Students and community members are raving about how different and comprehensive the content I share in my membership is.
Not only do I share step-by-step tutorials on sketching (graphite, pen and ink) and watercolor painting, but also classes on Art Fundamentals that cover art school basics such as Color Theory, Composition and Perspective.
As if all this weren't enough, I share weekly sketchbook prompts
to help you stay consistent, motivational/artist mindset videos, productivity and time management workshops, and we have a livestream every month where we work on our art together!
Plus, you have direct contact with me.
Membership Site on Patreon
For people who're looking for just a bit of guidance and inspiration to stay consistent, and/or to support the work I'm doing. Every dollar makes a huge difference in me continuing to create free and affordable art content,
so thank you!
For people who're interested in learning technique, as well as methods for sketching and using watercolor more effectively. If you're just getting started on your art journey, and need step-by-step guidance with real-time/slower videos, or are a hobbyist looking to improve, this one's for you.
For people who're serious about not only learning techniques, but also getting to a point at which they're creating impactful, harmonious, original artwork consistently. If you're interested in taking your art to a professional level in the future, or are an art educator looking to expand your knowledge on Art Fundamentals, this one is for you.
Ad-free versions of videos that I share on YouTube
*With downloadable outline sketches, reference photos and supply lists
Everything from lower tier
Everything from lower tiers
Weekly Sketchbook Challenges sent to your inbox every Monday to help you stay consistent
2 new real-time/step-by-step tutorials with commentary walkthrough per month
(these videos are not shared anywhere else)
*A library of over 100 full tutorials is now available!
Each tutorial includes its own downloadable outline sketch, high-resolution reference photo(s) and a supply list including specific colors used for the piece on hand
Access to a library of classes and workshops on Art Fundamentals I learned about in art school (designed to be seen and worked on in sequential order) with a downloadable version of my Keynote + fillable worksheets
*50+ classes already available and a new one is shared every month + Many of these classes have extra step-by-step tutorials at the end
How to Find Your Art Style workbook
Access to my first two Skillshare courses:
Watercolor 101 and
Line + Wash Flowers
Monthly Art Assignment (provided along with each class or workshop) designed to help you build a solid understanding of fundamentals, push your creativity and help you find your artistic voice
Special thanks in YouTube videos and social media
*Private Monthly Art Livestreams*
Live drawing and watercolor classes + Q&A sessions
Direct feedback from me on any of your work
*Members in this tier have access to my personal email and have priority response in questions left in Community forum or posts
Access to a private community forum where you can share your art and connect with amazing creatives from all over the world
Participation in polls for upcoming tutorials and tips videos
Access to a growing vault of original reference pictures taken by myself that you can use for your own artwork (even work you're intending to sell)
Special Art Tips videos shared every-other-Saturday which are full of practical advice to help you make faster progress
Looking to improve both your drawing and watercolor painting skills with a variety of subjects?
As a self-taught artist, I had made some progress but hit a wall repeatedly making pieces that looked "wrong" for reasons I couldn't identify.
When I started learning with Erika, she identified weaknesses in my grasp of fundamentals and put together a lesson plan to address those weaknesses while helping me progress toward my dream of learning figure drawing and illustration.
I've been taking one-on-one lessons with her since September and I can honestly say that I've made more progress in the past several months than I did in years of struggling on my own. She's enthusiastic, incredibly knowledgeable, and gives extremely helpful feedback--I highly recommend her as a teacher.
-Yoon Ha Lee (Louisiana, United States)
*100 real-time, fully-narrated, on-demand video tutorials are available and 2 new ones are added every month!
I share tutorials on:
Pen and Ink Sketching
Line and Wash
Landscapes and scenes
Here are a few examples of classes available in the Patreon library:
I'm here to help you:
Improve your drawing and watercolor painting skills so you're finally able to share work your proud of with the world.
Get the guidance you need to move forward in sequential, incremental steps.
Obtain frequent feedback on your work that's actually constructive, which is essential in order to make real progress.
Gain clarity on what to pay attention to depending on your current skill level, as opposed to getting overwhelmed with all of the information online.
