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 Jeannie Vodden: Beginning Portrait in Pure Color (in Watercolor)
Level: High Beginner and Intermediate- Max 16 participants
Nov 16 & 17 (10am-1pm Pacific Time): Step by Step Demo and Critique- Sold Out
Dec 4 & 5 (9am-noon Pacific Time): Step by Step Demo and Critique- Sold Out
Join award-winning artist, Jeannie Vodden, as she shares her approach to The Portrait in Watercolor, using a limited palette of only 3 transparent staining colors. All variation of color and value are achieved by layering and mingling color. With Jeannie’s thoughtful approach to painting people and gentle guidance you will gain confidence in this exciting and challenging subject matter.
Of major concern in this class, will be the form and features of the face, but we will also touch on hair and background. And, we will talk about ideas on taking and picking the best photo for a portrait.
“Painting and drawing portraits have been a life-long love for me, and it is my pleasure to share with students.”
Jeannie’s limited array of materials is complemented by her desire for subtle variation and detail. She will share in a step by step format so that students can follow along.
Students will have plenty of time to paint, and since the class is interactive, you will be able to ask questions directly to Jeannie as well as show her your work through your laptop/phone to get personal feedback and critique. The goal will be to have one finished painting by the end of the class.
Rate: US$ 178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours (total 6 hours)
The price includes:
After you have registered for the workshop:
You will receive the reference photograph. Please print it out to have at hand during the workshop. You’ll also receive a recommended supply list and suggestions for how to prepare for the workshop.
Jeannie Vodden’s Biography:
Jeannie is a popular instructor of watercolor. She has taught workshops throughout California and in Wyoming and Washington State for over 20 years. She enjoys demonstrating her watercolor techniques to art and community organizations and finds the challenge of judging art competitions rewarding and inspiring. Her work has won many awards and has been published in a number of publications including Pratique des Art Magazine in France and Artist Palette Magazine in Australia.
This year she was awarded signature status at the California Watercolor Association. And, in 2021 her painting will be included in Splash 22, The Best of Watercolor.
Her artwork can be seen on fine art wine labels for Young’s Vineyard in the Shenandoah Valley, California and Bella Impavida Wines.
To learn more about Jeannie: Visit her website at http://www.jeannievodden.com
V.I.E.W. Registration Form
You will receive an automatic response confirming that we have received your form. It doesn’t mean that you have a spot in the V.I.E.W. yet.
Within 24 hours, you will receive an email from one of the 2 email adresses mentioned above.
– If the V.I.E.W. is full: we will place you on the wait list
– If the V.I.E.W. is not full: we will send you information on how to proceed with your payment
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.