10 am-4 pm EST
Instructor: Amy Erickson
Painting from a live model is one of the most unique and enjoyable experiences one can have in an art class. Acrylic painting provides us with some unique advantages to layer shapes quickly and edit decisions easily. In this class, we will focus on mastering the initial stages of painting an alla prima figure study in acrylic, finding and essentializing large shapes of color that become a figure in space. We will work on the essential building blocks of making a painting: color, light, and shape. This is not a class primarily about learning perfect anatomy or “getting the eyes just right”. It is about seeing masses of color and slowly breaking down these masses into more specific forms– if it is necessary to the composition. We will cover basic proportion and figure structure, but prioritize the experience of finding, simplifying, and organizing shapes of color. This class is suitable for beginners and intermediate painters alike!
There will be a lunch break each day. Lunch is on your own. The model fee is included in the workshop fee.
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About the instructor:
Amy Erickson is an observational painter who lives and works in Seattle, WA. She earned a BFA in Painting from the Kansas City Art Institute and has pursued further training in painting and figure drawing at Gage Academy of Art (Trowbridge Atelier, 2020; Flack Atelier, 2019). Amy has exhibited in many cities in the US, including Seattle and New York. Amy has taught workshops for Warrior Art Camp, Gage Academy of Art, and the Seattle Artist League. She currently teaches at the Modern Color Atelier at Gage Academy of Art.
We are unable to give refunds or exchanges for visiting artist workshops unless the workshop is canceled by Townsend Atelier.