Date: Fridays, February 5-26, 2021
Time: 10:00AM-1:00PM Pacific Standard Time
Medium: Oil, acrylics or gouache
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.
This 4-week online workshop will provide an introduction to the principle of color theory. Course delivery will focus on a series of online lectures on color interactions, how to create color harmony and how to properly desaturate any color in their key. There will also be demos as well as weekly synchronies and asynchronies color exercises. Students are expected to provide their own painting materials (subtractive medium: oil, gouache, acrylic or opaque in nature). In addition, the psychological and cultural aspects of color will be explored, as well as their role in the design process.
Yer Za Vue‘s passion for drawing and painting led her to attend The Kansas City Art Institute, where she received her BFA in Illustration in 1993. After graduation, she went on to work for The Walt Disney Feature Animation Studio in Florida. Her list of credits include The Little Match Girl, Brother Bear, Lilo & Stitch, John Henry, Tarzan, Mulan, Pocahontas, and Circle of Life, Paper Indians, Ethos, Masterpiece Makeover & Bubbles.
She started her teaching career in 2006 at The Art Institute of Portland where she taught over 14 years for the Foundation Department as well as the Animation Department. Aside from being a full-time artist, she now teaches for Pacific Northwest College of Art as well as giving private lessons, classes and workshops throughout the greater Portland area. She taught everything from painting, traditional 2-D animation, illustration, concept art, character design to figure drawing.