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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March 6 & 13, 2021
10am to 3:30 Mountain Time
Discover how to easily draw with free flowing lines and confidently mix and mingle flowing translucent watercolors. Using fine point markers and transparent watercolor, you will see how quickly you can create exciting spontaneous small paintings, quick studies and journal entries. With two sessions you'll have time to experiment, expand your skills, and explore your own style as you get into the flow of creating. This class is great for all levels of experience. Participants are encouraged to bring a selection of reference photos or use those provided by the instructor. Students are responsible for their own materials; find a list online.Find out more »
March 10 & 17, 2021
6pm to 8:45 Mountain Time
Create a dramatic, colorful flower painting as we paint layer by layer. Following a step-by-step demonstration, you'll discover how to paint with transitional colors to layer up your watercolor floral. We'll focus on capturing the sunlit petals and the colorful shadows to create dimension and depth. A tracing will be provided to get you started on day one.Find out more »
March 11 & 18, 2021
6:30-9:30 pm Eastern Time
If you venture outside the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, you discover a walkway filled with marble statues of Renaissance masters including Michelangelo, da Vinci, and Ravello. Bring a bit of Italy to your artwork as you learn to capture the likeness of a sunlit sculpture in watercolors. In the first class, paint the likeness of the master sculptor Michelangelo and explore how dramatic sunlight and layered shadows can give a watercolor painting a sense of dimension. In the second, paint Leonardo da Vinci’s statue along with the instructor, or work from your own photo of a sculpture. This new way of seeing can be your stepping-stone to the world of watercolor portraiture.Find out more »
March 15 & 16, 2021
10am to 1pm Pacific Time
Join Cindy Briggs as we virtually travel to the romantic Amalfi Coast with picturesque Italian seaside villages built up along the cliffs. Cindy shares paintings from her travel sketchbook as studies for the lessons in this workshop. “The Amalfi Coast is one of the most beautiful places in the world to visit, I can’t wait to go back. Until then, let’s share this experience together.”Find out more »
Apr 8 & 9, 2021
10:30pm Eastern Time
If you venture outside the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, you discover a walkway filled with marble statues of Renaissance masters, including Michelangelo, da Vinci, and Ravello. Recreate Renaissance master’s in your artwork as you learn to capture a sunlit sculpture’s likeness in watercolors.Find out more »
September 17-24, 2021
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.Find out more »
October 22 – 27, 2021
With breathtaking coastal mountains to the east and sublime beaches to the west, Santa Barbara is one of the most beautiful places in California. With its perfect Mediterranean climate, Santa Barbara is a little gem with lush gardens and distinctive white-washed, terracotta-tiled Spanish architecture. No doubt that it deserves its name of “American Riviera”.Find out more »
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.