VIEW-Brian Murphy

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.

Reference photo for the class

V.I.E.W. by Brian Murphy Oil Painting of a Flowery Field in the Country Side

Level: HighBeginner and Intermediate- Max 16 participants

Dates:  Sept 12 & 13 (8am-11am Pacific time): Step by step demo and critique

Learn to loosen up your technique and create Light Filled paintings while also learning how to paint with a Limited Palette.

Students will be guided on establishing composition, tinting the canvas, building the grisaille (underpainting/value study) and adding layered color to a finished painting.

Brian will demonstrate his process step by step, giving you plenty of time to paint in between the demos.

You will be able to show Brian your work in progress through your camera and get personal feedback.  You will have a finished painting by the end of the class.

Rate:  US$ 178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours

The price includes:

  • Personal feedback and critique of your painting all along the sessions but also on our V.I.E.W. facebook page after you have posted your painting.
  • The recording of both sessions: you will be able to download the recordings to your own computer and keep them forever.

Brian Murphy Biography

As a Plein Air painter, Brian Murphy has committed himself to capturing on canvas the scenic environment throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. The same majestic landscapes and seascapes that inspired early California Plein Air painters such as: Edgar Payne, Hanson Puthuff and William Wendt provide audience to the artist’s unrestrained style.

Further afield, extensive travels to exotic locales including: China, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Hawaii and Alaska have resulted in impressive collections of oil paintings, while fostering the artist’s creativity and global awareness.

Check Brian Murphy Website at www.bmurphy.net

V.I.E.W. Registration Form

 

1
Fill out the online form below
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Automatic Response

You will receive an automatic response confirming that we have received your form. It doesn’t mean that you have a spot in the V.I.E.W. yet.

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Add these 2 email addresses to your address book

– valeriemsans@yahoo.com
– contact@frenchescapade.com

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Payment for the V.I.E.W.

Within 24 hours, you will receive an email from one of the 2 email adresses mentioned above.

– If the V.I.E.W. is full: we will place you on the wait list
– If the V.I.E.W. is not full: we will send you information on how to proceed with your payment

V.I.E.W. Calendar

V.I.E.W. Dates 2021V.I.E.W. TeachersTitle of the V.I.E.W. classMediumBooking StatusPrice
March 4 & 5
10am-1pm PST
Kirah Van SickleImpressionist Landscape: Hay Bales and Sunflowers Oil or Acrylic6 spots leftUS$ 149 (6 hours)
March 6 & 7
9am-1pm PST
George Politis, AWSPainting Texture: Old Door in China WatercolorOpenUS$ 224 (8 hours)
March 8 & 9
10am-1-pm PST
Mike RooneyDrawing Better in 6 Hours or Less Pencil (drawing)OpenUS$ 178 (6 hours)
March 10 & 11
10am-1pm PST
Carol CarterPainting Animals with Personality Watercolor Sold Out (you can buy the recordings only)US$ 178 (6 hours)
March 12,13, 14, 8am-11am PST
(orientation on March 11, 8am-8:30am PST)
Carrie Waller, AWSBall Jars Watercolor2 spots left (you can buy the recordings only)US$ 249 (9 hours)
March 15 & 16
10am-1pm PDT
Cindy BriggsRomantic Amalfi Coast WatercolorOpenUS$ 178 (6 hours)
March 15 & 16
1-5pm PDT
Michael ReardonPaint Venice and Rome in Watercolor
WatercolorOpenUS$ 224 (8hours)
March 17, 18 & 19
10am-1pm PDT
Evelyn DunphyPainting Fog and Light Watercolor on stretched paperOpenUS$ 249 (9 hours)
March 20 & 21
2-5pm PDT
Keiko Tanabe, AWS, NWSWatercolor is perfect to paint water From drawing to watercolorOpenUS$ 198 (6 hours)
March 22 & 23
10am-1pm PDT
Amid El Haddad, AWSBenvenuti alla dolce Toscana From drawing to watercolorOpenUS$ 178 (6 hours)
March 24, 25 & 26
3-6pm PDT
Australia (Melbourne): March 25, 26 & 27, 9am-noon
Lisa WangGrandma's Shoulder Watercolor4 spots leftUS$ 249 (9 hours)
March 27 & 28
10am-1pm PDT
David R. Smith, AWS, NWSFluid Connections in Watercolor Watercolor1 spot leftUS$ 178 (6 hours)
March 30, April 1 & 3
10am-1pm PDT (orientation on March 29th for 30 min at 10am PST)
Kim Minichiello, AWS Distinguished and colorful Maiko in Kyoto WatercolorOpenUS$ 249 (9 hours)
April 1 & 3
2-5pm PDT
Amy D'ApiceGorgeous Garments Sketching in watercolorOpenUS$ 178 (6 hours)
April 10 & 11
10am-1pm PDT
David LobenbergPolar Bear and Baby Watercolor in vibrant colorsOpenUS$ 178 (6 hours)
April 16, 17, 18, 8am-11am PDT
(orientation on April 15, 8am-8:30am PDT)
Carrie Waller, AWSColored ball jars WatercolorOpenUS$ 249 (9 hours)
April 19, 20 & 21
10am-1pm PDT
Evelyn DunphyStill life: Cupcakes on crystal cake stand (link coming soon)Watercolor on stretched paperOpen-you can already send your online form to registerUS$ 249 (9 hours)
April 22 & 23
10am-1pm PDT
Keiko Tanabe, AWS, NWSFlamenco dancers From drawing to watercolorOpenUS$ 198 (6 hours)
May 1 & 2
VIP Weekend with 12 world renowned artists in watercolorVIP Weekend Watercolor Open-you can already send your online form to registerEarly bird: US$ 399 (2 full days)
May 19, 20 & 21
9am-noon PDT
Evelyn DunphyFor love of flowers (link coming soon)Watercolor on stretched paperOpen-you can already send your online form to registerUS$ 249 (9 hours)

