MCKENNA STUDIO WORKSHOPS 2015 SPRING WORKSHOPS
McKenna Studio Workshops provide quality painting workshops to artists who want to advance their painting skills. Our workshops are 3 to 5 days of intensive instruction, and typically have a maximum number of 16 students.
Portrait/Figure Oil Painting Workshop with Huihan Liu April 6 – 10, 2015
Glory of the Gardens with Joe Anna Arnett May 4 – 8, 2015
Life Model Oil Painting Workshop
5 Day Workshop
April 6-10, 2015
A 5 day life model oil painting workshop designed for artists/students with previous
painting experience who want to continue to improve their skills, craftsmanship and visual
concepts. The class will focus on how to stage the model with light and shadow, and how
to do a quick study in order to finish the painting in a longer pose.
Huainan Liu was born in 1952 in Guangzhou China. He graduated from Guangzhou
Academy of Fine Art in Oil Painting with a BA in 1975,. He then went to the United States to
further his study, graduating from the Graduate School of the Academy of Art College, San
Francisco with an M.F.A. Huihan taught in the Academy of Art University in San Francisco
between 1993 and 2005.
Huihan’s paintings have garnered numerous awards. In 2012, Huihan’s painting “Spring of
Miao Village” was selected for exhibit in London during the 30th Olympic Games there, and
was included in the permanent collection of the National Museum in China. His “Song of
Spirit” won 2nd place in the 2014 OPA Masters Only Exhibition.
Glory of the Gardens Plein Air Painting Workshop
Joe Anna Arnett
5 Day Workshop
May 4-8, 2015
A 5 day plein air oil painting workshop for artists/students with previous painting experience who want to continue to improve their skills, craftsmanship and visual
concepts. The workshop will be conducted in two of North Texas’ famous gardens: Clark
Gardens and Chandor Garden. The class will focus on selection, composition, and on
how to do studies to use for further development in the studio.
Joe Anna Arnett earned her BFA degree from the University of Texas in Austin, TX. In
1997, she became a Master Artist of the Artists in America Show at the Denver Historical
Society Museum. She has also exhibited at museums around the country and in 2006, was
honored by the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as one of their featured artists in
the Rendezvous Exhibition. Joe Anna has exhibited in the prestigious Prix de West show
at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City [formerly known
as the National Cowboy Hall of Fame] for 14 years.