Aimee Erickson: Oil Painting: Inspiration and Design. Still Life and Portrait. March 13-16

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Aimee Erickson: Oil Painting: Inspiration and Design. Still Life and Portrait. March 13-16

575.00

Monday-Thursday
9:30 am-4:30 pm
$575 includes model fee


Friday: March 17: Plein Air day with Aimee!  Bonus day for all interested in this opportunity to watch and paint with Aimee in Nashville area. No specific instruction, just a painting day.

This 4 day workshop presents the opportunity to paint directly from the model or a still life setup, and emphasizes the importance of having a clear idea for a painting. What is it you see that makes you want to paint something? Awareness of your inspiration guides the decisions you make as you paint.

The first day begins with the practical matter of color and value. A structured exercise will reveal keys to this important relationship, as well a. Subsequent lessons on days will impart techniques useful for any subject. Lectures and demonstrations will reinforce an understanding of design, vision, and a lighthearted approach. Afternoons are studio time, with time for students to paint on their own and receive individual instruction.

A note about critiques. The critiques in my classes are a little different than what you may be used to. It's more like Show and Tell: participation is invited, and optional; the idea is for students to step back and see your work from a distance; when it is your turn to talk you are invited to say what your intention was for your painting, what you are satisfied with, and what you would like to see that you don't see happening. Then I may point out some things that I feel are useful to teach the group. My goal is for students to develop an internal loop of observation, painting, and assessment.

SKILL LEVEL Appropriate for all levels; true beginners are advised to familiarize themselves with tools and materials, including french easels, before class starts. 

CLASS OUTLINE
Day 1
Morning: Color and value (demonstration/practice) Afternoon: Applied still life basics: value studies
Still life objects
Day 2
Morning: Still life demo
Afternoon: Studio time with individual instruction. Still life.
Still life setups
Day 3
Morning: Portrait demo
Afternoon: Studio time; model or still life. Individual instruction
Portrait model, still life setups
Day 4
Morning: Portrait demo part 2
Afternoon: Studio time; model or still life. Individual instruction
Portrait model, still life setups

BIOGRAPHY:  

Paris-born, Oregon-based oil painter, Aimee Erickson, takes a practical approach to painting. Trained as an illustrator in BYU’s Visual Communication Design program—where learning to draw was a requirement— she thinks in terms of creative problem-solving and intention. Her paintings are informed by fundamental design principles and an interest in abstract paint quality and color.


After college she sought instruction from various painters and has studied with Sherrie McGraw, Burton Silverman, and at the Florence Academy with Joseph Paquet. Her influences and favorites include a lot of old-school illustrators and traditional painters, as well as some composers and poets.
Over the years Aimee has worked at a variety of artistic endeavors: First as a scenic designer, and then as an expert freelance architectural color consultant, muralist, designer, and art instructor. Her mural projects include several school murals and one at the Multnomah Arts Center, ranging from forty to 180 feet long, all done with the help of hundreds of volunteers applying paint using Q-Tips to create a mosaic-like effect. Aimee is the first woman artist to paint an Oregon gubernatorial portrait, that of Barbara Roberts in 1997. She is the current Artist-in-Residence at the University Club of Portland.  

To learn more about Aimee and see more of her work, please visit: www.aimeeerickson.com

 

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To register for this workshop, please fill out the registration form below and submit. Pay deposit online or mail a check to Warehouse 521, 521 Heather Place, Nashville, TN. 37204. Email any questions regarding this workshop at warehouse521@gmail.com. Thank you!

Aimee Erikson Workshop Deposit
150.00
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See Video of Aimee Erickson making her favorite panels.

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