V.I.E.W: Virtual Interactive Escapade Workshops
V.I.E.W: Virtual Interactive Escapade Workshops
Paint Live from your home with a master and fellow artists. We are working hand in hand with our team of high-end artists/instructors to present you unique interactive live online painting workshops where you can paint along and get feedback from the comfort of your home. Check our V.I.E.W. calendar with all the online classes we offer with different instructors.
V.I.E.W. by Betty Carr: “Through the Forest runs the River”: Capturing Luminous and Dynamic Landscape Techniques in Watercolor
Level: High Beginner and Intermediate- Max 16 participants
Dates: Jan 23 & 24 (10am-1pm PST)- Sold Out–(if you can’t attend the class, you can buy the recordings and get feedback from Betty by email, US $178).
Our workshop will be focusing on how to create luminous landscapes while enjoying impressionistic painting techniques in watercolor. The gorgeous morning light in this scene envelopes and surrounds the various shapes which we will capture using exciting brush techniques.
I will demonstrate the “how tos” in combining photos which can strengthen a composition and add creativity in the planning stage of the painting. We will be exploring a variety of techniques in watercolor and gain experience in handling the numerous textural aspects in painting a landscape. Come and enjoy painting a fantastic watercolor landscape.
As a Master in the American Impressionist Society, Carr will be emphasizing how to achieve impressionistic and dynamic paintings using loose and painterly brushwork while capturing light.
Suggested reading: “Seeing the Light, an artist’s guide”, North Light Pub. by Betty Carr
Create depth, form and atmosphere with light in watercolor and oil.
As Betty demonstrates, step by step, quiet time is provided so that you can paint what she just demoed. Critique and feedback is an important part of the class. Since the class is interactive, you will be able to ask questions directly to Betty, show your work though your computer to get personal feedback and you will also be able to see everyone else’s work.
Rate: US$ 178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours (6 hours total).
The price includes:
After you have registered for the workshop, you will receive:
Betty Carr’s Biography:
Betty Carr received her MFA from San Jose State University and has taught painting and sculpture for many years. She has been selected as a Master Artist in the American Impressionist Society AISM signature. As a professional artist throughout her distinguished career she has traveled extensively gathering inspirational subject matter through her plein air painting experiences. Carr is the author of acclaimed instructional book, ” Seeing the Light: An Artist’s Guide”, and her work featured in numerous books including Creative Composition & Design,’The Painter’s Workshop; Splash 5; Painter’s Quick Reference; Flowers; Landscapes, and Flower Pocket Pal. Her work is featured in the recent book,” Sedona’s Best Artists”.
Her painting, “Autumn Vineyards” won the pesdigious award at the Sedona Plein Air Festival, Alcantara Vineyard’s new Spring blend wine lable. She has been featured in Southwest Art, Art of the West, Workshop Magazine-American Artist, Watercolor Magazine, American Artist, International Artist and Art Talk, cover artist Southwest Art magazine, June issue 2010. Carr is a signature member of Knickerbocker Society of Artists and Arizona Plein Air Painters. Her Painting “Morning at Jerome” will be on the cover of a new book on Arizona and Arizona artists where she and her husband Howard’s work will appear. Betty has recently been included in the new book, “Sedona’s
Best Artist’s” by Louis Macdonal, author. Betty has taught workshops both nationally and internationaly for many years. She has received numerous juried awards as well as exhibited in major exhibitions and galleries throughout the country along with being the juror in many fine art exhibitions Her paintings of OIL, ACRYLIC and WATERCOLOR can be seen on her Web Site.
V.I.E.W. Registration Form
French Escapade has been dedicated to bring the artist community together since 2004 by offering plein-air painting workshops in amazing settings abroad or in the US.
In today’s challenging times, we want this sense of community to continue even though we are all confined in our homes and isolated from one another.
So V.I.E.W., our Virtual Interactive Escapade Workshop, is a program whose goal in not only to offer online painting classes, but also a sense of camaraderie in small groups of people painting together as friends. Like in our plein-air painting workshops, we wish to recreate this congeniality that we lack so much when sheltered in place. Our wonderful team of instructors has jumped on board with enthusiasm and has at heart to bring art and comfort to you in this trying time.
From your home, you will participate in our Virtual Interactive Escapade Workshop hosted by Jackie and instructed by one of our art instructors on your laptop, desktop or Ipad.
You can mirror the screen of your Ipad or computer to your TV screen (smart TVs, Apple TV, …). We will help you for the setup if you do not feel comfortable. We will also do a group test prior to the first online painting session to make sure you are comfortable using the application.
With V.I.E.W., you can sign-up for a live online workshop from a wide variety of artists, media and levels all in one place.
Save money by becoming recurrent V.I.E.W. participants with our fidelity program.
We offer 2 types of V.I.E.W. Master Classes:
How are our V.I.E.W. workshops different than other online classes?
Email us at email@example.com and make sure to let us know for what teacher you want to sign up. We will send you a registration form to fill out.
1- If you sign up over a week before the online class, you can send us a US check, payable to French Escapade LLC. Address is: 2389 Blackpool Pl, San Leandro, CA 94577.
2- You can either send your payment using ZELLE. It is free. All big US banks offer ZELLE. It is very easy to set up. Go to your online bank account and you will see the option “ZELLE”. It will only take a minute to set it up. Choose firstname.lastname@example.org as recipient.
3- We can use Paypal and use your credit card. Choose email@example.com as recipient.
You will need to download an application. We will let you know which one when you sign up. The application is free and very easy to use. You can download it on your mobile, your tablet or your computer. We recommend using a computer (PC or Mac) because the screen is bigger and it will allow you to see the demo better.
You can contact us and we will help you but it is really a 3 min straight forward process.
We organize a short meeting with all the participants the day before the first session to make sure everyone knows how to use it. It is very simple to use.
We send you an invitation to the meeting via email ahead of time with the date and time of the meeting. When it is time, you just need to click on the link to enter the online session. The moderator will be able to see that you are trying to join and will let you in.
Don’t worry, that won’t happen. There is always be a member of French Escapade facilitating the session. Everyone have their microphone muted and the moderator lets people ask questions one at the time when it is appropriate in the session.
Yes, you paint during the session. After a short demo from the teacher, everyone has time to paint for a specific length of time. During that time, you can ask questions to the teacher if you encounter a problem with your painting. After the painting time, the teacher proceedes with more content (demo, techniques,…) and then again, after that demo, you paint what you just learned and so on. The goal is for you to have finished a painting (or close to that) at the end of the session. During the third session, everyone can share their work with the teacher and the other participant and get feedback from the teacher. You don’t need to share if you don’t feel comfortable but we encourage you to do so in order to receive feedback.
We send everyone the teacher’s recommended painting supplies list ahead of time.
You can turn off the camera via the application. We will still see your name in a black box.
Unfortunately we can refund you. You pay for a 3 session package.
No. The V.I.E.W. workshop is only for registered participants. The moderator can see everyone accessing the session and will only accept the people who are registered.