to explore abstraction. Learn to look at landscapes with a different perspective--borrow from them to create exciting abstract paintings on different surfaces. Explore the variety of tools you can use for mark making, and learn how to create depth and visual intrigue with photo transfers. There is plenty of one-on-one guidance, so students of all levels are welcomed.

Fee:  $200 CAD includes all supplies

Exploring Collage
(March 19, 10 AM - 4.30 PM)

You will learn to create fun abstract compositions by collaging cuttings of your own creation.  You will also apply the same composition principles to create a representational piece that tells a story about a topic you like: for example, music, friendship, nature, family history, self-portrait, etc.  The workshop helps you combine found objects, photography, painting, and drawings to create both abstract and representational compositions. There is plenty of one-on-one guidance, so students of all levels are welcomed.

Fee:  $200 CAD includes all supplies

Printmaking with Open Golden Acrylics
(February 26, 10 AM - 4.30 PM)

Learn how to create monotypes (one-of-a-kind prints) with the versatile Golden Open Acrylics on the very popular Gelli Plates.  Create your own stencils and printing plates that you can reuse; and compose effectively with a critical eye.  The possibilities are endless and you will find the process visually stimulating and fun. Choose to go figurative or abstract with one-on-one guidance from Yuen.  All levels are welcomed.

Fee:  $200 CAD includes all supplies

Intuitive Creations
(February 19 or March 12, 10 AM - 1 PM) 

Where do you find inspiration? How do you start a painting? This course will offer you several exercises that will spring you into action.  React and paint intuitively and learn how to develop some of these intuitive responses into well thought out and effective compositions.  You will be using Golden Artist Colours acrylics and other compatible media.  This course can be repeated to further your exploration. There is plenty of one-on-one guidance, so students of all levels are welcomed.  

Fee:  $100 CAD includes all supplies 

More Fun with Acrylics
(none scheduled at the moment)

If you paint with acrylics and would like to learn more, this class is for you.  You will explore different acrylic products and learn how to make image transfer and acrylic skins.  Learn how to create exciting compositions by combining painting, collage, and printmaking techniques.  This course is open to intermediate to advance painters and will allow you to explore both figurative and abstract compositions.

Fee:  $200 CAD includes all supplies

More info:

  • Enrolment:  please contact Chin Yuen.
  • Read more students' testimonials.
  • View artworks of students in Yuen's workshops.
  • Watch Yuen's interview at the St. Michaels University, Victoria, Canada.