Date: Wednesdays, July 21-August 18, 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 is a repeating class with a different emphasis each term. Summertime invites us outdoors into a world of light and color. (You can paint outdoors or in your studio.)
LET THE FUN BEGIN. In nature, light reveals color. In painting, color reveals light. Learn the language of painting, and gain freedom to simplify and choose how you paint, rather than putting everything in “because it’s there.” Start where you are and progress within the structure Aimee provides.
Like most of Aimee’s classes, this one is open to all levels. Aimee encourages her students to adapt assignments to their own level. She wants you to be challenged and engaged without being overwhelmed, and to build on what you already know. It’s like yoga!
Class sessions are a mix of lecture/demo and instructional review of student work.
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?