Date: Saturdays, August 6-27, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM Pacific Time (1:00-4:00 PM Eastern Time/6:00-9:00 PM London Time)
Medium: Oil or acrylic
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In this four-week class, we will explore different types of mark making techniques. The overall goal of this workshop is to create emotionally-driven, expressive paintings by infusing the fundamentals of paintings (drawing/design/shapes, color, value, edges) with very deliberate mark making timed to music. Traditional subtractive mediums will be explored depending on an individual’s interest (oil paint, acrylic paint, watercolor paint or gouache paint).
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 includes 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.
She also exhibits her artwork locally in various galleries and charitable art events throughout Oregon and nationally. yerzavue.com
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