VIEW with Cindy Briggs, NWS: ``Bright Market Flowers`` in Watercolor

Brighten your November days with watercolor flowers that are always in season.
Market flowers can be a delightful design of natural mixes. While the placement is somewhat planned, it’s more randomly placed than the formal designs you get from a florist. Discover how to paint fresh colors that pop, save whites, stylize, mingle, layer up colors, as you change it up to make it your own.We have a fun natural “Local Flower Mix” for day two, or you can take your time finishing up from day one.
Tracings are provided or you can prepare your own drawing prior to class.

Class Information

The class is live and interactive on ZOOM

Dates: Nov 10 & 11  from 10am-1pm Pacific Time 

Level: High Beginners to Intermediate

Participants: Max 20

Medium: Watercolor

Price: $178 for 6 hours. If you can’t attend, you can buy the recording only. Book the class and email us to let us know you won’t attend.

Class Format

  • A host from the VIEW Academy will facilitate the meeting, admitting you if you connect late, helping you with technical problems, etc…
  • The V.I.E.W. workshop is live, interactive and hands-on
  • Cindy will demonstrate step by step,  breaking up the process in manageable steps, giving you time to paint during the live session
  • You will be able to ask questions directly to Cindy
  • You will be able to show your work to Cindy to get personal feedback and critique
  • You will enjoy interactivity with fellow participants
  • You can keep the recordings of the class forever.

What you will learn in this Class

  1. With a drawing tracing provided and bonus images, you can follow along or select your own image and apply the same process.
  2. You’ll discover how to create colorful Tuscan walls with character, dramatic shadows; a sunlit umbrella, geraniums and plants that sparkle with light.
  3. We’ll make use of spattering some masking fluid to create even more sparkle and write with a masking fluid pen.
  4.   You’ll complete a painting as you explore harmonious Tuscan colors and techniques that add depth to your paintings.
  5. Note: Tracings are provided so you can see how Cindy draws and focus on the painting process.

Biography-Cindy Briggs

From Park City, Utah to charming historical villages throughout Europe, Cindy Briggs enthusiastically shares the creative journey with her students. Teaching internationally for 25 years, Cindy has now taught with French Escapade for over 6 years, and appreciates how Jackie and Valerie take such great care of their guests.

A National Watercolor Society Signature Member (NWS) and Northwest Watercolor Society Signature Member (NWWS), Cindy is recognized as a master artist.  Her work has been featured in many international juried exhibitions among other Watercolor Society, University, Gallery and Museum exhibitions. She has been published in Watercolor Magazine, Outdoor Painter, American Watercolor and Plein Air Magazine, among local and regional magazines.

Cindy has worked with Daniel Smith for decades as a feature demonstrator and instructor. She also teaches watercolor workshops for the Smithsonian Art Studios, University of Utah, and numerous arts organizations. She has also served as a juror for regional events and national arts festivals. Cindy produces numerous online watercolor program packages and enjoys providing a virtual front row seat for all of her students.

Cindy has also co–written a successful watercolor manual with Theresa Goesling. You’ll find the life-long friends teaching individually and together on V.I.E.W, overseas with French Escapade and in beautiful destinations closer to home.

More info about Cindy Briggs at

Samples of Cindy Briggs's Art

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Testimonials from our VIEWers

“The session recordings are one of the reasons these live on-line workshops are better than in-person workshops. The other reason is that we can sit comfortably and look over the shoulder of the artist during the demo. I’m so glad that you are presenting these workshops!”

Margaret W.

“Love, love love your online classes! I’ve done two so far and have really enjoyed both.  I feel my work has improved a lot thanks to your online workshops.

You do the BEST job of these workshops. I love the pace, and the instructors are all so willing to stop and help students!” 

Arlette T.

“Jackie, the courses and quality of instructors you have cultivated through French Escapade V.I.E.W. is world-class. Jackie, you do such a great job hosting the program — you are on top of your game with production quality, responsiveness with quick replay links, and also announcing upcoming events to students. A side benefit is your fun, wickedly sharp and entertaining sense of humor. Keep up the great work. I’m not surprised that V.I.E.W. is expanding and doing so well.”

Sandy G.

The Price of US $ 178 for 6 hours includes:

  • Documents to help prepare for the class
  • Personal feedback during the class
  • The recording of all sessions for you to keep forever
  • The access to our VIEW Facebook page so you can share and communciate with the VIEW Academy community of artists and teachers.
  • If you can’t attend, you can buy the recording only.
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