One of the best things about a 5 day workshop is that you become a better artist by the end. You have spent the days doing nothing but painting, which is the best way to learn. David Chen will provide answers to questions you might ask, not only to know “how”, but also “why”.
Each day offers first hand instruction on cultivating creativity, working from your own references, painting outdoors, still life and with a life model.
David Chen was born in China and holds both Bachelor and Master degrees in Fine Arts. He studied a nine year art Curriculum in seven years as a dedicated Academic. He was awarded art scholarship three times from 1981-1985. David taught Fine Arts at university for several years. In 1988, he became the first person in China history to hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Art Education. Late in 1988 he was appointed an editor at the Peoples’ Fine Art Publishing House in Beijing where he edited several art magazines.
David arrived in Melbourne in early 1993. He was invited to be part of the HYDRA Art Group that was funded by the Australian Government and Art Council. Since coming to Melbourne, David has worked as a full time artist. As well as conducting various painting workshops, he has held several exhibitions. In 1994 his three works was exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria.