Classes & Workshops

Fall 2021

Still Life Series: Composition 

ONLINE. Five-week class, November 23 - December 21, 9 am - 11:30 Pacific time. 

Composition, editing, mark-making: three integral aspects of painting. In still life we have the ability to arrange the objects in real life, in addition to painting what we want to see. Learn how to feel the direction and weight of a composition, and gain freedom to simplify and choose how you paint, rather than following (admittedly sometimes useful) “rules.” Start where you are and progress within the structure Aimee provides.

Like most of Aimee’s classes, this one is open to all levels. Aimee encourages her students to adapt assignments to their own level. She wants you to be challenged and engaged without being overwhelmed, and to build on what you already know.

Class sessions are a mix of lecture/demo, paint-along, and instructional review of student work.

Register here.  


iPhone Skills and Tools for Painters

ONLINE January 8 and 15, 9am to noon Pacific

All the things your iPhone can do to support your painting practice, from taking better photographs to editing them and photographing finished artwork. Includes PDF with all the info. 

Hosted by Winslow Art Center. Register here.  

PAPA SAS plein air workshop 

Live and in person, it's the 2022 Plein Air Painters of America workshop at the Scottsdale Artists' School. February 13-17, 2022. Instructors: Eric Jacobsen, Mitch Baird, Dave Santillanes, and Aimee Erickson. One day of lecture, four days of on-location painting and instruction, plus three bonus uninstructed days spent painting alongside your instructors at the Vermilion Cliffs. For class information and registration, please visit the Scottsdale Artists' School page. 

Head Studies from Photo Reference

ONLINE. Friday, March 4, 2:00 - 3:30 pm Pacific time. 

A Technique Takeaway at Winslow Art Center. Aimee Erickson will walk us through a classic method of describing form using solid shadow shapes, a simple color structure and modeling only in the light. This is one of those things you could do five hundred times and still learn something from it. Register here. 

Figure Painting: Lessons from the Masters

ONLINE. Tuesdays, March 1 - March 29, 9 am to noon Pacific time. 

Hosted by the Scottsdale Artists School. We will take a gestural approach to painting the figure, using historical paintings as reference (instead of a model). Each class will include a demo/paint-along, with the last class saved for critique. Homework assignments will reinforce your understanding of color and palette for flesh tones. More information and registration.

Other offerings


Aimee Erickson Studio Youtube channel



Available to watch online on the Aimee Erickson Artist facebook page.

Did you miss YOU GLOW GIRL at the Plein Air Convention? LPAPA Signature Member Aimee Erickson recorded a video demonstration recapping the principles of how to make stuff glow.