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: Medieval Village of Provence in Watercolor
Level: High Beginner and Intermediate- Max 16 participants
Dates: May 26 & 28 (11am-2pm, Pacific time): Step by step demo and critique each day.
Before the class: Short orientation session with the registered participants to make sure you are comfortable using the application
Evelyn will give you homework in between the sessions. She will be available by email or telephone if you have a question.
Rate: US$ 178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
From your home studio, picture yourself with Evelyn and your workshop group in Provence.
This scene is from a tiny hilltop village in the Luberon, the heart of Provence, a little gem whose name is kept secret by Jackie!!!! There were painting subjects everywhere we looked. This open window with the tiny bowls of flowers on the sill and the beautiful pattern of light and shade is so typical of the village. I’m so glad you can go there with with me in our imaginations during our workshop!
Evelyn will show you how to make a few subtle changes in our photograph to improve the composition. You will see how to adjust values and local color as well as the design, to truly create the feeling of this beautiful village.
As Evelyn demonstrates, step by step, quiet time is provided so that you can paint along with her. Just as in an old-fashioned workshop (imagine!), Evelyn will be able to see your work, help you with problems, and everyone will be able to see the work that the group has done.
A video of the workshop will be sent to everyone so that you can refer to it later if you want to paint in between sessions.
Before the online workshop:
You will receive the photo of the actual location (see pic to the right) and a sketch of the scene so that you have time to do your drawing in advance. Of course you are welcome to do your own drawing. The sketch is merely an aid if you prefer not to draw. Please make a smaller sketch with just the main shapes included for a value study (approximately 6 x 8”) and have it with you when we begin the class.
Suggestions for preparing for the workshop, the paper we will use, and how to mix the pigments that you will be using will be sent in advance as well.
To Sign up, fill out this form
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.