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Art Classes

All drawing & painting classes by Sharlena Wood feature a discussion period with demonstration, one on one guidance and individual critiques. Her motto is to offer material knowledge, inspire unfettered experimentation, and to provide a joyful environment that encourages the creative spirit. Classes can be suited to half-day, or 1-5 day workshops.



     Acrylic Confidence - The Bold Basics! • April 6 - June 8 2017 - 1pm-4pm


     Acrylic Mixed Media #1 • Wednesday March 22 to May 3 (7 weeks) - 6:30 pm-9:30 pm

     Acrylic Mixed Media #2 • Wednesday May 10 to June 28 (7 weeks, skip May 24) - 6:30 pm-9:30 pm

     Acrylic Mixed Media Summer • Wednesday July 5 - August 23 (7 weeks, skip July 26) - 6:30 pm-9:30 pm

     Acrylic Mixed Media Trees • Sunday June 4  - 1pm-4pm

     Acrylic Mixed Media Flowers • Sunday August 6 - 1pm-4pm


     Mixed Media Animals • April 4 2017 - 10am-4pm


     Mixed Media Creatures & Patterns in Naure • May 25-28 2017 - 10am-4pm


     Acrylic Confidence •  July 24-28 2017 (5 days) - 9am-4pm Download the Summer Arts 2017 PDF brochure

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Art Demonstrations

Art lectures and demos can be scheduled as a feature with Q&A for your Art Group, educational institute, or conference. Favorite topics include mixed media, acrylic paint, and expressive drawing techniques, wildlife or landscapes subjects.

     September 30 2015 • c/o Great Spirit Gallery, framing presentaion for The Beach Guild of Fine Art

     January 29 2016 • Don Valley and Forest Hill Art Clubs

     March 30 2016 • Washi Wednesday featuring PanPastel at The Japanese Paper Place * FREE to public!

                                   Location: The Japanese Paper Place, 77 Brock Ave, Toronto, ON M6K 2L3, Canada

Drawing Wild Animals • Online class

Simplify the steps for drawing iconic animals. Depict wild animals proportions, dimension, textures, and features.

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CLASS RATING ☆☆☆☆☆ (29 reviews)

OVER 1800+ students enrolled worldwide

SKILL LEVEL Beginner • CATEGORY drawing (charcoal & pastels)

Painting Wildlife: Acrylic & Mixed Media • Online class

Learn mixed media techniques to bring the beauty of wildlife to your canvas!

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CLASS RATING ☆☆☆☆☆ (102 reviews)

OVER 5500+ students enrolled worldwide

SKILL LEVEL Intermediate • CATEGORY Mixed Media Painting

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Private Art Tutoring

Receive one-on-one support and consultation with an Art Materials expert, in person (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) or with Skype anywhere in the world! Discuss custom projects that strengthen skills and expand new art material techniques. Engage in an art conversation with a working artist to raise your creative spirit and rekindle passion, joy and confidence. Includes art marketing, online social media, critiques and portfolio guidance. Great for all ages, and all levels of experience.

Beginners +. Pre-booked with hourly rate of $50/hr with discounts for continuous sessions.

Sharlena is filled to the brim with art material knowledge and infectious enthusiasm! Her joy for sharing and empowering artists combined with her cheerful and up-beat attitude inspires fearless exploration and creation – the perfect recipe for building confidence, discovering unique gifts and ultimate creative potential. All classes inform, inspire and educate about drawing and painting materials, process, techniques and applications.

Art Classes, tutoring, and art demonstrations are available for booking anytime,

individually or in combination with commissions or Shared Palette event art.  

"Sharlena is an incredible teacher who inspires her students to explore just a 'little bit further'. She is knowledgeable and shares this readily. Her upbeat positive energy enlivens the class!"

~ Feedback from artist Joanne Bockna who attended 'Expressionistic Landscapes' at Loyalist College Summer Arts Program.

Contact Sharlena Wood for questions & bookings

Toronto, Ontario, Canada