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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July 2020

“LIVE” ONLINE: Quick Sketch Watercolors – Utah

July 18
Near Coalville CBriggs Utah Quick Sketch

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.

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“LIVE” ONLINE: Beach Brights and Glowing Light – Spain

July 23 - July 24
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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.

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September 2020

Sunflowers – the Colors of Sunshine – French Escapade V.I.E.W. Workshop

September 1 - September 2
Sunflowers in Spain

Sept 1-2, 2020
10:00AM -1:00PM

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: Online

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Kimball Art Center – Park City Plein Air Workshop

September 9
Plein Air Park City

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: $120

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October 2020

Kimball Art Center – Plein Air McPolin Barn

October 1
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Oct 1, 2020
10:00AM -3:30PM

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.

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Kimball Art Center – Painting from your travel photos

October 7
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 - October 27
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 - November 5
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 - November 13
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 - November 19
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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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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