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 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:
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
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.
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. Dates 2021||V.I.E.W. Teachers||Title of the V.I.E.W. class||Medium||Booking Status||Price|
|March 4 & 5 |
|Kirah Van Sickle||Impressionist Landscape: Hay Bales and Sunflowers||Oil or Acrylic||6 spots left||US$ 149 (6 hours)|
|March 6 & 7 |
|George Politis, AWS||Painting Texture: Old Door in China||Watercolor||Open||US$ 224 (8 hours)|
|March 8 & 9 |
|Mike Rooney||Drawing Better in 6 Hours or Less||Pencil (drawing)||Open||US$ 178 (6 hours)|
|March 10 & 11|
|Carol Carter||Painting 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, AWS||Ball Jars||Watercolor||2 spots left (you can buy the recordings only)||US$ 249 (9 hours)|
|March 15 & 16 |
|Cindy Briggs||Romantic Amalfi Coast||Watercolor||Open||US$ 178 (6 hours)|
|March 15 & 16 |
|Michael Reardon||Paint Venice and Rome in Watercolor||Watercolor||Open||US$ 224 (8hours)|
|March 17, 18 & 19|
|Evelyn Dunphy||Painting Fog and Light||Watercolor on stretched paper||Open||US$ 249 (9 hours)|
|March 20 & 21|
|Keiko Tanabe, AWS, NWS||Watercolor is perfect to paint water||From drawing to watercolor||Open||US$ 198 (6 hours)|
|March 22 & 23|
|Amid El Haddad, AWS||Benvenuti alla dolce Toscana||From drawing to watercolor||Open||US$ 178 (6 hours)|
|March 24, 25 & 26|
Australia (Melbourne): March 25, 26 & 27, 9am-noon
|Lisa Wang||Grandma's Shoulder||Watercolor||4 spots left||US$ 249 (9 hours)|
|March 27 & 28|
|David R. Smith, AWS, NWS||Fluid Connections in Watercolor||Watercolor||1 spot left||US$ 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||Watercolor||Open||US$ 249 (9 hours)|
|April 1 & 3|
|Amy D'Apice||Gorgeous Garments||Sketching in watercolor||Open||US$ 178 (6 hours)|
|April 10 & 11|
|David Lobenberg||Polar Bear and Baby||Watercolor in vibrant colors||Open||US$ 178 (6 hours)|
|April 16, 17, 18, 8am-11am PDT|
(orientation on April 15, 8am-8:30am PDT)
|Carrie Waller, AWS||Colored ball jars||Watercolor||Open||US$ 249 (9 hours)|
|April 19, 20 & 21|
|Evelyn Dunphy||Still life: Cupcakes on crystal cake stand (link coming soon)||Watercolor on stretched paper||Open-you can already send your online form to register||US$ 249 (9 hours)|
|April 22 & 23|
|Keiko Tanabe, AWS, NWS||Flamenco dancers||From drawing to watercolor||Open||US$ 198 (6 hours)|
|May 1 & 2||VIP Weekend with 12 world renowned artists in watercolor||VIP Weekend||Watercolor||Open-you can already send your online form to register||Early bird: US$ 399 (2 full days)|
|May 19, 20 & 21|
|Evelyn Dunphy||For love of flowers (link coming soon)||Watercolor on stretched paper||Open-you can already send your online form to register||US$ 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:
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.