Why join a live class rather than just watching a video?

Because a live class is an interactive learning experience.

You’re encouraged to ask questions, and your questions will be answered immediately. A demonstration of small steps is followed by class practice. You have ample time to practice and digest each step.

The live classes help you to learn how to breakdown big painting challenges into small, manageable easy tasks, and as a result, you feel more joy and relaxation while painting and drawing.

Portrait of Children Part 1A

Date: October 20, 2020, 7pm – 10pm EST. (3 hours)

Fees: $12 non-members; $9 members with discount

Details of this class:

This is the first part of the EnjoyingArt Portrait of Children series. In this class, we will review samples of successful portrait artists’ work and discuss the issues and challenges of children portrait painting. We will also use a photo reference to study a child’s facial structure and proportions.

During this 3-hour class, you will learn how to do composition study, measure the correct proportions of any portrait, and learn how to discover the visual elements that represent the forms and likeness of the person.

The reference will be provided before the class meeting.

The format of this class will be fully interactive with a step-by-step learning process. At the end of the class you will be more ready for children portrait drawing and painting.

Materials needed: 9x12” drawing paper, vine or willow, graphite or charcoal pencils, kneaded eraser, and a bamboo skewer. For better interactive learning experience please view my recommending equipment.

Portrait of Children Part 1B

Date: October 22, 2020, 9AM – 12pm EST. (3 hours)

Fees: $12 non-members; $9 members with discount

Details of this class:

This is the first part of the EnjoyingArt Portrait of Children series. In this class, we will review samples of successful portrait artists’ work and discuss the issues and challenges of children portrait painting. We will also use a photo reference to study a child’s facial structure and proportions.

During this 3-hour class, you will learn how to do composition study, measure the correct proportions of any portrait, and learn how to discover the visual elements that represent the forms and likeness of the person.

The reference will be provided before the class meeting.

The format of this class will be fully interactive with a step-by-step learning process. At the end of the class you will be more ready for children portrait drawing and painting.

Materials needed: 9x12” drawing paper, vine or willow, graphite or charcoal pencils, kneaded eraser, and a bamboo skewer. For better interactive learning experience please view my recommending equipment.


Portrait of Children Part 2A

Date: October 27, 2020, 7pm – 10pm EST. (3 hours)

Fees: $12 non-members; $9 members with discount

Details of this class:

This is the second part of the EnjoyingArt Portrait of Children series. In this class, You will learn about balance and value in a portrait to bring out the personality.

During this 3-hour class, you will learn how to discover the shapes of light and shadow, analyze the different values of the shapes. Local colors and value balance will be addressed during this class.

The reference will be provided before the class meeting.

The format of this class will be fully interactive with a step-by-step learning process. Through the exercises you will let go some of the improper drawing habits, and gain more confidence for children portrait drawing and painting.

Materials needed: 9x12” drawing paper, vine or willow, graphite or charcoal pencils, kneaded eraser, and a bamboo skewer. For better interactive learning experience please view my recommending equipment.

Portrait of Children Part 2B

Date: October 29, 2020, 9AM – 12pm EST. (3 hours)

Fees: $12 non-members; $9 members with discount

Details of this class:

This is the second part of the EnjoyingArt Portrait of Children series. In this class, You will learn about balance and value in a portrait to bring out the personality.

During this 3-hour class, you will learn how to discover the shapes of light and shadow, analyze the different values of the shapes. Local colors and value balance will be addressed during this class.

The reference will be provided before the class meeting.

The format of this class will be fully interactive with a step-by-step learning process. Through the exercises you will let go some of the improper drawing habits, and gain more confidence for children portrait drawing and painting.

Materials needed: 9x12” drawing paper, vine or willow, graphite or charcoal pencils, kneaded eraser, and a bamboo skewer. For better interactive learning experience please view my recommending equipment.


Painting Moments (A)

Let’s ease our stress and seclusion by painting together, unwinding and enjoying part of your week together as a community.

Each painting moment will be 1 hour. Yong will bring you through the painting process step-by-step, answer all your questions, and coach you on how to polish off your art project.

Painting subjects will include: colorful goldfish, tasty fruits and vegetables, flowers and plants, clouds and waterfalls, pets, people, and everything else our members may suggest. Selection of reference for each week will be shared with members two days or earlier before the event.

When: It begins August 7th, every Friday 9-10 AM EST.

This weekly Zoom event is FREE for all EnjoyingArt Members. No registration is needed. The Zoom outdoor event page is accessible from each member's Dashboard at EnjoyingArt. If you are not yet a member, you can join us now.

Materials and equipment: See suggestions.

Painting Moments (B)

Let’s ease our stress and seclusion by painting together, unwinding and enjoying part of your week together as a community.

Each painting moment will be 1 hour. Yong will bring you through the painting process step-by-step, answer all your questions, and coach you on how to polish off your art project.

Painting subjects will include: colorful goldfish, tasty fruits and vegetables, flowers and plants, clouds and waterfalls, pets, people, and everything else our members may suggest. Selection of reference for each week will be shared with members two days or earlier before the event.

When: It begins August 7th, every Friday 8 -9 PM EST.

This weekly Zoom event is FREE for all EnjoyingArt Members. No registration is needed. The Zoom outdoor event page is accessible from each member's Dashboard at EnjoyingArt.If you are not yet a member, you can join us now.

Materials and equipment: See suggestions.


Stepping Outdoors with Yong

In the near future, from time to time, Yong will invite you on a plein air adventure. Watch Yong go through the process of selecting exciting locations and demonstrating how to create interesting compositions while teaching you about different materials and techniques for outdoor painting.

All elements in the outdoor setting will be considered. Streets and buildings, landscapes and trees, animals and people, clouds and water, leaves and flowers… as well as locations that our members suggest.

This monthly event is FREE for all EnjoyingArt Members. No registration is needed. The Zoom event is accessible from the Dashboard at EnjoyingArt. If you are not yet a member, you can join us now.


Scheduled class time is based on Boston, Massachusetts’ time zone (EST). 

Classes will be held on Zoom. Both audio and camera are to be on during the class. Please be sure both are working.

Refunds will only be honored for email cancellation requests made 3 days (72 hours) in advance of the class, using the email yongc@yongchen.com. Refunds will not be generated for any reason after this time. No refunds will be honored for no shows, forgetting, technical problems, etc. 

Screen shots containing images of class members or the professor may not be reproduced in any form, as it is against the law.

Recommended equipment for the Interactive learning experience: Adjustable Mounted Holder for iPad/phone

Available from Amazon using this link: https://amzn.to/2DLIVHK

Suggesting materials for watercolor painting:

More recommended art materials can be found on this page: https://enjoyingart.com/materials