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Cindy Briggs' workshops are focused on developing your own style and building confidence as you develop a deeper understanding of design and watercolor techniques. She creates an enriching and positive atmosphere for all levels of artists. Discover her process from start to finish to create paintings with dramatic light, jazzed up harmonious colors, and captivating compositions.

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November 2021

Simplified Watercolor Portrait – University of Utah Lifelong Learning

November 30 @ 12:00 AM - December 7 @ 11:59 PM
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Nov 30 & Dec 7, 2021
6:00 PM -8:30 PM MST

Discover how to mix skin tones and mingle, blend, and layer colors to create a simplified watercolor portrait. You will start with a tracing provided by the instructor so we can all get right into putting watercolor to paper. This approach will help you discover how you can paint almost any portrait. We'll focus on creating dimensional features of the face through values and blending for softness. Students are responsible for their own materials; find a list online.

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December 2021

Smithsonian Studio Arts Workshop – Quick Sketch Watercolors for Travelers

December 1 - December 8
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December 1 & 8, 2021
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

Quickly capture a scene using flowing lines and spontaneous watercolor techniques. Instructor Cindy Briggs provides step-by-step directions in creating landscape paintings and vignettes inspired from virtual travel from Europe to California. This “go with the flow” technique is perfect for studies, travel journals, and finished fine art.

Complete one or more paintings as you use techniques in composition, drawing, and painting. Lessons explore managing watercolor consistency while applying mingling colors with wet-in-wet, wet-on-dry, and layering techniques. For experienced beginner and intermediate students. The artist provides images from her travels or you can use your own.

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September 2022

Paint in Spain – Plein Air Watercolor Workshop | French Escapade

September 17, 2022 - September 24, 2022
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September 17-24, 2022

Join us on the Costa Brava of Spain and experience daily demonstrations, personalized instruction, and, encouraging support with Theresa and Cindy. “We show you how to design and simplify your subject, draw confidently, jazz up your colors, paint with serendipity and experiment with new techniques. Enjoy creating colorful paintings with an emphasis on your own unique point of view.

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Provence Passageway NEW

Watercolor step-by-step video & bonus quick sketch lesson available through open studio online.
Imagine traveling to Provence and painting the old world architecture with its charming textured stonework, lavender shutters and climbing vines.

From start to finish of this 145 min instruction video, you'll discover how to draw with flowing lines, mix captivating mingled watercolors directly on the paper, and create the illusion of dramatic sunlight and shadows.

Bonus: Cindy shares her quick-sketch technique so you can quickly capture your experiences and vision in your watercolor journal.

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