Workshop Richard Tiejun Chao - 9th November - 11am to 3pm


From: Saturday November 9, 2019, 11:00 am

To: Saturday November 9, 2019, 3:00 pm

Tickets go on sale for this Workshop on the 15th July 2019 and close on the 5th November 2019 unless booked out earlier.

A Message from Artist - Richard Tiejun Chao - Re: His Workshop

............Watercolour is such a magic medium both for learner and master. As a full time artist, I have more time and energy to discovery some area new, especially on the big size watercolour painting.

Meanwhile portraiture still is the majority theme of my works, I'd like to know and express. I have 2 invited international exhibitions in Moscow and South Korea and other international group exhibition in Europe in coming months.

This Workshop will follow step by step Richard's method for creating his Portraiture Work


  • 11am - Richard will start with 30 minutes lecture + Demonstration
  • A brief introduction to material and the knowledge on color, an introduction to facial bones and skull structure

Following will be 4 part Steps - each of 30-minute to complete your portrait.

After each of Richard's demonstration steps, learners will be given time and supporting instruction to complete their portrait.

             step 1: drawing up the shape

             step 2: basic tone, skin tone and 3 dimensional  

             step 3: focusing on the details

             step 4: going back to whole picture and do adjustment        

Richard will bring some more samples of his portraiture works to display.

The reference for Richards Workshop will be a photo of one of the performers - taken during the celebration of National Day, we will keep this a surprise until the Workshop Day!

Materials to Bring:

For the Workshop you will use a half sheet of 300gsm - rough grain - watercolour paper of any brand (Arches will be a good choice) - please bring an extra half sheet in case you decide you would like to start again with your image 🌞

Please bring all your watercolour paints but include colours: Black, Cobalt Blue and Ultramarine

Brushes - see the photo below, and its better to have masking fluid in class.


Participants will be welcome to arrive 15 minutes early - however, a Brunch With The Artists is being held in the same Venue between 9.30 and 10.30am - so there will only be a few minutes set up time available for participants, so please come ready to start with paints, brushes and paper.

11am - Welcome and Introduction by Wyn Vogel - Curator of The Australian Watercolour Muster - 2019 and explanation by Richard Tiejun Chao to Participants of his approach and process.

1pm - Break for a sandwich lunch - with tea and coffee available during the day

3pm close and pack up ready for the Gala Cocktail Party and Auction.

Parking is available:

The Emporium Hotel South Bank - Brisbane - Valet Parking - please contact the Hotel for pricing and details:

Address: 267 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Phone: (07) 3556 3333

Check the Secure Parking South Bank Website
For parking at South Point - Tribune St. South Brisbane Qld 4101

South Bank Park Lands - offers alternative spaces close to the Emporium Hotel -  this parking under South Bank is within walking distance, adjacent to the Hotel with plenty of parking available there.

Welcome to the Australian Watercolour Muster - Master Artist Demonstration

International Artist - Richard Tiejun Chao - Sydney

Welcome to Brisbane

Thanks to our major Sponsors - The Emporium Hotel South Bank - 267 Grey St, South Brisbane - Queensland Australia 4101 - we are able to offer you an amazing package to visit and stay for the weekend of the 8 to 10th November 2019.

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Large ensuites feature double vanities, marble walls separate toilet compartment, and Molton Brown bathing amenities. Enjoy the ultimate restful slumber on a Sealy Dynasty Series bed with a selection from the Emporium Hotel South Bank - famous Exquisite Sleeps pillow menu. For further assistance, call their Reservations team on +61 07 3556 3333, email

Car Parking

Casual valet parking is available at a fee of $45.00 per car per day at the Hotel.  Additional paid parking is available in the area - please visit the link 'Parking and Transport' on the previous menu on this site for further information re other parking options.



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The Emporium Hotel South Bank

267 Grey Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101

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