PAINT 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 a Dog Portrait You’ll be Proud to Share – an interactive program
8 Weeks | Enrollment is only open once a year

This is an 8-week, interactive video-based training program where you’ll learn how to paint a dog’s portrait step-by-step. We’ll develop your full skillset – the same skillset Erica uses to create her renowned pet portraits, expand your skills, 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 course challenges you to level up and expand as a painter, and as a human. It’s designed to inspire and touch on all of the facets artists use when we create. It’s gentle and encouraging. It’s an immersive process with live group coaching calls and peer love forums. The program delivers support for mental-, emotional- and physical health for artists, insight on how to work with clients and healing through grief, for self and others.

This course is not for everyone. This is intense and challenging. There is no shortcuts or guaranteed results without doing the step-by-step process and showing up for all the 8 modules and 20+ hours of in-depth video lessons, live coaching and peer love feedback.

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Apprenticeship – a private course
6 Weeks | $1,285

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. 

Your time commitment during this Apprenticeship program is 5-10 hours per week for 6 weeks, in addition to the 1 hour per personal session with Erica. During your time with Erica she’ll give you feedback on your progress, teach next steps, share techniques via additional videos and paint live with you. 

Erica meets you where you are in your journey and guides your skills to new heights.

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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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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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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Pet Portraits That Lead to a Place of Healing
– A coffee table book to move through the grief
coming soon

This book is the chicken soup for the soul meets post secret for dog and cat lovers. Erica shares the extraordinary journey for each client via her genuine and heartfelt painting process that helps them get over their loss. For this book, Erica has personally selected about 10 pet portraits that powerfully reflect on our love for our pets and how the pet portrait led to a place of healing for the owner in grief.

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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.