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 Evelyn Dunphy: Painting the Historic Grandeur of Havana, Cuba (Watercolor)
Level: High Beginner and Intermediate- Max 16 participants
Dates: Aug 25 & 27 (10am-1pm PDT or 1-4pm EDT): Step by step demo and critique each day.
Evelyn was one of the first American art teachers to take two workshop groups to Cuba in 2016 during a brief period when there appeared to be a chance of a break-through in relations between Cuba and the US. It was an unforgettable, and at moments, surreal two weeks. Even after decades of neglect, the beauty of the architecture was breathtaking.
“An image of a clothesline evokes such nostalgia; a painting that I did of a clothesline in Ireland resulted in more comments than for almost any other.
I choose this photo of clothing hanging from the balcony of a formerly beautiful old building in Havana because I feel it speaks untold volumes about history and the people who are living in these ruins today. Researching my photos for an image that I thought you would enjoy painting was both enjoyable and poignant. I have wonderful memories of the people we met. The trip was altogether unforgettable in both good and sad ways. Now, I am very excited to paint this particular scene with you”!
“In this workshop you’ll learn how to create the textures of the ornate scrollwork and distressed limestone walls and contrast that with the softness of the laundry hanging across the balcony. The change of shape in the two sheets hanging behind the clothes adds motion to an otherwise languid, almost “steamy” scene. We want to capture that mood.We will use a limited palette of warm green, turquoise, aqua, blues, pale pink and white to create a softly flowing pattern of clothing against the lacy scroll work of the windows and balcony”.
The class is interactive so you will paint along with Evelyn, step by step with frequent times included for her to look at your painting (you will be able to show your work though your camera), and make suggestions before moving on. Personal attention is a very important part of our live classes. It’s almost as good as being together in person!
Rate: US$ 178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours (At this time, extra time is needed to order any supplies so we encourage you to sign up early).
The price includes:
After you have registered for the workshop:
A supply list of pigments and recommended paper will be sent as soon as you register.
A reference photo and a drawing will be sent to you well in advance of the class so that you can do a sketch on your watercolor paper to be ready for class. Of course you are welcome to do your own drawing. Please print the color copy of the photo to have it with you.
Evelyn Dunphy Bio:
Evelyn Dunphy is known internationally as a Maine based watercolor artist who travels and paints all over the world. She has been recognized for her activism in land conservation and hunger prevention programs for children. Evelyn has exhibited her paintings in the US, Canada, and the UK, and is also a sought after art teacher who leads workshops in Europe, Cuba, Ireland and various locations in the United States.
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.