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"Taking classes with Erika made me a more confident and informed artist. I really enjoyed the historical framework and skills that Erika provided. Erika encouraged me to get out of my comfort zone and try new mediums as well as gave me a fresh perspective on the mediums I use regularly."
Emily McCarter
Practicing Artist
"I have taken Erika’s sketchbook class and participated for several years in her Momentum Morning Open Studio where we either work on our own projects or Erika presents a project that will enhance our skills and be fun to work on together. Erika’s teaching style is clear, accessible, and gives us both skills and support. She is always available for help and guides us with technique, inspiration from other artists, art history, and emotional support. She is skilled at both group dynamics and furthering our individual needs. She is able to lead us through progressive exercises to help us gain the practice we need to create the work of our dreams. I particularly like sharing the story of our work from conception to where we are now in the process, as a part of learning together about how we work, and how we got to where we are in our projects. She creates a fun and serious working environment in her beautiful studio where you can see her work, the work of other classes, and have access to clay, painting, printing, collage, framing, wood staining, and colored pencils. It’s a happy place."
Kim Kaufman
Practicing Artist