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 Keiko Tanabe: Following the Footsteps of V. Van Gogh– Watercolor Painting
Van Gogh went Provence in search of the light and warm sun of the south of France. Wouldn’t it be lovely to take a virtual vacation, follow his footsteps and paint the colors of Provence! Each day Keiko will demonstrate a painting of a scene full of Provençal mood.
In this interactive class, Keiko will show her process through a step-by-step demo each day. Q&A and critique is an integral part of the lessons each day. The class will end with a critique so that you get personal feedback.
Reference photos (different from the paintings shown here as example) will be provided prior to the start of class. Make sure to print them to have them available during the sessions.
Level: Intermediate and Advanced- Max 16 participants
Format: 3 sessions of 3 hours in 3 consecutive days
Why a 3-day class?
“In this 3-day class, Keiko will cover many important aspects to make a good watercolor painting but focus on 3 categories to make a strong visual statement: color, value and edge. When these components work together, it can transform the image like magic to something that is alive and captivating. As we tackle a more progressively complex subject each day in this class, you can transfer the knowledge of a previous day to your next painting with ease.”
Dates: Sept 29, 30 & Oct 1, 2020 (10am-1pm, Pacific Time)
Day 1: Countryside in the summer: Step by step demo and critique
Day 2: Yellow café of Arles: Step by step demo and critique
Day 3: Nocturne “Starry Night”: Step by step demo and critique
Rates: US$ 298 for the 3 sessions.
The price includes:
– Paper: rough or cold-pressed; 140Lb (300gm); such as Arches, Saunders/Waterford and Fabriano Artistico. 12” x 16” recommended. Please make sure paper stays flat (with masking tape or clips or staples) or use a block.
– Paints: cobalt blue, alizarin crimson, burnt sienna, raw sienna, quinacridone gold, lemon yellow, viridian, dioxazine purple, cadmium orange, cadmium red, pthalo blue, cobalt turquoise, titanium white, and your favorites, if any.
– Palette: any kind with mixing areas
– Brushes: one brush for a wash (such as round Princeton Neptune or Escoda Ultimo sizes 12-16 or a mop Raphael Softaqua or Isabey sizes 4-8); one brush for details (such as round Raphael Precision and Escoda Perla up to size #12); other brushes such as a rigger, dagger, flat, etc.
– Others: Pencil & eraser, sketchbook or drawing pad for thumbnail sketches and small studies, container for washing brushes, towels or sponge
About Keiko Tanabe: www.ktanabefineart.com
Mostly self-taught, she embarked on a professional art career in 2005. Since then, her paintings have been in many national and international exhibitions, both juried and invitational, and gained world-wide recognitions. Her work has been purchased by private and corporate collectors from all around the world. She also had her paintings published and featured in leading art magazines and a number of publications in the U.S., Europe and Asia. A sought-after workshop instructor since 2011, she has conducted more than 300 workshops and numerous live demonstrations around the world. Her approach to teaching is to help students identify and solve their problems to further advance their technical skills and refine their style.
She has frequently served as a juror in art exhibitions both on national and on international levels. In 2018, she was appointed to the advisory board of the American Watercolor Weekly. She has several books and 2 DVD’s published. She is currently a member of National Watercolor Society (signature), American Watercolor Society (signature), American Impressionist Society and Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (signature). Keiko was born in Kyoto, Japan and currently lives in San Diego, California.
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 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.