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 Michael Reardon, AWS: Painting Water (Watercolor)
Level: Intermediate and Advanced Painters- Max 16 participants
February 8 & 9 (10am-1pm PST or 1-4pm EST): 2 spots left-Step by step demo and critique each day. (if you can’t attend the class, you can buy the recordings and get feedback from Michael by email-same price).
February 11 & 12 (2-5pm PST or 5-8pm EST): 2 spots left-Step by step demo and critique each day. (if you can’t attend the class, you can buy the recordings and get feedback from Michael by email-same price).
This workshop will be a step-by-step painting of a lakeside abbey in the French Alps and a church by the sea. After I demonstrate each step, you will then have time to paint the area you just watched. By the end you will have a finished painting each day.
Day 1: The “Abbaye d’Hautecombe” by the Lake
Day 2: “L’ Eglise-sur-mer”
My demonstration is pre-recorded allowing for close-ups and review if necessary. I will narrate it live to facilitate easy interaction with you. Here is a 3-minute preview on YouTube of the painting of the “Abbaye d’Hautecombe”: https://tinyurl.com/y5ls2q7b and here is the video for l”eglise-sur-Mer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yMJnTYjHdY
Fundamentals covered will include: working wet-in-wet, creating a strong composition, evoking a sense of light through the use of values, and manipulating color for its full expressive effect.
The class is interactive so you will be able to ask questions directly to Michael and show him your work for feedback. Personal attention is a very important part of our live classes.
After signing up for the class, you will receive the recommended supply list and some info for the class.
Rate: US$ 178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours each. If you can’t attend the class, you can buy the recordings only and have feedback from Michael (same price).
The price includes:
Michael Reardon Biography:
Michael Reardon has been painting and teaching watercolor for many years. He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society and a Master signature member of the California Watercolor Association. He is also a signature artist member of the California Art Club.
He is the author of Watercolor Techniques: Painting Light and Color in Landscapes and Cityscapes, from North Light Books and has three DVD’s that demonstrate his approach to painting landscapes, cityscapes, and waterscapes. He has been featured in several magazines, such as Watercolor Artist and L’Art de l’Aquarelle. His work has garnered many reviews and prizes, including the Ogden and Mary Pleissner Memorial Award from the American Watercolor Association and Best of Show in the Statewide Watercolor Exhibition at the Triton Museum in California. He was also the recipient of the Gabriel Prize from the Western European Architecture Foundation, which sent him to Paris for three months of painting. He works from his studio in Oakland, California.
Check Michael Reardon’s website at http://www.mreardon.com
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 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.