Yer Za Vue - Painting Expressive Portraits (Online); Fridays, April 23-May 21, 2021

Date: Fridays, April 23-May 21, 2021
Time:  10:00 AM-1:00PM Pacific Time, 1:00-4:00 PM Eastern Time
Level: All
Medium: Oils, acrylics or gouache

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This 5-week online workshop will explore the art of portraiture. Course delivery will focus on a series of lectures, demos and creating a body of synchronous and asynchronous exercises to tackle the complexity that’s often associated with portrait painting. All Five Principles of Painting (drawing, value, colors, edge work and mark making) will be explored throughout the course as part of this workshop.

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. Please visit for more info.

About Our Online Classes:

  • Our live online classes are taught via Zoom. 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.
  • 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.
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 30 days after the final day of the course.
  • Participants 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). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Find out how to access the class group message board here. 

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