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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 for online classes with different instructors.

V.I.E.W. by Kristi Grussendorf: Paint Utah with plenty of color and a limited palette

“Have you ever had the opportunity to experience the red rock landscapes of southern Utah? It’s one of my favorite places to go & paint plein air.  The shapes & colors are to die for!  Together, let’s paint crystal clear cerulean skies, burnt sienna mountains, lush sage and reflective pools!” Paint from your home studio as Kristi Grussendorf demonstrates the process step by step and  “live” in our interactive online workshop.

Level: High Beginner and Intermediate- Max 16 participants

Dates: June 9 & 10 from 10:30am till 1:30pm PDT:  3 hour session each day – Step by step demo and critique.

After sign-up you will receive a reference photograph as well as the supply list.

Day 1: Let’s start with some basic techniques:

  • Wet on Wet, Charging, Drybrush, etc.
  • Using the French Bead
  • Edge Control
  • Water/Paint Ratios
  • Different ways of mixing paint

And end the first day with a layered value study (3-4 values of our reference photo with a neutral tint)

Day 2: Step by step painting with our reference photo of the oasis in the red rocks of Utah & a limited palette of colors.  You will get feedback of your work along the process and we will leave plenty of time at the end for a group critique!

Rate: US$ 178 (2 sessions of 3 hours each)

The price includes:

  • Short orientation session the day before the class with all the registered participants to make sure everyone is comfortable using the application and to go over the details of the coming class.
  • The recording of both sessions: you will be able to download the recording to your own computer and keep them for ever.
  • Personal feedback from Kristi all along the sessions and once you have posted your final paintings on our V.I.E.W. FaceBook page.

 

Kristi Grussendorf Bio:

Although she got her start in oils, Kristi is currently focused on watercolor.  The transparency of watercolor produces a freshness & purity of color unequaled in other mediums & she strives to preserve the white of the paper in order to paint in a truly purist way.    

On that note, Kristi’s “London Mass Transit” was awarded the prestigious “Director’s Award” at the 2014 Transparent Watercolor Society of America Annual Exhibition. “Watercolor truly keeps me humble.  I have to keep reminding myself that I have a relationship WITH watercolor & refrain from trying to control it.  Often, my most successful results occur when I’m able to stay out of the way.”

Kristi is an active signature member of the Utah Watercolor Society having served in several leadership roles.  Kristi also holds signature status in the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, the National Watercolor Society, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America and the American Watercolor Society.   

As a lifelong learner, her passionate relationship with watercolor is always changing & growing.  “If I’m lucky, this challenging & rich medium will continue to surprise, delight (& frustrate) me for a very long time!”

Kristi Grussendorf Website: www.kristigrussendorf.com

V.I.E.W. Registration Form

 

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Fill out the online form below
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Automatic Response

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.

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Add these 2 email addresses to your address book

– valeriemsans@yahoo.com
– contact@frenchescapade.com

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Payment for the V.I.E.W.

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:

  • Master Classes with ONE artist: 3 sessions of 2 hours to concentrate on one style.
  • Master Classes with TWO artists: 4 sessions of 2 hours to diversify your palette of techniques (2 sessions with each artist).

How are our V.I.E.W. workshops different than other online classes?

  • Our V.I.E.W. workshops are live, interactive and hands-on.
  • The instructors do demos and also give you time to paint during the live session.
  • You can enjoy interactivity with fellow students.
  • The V.I.E.W. workshops alternate 3 live lessons with 2 or 3 days of assignments in between giving you time to practice what you learned.
  • The instructors review your work and give you constructive feedback.
  • Q&A are welcome.
  • At the end of the program, you will have at least one finished painting.
  • You participate from the comfort of your home.
  • You need to download a free application on your device (preferably a lap top to have a big screen)
  • We work with you to the set up the online application if you need assistance.
  • We run a test session the day before the workshop to make sure everyone is all set.
  • The classes are LIVE.
  • You see the teacher and the other participants.
  • The teacher gives a demo (step by step demo, paint along, painting techniques, etc…It varies based on the teacher’s style).
  • You have time to practice during the session what you just learned from the teacher.
  • If you have questions while practicing or watching the demo, you can ask the instructor because the classes are LIVE.
  • You enjoy interactivity and sharing art with fellow students.
  • You get 3 lessons of 2 hours each.
  • You are able to show the teacher what you have done and receive personal constructive critique.
  • At the end of the 3 lessons, you should have at least one finished painting.

How do I sign up?

Email us at contact@frenchescapade.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.

How can I pay?

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 contact@frenchescapade.com as recipient.

3- We can use Paypal and use your credit card. Choose contact@frenchescapade.com as recipient.

How do I start?

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.

What if I have problems downloading the application?

You can contact us and we will help you but it is really a 3 min straight forward process.

How will I know how to use the application?

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.

How do I access the live session?

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.

What if all participants start talking over each other during the session?

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.

Are we going to paint during the session or only watch?

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.

How do I know what painting supplies to use for the session?

We send everyone the teacher’s recommended painting supplies list ahead of time.

What if I don't want the other participants to see my face or to see me while I paint?

You can turn off the camera via the application. We will still see your name in a black box.

Can I get a partial refund if I can't attend all three sessions?

Unfortunately we can refund you. You pay for a 3 session package.

Can I send the invitation to a friend who hasn't registered?

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.

French Escapade LLC | 2389 Blackpool Place | San Leandro, CA 94577 | 510-483-5713 | contact@frenchescapade.com
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