Eri Ishii

Saturday Painting Class - Fall 2023

This is an informal painting class in my studio. The class is limited to three participants and will run from 9:30 am till 12:30 pm on every Sat starting September 9 till October 21.  You can take any number of classes.

In a friendly and supportive atmosphere, you will be encouraged to learn various aspects of painting including developing your idea, working with colours, and creating depth in painting while the focus remains on individual feedback to actualize your vision.  Beginners welcome.  Please bring your own projects and materials (either oil or acrylic paint).

Dates: September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 9:30 am till 12:30 pm
Fee: $80 per class

Please note that the fee is required to confirm your registration for the day of your choice and is non-refundable.  A list of recommended materials would be provided upon registration.

To register, email Eri at with your preferred dates.


Testimonials from past workshop participants:

“What I loved? Everything! Eri, you are not only a talented and gifted painter, but also a patient, inspiring, and encouraging teacher! I learned so much in a natural, unrushed, supportive and creative environment! Couldn’t have painted my doggie painting without you. Nothing I wished I could have done! Thank you so much for everything. Now I am an even bigger fan!”

“First of all, a big thank you. You are enthusiastic and supportive, but also willing to challenge our biases and usual ways of doing and seeing”.

“I really enjoyed the class. You are an excellent teacher. You give excellent feedback to each painter suggesting what one might do to take the next step forward. Always helpful, always encouraging”.

“Your class is brilliant. I felt more alive after your class than I have all year. I also liked that while you guide, you don’t rule. You encourage individual expression and achievement”.

Private Lessons


This individual session will provide in-depth review of your portfolio.  Using her vast experience, Eri will give feedback on creative directions as well as discussion about possible venues to show the work.  Participants are encourage to bring their CV and images of past works.

To make an appointment, email Eri at


Consultation & Portfolio Review


Combining her experience as a painter and training in counselling psychology, Eri will provide a thoughtful consultation to help you develop the direction for your work.  The topics might include feedback on your work, how to set prices for your art work, goal setting strategies for creative process as well as exhibition opportunities.  Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their work.

To make an appointment, email Eri at