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Visual Arts Mississauga • Mississauga, ON


Acrylic Wonderland

Wednesday evenings (4 classes): July 4, 11, 25, and Aug 1 from 6:30pm-9:30pm

A painting exploration using specialty acrylics and mixed media. Learn how to use the materials to master glazing techniques by creating an opulent work of art to take home for continued inspiration. No previous painting experience required.

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Loyalist College Summer Arts • Belleville, ON


Fearless Drawing

Fri July 13 - Sun July 15th, 2018 (3 days)  

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

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Acrylic Confidence

Mon July 16 - Fri July 20, 2018 (5 days)  

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

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Amherst Island • The Lodge on Amherst Island


The Creative Edge • Open Studio with claudia jean mccabe, SCA and Sharlena Wood

August 12-17, 2018 and/or August 19-24, 2018  

As in the salons of 19th-century Paris, Open Studio is about your exclusive creative exploration, supported in a nurturing and collaborative environment. Individuality and freedom of expression are encouraged, enthusiastically celebrated, eagerly anticipated!

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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!

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Craftsy Online Classes


Painting Wildlife: Acrylic & Mixed Media

Lifetime purchase • Online class or DVD

Learn mixed media techniques to bring the beauty of wildlife to your canvas! Paint vivid, lifelike animals through a variety of accessible acrylic, charcoal and pastel techniques. Discover how to render accurate proportions, build dimensional form and convey drama as you create your own unique wildlife images.

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Drawing Wild Animals

Lifetime purchase • Online class

Simplify the steps for drawing iconic animals. Depict wild animals with true-to-life proportions, dimension, textures and features. Learn how to draw wild animals with dramatic detail and dynamic depth alongside artist Sharlena Wood. You'll get step-by-step guidance for depicting three beloved animals in black and white: the elephant, the panda and the leopard. Discover new techniques and mediums as you draw powerful portraits of these amazing animals.

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Kanata Art Club • Ottawa, ON


Expressionist Landscapes in Acrylic Mixed Media

September 22 - 23, 2018

This two-day workshop will have you dancing in the studio!  Come and play!  Learn how to make dynamic compositions, using acrylic paint, texture mediums, colour combinations, and mixed media.   Learn to use new tools and apply new techniques.

This workshop will be perfect for those who want to move beyond realism.  You will learn different ways to approach the 'process' of creating abstract landscapes.

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East End Arts • St. Matthew’s Clubhouse, Toronto


Sparkle & Shine Acrylics

Saturday, July 28 from 1pm-4pm

A summer class featuring glazing techniques, interference acrylics and gold leaf to create a glowing landscape. *FREE + all materials included*

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Visual Arts Mississauga • Mississauga, ON


Fearless Drawing (Beginner)

Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec 6 2018 (10 wks every Thurs)

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

Registration begins in August.

Acrylic Confidence (Beginner)

Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec 6 2018 (10 wks every Thurs)

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

Registration begins in August.

Visual Arts Mississauga • Mississauga, ON


Dramatic Drawing (Intermediate)

Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec 5 2018 (10 wks every Wed)

Take your drawings to the next level! Further develop your observational skills and design mastery to render extraordinary portraits, trees and animals with dynamic depth and vivid detail.  Registration begins in August.

Dynamic Acrylics  (Intermediate)

Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec 5 2018 (10 wks every Wed)

Dynamic Acrylics is the follow up class you have been waiting for! It's time we boldly paint our way to the next level with weekly projects combining established techniques with alternative media and approaches. Benefit from demonstrations, critiques and guidance to further personal vision with open studio time for stylistic designs of your choice. Registration begins in August,

Cedar Ridge Creative Centre • Scarborough, ON


Dramatic Shading Techniques

Sun Nov 4th 2018

Be inspired to draw! Join Sharlena as she shares her LOVE of drawing and charcoal, and the beautiful results of her very own signature brush shading technique.

Registration begins in August

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