Metamorph ::: Mixed Media Art School

If there’s one thing I know, it’s that art + life are intrinsically bound together.  Each acting as a catalyst to the other, and the inspiration that is boundless between them creates a ripple effect that affects your entire world.

I know this because I’ve lived it!  When I made the leap into cultivating a creative practice in order to heal a few broken pieces I was carrying around, my life changed.  Slowly but surely I began to observe a beautiful rhythm:  what freedoms I allowed into my art rippled into my life.  What transformations I reached for in life spilled into my art.  Intentionally cultivating this dynamic brought so much awareness, expansion, and growth to both aspects of my life, until they became one and the same.

So, my artistic process and my personal journey of transformation are intricately woven together in a sumptuous tapestry of materials, techniques, and life wisdom.  In Metamorph ::: Mixed Media Art School, I am giving all of the tools, tricks, and techniques to you.

I’m so excited to share everything – absolutely everything! – I’ve gleaned through the many years I’ve created and taught in many mediums.  Passionate about transformation and creativity, I’ll pour every last drop of knowledge that lives in me into our classroom.

During the 12 months of Metamorph, we will explore a variety of mixed media techniques and self-growth concepts.  I will guide and encourage you, and you will uncover and harness your own unique creative voice.  Finding – and trusting – your creative voice is a vital tool in opening yourself up to great knowledge, expression, and transformation.

This online mixed media art school is the right place for you if you are a spirited soul who wants *more*:  more freedom, abundant creative living, expression, joy, creative voice, techniques, connections with like-minded people, and a deeper sense of connection to your self and your instincts, intuition, and personal power.

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Some of the techniques and mediums we will explore in depth:

Art journaling, mixed media painting, mark-making, drawing, bookmaking, clay sculpture, photography, image transfers, stitching and sewing, eco-dyeing, writing, assemblage, illustration, and collage.

Some of the concepts we will engage in:

Finding your voice, feeling your power, telling your story, instinct and intuition, masculine and feminine, what is truth, your inner spark, the four elements: earth, air, water, fire, self-perception, ancestral lineage, light and shadow, The Hero’s Journey, archetypes, soul and purpose, art as ritual, forgiveness, and so much more.

What you will gain:

Development of artmaking as a personal growth practice, move through creative blocks and obstacles, multiple techniques for a variety of mediums, bare minimum of 52 lessons plus the art you make from those lessons, a group of like-minded kindreds, a strengthening of your creative voice … at the very least!

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Here’s what current students are saying: 

Metamorph = Self-investment for artists and non-artists alike. The depths of self discovery through the medium of art journaling is astounding. I enjoy watching Erin’s tutorials and honest sharing of her thoughts and feelings as she works. I am so pleased to have scheduled time for this year long study. I felt myself opening up on day one and the FB group has already become a wonderful community in which to share. Thank you Erin for this awesome, affordable and exciting opportunity to explore me and my process as well as the chance to meet so many other gorgeous creatives. – Deborah Rhee

So far, this is one of the best artistic experiences I’ve had.  Nurturing, encouraging, playful, and inspiring. Not to mention, I’ve already learned a bunch of new techniques – so also technically enriching. I’ve been telling all my friends about the ingenuity of this course, and they are all thrilled to see me back to doing what makes my heart sing – creating! Thank you, Erin for this very rich (and affordable!) experience. – Alisa Moore

I’ve already learned a lot and it’s only the first week!!!!! I love Erin’s generosity of spirit and giving with her whole heart, and not holding back. She is incredibly supportive and encouraging and her video quality is excellent. Not only in the actual filming part but in relating to us through that medium. I feel like I’m dreaming knowing we will be doing this for an entire year!!! – Anna Karena

Erin, first of all, you are giving amazing feedback. I do not know how you make time to write so many direct and specific comments to each of us, but know we are truly grateful for your verbal support. I am feeling seen and heard, even when I cannot bring myself to display or say something out loud. As to how I’m feeling, I am sure that will fluctuate and (meta)”morph” over time. I’m looking forward to more exploring with this wonderful group of creative spirits. In short, thank you, Erin. – Linda Alexander Guerra

I feel my heart touched from the way you speak to us, Erin. I am able to do so many techniques I have learned in the past, but often I don`t like my art, because it was too “beautiful”, too “nice” for me. It comes more from my brain then a gut level. The question ” Who Am I ?” sounds easy, but for me it is diffecult to say or feel when I let all my rules that I fullfil in my real life, in front of the door.  The self-portraits and the way you work, are helpful, and I hope one day I can hear / feel my “YES” in my body. But for now I enjoy to be here with this community, and with you Erin. And I do my work… – Sandra Lenuweit

