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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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 »
November 1 & 2, 2021
10am to 1pm PDT
Join Cindy for a 2 day workshop as we virtually visit a spa town in sunny Tuscany. This small hilltop village, Bagno Vignoni, is a treasure that many travelers miss.Find out more »
November 3,10,17, 2021
6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. ET
The creative possibilities of watercolor are limitless -- and can also be a bit intimidating for beginning students.Find out more »
November 13 &20, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Discover how to easily draw with free flowing lines, and confidently mix and mingle flowing, translucent watercolors.Find out more »
November 16, 2021
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Use flowing watercolors to create a poinsettia that blooms all year. Learn how to quickly draw a poinsettia or trace one using the flower images provided for the classFind out more »
November 18, 2021
06:00 a.m. to 09:00 p.m.
Draw and paint a colorful holiday poinsettia with flowing luminous watercolors. You will improve your color mixing technique and learn how to add a stylized background with stencils in order to draw more organically. All levels of experience are welcome.Find out more »
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.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.