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This class provides critiques and instructor feedback for Perspective I with Erik Olson.

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Office Hours
This Live Class offers Office Hours at an additional cost. Office Hours allows you to join an hour-long group video call with Erik every Wednesday. During Office Hours, you can get personalized help on class assignments, ask questions, and share your work directly with Erik. To get your Office Hours Pass, use the link below. You will receive a link to the video call before class starts. Office hours run during class hours.

Your Office Hours Pass is good for the entire length of the Live Class, and you can join as many Office Hours as you like.

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  • Class Description
    In this 12-week Live Class, master draftsperson Erik Olson will guide you through the foundations of linear perspective. You will learn how to measure, plot, and problem solve using the principles of perspective.

    Erik will teach you how to interpret perspective from photography and masterworks. You will explore how the Old Masters utilized perspective as a tool for visual communication.

    After completing this class, you will have gained a solid understanding of perspective that allows you to draft complex scenes and objects from imagination.

  • Format
    This Live Class is presented as a pre-recorded lecture with live critiques. While it is encouraged that you attend class live on the dates and times specified below, it is not required, and you can still watch a DVR of the class between weekly classes, and turn in your assignments for critique.

    As a Live Class participant, you will attend class digitally, via a live stream which will appear on the website. Each week, you will be asked to watch certain sections pre-recorded course instruction, then complete the assigned homework. You will then submit that homework for an opportunity to have it critiqued live by the instructor. During class, you can talk with other students, ask the instructor questions, share your work, and receive feedback on your assignments.

    You must have an active subscription to attend this class. For more information, please contact us here.
  • Day and Time
    This Live Class will run for 13 weeks. The first week is an introduction and the following 12 weeks will line up with the pre-recorded content. The first hour of class is reserved for Office Hours.

    Class runs every Wednesday from 2pm - 4pm PT starting April 6th, 2022.
  • How to Attend
    You will be provided with a link to the live class stream page shortly before class starts. Make sure you enroll for updates.

Meet Your Instructor

Erik Olson received his BA from Art Center College of Design in 1987, freelancing in Illustration until 2001. Erik received his MFA in Painting from Wayne State University in Michigan in 2010. He has exhibited his personal paintings in various group shows, including the Williamson Gallery in Pasadena and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit. Erik is currently a full-time associate professor at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. Erik’s current work is a series of paintings that he considers portraits of late 19th century, 20th century, and 21st-century homes, dwellings, and structures, and their surroundings in various stages of decay.