VIEW-David Smith-Valley

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 R. Smith, AWS, NWS:  “Pleasant Valley”

Level: High Beginner and Intermediate- Max 16 participants

Dates:  May 12 & 13 (9am-noon PDT):

Painting for the class

Learn to paint this award-winning painting as we gain a deeper understanding of the benefits of linking shapes based on values while painting with different consistencies of paint on different moisture qualities of paper.

As David demonstrates, step by step, time is provided so that you can paint what he 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 David, show your work though your computer to get personal feedback and you will also be able to see everyone else’s work.

After you have registered for the workshop:

You will receive the drawing, supply list and the reference photograph that needs to be printed out to have at hand during the workshop.

Rate:  US$ 178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours (6 hours): If you can’t attend, you can purchase the recording 

The price includes:

  • Personal feedback and critique during the class: David will give you time to paint and then look at each student work in progress and comment on it along the way. You will also receive a final critique at the end of the session.
  • The recording of both sessions for you to keep them forever.
  • The opportunity to post on  our V.I.E.W. facebook page, to share with teachers and other artists from our VIEW Academy community.

David R. Smith, AWS, NWS Biography:

David R. Smith began his artistic journey studying Chinese Brush Painting in the United States and China.  A decade later, he was introduced to Western style watercolor painting and was amazed at how enjoyable and forgiving it was compared to working on rice paper.  Ever since, he has been hooked on watercolor painting, and has become a popular artist and instructor nationally and internationally, as well as a sought-after juror.

David is the recipient of the Skyledge Award (the highest recognition awarded by the Transparent Watercolor Society of America), an award winner and signature member of the American Watercolor Society, signature member of the National Watercolor Society, and his work has earned him numerous “Best of Show” awards, signature memberships, showings in galleries and museums across the United States and abroad, and inclusion in publications including Fine Art Connoisseur, International Artist, and multiple editions of SPLASHThe Best of Watercolor.

With over 25 years of experience as a public school teacher, he is skilled at breaking down complex concepts and skills into easily learned chunks and now enjoys helping workshop participants find success with watercolor.  As much as he loves to paint, he has found sharing his watercolor passion through instruction even more gratifying and he is most rewarded when he hears a frequent comment: “This is one of the best workshops I’ve ever taken.”

Find out more about David R. Smith on his website.

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