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 2020

Kimball Art Center – Painting from your travel photos

October 7, 2020
Painting from your travel photos

Oct 7, 2020
10:00AM -3:30PM

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.

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Life in Provence – Watercolor V.I.E.W. Workshop

October 26, 2020 - October 27, 2020
Cindys Bicycle Sketch

Oct 26-27, 2020
10:00AM -1:00PM

Join Cindy painting from her “Life in Provence” series as we loosen up, capture the joy and the expressive colors of Provence virtually as we use my Plein Air paintings as a guide for new colorful studio paintings. “Painting on location en plein air painting is an immersive experience. Being on site you create a memory that includes the spirit of the place – the true colors, sounds, energy of the experience. Often I’ll bring my plein air paintings and studies home to create new versions infused with the feelings that I had painting on location.” Lets virtually visit Provence for 2 days and paint with flowing watercolors”.

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November 2020

Watercolor Windowscape – University of Utah Lifelong Learning

November 4, 2020 - November 5, 2020
Watercolor Windowscape Utah

Nov 4-5, 2020
6:00PM -8:30PM

Paint a watercolor window with charming shutters, flowing flowers, and we'll add some calligraphy too! Discover how to create flowers with sparkle, rich textured wall colors, colorful shadows, glass and add calligraphy. We'll bring Provence to you to paint!

Location:  Online

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Bend, Oregon Art Station – Studio Workshop

November 9, 2020 - November 13, 2020
The Art Station, 313 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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November 9 & 10
Expressive Color

November 12 & 13
Travels with Watercolors

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Watercolor Poinsettia – University of Utah Lifelong Learning

November 18, 2020 - November 19, 2020
Watercolor Poinsettia Utah

Nov 18-19, 2020
6:00PM -8:30PM MST

Draw and paint a colorful holiday poinsettia with flowing luminous watercolors. Learn to draw more organically, get tips on color mixing, and ideas of how to add a stylized background design using stencils. All levels of experience are welcome.

Location:  Online

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Quick Sketch Watercolors – University of Utah Lifelong Learning

November 21, 2020 - December 5, 2020
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, 2020 - December 3, 2020
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, 2020 - December 10, 2020
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, 2020 - December 10, 2020
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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, 2020
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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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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