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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January 9-14-16, 2020 “Easy Start Watercolors” 6:00pm -9:00pm
January 11 & 18, 2020 “Quick Start Watercolors” 10:00am -3:30pm
February 13, 2020 “Watercolor Roses” 6:00pm -9:00pm
February 22, 2020 “Colors of Utah” 10:00am -4:00pm
Class is held at the University of Utah Lifelong Learning Center
With Theresa Goesling and Cindy Briggs
La Quinta, California
January 28, 29, 30 Watercolor Journaling & Mixed Media
This fun class is for all levels. Drawing, painting, and journaling will be demonstrated. This is a plein air workshop, we’ll be visiting different sites around the La Quinta/Palm Desert area including the Living Desert Gardens & Zoo.
Discover how to draw with flowing lines and paint with flowing colors. This class is for beginner to intermediate levels. Learn basics skills while completing multiple colorful paintings in your sketchbook. We will be painting outdoors in a shaded area for this workshop so dress accordingly. We preview our locations and plan our lessons to make it wonderful experience for everyone. Living Desert Entry Fee included.Find out more »
June 16 & 18, 2020
6PM - 8:30PM
Take the fear out of figure painting as you capture skin tones and sunshine with your paintbrush. Begin with a tracing to get general shapes just right, then change the figures, hair styles, colors, and clothing to fit your own design. Discover how to mix skin tones with light and shadow in mind, and layer on mingled color to get the desired effect on the skin, in the hair, and clothing. Recommended for experienced beginners to intermediate artists.Find out more »
July 15, 2020
6PM - 9PM
Create a colorful flowerpot brimming with flowers as you learn to draw connecting shapes and mix and mingle paint to create layers of color and dimension. Use both “wet on dry” and “wet on wet” techniques to create dappled light and deep shadows for a dramatic lighting effect. This simplified but satisfying process will allow you to create one or more flowerpots during class. Images of European scenes will be provided, or work from a photo of your own front porch. All levels of experience are welcome.Find out more »
July 18, 2020
10AM - 4PM
Loosen up your watercolor practice as you draw and paint Utah scenes the Quick Sketch way. Learn to mix a palette of local colors - wonderful greens to a myriad of earth tones – and draw with organic lines, focusing on shapes and adding detail as you go. A number (2-5) of finished paintings will be created from your favorite images of Utah and/or ones provided by the instructor. All levels of experience are welcome.Find out more »
July 23 & 24, 2020
10am-2pm PDT (4 hours each)
French Escapade V.I.E.W Online Workshop with Cindy Briggs & Theresa Goesling. (you can get use copy off the site see link) Stroll along the beach in Spain and you’ll come across colorful fishing boats mixed in with sunbathers and colorful umbrellas.Find out more »
Sept 1-2, 2020
Cindy will share her secrets of how to inject captivating colors and sunlight into your paintings. You will discover how to to simplify, trust your instincts and have fun as you capture the essence of a scene with luminescent watercolors.
Level: High Beginner and Intermediate
Capacity: Max 16 participants
Price: US$ 178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Location: OnlineFind out more »
September 9, 2020
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Spend the day with Cindy Briggs capturing the architecture, light and color of the McPolin Barn. Students will use this Park City landmark to study and practice observational painting in watercolor. Bring your own lunch for a picnic in the area.
Price: $120Find out more »
Oct 1, 2020
Spend the day with Cindy Briggs capturing the architecture, light and color of the McPolin Barn. Students will use this Park City landmark to study and practice observational painting in watercolor. Bring your own lunch for a picnic in the area.Find out more »
Oct 7, 2020
Cindy shares how she travels with her palette around the corner and around the world and colorfully captures her journeys. Bring your travels photos and discover how to draw and paint more spontaneously.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.