Ceilon teaches classes, hosts art workshop intensives, and exhibits her work throughout the year. Here is where you will find her in 2023:

  • February 3rd: Billings ArtWalk

    Location: Ceilon’s Studio in Downtown Billings
    113 N. Broadway, Suite 406
    Artwork (originals, prints, notecards) on display and for sale.
    NEW: Valentine’s Day cards
    Good eats and lots of fun. ☺️
    All are welcome.

  • “Colored Pencil Pet Portraits” – 6-week class series

    Location and Times: A Crooked Line Studio, Billings, Montana

    Fridays 6 – 8:30 pm
    Feb 10 – 1/6, ,  Feb 17 – 2/6, Feb 24 – 3/6, Mar 3 – 4/6, Mar10 – 5/6, Mar 17 – 6/6
    Cost: $250, all supplies provided
    Maximum number of students: 16, Limited space, REGISTER NOW

    In this fun, low-pressure, 6-week course, we will work on a pet portrait from your own photos, or photos that I provide (your choice). You can choose to paint one of your own pets, a friend or loved one’s pet, or you can draw one of mine. We will cover the basics of good composition, color theory, and blending. We will also work on realistic drawing skills and simple techniques for easily translating your image accurately from the photo to your drawing. Since pets aren’t known for their ability to sit exactly as we would like for the perfect portrait composition, we will also work on how to remove unwanted objects and replace backgrounds and foregrounds so that they look as if they were in the original picture. Students from beginner to advanced are welcome and I will have something for everyone to take you from wherever you are (including “I’ve never done a colored pencil drawing before”) to completing a pet portrait you can be proud of. All supplies will be provided.

  • “Watercolor Landscapes” – 6 week class series

Location and Times: A Crooked Line Studio, Billings, Montana

Saturdays 2 – 4:30 pm

Feb 11 – 1/6, Feb 18 – 2/6, Feb 25 – 3/6, Mar 4 – 4/6, Mar 11 – 5/6, Mar 18 – 6/6

Cost: $250, Maximum students: 16, Limited space, REGISTER NOW

In this fun, low-pressure, 6-week course, we will work on a watercolor landscape painting from your own photos, or photos that I provide (your choice). We will cover the basics of good landscape composition (foreground, middleground, background), how to create realistic depth in your paintings using atmospheric and linear perspective, color theory for maximum dramatic effect and realistic light, and how to make the most of the luminosity only watercolor paint can provide. We will also work on realistic drawing and simple techniques for translating your image accurately from the photo to your painting. Students from beginner to advanced are welcome and I will have something for everyone to take you from wherever you are (including “I’ve never done a watercolor painting before”) to completing a landscape you can be proud of. All supplies will be provided.

  • 3-Day Watercolor Intensive Workshop – Savannah, Georgia

    Friday – Tuesday, June 25, 26, 27
    Cost: $300.00
    Maximum Students: 20

    Ceilon Aspensen, award winning artist and art teacher for over twenty years, will be teaching a 3-day watercolor workshop in which students will either follow along and paint a painting exactly like the one she am painting, or they can paint one of their own in a similar theme/style from their own photos or from photos she provides. Each day will consist of painting time from 10-12:30am and 1:30-4:00pm. Ceilon will guide the students through the elements of art, principles of design, color theory, and the mechanics and techniques of watercolor painting. The course will be suited to both experienced watercolor artists who want to improve their technique and skill as well as beginners who have no experience at all. Ceilon creates a low stress and fun teaching environment where play and experimentation are encouraged, mistakes are non-existent (because every “mistake” is really a serendipitous opportunity to transform something into a new idea), and everyone leaves with a finished painting they can be proud of. Ceilon also assists students with their drawing skills and gives them three ways to improve the realism and accuracy in their drawings, because good drawings are the basis for good paintings.

    Limited space available. REGISTER NOW.

*Ceilon is working with Carol Ann Smith of Fairygodmother travel on a complete travel package including airfare, lodging, and destination entertainment before the workshop. If you are traveling from out of state and need travel accommodations, contact Carol Ann and she will hook you up! Carol Ann’s phone number is 713-447-2296 and you can reach her via email at: Carolann@fairygodmothertravel.com.