Dates: Thursdays, August 10-24, 2023
Time: 12:00-3:00 PM Pacific Time, 3:00-6:00 PM Eastern Time, 8:00-11:00 PM London Time
Medium: Oil, acrylic or any other opaque medium
This three-day Zoom workshop will focus on giving you tools on how to observe, understand and simplify the complexity often associated with the human figure. We will explore the figure (semi-nude and clothing references) in a series of drawing and painting exercises to both understand the form as well as learning to abstract the configuration. We will also dedicate some portion of the workshop to tackle the face and how to carve out the form without getting too caught up with the details. Traditional subtractive mediums will be explored depending on an individual’s interest (medium MUST be opaque in nature except for when exploring the drawing exercises).
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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