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 Mike Rooney: Urban Sketching Workshop (Ink and Watercolor)
Level: High Beginner and Intermediate- Max 16 participants
Dates: Dec 14 & 15 (10am-1pm PST): Step by step demo and critique each day.
Ever wanted to walk around your favorite city, or neighborhood and quickly sketch and/or paint the scene in front of you in about an hour?
In this online class, Mike Rooney will show you how to take a pen, a piece of paper, and a palm sized watercolor set to draw a quick scene and color it in with simple watercolor washes. Its fun and stress free and the wonkier the drawing, the cooler it looks!
There will be demos, assignments, and helpful critiques.
You will be doing a different sketch each day.
As Mike demonstrates step by step, quiet time is provided so that you can paint what he just demoed. Critique and feedback is an important part of the class. Since this is an interactive class, you can ask questions directly to Mike, show him your work through your camera and therefore receiving personal feedback and critique along the way, just like in a plein air or studio workshop.
Rate: US$ 178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours each
The price includes:
A few days before the workshop: You will receive the reference photos. Make sure to print them and have them ready with you for the class.
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Mike Rooney Biography:
Mike Rooney is recognized as one of the East Coast’s top plein air (outdoor) painters and instructors, and he has traveled from Maine to the Florida Keys, Italy, Cuba and Puerto Rico teaching at major art centers, judging art shows, and painting for his galleries there.
He has been on the cover of the Art Issue of Cape Cod Magazine and is collected both privately and by corporations such as Royal Canadian Bank.
He also makes teaching videos for Jerry’s Artarama, a nationwide art supply store.
He paints in acrylic, oil, gouache, and watercolor and his subject matter varies, but he loves to show the effect of light on water, boats, and the beach environment from the salt marshes of the Atlantic seaboard to the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. He is also drawn to urban scenes and architecture and paints them with an “Urban Sketch” style.
His methodology is varied and he never follows a set way of starting a painting. Whether in the studio or when he goes outside to paint, there’s no preconceived method or formula, approaching each painting differently. He experiments constantly, shaking things up a bit to stay fresh. He states, “Each completed painting brings insight for the one to come.”
The blurs of color Rooney puts on canvas are recognizable as boats, vibrant street scenes, beach houses, and seas, and they desire the great outdoors as much as the painter himself.
To see his work and free art lessons for Jerry’s Artarama google Mike Rooney Artist and look for him on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/mike.rooney.735
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 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.