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 Cindy Briggs: Make your Holiday Cards (Quick Sketch Watercolors)
Level: High Beginner and Intermediate- Max 16 participants
Dates: Nov 18 & 19 (9am-11am PST): Step by step demo and critique each day.
The Holidays are approaching so why not make your Holiday Cards to send to friends and family? Cindy will help you create your own colorful card artwork.
Cindy wil provide a selection of images so people will have choices. It will be fun. One of the Sketches will be about Hanukkah with an optional candle image provided too.
These paintings are fun and quick, you’ll enjoy creating multiple paintings.
In this interactive class, Cindy will share her techniques and creativity through step-by-step demo(s) each day. Q&A and personal feedback is what makes this a “Live” enriching experience.
Rate: US$ 125 for 2 sessions of 2 hours each
The price includes:
Basic Supply List: (A more complete downloadable .pdf supply list with Palette Map, Color Wheel and Watercolor Warmup will be provided):
I use the Faber-Castell Artists Pen – F and XS. Mechanical pencil .7 for drawings and a kneaded eraser. Scrap watercolor paper for studies and to practice colors, water container, paper towels, and Mr. Clean Magic Eraser for fix-ups and stenciling. Optional: If you want to pick up a stencil with swirly patterns I’ll be sharing how to stencil patterns into your painting. A metallic gold pen might be fun to have.
Note: While you can give away your original Holiday Card. Cindy suggests taking a well-lit photo of your painting and sending the .jpg to a local or online printer to make multiple cards. Cindy will discuss this in class.
Cindy Briggs Biography:
From Park City Utah to charming historical villages throughout Europe, Cindy Briggs enthusiastically shares her love for painting with her students. From a family of artists, Cindy has been teaching watercolors to a wide range of students in North America and internationally for 25 years. She treasures working with French Escapade for the last 5 years and appreciates how Jackie and Valerie take such great care of their guests.
An award-winning artist, Cindy’s work has been featured in many international juried National Watercolor Society and Northwest Watercolor Society (Signature and past board member) exhibitions, among other Watercolor Society, University, Gallery, and Museum exhibitions, Art Festivals and special events. She has been published in Watercolor Magazine, Plein Air Magazine, Outside Artist, Conde Nast Magazine, among local and regional magazines. Cindy has worked with Daniel Smith for decades as a feature demonstrator and instructor and uses Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors in her expressive sunlit paintings. Cindy also teaches watercolor workshops for Smithsonian Studio Arts, University of Utah, Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah, The Art Station in Bend, Oregon (Past Board Member) and has demonstrated for numerous arts organizations. She has served as juror for both regional and national arts festivals and shows.
Cindy produces numerous online watercolor program packages and enjoys providing a virtual front row seat for all of her students. In 2021, she looks forward to returning to Spain to teach with French Escapade and Theresa Goesling. Plus more painting tours are in the works as we go forward.
Check Cindy Briggs website at https://www.cindybriggs.com
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.