Watercolor Painting Workshops in Giverny with Cindy Briggs and Theresa Goesling:  Aug 10-17 and Aug 17-24, 2024

About Cindy and Theresa's Workshops

Join Cindy Briggs and Theresa Goesling in Giverny and have a creative life experience.

You’ll enjoy inspiring locations such as Monet’s garden, daily painting demonstrations, personalized instruction, and encouraging support from Cindy and Theresa.

“We show you how to simplify and design your subject, draw confidently, jazz up your colors, paint with serendipity and experiment with new techniques. Create colorful paintings en Plein Air with an emphasis on celebrating your own unique point of view”. Cindy and Theresa.

“We’ve traveled for years with French Escapade and are always impressed with the personal attention to details; Jackie and her team took amazing care of our group as we painted, explored and dined.

We look forward to sharing this dreamy adventure with you”. – Cindy & Theresa

Cindy and Theresa co-authored a watercolor lesson book called “Make Every Day A Painting” which is available for purchase at  www.MakeEveryDayAPainting.com

Cindy Briggs's Biography

From Park City, Utah to charming historical villages throughout Europe, Cindy Briggs enthusiastically shares the creative journey with her students. Teaching locally and internationally for 25 years, Cindy has now worked with French Escapade for over 5 years, and appreciates how Jackie and Valerie take such great care of their guests.

An award-winning artist, Cindy’s work has been featured in many international juried National Watercolor Society exhibitions among other Watercolor Society, University, Gallery and Museum exhibitions. She has been published in Watercolor Magazine, Plein Air Magazine, Outside Artist, Conde Nast 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 many 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 www.cindybriggs.com

Theresa Goesling's Biography

Theresa Goesling has traveled the world finding the most picturesque places to paint and enjoys sharing these destinations with her students. As a signature member and past President for Northwest Watercolor Society, Theresa has dedicated her time towards helping others find their passion for watercolor. She was an Art Director for Eddie Bauer, and is an accredited representative and honored demonstration artist of Daniel Smith Artist Materials. Theresa’s paintings have been published in “Splash”, Plein Air Magazine, Outdoor Artist, Watercolor Magazine & juried into the American Watercolor Society International Open Exhibition. Theresa is an internationally recognized instructor, author & juror.

In 2021, Theresa was awarded one of the most prestigious honors for an artist by Daniel Smith Artist Materials with her own palette “Dot Card”. The card is of her paint sample of her 18-color palette and is distributed globally and is only available through Theresa in her classes. Theresa has been teaching international workshops for over 25 years. Whether she paints impressionistic or contemporary in feel, her eye-catching painting style is distinguished by rich, vibrant color and strong in design principles.

She co-authored a watercolor instruction book, “Make Every Day A Painting” with her life-long friend, Cindy Briggs, whom she enjoys team teaching with French Escapade on V.I.E.W. and beautiful destinations.
Theresa Goesling Website: www.TheresaGoesling.ART

 

Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny is probably the most famous garden in France. Monet painted some of his most famous paintings whilst living at Giverny. Each day we’ll enjoy artistic and cultural experiences: we’ll explore Monet’s house and gardens, paint the church in Auvers sur Oise where Van Gogh painted his final piece, visit the auberge where he lived his final days…and much more!

Day 1: Welcome

Giverny-day1-welcomeWe will pick you up a the Paris CDG airport and drive you to our beautiful location for the week.

The beautiful place is like a “tiny Giverny”. It is a converted mill surrounded by parkland of 7 acre, with a river going under the B&B, a little bridge and a lot of space.

After you had time to settle in, we will have our welcome/orientation meeting followed by a gourmet dinner.

Day 2: Painting in the Studio and in Giverny

Giverny-day2-hotel-baudyGiverny-day2-studioIn the morning, we will start the day with a painting session either in the lovely studio with sliding doors overlooking the garden or directly in the garden.

In the afternoon, we will head towards Giverny and paint away from the crowd in the lovely colorful garden of hotel Baudy.

The hotel has welcomed in its time Renoir, Pissaro, Rodin, Cezanne buth its first guests were American painters. It was a popular hang-out, center of art and the go-to-place for Monet’s guests. You can even visit their painting studio

Days 3, 4: Monet's Garden and House in Giverny

Leader of the movement and father of modern painting, Claude Monet is perhaps one of the best known Impressionists and certainly a major character in Normandy’s artistic heritage. The picturesque little village of Giverny offers many typical views for you to paint: traditional stone houses, narrow streets and flowery gardens, and the famous Baudy hotel where many artists stayed.

We will of course visit Monet’s house and studio, and stroll around his gardens. His house and gardens in Giverny are much visited for their beauty, their water lilies and ponds, as well as for their importance to Monet’s artistic inspiration.

Day 5: Medieval Mill in Vernon

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Vernon offers also a few old streets with medieval buildings with half-timbered and carved facades and eaves.

There are also remains of houses built over the river. An ideal place to relax by the Seine river, eat a picnic and paint away!

Day 6: Auvers-sur-Oise: Van Gogh's Thumb

We will spend some time in Auvers where Van Gogh lived his last days at the Ravoux Auberge. We will visit his room in the inn that is still a traditional restaurant.

You will be able to paint the same church he painted and visit the cemetery where hs is buried next to his brother, Theo.

Day 7: Painting on Location

We will stay on the property for the last day, giving you plenty of time to finish up some painting and to have one-on-one help from the teacher.

At the end of the day, we will have our little “vernissage” so you can enjoy everyone’s painting from the week, followed by a gourmet dinner.

Day 8: Departure

After our last breakfast together, we will drive you to the Paris airport

Dates and Prices Details:

The trips are limited to 12 Participants.

Dates: Aug 10-17, 2024: Wait List 

Aug 17-24, 2024: Wait List 

Prices: US$ 3,990 for a shared room

+ US$ 550 for a single room

Non painters are welcome to join but the price is the same because of the limited spaces.

Included:

– Pick-up at 2:30pm at Paris CDG airport
– Drop-off at 11am at Paris CDG airport
– A welcome reception
– All nights at the hotel
– All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 5 dinners (incl. wine)
– All art classes
– The use of folding chairs
– Transporation in a A/C van to painting sites
2 tour leaders throughout the week
– Entrance fees to all sites on the tour
– A free Paris planner for a self guided visit in Paris
if you decide to extend your trip: suggestions of hotels,
restaurants and places to visit.

Not included:

– Flights to Paris
– 4 lunches and 2 dinners
– Art Supplies
– Tour leader(s) tipping

Cancelation Policy:

If you cancel the trip:Cancellation Fee per Person
More than 120 days before departureThe $600 deposit is forfeited
(however $300 can be transferred to another trip with a departure date within 1 year of cancelation date)
61-120 days before departure50% of total cost forfeited
31-60 days before departure75% of total cost forfeited
0-30 days before departure100% of total cost forfeited
If French Escapade cancels You get a full refund

How to book

To reserve your spot, please complete the form below (one per person) and pay US$ 600 deposit.  After receiving your form, we will send you the information for the payment. Note that the deposit is not refundable but $300 is transferrable. See our cancelation policy below.

You will be able to pay:

1- Via ZELLE, free instant pay, offered by many major US banks

2- By bank transfer

3- By credit card

Reservation Form

Both workshops are sold out. Email us at contact@frenchescapade.com to be placed on the wait list.

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