Learn about Art Fundamentals so that you're easily able to create original artwork without having to waste hours scrolling on Instagram or Pinterest for inspiration.
Start developing your own unique artistic voice and working process so that you don't get stuck creating carbon copies of other artists' work.
Learn artistic vocabulary and develop your communication skills so that you're able to talk about your art with others (so important if you're intention is to sell in the future).
Build up your artistic confidence so you're more quickly able to actually enjoy creating art.
Cancel Any-Time Guarantee
You can cancel your membership or downgrade/upgrade your tier in a matter of seconds and at any point in time, from inside your membership dashboard. No questions asked and no need to reach out to anyone. You'll be immediately cancelled and never charged again.
The Becoming Artists membership is hosted over on Patreon, a highly-reputable and well-known platform that, as of 2021, is being used by over 6 million monthly active supporters from all over the world. The Patreon site uses encryption and authentication to keep your information safe, and offers a safe payment processor.
Though most online art courses and memberships out there offer great educational content, it's rare for the creator to be easily reachable. Not in my membership! I'm in the community providing feedback and answering questions from Monday through Friday, and take great pride in making myself available for students.
Erika is a patient, kind, encouraging and amazing teacher! I highly recommend her for anyone wanting to move forward in their art journey. My favorite part about being a Patreon member is that I have all my art resources in one place rather than having to search everywhere. Whether it's art techniques, fundamentals, artist tips, tutorials or more, it's all right there.
They are very in-depth and Erika describes everything in a way that is easy to understand. My favorite part of working one-on-one with Erika is that I feel like I'm in art school and getting individual attention from the best-ever instructor!! Thank you, Erika, for caring about us and our art journeys, and helping me reach my art dreams!
-Susan DiCocco (Ohio, United States)
I have followed Erika for a while on her blog, Pinterest, watched her videos, and receive her newsletter, enjoying her clear description of art concepts. Now I’ve been lucky enough to join her Facebook art group, watch her weekly live streams and had a personal Skype session.
Erika is approachable, fun, and KIND! She quickly figured out where I was in my creative journey, encouraged me, and gave great feedback and tips to help me move forward.
-Barb Maki (Alberta, Canada)
-Barb Maki (Alberta, Canada)
I have been taking online classes with Erika for several months and I love the way she makes everything so easy to understand. With her direct guidance and feedback, I've been able to progress my skills and am now able to do things I didn't know I could do. Erika's one-on-one drawing and watercolor tutoring programs are very complete and nothing is left out.
The exercises and assignments progress incrementally. She's takes you step-by-step, covering necessary Art Fundamentals, and really takes into account your current level and goals to individualize her classes. Thank you for being so inspiring and bringing art back into my life!
-Bety Sol (Nuevo Leon, Mexico)
Erika is energetic, talented, and the love she has towards the art, as well as for art enthusiasts shows in all she does. I truly admire and respect her work, as well as her work ethic. I appreciate the time she has dedicated to inform and teach me different artistic skills. I would love to be able to take more classes with her and be able to work with her in the future.
-Jesus Cruz (Florida, USA)
My favorite thing about my watercolor classes with Erika is that they feel so custom to my level and what I'm interested in. I can tell that she puts a lot of preparation and care into what we cover in each session.
My lessons consist of theoretic introductions where she explains and recommends tools and supplies, and are followed step-by-step demonstrations/tutorials. I have so much fun following along and love how my paintings turn out!
Erika is a talented, encouraging and enthusiastic teacher. I would highly recommend booking classes with her if you’re looking to develop your painting skills .
-Jacqueline Bürgi (Zurich, Switzerland)
Will you still be frustrated, trying to learn the skills you need from YouTube videos or random blog posts that leave out key steps and must-know information?
Will you still be struggling to create art that matches your visions, tired of wasting time and money on supplies that you never use?
Will you be regretting that you didn't start working toward making your artistic dreams happen sooner?
Or will you be enjoying the amazing feeling of finding yourself through your art, confidently and consistently creating original work, actually enjoying the process, and proudly sharing your drawings and/or paintings with the world?
You have it in you to succeed and all you need to do, is start taking action today!
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