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: Snow in the Mountains (Watercolor)
Level: High Beginner and Intermediate- Max 16 participants
Dates: Dec 14, 15 & 16 (9am-12pm PST, noon-3pm EST):
This is an image painted from my imagination of one of my favorite places in the world, a remote mountain lake surrounded by over two hundred thousand acres of wilderness sanctuary. I’ve spent time by myself in a tiny log cabin in January and February; painted on the frozen lake and snow-shoed for miles in the deep woods.
The simplicity of over-lapping forms and a limited palette is the key to the success of this composition.
Words to describe the message of this painting could be “solitude, serenity, peace, stillness, deep winter, the awesome power of nature, the list goes on. Knowing the message that one wants to express with their painting gives a very clear path forward.
Evelyn emphasizes the fundamentals of using watercolor so that students can succeed with their painting and build their skills by understanding the medium, the process and of course – practice!
You can expect to:
– become more aware of the ratio of pigment to water, and how to mix the correct color and value.
– create a strong design that supports the mood of the painting
– make choices in choosing a palette for each painting that helps “tell the story”.rather than default to the usual selection of pigments.
– use warm and cool temperatures for luminosity
– develop a habit of putting down clean, loaded brush strokes and avoiding over-working.
In order to have snowflakes appear to be “falling”, they must be painted in an irregular pattern. Evelyn will show you how to do this so that your painting looks “alive”.
Inspired by seeing work by Utagawa Hiroshige and Kawase Hasui during one of her visits to Japan, she patiently practiced until she could make the snowflakes appear to be falling, or blowing in the wind.
I am really thrilled to be teaching this 3 day workshop where I’ll be able to show you the benefits of the unique way in which I stretch my watercolor paper, and have you enjoy this wonderful surface. Very few artists do this; even Graeme Stevenson from the Australian art video company who films artists all around the world, was filled with questions when he saw my large prepared paper! You can see a little preview of it on the video link on my website:
“Our subject will give us several opportunities to appreciate the options that we have using this surface. However, you are welcome to use your usual watercolor paper for this workshop if you prefer not to stretch paper. All techniques that we will use will apply to 140# or 300# cold press paper. There will be some small changes made to our reference photo to make a stronger composition. These will be provided for you with a sketch”.
Here’s why I love this surface. (I’ll skip the preamble about how to do it, etc. as that will all be provided once you have registered for the class).
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$ 249 for 3 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:
Complete instructions will be sent on how to stretch the paper, so that you can do that in advance to prepare for the workshop. If you are interested in this workshop, please register early as you will need to purchase wooden stretchers and have time for them to be delivered.
A sketch of the subject will be sent along with the supply list. I encourage you to check the supply list early so that if there are one or two pigments that you do not have, you will have time to get them.
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 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.