Cindy Briggs



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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 2020

Quick Sketch Watercolors – University of Utah Lifelong Learning

November 21 - December 5
Quick Sketch Watercolors Utah

Nov 21 - Dec 5, 2020
10:00AM -3:30PM MST

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.

Location:  Online

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December 2020

Sunlit Watercolor – University of Utah Lifelong Learning

December 2 - December 3
Sunlit Watercolor Utah

Dec 2-3, 2020
6:00PM -8:30PM MST

Capture luminous sunlight and colorful shadows in your watercolor paintings. Create drama and depth with directional light, and learn how to mix and mingle a variety of colors to create a range of values. Paint using a provided image or bring your own with good light and shadows. Beginning Watercolor Painting (LLART 71) or equivalent experience is required.

Location:  Online

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Smithsonian Workshop – Quick Sketch Watercolors

December 3 - December 10
Smithsonian Workshop Quick Sketch Watercolors two

December 3 & 10, 2020
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
2-Session Daytime Workshop

Discover how to quickly capture a variety of subjects with loose lines and painterly colors using instructor Cindy Briggs’ quick-sketch watercolors method. This go-with-the-flow technique is perfect for studies, travel journals, and finished fine art.

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Watercolor Figures – University of Utah Lifelong Learning

December 9 - December 10
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Dec 9-10, 2020
6:00PM -8:30PM MST

People add life to your paintings, and if you know the basics they can be simple to paint. Discover how to draw and paint people in the distance and up close through simplifying shapes and mixing skin tones. A reference photo and tracing will be provided.

Location:  Online

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Zion Landscape – University of Utah Lifelong Learning

December 12
Zion Landscape Utah

Dec 12, 2020
10:00AM -3:30PM MST

Around every turn in Zion you'll find a landscape to paint. As the light changes throughout the day you are gifted with a whole new point of view. Discover the importance of capturing sunlight and shadow in your landscape and how to mix a rich Utah palette of colors. We'll layer up color with a variety of brushstrokes from the sky to stone cathedrals and down to the sagebrush and juniper.

Location:  Online

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September 2021

Paint in Spain – Plein Air Watercolor Workshop with French Escapade

September 17, 2021 - September 24, 2021
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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.

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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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