Expressive Ancestor Portraits with Erin Faith Allen

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Expressive Ancestor Portraits

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Teacher: Erin Faith Allen

J. Kirk RichardsMeet Erin

This Course

  • Access: Instant
  • Teacher Interaction: Self-study
  • 4.5 Hours of Content
  • 15 Lessons
  • 62.00
  • Techniques: Abstract, Acrylic, Collage, Cut Paper, Fabric, Fiber Art, Ink, Mixed Media, Portraits, Sketching, Stitch
  • Private Facebook Group
  • Downloadable Videos: Yes
  • Closed Captions: Yes (English)

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Course Description

Join artist and historian Erin Faith Allen for the life-changing experience of vividly storytelling the people who roam in your bones.


You will explore evocative characters of your lineage through collage, expressive mixed media drawing and painting, mark-making, and stitching. Technique will blend with your curiosity as Erin guides you into new territory deep within your own history.

Techniques Taught in this Course

  • Expressive drawing techniques
  • Image transfer with acrylic paint
  • Whimsical and quirky collage
  • Minimalistic and expressive portraiture
  • Creating and distressing your own ephemera
  • Water soluble materials to bring life to portraits
  • Stitching as a textural addition