Date: Wednesdays, October 6-November 3, 2021 (5-week course)
Time: 9:00-11:30AM Pacific Time/12:00-2:30 PM Eastern Time/5:00-7:30 PM London Time
Medium: Oil or acrylics
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This class covers the basics of color theory and provides exercises to move from theory to practice. We’ll work in a small toned-paper sketchbook, so each student will be building their own book of color. This is a good class for painters who either never took color theory and want to get a good foundation, or those who want a systematic review and practical approach. You’ll learn how your expectations cloud your ability and how to see MORE. And when your seeing changes, your painting can’t help but change.
Aimee Erickson is a representational oil painter. Born in Paris (1967) and raised in Sunnyvale, California, she started oil painting at age eight. After earning a BFA in Visual Communication Design/Illustration, she developed a warm, inviting pictorial voice grounded in traditional realism, informed by the principles of design, and inspired by nature and human experience. She has also studied with a number of prominent painters. Her approach to painting tends to be very direct and experimental, without a set routine, and leans toward the abstract; she uses brushes mostly, palette knives frequently, and sometimes a bigger scraper or straightedge.
Aimee teaches painting, drawing, and color theory at venues nationwide and overseas. She has a particular interest in what enables or inhibits artistic progress. How do we learn to see what we cannot yet see? How does expectation influence our ability to perceive?