Private Art Tutor

Receive one-on-one instruction and consultation with an art materials expert, in person (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) in the comfort of your own home, the artists' studio or with Skype anywhere in the world!  Every session is customized to your needs, from art projects, marketing, social media, critiques and portfolio guidance. Great for all ages, and all levels of experience. GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE!


Japanese Paper Place • Toronto, ON

Abstracted Landscapes on Wood Panels using mixed media with washi

Sat. Mar. 23  10 am - 4 pm, 2019

Bring your favoured drawing and painting media - paint markers, pastels, acrylic and watercolour paints and inks. We'll supply the wooden panels, the washi and the paste. Sharlena, talented artist and inspiring teacher, will guide you as you combine diverse elements to make an abstracted design inspired by nature on a 9" x 12". A great way to approach painting using the thinnest - often the best and most absorbent -washi without the worry and the expense of framing it. REGISTER

REGISTER: or 613-360-9496

LucSculpture School • East Toronto (Danforth & Greenwood)

Art Mass

Sunday morning from 10am-12noon

January 20th to March 31, 2019 (no class Jan 27, Mar 3, Mar 10) - 8 sessions

8 Session pass: $165 • 4 Sessions $90 • Drop-in $25

Let’s get together every Sunday morning and draw! Art Mass is an Open Studio style series of classes that is all about your exclusive creative exploration, supported in a nurturing collaborative environment. All you need is a sketchbook, pencil and desire to practice drawing. Sharlena will be there to share, guide, advise, inform, commiserate, and celebrate your individuality and freedom of expression. Drop-ins welcome!

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Visual Arts Mississauga • Mississauga, ON

Fearless Drawing (Beginner)

Jan 10th - Feb 28th, 2019 from 9:00am - 12:00 pm (8 weeks every Wednesday)

Give more life to your drawings and build confidence with foundational and conceptual exercises that resolve and work through creative ideas.


Acrylic Confidence (Beginner)

Jan 10th - Feb 28th, 2019 from 1:00pm - 4:00 pm (8 weeks every Wednesday)

Discover the essential techniques and technical understanding you need to paint confidently with acrylics.


Visual Arts Mississauga • Mississauga, ON

Drawing Wild Animals (Intermediate)

Jan 9th 2019 - Feb 27th, 2019 from 9:00am - 12:00pm (8 weeks every Thursday)

Learn how to confidently draw animals! Learn tips for rendering accurate form and proportion, pitch perfect value and expressive fur, textures, eyes and more. Discover new techniques and mediums as you draw powerful black and white portraits of inspiring, amazing wild animals. Prerequisite: Beginner drawing course. REGISTER

Acrylic Wonderland  (Intermediate)

Jan 9th 2019 - Feb 27th, 2019 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm (8 weeks every Thursday)

Welcoming all painters seeking inspiration from nature and the endless possibilities of acrylic painting! Projects will explore traditional and experimental approaches to painting whimsical and expressive landscapes. Benefit from demonstrations, critiques and guidance to further personal vision with open studio time for stylistic designs of your choice. Prerequisite: Acrylic Confidence or any beginner acrylic course. REGISTER

Visual Arts Mississauga • Mississauga, ON

The Layered Landscape (Intermediate)

Sunday March 3rd, 2019 from 9am-4pm

Journey into the realm of abstraction as Sharlena guides you through an exciting process to achieve expressive, imagined landscapes. You will explore acrylic techniques and mediums to achieve layers, textures, and patterning that will stimulate and nourish your creative spirit. REGISTER

LucSculpture School • East Toronto (Danforth & Greenwood)

Fearless Drawing

Monday mornings from 10am-12noon

January 14 to February 25, 2019 (No class on February 4th or 18th) - 5 sessions

•  $160 for 5 weeks

Learn how to create a realistic and dramatic drawing and build confidence in your drawing skills. Sharlena’s class will give you the essential tools to develop your creative ideas in an inspiring, nurturing environment. This drawing class is for all levels and ages of artists. To Register, email

LucSculpture School • East Toronto (Danforth & Greenwood)

The Magic of Mixed Media Drawing

March 8th 7-9pm & March 9th 10-3pm, 2019 (2 Day Workshop)

• $150 Materials Included.

Discover how to render accurate proportions, build dimensional form and convey drama as you create your own unique wildlife images. Bring expressive energy to your creations with tips for distinctive textures, luminous highlights, captivating contrast, and realistic animal features. Bring the power and excitement of wildlife to your easel with essential mixed media skills! Materials Included.

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OBO 'Our Beautiful Obsession' Studios • Cornwall, ON

Mixed Media Animals

Sat April 13 from 1-4pm & Sun April 14 from 9am-4pm, 2019 (1.5 days)

REGISTER: or 613-360-9496

LucSculpture School • East Toronto (Danforth & Greenwood)

Art Book

May 4, 2019 from 10am-3pm

• $100 Materials Included

We will use acrylics, pastels, washi paper, ink, stencils, glitter and more to create a unique, one-of-a-kind art book! Inspirational for artists of all ages and levels and expressions, including writers. Fee: $100 - Materials included

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