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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October 2021

Santa Barbara, California – Watercolor Sketching Workshop with French Escapade

October 22 - October 27
Cindys Santa Barbara Courthouse

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”.

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November 2021

Tuscan Bistro | French Escapade V.I.E.W. ONLINE

November 1 - November 2
Cindy Bistro

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.

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Easy Start Watercolor 1-2-3 | University of Utah

November 3 - November 17
Easy Start Watercolor

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.

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Quick Sketch Watercolors | University of Utah

November 13 - November 20
Quick Sketch Watercolors

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.

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Holiday Poinsettias | Smithsonian Studio Arts

November 16
Watercolor Poinsettia Utah

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 class

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Watercolor Poinsettia | University of Utah

November 18
Watercolor Poinsettia

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.

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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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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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