I am actually positively surprised that such a big group of people can feel so personal. Thank you everyone for being so open and supportive. Erin, I love your videos. They are very encouraging and useful. I don’t know how you keep up with reading everybody’s posts. I like that you explain the material at the beginning of the video and how to use it. – Christine Lukas


I love Erin’s approach to creating which matches mine; intuitive, emotive and imperfect. I love the focus on self exploration and discovery. I love the style of the videos and being encouraged to create while watching them. I love learning about new mediums and new techniques. There is a wonderful ease and flow and the techniques are so accessible. The sharing of art in the FB group is amazing in quantity, content, sharing, and support.  I am excited and inspired to see everyone’s creations. I am absolutely loving this class. – Pamela Venus

I have been waiting for Metamorph longer than I knew! This class is pulling ME into my art, digging into the deep stuff, teaching technique and encouraging imperfection – pure bliss! And I love Erin’s teaching style – her instructional videos are concise – interesting – and under 20 minutes each. I love that! I am at a place where I just don’t want a 3 hour instructional video and a lot of extra talk. Erin gets to the point and engages your mind, soul, body and “gut” to interact. She wants you to listen to your own intuition and pulls that forth. Love. Love. Love everything about this class – even the hard/uncomfortable self digging parts! – Barb Nicholson

I am very excited about this class. I love Erin, love her book (I am about 1/3 through it), love the artist, and love the videos and Erin’s approach to art and teaching.  And I love the art community.  I am amazed at how personal this class feels and the amount of feedback and communication from Erin. I don’t know how she keeps up with it. I thank you Erin for this course, you have put your whole heart into it and I think it is gong to make a huge impact on many artists. I think you are fantastic. – Kj Allison

So far this class is a blessing for me. I have the feeling that it’s gonna get me to my bones, to the core of me and that’s what I am aiming for so long. I love the process and how it gives me a place to do it my way. I also love that you are very present on the Facebook group, it must be very time consuming for you so I appreciate it even more.  – Guylaine Morin

I am very pleased with the class so far. Although there are some of the basic techniques I have seen before, they have reminded me that the basics are still wonderful art tools and a great way to start the first month. I love the Facebook group – so welcoming and inventive in their approaches to the lessons. But most of all, I love Erin’s calming voice and lovely excitement that comes through on all her postings. What a wonderful teacher and guide you are! – Lou Welker McCulloch

I love the way you teach Erin, relaxed, confident and very reassuring all at the same time…for me just perfect! I’m loving building up a collection of ‘works of art’.  Thank you for an absolute brilliant start! – Gill Welch

I am completely delighted with everything. I love the videos. I am beyond excited that I think I am really going to have found the deepest connection to my creativity in this year. Lots is happening already inside me. I made the biggest visually unpleasant mess in my first journal spread, reached for the gesso and stopped…..because that is just exactly what I have done to my deepest feelings my whole life….gessoed over them to be acceptable. I put the gesso away and sat with the mess. – Fiona Knox

Metamorph is chock full of inspiration…and we are still in the the first month!  I am so very much looking forward to what will come next. Erin is very generous in what she gives us. Her videos are clear and precise and help us to dive right in. The techniques are interesting and she encourages us to go our own way and to try new things. I am so happy with has been emerging from my own art practice since I started. – Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd

This class is breaking all my barriers. Thank you, Erin! – Susanne E S Lane


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The practical matters:

Registration is open throughout the year, and you will have access to all videos that are released the moment you register.  The classroom opened August 2, 2016 and the videos will be released monthly until August 1, 2017.  All participants will gather in a dedicated, password protected online school.

Classroom will be open and all videos will be available through December 31, 2018, though will be self-guided after August 1, 2017.

Each month a new section will be unlocked in the online classroom.  You will be given a theme, and I will share videos of my process and practice, complete with a variety of tools and techniques.   There will be a minimum of 4 video lessons per month, with plenty of demonstrations and inspiring extras to light your creative fire.

I do not endeavor to teach you to make art that looks like mine; your individuality is the very thing we will cultivate in Metamorph.  Exciting, right?!

My online workshops will be run in the same spirit as my in-person workshops:  many wonderful people will convene and create in a cooperative, safe, and encouraging environment.  You will matter tremendously to all of us, and your artistic and personal process will be supported wholeheartedly.

This course is for beginners and seasoned artists.  Men and women are welcome here.

We will have a Facebook group for sharing your work and your personal process. It is not required, but will be a lovely and safe space of support.

Materials list

CLICK HERE to download a pdf of materials required.




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Here you can create the content that will be used within the module.

Here you can create the content that will be used within the module.