Classes & Workshops

Head Studies Class

ONLINE. Tuesdays, April 12-June 21, 2022. 9 am to noon Pacific time.

Hosted by Winslow Art Center. Using the “flat shadows” approach, we’ll do a number of head studies. This is your chance to dive in and really understand the importance of shadow shapes—they must be as simple as possible, and at the same time they must be informative. We start with a black and white palette and gradually build in color, so this is a color class as well as a head study class. Each stage is doable and interesting as we gradually expand our circle of knowledge. Remember, repetition is your friend! This class meets every other week with an uninstructed “open studio” on the off weeks. All levels welcome.

Complete class information, syllabus, materials list, and registration at Winslow Art Center. 

The Magic of Plein Air Color Studies 

IN PERSON. July 23-24, 2022. 

Offered in conjunction with Driggs Plein Air Festival in Driggs, Idaho.

Playing with color is one of the surest ways to enjoy yourself, and to learn. The happiest your brain can be is when you’re “in the zone,” making up your own rules, and being truly engaged in the activity. Making color studies on location means that we back off the subject matter a little and see what’s possible within our chosen palette. Just writing this out makes me excited for this workshop! We’ll try a variety of palette combinations. I’ll show you some ways to expand your seeing (because if you see differently, naturally you’ll paint differently). The topic of color studies is meant as a welcome mat to learn what you can learn, not as a limit—sometimes a color study naturally reaches “finish.” 

$300. Complete information, materials list, and registration at Driggs Plein Air. 

More 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.

Other classes 

Not on the schedule at the moment. 

iPhone Skills and Tools for Painters

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. 

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