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Online Art Lessons for Children

Summer 2020

July Session Now Enrolling

Thank you for sharing this information with those who are interested!




Step 1: Email Hua Nian with student's name, age and the choices of lessons (example: Olivia Taylor, age 9, Monday- Watercolor Animals,  Wednesday- Drawing Imaginary Creatures)

Step 2: Make full payment

  • Via Venmo or PayPal to

   If you are using PayPal, please make sure to

a. Use bank or PayPal account (instead of credit card)

b. Choose “Sending to a friend” (instead of “Paying for an item or service”)

  • Drop off (in the mailbox by the garage) or  send a check titled to Hua Nian, to 1308 S. Race St., Urbana, IL 61801. (It might take a couple of days .)

Step 3: Links of lessons will be sent to you after full payment is received.


Online Lesson Policies

• The fee of $65 includes a set of 4 lessons, via Zoom. You can sign up for more than one class. Full payment must be paid before the session starts.

•Additional siblings who register for the same class have a $10 discount from the class.

• On Zoom, please use the student’s real name as their screen name so I can address them correctly; attendance will be taken at the beginning of each lesson.

• Please turn video on, for better communication. If for some reason a student prefers "video off", parents should request it for them.  

• It is possible to switch classes to better fit your child’s drawing and painting interests and capabilities during the current session.

• All lessons are live online, no recordings available. If a student has to miss a lesson, they can make it up by joining another Zoom lesson before the session ends. It is the parents’ responsibility to arrange the make-up lesson by asking for a class link.

• The best way to communicate with me is via email, I usually reply in the same day. Please feel free to alert me by calling 217-377-7477, if there is a problem to sign in after class starts.

• Enrollment for the July session will be available to those who are on the mailing list in late June. Please ask to be added to the mailing list if you aren't on it yet.



July   Session
July 6  - July 30

3:00 - 3:50 pm

Watercolor classes

Watercolor by Hua Nian


4:00 - 4:50 pm
Drawing/Coloring classes

Student Gallery

July 6, 13, 20, 27 

Watercolor for Beginners
(Age 6-8 ) $65

Drawing Animals
(Age 8 -12 ) $65

July 7, 14, 21, 28 

Watercolor for Beginners
(Age 9+ ) $65

Drawing is Fun!
(Age 5 – 7) $65

July 8, 15, 22, 29


Watercolor Landscape
(Age 9+ ) $65

For better result, please consider taking Watercolor for Beginners first  if you are new to watercolor   


Drawing Imaginary Creatures
(Age 8 -12 ) $65

July 9, 16, 23, 30


Watercolor Birds and Flowers
(Age 9+ ) $65

For better result, please consider taking Watercolor for Beginners first if you are new to watercolor


Drawing with Color Pencil
(Age 9+ ) $65





Watercolor supplies

Beginner (6 - 8 yr. )

• A 9”x12”watercolor pad 

• A set of paints ( palette and a brush included in this set)

• A set of regular crayon

Beginner (9+ yr. )

• A watercolor pad (9”x12”)

• A box of Reeves Watercolor Paint  



• A school pencil and an eraser 

• A water container

• A set of regular crayon

• If possible, please have a hair dryer or a fan nearby for speed-drying if needed

Watercolor Paintings
Hua Nian



Drawing supplies

  • Sketchpad (9"x12" wire-bound, at
    least 60lb, Strathmore or Canson
    preferred )

  • School pencil, eraser

Coloring supplies

  • For young students:

Any kind of coloring materials such as markers, crayon, color pencils, watercolor, etc. 


  • For Color pencil class: 

    A set of 12 or 24 professional or regular color pencils

    Student Gallery