LEARN WITH ERICA

Here you’ll find a variety of ways we can work together, from free courses to more advanced offers built to expand your talents as a painter and art business owner.

All content lives in one private portal online at StudioEriksdotter.com. After registering, you’ll have access to all free content and any purchased products.

How to Paint Soulful Eyes
3-part Online Course

“How to Paint Soulful Eyes” is a free 3-part online video course for painters who want to level up and learn how to make those animal eyes come alive in their paintings. This course is only available for a limited time. Access it while you can.

In this course, you’ll receive:

  • A step-by-step tutorial on how to paint a dog’s eye, including tips and techniques
  • A behind-the-scenes look at Erica’s workspace where she paints her renowned pet portraits
  • An overview of the materials needed
  • A printable supply list, plus an easy-to-follow instructions

I’ll share with you my own personal method and the thought process behind each step.

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How to Paint a Dog Portrait
9-module online course

In this 9-module online course you’ll learn how to paint a dog portrait step-by-step. Beyond the traditional online art learning experience, we’ll develop your full skillset, expand your artist mindset and emotional wellbeing to elevate your artistry. You’ll come away with a pet portrait you’ll be proud to share, new techniques ready to apply on your next portrait, and tools to support you as an artist as you grow your business. 

This comprehensive online course includes hours of instructional videos, support for artists’ mental-, emotional- and physical health, insight on how to work with clients and healing through grief, for self and others, Q&A sessions with Erica, and support from fellow painters via the Peer Love community.

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Apprenticeship Program
Currently full

This Apprenticeship program specifically prepares you to become a better artist in 6 weeks. It’s a one-on-one program with Erica teaches you, step-by-step, how to paint a pet portrait. She’ll guide you and advice you throughout watching you and painting the same portrait with you. You’ll come away with a finished pet portrait you’ll want to share and a whole new set of tools and techniques ready to be applied. 

Erica meets you where you are in your journey and guides your skills to new heights. Available both in-person and via Zoom. 

This class is for all levels and will be adapted to skill level.

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Private Painting Session
1 hour | $185

This is a 1 hour private painting session with Erica driven by how you want to level up as a painter. 

Are you stuck in the middle of a painting? Do you want to learn more tricks and what best materials to use for your painting? Don’t know how to get that sparkle in the eyes? You decide how you want to maximize this time together. 

This session is a great introductory step if you’re interested in an Apprenticeship program.

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Critique of Work
Written feedback | $36

Submit your work to Erica and receive personalized feedback how to expand and enhance your pet portrait through Erica’s eyes. This is for you if you’re interested in a gentle and informative take on how to enhance your art and yourself as an artist.

“Words cannot explains the gratitude I have felt in you taking the time to look and commented my painting…a new set of trained eye can see things I couldn’t.” – Cristina

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Business Consultant for Creatives
1 hour | $185

Erica is passionate about assisting more creatives find their own way to follow their dream as full-time artists. She draws from her own experiences as an artist and entrepreneur of 30+ years and her expertise as a public relations and marketing leader during her 15 years in the corporate world.

She’ll hone in on what works for you, not what the plethora of books tell you to do, and her passion is for more artists receive their abundance.

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How to Run the Business – and be paid your worth!
An interactive ebook | coming soon

In this comprehensive and interactive ebook Erica shares how she built her art business to become a renowned pet portrait artist. She shares the insider tips and tactics of honest marketing she’s learned during her 30+ years of being an artist and the important scaffolding that held her up during the hard times.

Erica shares how to move through the emotional rollercoaster, how to hold on to the magic through decades of creating, successfully manage the life as a solopreneur – from keeping a commission schedule, her start-to-finish process that keeps her churning out portrait after portrait – and dig deeper into the many hats worn – from bookkeeper to marketing expert. 

This is an interactive ebook which includes chapters, videos and audio recordings for a fully immersive learning experience. It touches on every topic of being a painter and entrepreneur. 

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How to Paint Fur
1 hour | FREE

Join me for this 1 hour free tutorial about how to ‘fluff that fur’ when painting a pet. This was filmed while I painted Corky’s Pet Portrait, a commission from Pennsylvania.

How to Paint Fur – short version
25 mins | FREE

Join me for this shorter version of how to make the fur appear fluffy and real. This was filmed while I painted Corky’s Pet Portrait, a commission from Pennsylvania.

How to Paint Thin Lines
18 mins | FREE

In this video, Erica teaches how to paint thin lines. This is important to highlight detail work in the fur, eye lashes and whiskers. She teaches this technique while adding whiskers to Cory’s Pet Portrait, a commission from Pennsylvania.