Classes & Workshops
ONLINE at Mastrius. Starting January 8, 2024.
Small group mentoring via an excellent platform. We meet once a month.
This group is full, but you can still register to work with a mentor other than me.
Aimee Erickson's Mini Painting Challenge
ONLINE via Acrylic University. Start anytime! This is by far the most painting instruction you'll get for the price. 52 demo/lessons over the course of a year. Everyone loves this course.
Paint along with Aimee via recorded demos every week for a year. Each week a new demo video will drop for you to watch and paint along in your own studio. Join the fun and get weekly inspiration. Lessons are in acrylic, but of course you can use oil or gouache if you want.
Think Like a Painter: Still Life/Portrait Workshop
IN PERSON. Scottsdale Artists' School, April 29 - May 2, 2024.
In nature, light reveals color. In painting, color reveals light. Learning to understand lighting phenomena gives us more freedom in choosing how we paint what we see, rather than having to look to nature for every decision. We are concerned with realism and abstraction. How can we make imperfect paintings that are intriguing and compelling? Still life and portraiture both provide a reason to set up figure/ground challenges so we can paint to learn. In this class you can choose to paint either one. Paintings start and end with an idea, and the process can take many different forms. The brush is loaded with accumulated knowledge. In this workshop, you’ll be presented with approaches that will change your thinking and invite you to see differently. Start with what you do know, and expand your skills and your comfort zone. Plan on some serious learning in a lighthearted atmosphere!
Carpe Diem! Seize the Day--and the brush!
IN PERSON. Nashville, Tennessee. May 14-17, 2024
This is a four day paint-from-life workshop in the studio. We will have still life setups and a model to allow us to approach the eternal questions of color, value, composition, figure-ground relationships, and what makes brushwork beautiful. What is it you see in something that inspires you to paint it? An awareness of your inspiration can guide the decisions you make as you paint. There will be demos and individual instruction. Set up to paint when you arrive--the first morning, there'll be a series of brief demos alternating with painting practice. Later on there will be extended painting sessions to make time to get into development of a painting.