Date: Thursdays, June 17-July 15, 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
This is a repeating class with a different emphasis each term. An intentional structure for your palette enables you to create compelling color within the context of your painting.
Course description: Very Exciting Class. Designing a painting of one or more people, with the context being an integral part of the picture. Faces and gesture. Intentional color schemes. Application of design principles. Using multiple reference images to create a cohesive result. Tangents on creative process. Occasional poetry. Plan on doing several small assignments and one larger painting each term.
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?