Improve your painting skills with world renowned artists on our Plein-Air or Online Painting Workshops

Artsy souls know the value of connecting with like-minded people to find inspiration and motivation for their painting. The mission of French Escapade is to facilitate this kind of fruitful relations within creative communities as well as to provide students with unique experiences. On one hand, it is a virtual space where art amateurs have a chance to join Virtual Interactive Escapade Workshops (V.I.E.W.s) on Zoom led by renowned artists. On the other hand, those who love travelling as much as painting, may opt for an inspiring plein-air painting vacation to discover and capture the beauty of France, Italy, Spain, Belgium or California.

Live Online Painting Classes on Zoom

Get a first row seat from the comfort of your home to learn new painting skills from high-caliber teachers. Check the calendar of our upcoming  live online painting classes or buy the recording of our past online classes. We have over 140 recordings to choose from, taught by 30 different artists.

Plein-Air Painting Workshops in Europe and California

Combine painting and traveling. Experience dreaming destinations with fellow artists while learning new painting skills. Check the calendar of all our plain-air painting workshops.

Plein-Air Painting Workshops in Europe and California

We offer exciting destinations:

In Europe: France (Giverny, Provence, French Alps, South West, Loire Valley), Italy (Tuscany), Spain (Barcelona and the Costa Brava), Belgium.

In the US: Santa Barbara and Pasadena (California)

  • Fully escorted tour: A friendly, knowledgeable bi-lingual tour guide will be with you throughout
  • Small group tour (max 12 artists): We want to make sure you get a personalized experience
  • Gourmet food and wine: We will treat you to nice restaurants and prepare picnic lunches. Eating will be an experience you will remember.
  • Comfortable Transportation with A/C: We will pick you up at the airport and drive you every day to the painting sites
  • Daily painting classes: We always choose high-caliber instructor who will demo and help each of you to improve your painting skills
  • Cultural visits: We will visit local markets, medieval villages and immerse ourselves in the culture.

Virtual Interactive Painting Classes on Zoom

The V.I.E.W. Academy (Virtual Interactive Escapade Workshops) offers daily online painting classes taught by more than 40 high-caliber teachers presenting you unique interactive live painting workshops where you can paint along and get feedback.

  • A host from the VIEW Academy facilitates the class, admitting you if you connect late, helping you with technical problems, etc…
  • We offer online painting classes for all levels from beginners to advanced painters
  • We limit the class to 16 participants
  • The V.I.E.W. workshops are live, interactive and hands-on
  • The teacher demonstrates step by step,  breaking up the process in manageable steps, giving you time to paint during the live session
  • You can ask questions directly to the teacher
  • You can show your work to the teacher to get personal feedback and critique
  • Enjoy interactivity with fellow participants
  • You can keep the recordings of the class forever
  • If you can’t attend the class, you can buy the recording. We have over 140 recordings to choose from.

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French Escapade LLC | 2389 Blackpool Place | San Leandro, CA 94577 | 510-483-5713 | contact@frenchescapade.com
California Seller of Travel Licence-CST #: 2091909-40
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