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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University of Utah Landscape Watercolor Workshop: Pumpkin Farm

October 4-5, 2022 at 6:00pm-8:30pm PST

Hosted by: University of Utah

Capture Utah's fall landscape in a guided watercolor experience! Working from Cindy Briggs' photos, you will recreate a scenic landscape photo highlighting the pumpkins and farm buildings from the Dibble Farm in Layton, Utah. Learn to work with a fall color palette and expert process. This class is great for all levels of experience.

Quick-Sketch Watercolors: A European Tour┃Smithsonian Associates

Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to Saturday, October 29, 2022 - 2:30 p.m. ET

Hosted by: Smithsonian Associates

Capture your virtual travels to Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, and Greece using the quick-sketch watercolors method. From hilltop villages to the sea, draw and paint a variety of scenes using loose lines and painterly colors that express your impressions and your own colorful story. All levels welcome.

Watercolor Portrait: A 3/4 View Arts Course┃Smithsonian Associates

Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 6:30 Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 9:00 p.m. ET

Hosted by: Smithsonian Associates

Learn to paint a watercolor portrait with a 3/4 view while discovering how to mix skin tones, and use layered values and blending to capture the forms and curves of the face. Recommended for experienced beginners to advanced artists.

Venetian Doorway in Watercolor Workshop┃University of Utah

November 1-2, 2022 at 6:00 pm -8:30 pm PST

Hosted by: University of Utah

Working from a photo of an old-world doorway with ironwork and reflections, we'll capture Venetian architecture with its unique character and style. Discover how to create light and shadow, lift color, utilize masking fluid to suggest ironwork and ripples in the water, use salt for texture, and build layers of color.

Bright Market Flowers in Watercolor with Cindy Briggs, French Escapade

Nov 10 & 11 from 10am-1pm Pacific Time
Hosted by: French Escapade
Level: High Beginners to Intermediate
Participants: Max 20
Medium: Watercolor

Brighten your November days with watercolor flowers that are always in season. Discover how to paint fresh colors that pop, save whites, stylize, mingle, layer up colors, as you change it up to make it your own. We have a fun natural “Local Flower Mix” for day two, or you can take your time finishing up from day one.

Painting Santa Claus: Stencils and Watercolor Workshop | University of Utah

December 3, 2022 at 10:00 am -1:30 pm PST

Hosted by: University of Utah

Learn how to use watercolor to mix skin tones, capture light and shadow, and use masking fluid and stenciling to create designs. You'll capture the sparkle in Santa's eyes as you discover how to add more character to your watercolor paintings.

Quick Sketch Watercolors Workshop | University of Utah Online Class

December 6-7, 2022 at 6:00 pm -8:30 pm PST

Hosted by: University of Utah

Capture your travels and daily life with flowing lines and flowing colors. Using fine-point markers and transparent watercolor, you will see how quickly you can create exciting, spontaneous small paintings with a range of selected subjects--from still-life and architecture to landscapes and beautiful skies. This class is great for all levels of experience. Subjects change each time the class is taught so you can sign up as often as you'd like! Participants are encouraged to bring a selection of reference photos or use those provided by the instructor.

Sketching and Journaling in Watercolor with Cindy Briggs & Theresa Goesling┃French Escapade

April 1-6, 2023 in Pasadena, CA

Hosted by: French Escapade

Enjoy a California painting getaway and start your summer early as we paint in Pasadena. Old Pasadena with its Victorian and art deco buildings, palm trees and flowers, awaits your paintbrush. Theresa and Cindy will guide you through painting experiences with daily demonstrations, personalized instruction, and encouraging support.

Watercolor Sketching in the South West of France with Cindy Briggs and Theresa Goesling┃French Escapade

South West of France

June 14-21, 2023

Hosted by: French Escapade

Join Cindy Briggs & Theresa Goesling in a Watercolor Sketching Painting Workshop in the South West of France. The highlights of this tour will be to paint all the vignettes at the exquisite luxurious estate you will be staying at, the visit of Albi with its cathedral and Toulouse-Lautrec museum, the plein air painting locations in hilltop villages and vineyards, and walking on colorful markets in medieval towns.

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