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 David Savellano: “California Dreaming”-Yosemite Waterfalls – Watercolor Painting
Aren’t we all “Dreaming” of visiting the iconic vistas of California? If we can’t actually travel to our favorite places; we can at least, visualize the grandeur of the waterfalls of Yosemite through your own watercolor painting.
Join David Savellano in a “V.I.E.W.” class and follow along as he demonstrates the painting techniques needed to depict the iconic Yosemite Falls. This is an interactive two-day class.
David will teach step-by-step; by first developing with you his basic building blocks for a plein air style landscape painting. This will include utilizing David’s distinctive process and the painting techniques for depicting waterfalls, trees, rocks, foliage, and figures in a dramatic composition. Assembling these building blocks will culminate in your finished painting of upper and lower Yosemite falls. Q&A and critiques will be conducted each day.
Level: High Beginner and Intermediate- Max 16 participants
Dates: Jan 15 & 16 (10am-1pm PST): Step by step demo and critique each day.
Day One: Practice Techniques
Reference photos (different from the photos shown here as examples) will be provided a few days prior to the start of the class. Please print the photos and have them available to you during the class.
The class is interactive so you will be able to paint along with David, who will be demonstrating step by step. You will be able to ask him questions directly and get personal feedback on your painting since you can show him your work though your camera.
Rate: US$ 178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
The price includes:
Recommended Supply List:
David Savellano Biography:
Over the past 25 years, David has a fresh style of painting punctuated by confident brush strokes and tonal washes developed over years of plein air painting. Please see the June 2020 article in Plein Air magazine Link to article .
The Covid-19 era has required David to find ways to bring the spontaneity of on-location painting into his studios works. “It’s challenging for artists to capture dramatic light-and-shadow while painting from photos. Sometimes this requires that we find new ways and experiment to help achieve our artistic goals.”
Check David Savellano website at https://www.davidsavellano.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com as recipient.
3- We can use Paypal and use your credit card. Choose firstname.lastname@example.org 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.