VIP Event

Virtual International Paint along (V.I.P.) week end: May 1-2, 2021

2-day Paint along with 12 world-renowned artists!

This is a unique event!

What is the V.I.P. Weekend? “It’s like a grand delicious buffet of sampling all kinds of teachers and painting styles…you can take the classes that you want on your plate in real time and try the others later on your own time with the recording, (like a doggie bag, LOL).” Lily Sanders, one of our regular students.

Each of the 12 artists will not only do a demo but paint-along with you while sharing their unique techniques, tips and tricks they have developed over the years. Each artist will give a 75 min class. There will be no overlapped classes meaning you will be able to attend every teacher’s class, one after the other. 

  • Pass for all classes: US $499 
  • Pass + replay access for 7 days: add US $90 

Members of the TOP 20 of 2020 get US$50 off.

How is this event different from online demos?

  • You will be able to paint along during class because  you will have received all the necessary information ahead of time. Of course, you can just relax and watch and paint later with the replay.
  • Each artist will provide you with his/her supply list, reference photo and the drawing if necessary.
  • Each class will last 75 min. See the schedule of each class here.
  • You will be able to ask questions directly to the teacher via the chat. A moderator from the VIEW Academy will ask your questions outloud to the teacher so that she/he can answer directly the question and every participant can benefit from the information.
  • The ticket price is a pass to attend all classes.
  • All classes will be available for replay for 7 days for an additional fee (see price details). So if you think 6 classes in one day is too much for you or if you can’t attend the event at all, you can still get all the classes via recording (for 7 days).
Here is the schedule and the paintings our 12 world-renowned artists will be teaching.

Click on each picture to see the biography of the artists and some samples of their work. Artists are listed by based on the time of their class during the weekend.

Carrie Waller, AWS

Saturday May 1: 8-9:15am PDT

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15 min Break

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Amid El Haddad, AWS

Sunday May 2: 8-9:15am PDT

 

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15 min Break

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Kim Minichiello, AWS

Saturday May 1: 9:30-10:45am PDT

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15 min Break

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Carol Carter

Sunday May 2: 9:30-10:45am PDT

 

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15 min Break

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Evelyn Dunphy

Saturday May 1: 11am-12:15pm PDT

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Mid-day: 45 min Break

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David R. Smith, AWS

Sunday May 2: 11:00am-12:15pm PDT

 

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Mid-day:45 min Break

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Cindy Briggs

Saturday May 1: 1-2:15pm PDT

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15 min Break

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Michael Reardon, AWS

Sunday May 2: 1-2:15pm PDT

 

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15 min Break

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Keiko Tanabe, AWS, NWS

Saturday May 1: 2:30-3:45pm PDT

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15 min Break

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Theresa Goesling

Sunday May 2: 2:30-3:45pm PDT

 

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15 min Break

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Julie Gilbert Pollard

Saturday May 1: 4-5:15pm PDT

David Lobenberg

Sunday May 2: 4-5:15pm PDT

 

VIP Ticket Prices.
  • Pass for all classes: US $499 
  • Pass + replay access for 7 days: add US $90 

Members of the TOP 20 of 2020 get US$50 off.

Our Artists at the VIP week end

These 12  world-renowned artists teach on a regular basis for French Escapade, either online on our V.I.E.W. or on our international workshops.

Click on each picture to find out more about the artists and to see what they will be painting at the VIP weekend. They are listed by alphabetical order based on their first name.

Amid El Haddad

Carrie Waller

Carol Carter

Cindy Briggs

David Lobenberg

David R. Smith

Evelyn Dunphy

Julie Gilbert Pollard


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Keiko Tanabe

Kim Minichiello

Michael Reardon

Theresa Goesling

Details for the VIP weekend 

This live event will take place on ZOOM.

The event’s format:

  • Each teacher will paint with you for 60-75 min, allowing time for Q&A.
  • You will be able to ask questions directly to the teacher via the chat. A moderator from the VIEW Academy will read your questions directly to the teacher so that you get a direct answer which benefits everybody.
  • We will take a 15 min break after each class and a 45 min break after the first three classes.
  • The classes will start at 8am PDT each day and end at 5:15 pm PDT

Before the event, you will receive:

  • The documents for each class (artist’s supply list, reference photo to print for the class and possibly a drawing).
  • The links to access each class on zoom: there will be a separate link for each class. Just click on the link a few minutes before the class to access the session. You can use your smart phone, tablet or computer. The bigger the screen, the better.
  • A schedule with the timetable for each artist’s class.

After the event:

If you have have chosen the option of “replay for 7 days”, you will receive the links to the recordings of all classes. You will then be able to enjoy the even again and take time to finish up your paintings.

Saturday May 1

8am-9:15am PDT: Carrie Waller
15 min break
9:30-10:45am PDT: Kim Minichiello
15 min break
11:00am-12:15pm PDT: Evelyn Dunphy
45 min break
13:00pm-2:15pm PDT: Cindy Briggs
15 min break
2:30-3:45pm PDT: Keiko Tanabe
15 min break
4:00-5:15pm PDT: Julie Gilbert Pollard

Sunday May 2

8am-9:15am PDT: Amid El Haddad
15 min break
9:30-10:45am PDT: Carol Carter
15 min break
11:00am-12:15pm PDT: David Smith
45 min break
13:00pm-2:15pm PDT: Michael Reardon
15 min break
2:30-3:45pm PDT: Theresa Goesling
15 min break
4:00-5:15pm PDT: David Lobenberg
Ticket Prices for the VIP weekend 

The ticket is a pass giving you access to all classes.
Get the replay for 7 days for only an additional US$90

  • Pass for all classes: US $499
  • Pass + replay access for 7 days: add US $90

Members of the TOP 20 of 2020 get US$50 off.

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