Aimee Erickson - The Backlit Still Life, Part I (Online); Tuesdays, April 6-May 4, 2021

This is Part I of Aimee Erickson’s two part The Backlit Still Life series. 

Date: Tuesdays, April 6-May 4, 2021 (5-week course)
Time: 9:00-11:30AM Pacific Time
Level: All (true beginners are advised to familiarize themselves with tools and materials, particularly french easels, before class starts)
Medium: Oil or acrylics

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Our live online classes are taught via Zoom. Students have the opportunity to interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions. You will also have access to recordings of the class that will expire 30 days after the final day of the course.

To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.

You will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Find out how to access the class group message board here. 

In painting we use color and value to show how light describes nature. Learning to understand various lighting phenomena gives us more freedom in choosing how we paint the objects we see, rather than having to look to nature for every decision.

In this workshop we will study the phenomenon of backlighting, where the light source is behind the  object. Start with what you do know and gain skills by doing exercises that isolate different aspects of painting. Fun and informative, with loads of practical take-home principles.


Don’t miss this 5-week online workshop with acclaimed artist AimeeErickson, 2019 Artists’ Choice and Grand Prize Winner at Plein Air Easton.

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