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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 with all the online classes we offer with different instructors.

Painting for the class

V.I.E.W. by Lisa Wang: “From Drawing to Watercolour”: A Barista at Work 

Level: Intermediate and Advanced- Max 16 participants

Dates:  

US: Dec 1, 2 & 3  from 2 to 5 pm Pacific time in US

Australia: Dec 2, 3 & 4 from 9am to 12pm

“I started drawing when I was about 4 or 5 years old. I simply picked up chalks and drew on doors and walls, it used to drive my grandpa mad! I always loved it naturally and it is one of the reasons why I am able to paint today. I have been teaching since 2003, starting in New Zealand, and during my teaching I have seen many people who would love to improve their paintings skills, but have limited drawing skills.

I am pleased to have been invited to conduct the online watercolour workshops organised by French Escapade, and I would like to use the opportunity to emphasis my teaching in drawing for Watercolour. My students will hopefully realize by the end of the course that Watercolour is not that difficult once you can draw properly.

Key Points through the workshops

  • Drawing from basic shapes to details
  • How to choose your subjects and important things for better composition
  • Drawing and Watercolour material introduction
  • Warm up with some basic watercolour washes, how to use water and control water

    Sample of Lisa’s work

  • Mixing your colours the better way and different brushwork demonstrations
  • Drawing with proportion and painting with variety of tones
  • Colour temperatures
  • Creating light in your painting
  • Learning perspective, how to give your painting a special mood
  • Understand portrait in different angles and drawing hands is more important than you thought
  • Body gestures, still life in your paintings and atmosphere design
  • Step by step demonstrations

Rate:  US$ 249 for 3 sessions of 3 hours (total 9 hours)

The price includes:

  • Personal feedback and critique during the class: Lisa will give you time to paint and then look at each student work in progress and comment on it along the way. You will also receive a final critique at the end of the session.
  • Facebook feedback after the class: If you post on your finished painting on  our V.I.E.W. facebook page, Lisa will give you final suggestions for your painting.

After you have registered for the workshop:

A supply list of pigments and recommended paper will be sent as soon as you register.

 

Lisa Wang’s Biography:

Melbourne based artist and art teacher, Lisa completed a 4 years bachelor degree with the major in Fashion Design and won several prizes in Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland of China.

In 2002, Lisa emigrated to New Zealand. During her time there she developed further as an artist, and became a respected art teacher in Dunedin. She exhibited widely and received a number of prestigious awards for her work. In early 2007, Lisa moved to Australia, and started working as a full-time artist. In 2008 she completed a series of paintings featuring Victorian sheepdog trials, which were very well received by the local art community. The following year she was commissioned by the Geelong Football Club to complete a series of major oil paintings to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the club. Those paintings are now part of the club’s permanent collection held at the Cardinia Park Club Rooms.

Lisa paints in both oils and watercolour. She is a member of the VAS and the WSV, and the Vice President of the Watercolour Society of Victoria. Lisa has held 6 solo exhibitions and many group exhibitions. In recent years she has travelled worldwide on painting trips with internationally renown master artists. Lisa enjoys working with an extensive variety of subjects, but portraits and wildlife are her favourite. Her confident brush work, use of colour and ability to capture light making her paintings unique and highly sought after by art lovers and collectors world wide.

More info about Lisa Wang:

Website: Lisa Wang

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lisa.wang.16568

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:

  • 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?

Please fill out the VIEW registration form at https://frenchescapade.com/view-registration/

How can I pay?

1- You can 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.

2- You 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’t refund you. If the recording is available (it depends on the teacher), you will receive the recording of the sessions by email and be able to download it to your computer. You can keep the recording forever.

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.

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