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:

  • Master Classes with ONE artist: 3 sessions of 2 hours to concentrate on one style.
  • Master Classes with TWO artists: 4 sessions of 2 hours to diversify your palette of techniques (2 sessions with each artist).

How are our V.I.E.W. workshops different than other online classes?

  • Our V.I.E.W. workshops are live, interactive and hands-on.
  • The instructors do demos and also give you time to paint during the live session.
  • You can enjoy interactivity with fellow students.
  • The V.I.E.W. workshops alternate 3 live lessons with 2 or 3 days of assignments in between giving you time to practice what you learned.
  • The instructors review your work and give you constructive feedback.
  • Q&A are welcome.
  • At the end of the program, you will have at least one finished painting.
  • You participate from the comfort of your home.
  • You need to download a free application on your device (preferably a lap top to have a big screen)
  • We work with you to the set up the online application if you need assistance.
  • We run a test session the day before the workshop to make sure everyone is all set.
  • The classes are LIVE.
  • You see the teacher and the other participants.
  • The teacher gives a demo (step by step demo, paint along, painting techniques, etc…It varies based on the teacher’s style).
  • You have time to practice during the session what you just learned from the teacher.
  • If you have questions while practicing or watching the demo, you can ask the instructor because the classes are LIVE.
  • You enjoy interactivity and sharing art with fellow students.
  • You get 3 lessons of 2 hours each.
  • You are able to show the teacher what you have done and receive personal constructive critique.
  • At the end of the 3 lessons, you should have at least one finished painting.

How do I sign up?

Email us at contact@frenchescapade.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.

How can I pay?

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 contact@frenchescapade.com as recipient.

3- We can use Paypal and use your credit card. Choose contact@frenchescapade.com as recipient.

How do I start?

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.

What if I have problems downloading the application?

You can contact us and we will help you but it is really a 3 min straight forward process.

How will I know how to use the application?

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.

How do I access the live session?

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.

What if all participants start talking over each other during the session?

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.

Are we going to paint during the session or only watch?

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.

How do I know what painting supplies to use for the session?

We send everyone the teacher’s recommended painting supplies list ahead of time.

What if I don't want the other participants to see my face or to see me while I paint?

You can turn off the camera via the application. We will still see your name in a black box.

Can I get a partial refund if I can't attend all three sessions?

Unfortunately we can refund you. You pay for a 3 session package.

Can I send the invitation to a friend who hasn't registered?

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.

French Escapade LLC | 2389 Blackpool Place | San Leandro, CA 94577 | 510-483-5713 | contact@frenchescapade.com
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