V.I.E.W: Virtual Interactive Escapade Workshops
V.I.E.W: Virtual Interactive Escapade Workshops
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 our new projects 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 using Zoom.
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 Zoom.
With V.I.E.W., you can sign-up for a live online workshop from a wide variety of artists, media a
nd levels all in one place.
How are our V.I.E.W. workshops different from other online classes?
|V.I.E.W. Dates 2020||V.I.E.W. Teachers||V.I.E.W: Title of the online class||Medium||Booking Status||Price|
|Oct 29 & 30|
|Carrie Waller||Message in a Bottle||Watercolor||Sold Out. Wait List is Open||US$ 178 (6 hours)|
|Oct 29 & 30|
|Carol Carter||Paint Tulips in Vibrant Color||Watercolor||Sold Out||US$ 178 (6 hours)|
|Oct 31-Nov 1 |
|Lian Zhen||"Color Pouring and Blending" method to paint a Sea Turtle and Sea Life||Watercolor||Sold Out||US$ 198 (6 hours)|
|Nov 2 & 4|
|David Savellano||Tropical Colors of Hawaii||Watercolor||Open||US$ 178 (6 hours)|
|Nov 3 & 10|
|David Lobenberg||"Mother and Child: Panda and Elephant" in vibrant colors||Watercolor||Open||US$ 178 (6 hours)|
|Nov 5 & 6|
|Theresa Goesling||Colorful Scenes of Lake Como, Italy||Watercolor||Open||US$ 178 (6 hours)|
|Nov 5 & 6|
|Leah Lopez||Floral Portraits in 4 Fabulous Steps||Oil||Open||US$ 178 (6 hours)|
|Nov 7 & 8|
|Betty Carr||Painting a Floral Still life using Painterly, Impressionistic Strokes||Watercolor||Open||US$ 178 (6 hours)|
|Nov 9, 10, 11|
|Evelyn Dunphy||Still Life with Parrot Tulips||Watercolor||Sold Out||US$ 249 (9 hours)|
|US: Nov 11 & 12|
Australia: Nov 12 & 13, 9am-noon
|Lisa Wang||“From Drawing to Watercolour”: Heading to the Race||Watercolor||3 spots left||US$ 178 (6 hours)|
|Nov 13 & 14|
|Keiko Tanabe||Painting animals in landscapes||Watercolor||Open||US$ 198 (6 hours)|
|Nov 16 & 17|
|Jeannie Vodden||Beginning Portrait in Pure Color||Watercolor||Sold Out.||US$ 178 (6 hours)|
|Nov 18 & 19 |
|Cindy Briggs||Sketch your Holiday Cards: Christmas, Hanukkah, etc...||Quick Sketch Watercolor||Open||US$ 125 (4 hours)|
|US: Dec 1-2 & 3|
Australia: Dec 2,3 & 4, 9am-noon
|Lisa Wang||“From Drawing to Watercolour”: A Barista at Work||Watercolor||Sold Out||US$ 249 (9 hours)|
|Dec 4 & 5|
|Jeannie Vodden||Beginning Portrait in Pure Color||Watercolor||2 spots left||US$ 178 (6 hours)|
|Dec 8 & 9|
|Kathy Rennell Forbes||Winter Scenes||Watercolor||Open||US$ 178 (6 hours)|
|Dec 10 & 11|
|Keiko Tanabe||Beautiful Cities in Czech Republic: Prague & Cesky Krumlov||Watercolor||Open||US$ 198 (6 hours)|
|Dec 11 & 12|
|Julie Gilbert Pollard||Carmel Mission Adobe Arch with Vine and Flowers||Watercolor||Open||US$ 178 (6 hours)|
|Dec 14, 15 & 16|
|Evelyn Dunphy||Snow in the Mountains||Watercolor||Open||US$ 249 (9 hours)|
|January 20 & 22|
9am-noon PST (orientation on Jan 18)
|Kim Minichiello||Achieving Texture in Watercolor-Paint a rusted Gate||Watercolor||Open||US$ 178 (6 hours)|
Please fill out this online VIEW registration form
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 firstname.lastname@example.org as recipient. Make sure to specify what workshop it is for.
2- (Less preferred option for us because of the fees charged by paypal). You can use Paypal and use your credit card. Choose email@example.com as recipient. Make sure to specify what workshop it is for. If you live outside the US and have a different currency, make sure you send your payment in US dollars.
You will need to download the zoom application. 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. For a computer, go to wwww.zoom.us and download the free version of zoom. For a tablet or phone, go to the apple store on your device and choose the free zoom application. The icon is a white camera on a blue background.
You can contact us and we will help you but it is really a 3 min straight forward process.
We explain the few icons you need to know at the beginning of the class. It is very simple to use. However, it is good idea to familiarize yourself with zoom by by talking to friends and family via zoom or you can even start a zoom session by yourself and try the different icons like “mute”, “start video” and “chat” which are the only ones we will use during the class.
We send you a link invitation to the meeting via email within 24 hours of the class. 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 staff 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. 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.
Most classes will be recorded with the exception of a few (each teacher has the right to decide if the session will be recorded or not). We send the link of the recording a few hours after each session. You will be able to download the recording to your computer and keep it forever.
We send everyone the teacher’s recommended painting supplies list ahead of time.
You can turn off your camera via the application. You will still be able to see and hear everything but we won’t be able to see you.
Unfortunately we can’t refund you. You pay for the 2 session package. However, most sessions (with a few exceptions depending on the teacher) are being recorded. We will send you the link to the recording after the session and you can download it on your computer and keep it forever. So if you miss the session, you will still have a chance to watch it later.
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.