VIEW-Steve Griggs

VIEW with Steve Griggs: ``Loose Watercolor Paintings``

Discover Steve’s unique, loose painting style and learn how to create loose, moving, and evocative watercolor paintings with free and generous brush strokes. Steve loves to guide other artists in learning to paint in his free and expressive style.

During this workshop painters are invited to try out a variety of watercolor painting strategies and techniques to create loose, intuitive, free, and spontaneous effects. 

Day 1: On the sideline.

Day 2: Where the light gets in.

Class Information

The class is live and interactive on ZOOM

Dates: April 14 & 15 from 10am-1pm Pacific Time 

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Participants: Max 16

Medium: Watercolor

Price: $178 for 6 hours

Class Format

Sample of Steve’s Art

  • 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
  • Steve 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 Steve
  • You will be able to show your work to Stevel 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. Effectively use a sketchbook for planning
  2. Create loose brush strokes
  3. See shapes and translate them into a painting
  4. Capture a sense of movement in your paintings
  5. Use unique colors to tell a story

Biography-Steve Griggs

Steve’s love of art started early in life. While other children would lament field trips to the art museum, that was his favorite day of the school year! Steve’s mother bought his first ‘real’ watercolor set of six tubes of paint, when he was in elementary school and his love of watercolor was born. Growing up in a large family made finding time and space for painting difficult. Whenever possible Steve would steal away to the basement of his childhood home where he would paint but never show anyone what he had done. Steve remained a ‘closet artist’ until he attended Michigan State University and graduated with a degree in Studio Art. Steve later attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

With his unique, loose painting style, Steve’s paintings have been juried into a variety of national and international exhibitions and regularly win awards. Steve loves to guide other artists in learning to paint in his free and expressive style and he is a popular workshop instructor and exhibition juror. Steve and his partner, Sue, have also written numerous articles for publication in Watercolor Artist and The Artist Magazine (published in the UK).

Steve has gallery representation with Mirada Fine Art in Indian Hills, Colorado; Twisted Fish Gallery in Elk Rapids, Michigan; J Petter Galleries in Douglas, Michigan; and Five3Gallery in Laguna Beach, California.

More about Steve Griggs:

Samples of Steve Grigg's Art

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Testimonials from our VIEWers

“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! ”.

Arlene T.

“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.

” From personal experience as a repeat attendee, let me give you a heads-up…you will be totally hooked on V.I.E.W. soon. The quality and breadth of instructors and lessons is impressive, and the customer service is exceptional.”.

Sandy G.

The Price of US $178 for 6 hours includes:

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