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VIEW with Laurie Goldstein-Warren ``Portrait of a Native American Child``

In this fun informative class you will learn how to use values to create a stunning portrait of a young Native American girl in native dress.  The techniques you learn with help you with any subject you paint in the future, by simplifying the features of a subject into value shapes.

Class Information

The class is live and interactive on ZOOM

Dates: July 5, 7 & 9 from 9am-12pm PDT 

Level:  Intermediate to Advanced

Participants: Max 20

Medium: Watercolor

Price: $249 for 9 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
  • Laurie 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 Laurie
  • You will be able to show your work to Laurie to get personal feedback and critique
  • You will enjoy interactivity with fellow participants
  • You can keep the recordings of the class forever.

Sample of Laurie’s Work

What you will learn in this Class

  1. Simplifying your subject using value separation shapes.
  2. You will learn the power of a small limited palette.
  3. You will learn how to not fear the darks in your subject and use a full value range.
  4. You will be letting your colors mix on the page, not always mixing in your palette.
  5. Learn to create beautiful luminous backgrounds suitable for any subject, not just portraits.

Biography-Laurie Goldstein-Warren, AWS, Whs, NWWS-GMF

Originally from New York, Laurie now lives in West Virginia.  She has been painting watercolors for the last 19 years. Her works focus on cityscapes, portraits and still life. 

Laurie continues to experiment with new techniques in watercolor and watercolor/acrylic.  

She has exhibited her work in the U.S., Japan, Turkey, Canada, Greece and China.  

Currently, she travels and teaches workshops across the United States.  She has been published in Watercolor Artist Magazine and in the Splash series of books several times and her work has recently earned the High Winds Medal Award at the 150th anniversary of the American Watercolor Society Exhibition.  

Laurie was also invited to demo and exhibit at the International Watercolour Masters Exhibition in England in 2021.

Check Laurie Goldstein-Warren’s site at

Samples of Laurie Goldstein-Warren'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 $ 249 for 9 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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