Teaching schedule for 2017.  1940 S. Greeley, St. #214.  Stillwater,MN 55082
  To register, call or E-mail Sharon



Learn to draw what you see.   This class will deal specifically with understanding
the four principles of drawing (angles, plumb lines, proportions, and positive/negative shapes).  Basic instruction in perspective will also be covered.  Creative drawing exercises will provide the student with the knowledge and skill to draw any subject.  Enjoy demonstrations from the instructor as well as critiques and lots of encouragement.  Handouts included.

Supply List:  Pencils (any kind).  8  1/2 x 11 regular print paper. Tablet of tracing paper.

Cost:  $120.00 (For the 4 classes or the 2 day workshop).
Bring a sack lunch for the workshop.

Oct. 2-3, (Mon., Tues.)
9:30 am-4:00 pm

Nov., 6-7 (Mon.,Tues.)
9:30 am-4:00 pm

Oil Painting - Beginner

This is the perfect class for anyone who has put off the joy and thrill of learning to paint.  Following the instructor's step-by-step process, you will be amazed at what you accomplish.  This class is a great introduction to brush, canvas, and paint; while learning lots of basic and essential painting techniques. 3-4 paintings will be done.  Most of all -- a confidence building experience.  Handouts included.

Supply List:  All materials are provided for this class. If you have materials and want to use them, the cost for the class is $120.00.  The supply list for this class is the same as Oil Painting-Any Level.

Cost:  $160.00 (For the 4 classes or the 2 day workshop when I provide the materials). Bring a sack lunch for the workshop.


Sept. 18-19 (Mon., Tues.)
9:30 am-4:00 pm

Oct. 23-24 (Mon., Tues.)
9:30 am-4:00 pm

Oil Painting - Any Level

"I've taken workshops all my life and learned more today than in any of the other workshops", a frequently heard comment from Sharon's students.  Enjoy and learn from her informative presentation (handouts, examples, and demonstrations) that is condensed and simplified:  explaining just what the artist thinks, sees, and really paints.  Fundamental skills and techniques will include color mixing, color perspective, values, affect of light on form, composition and much more.  Students can paint from their photos, imagination, or set-up a still life.  Group/individual critiques.  Handouts provided.  Students need some painting experience for this class.

Supply List:  Paints:  Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, and White.  Any others you would like.  Brushes:  4 or 5 (a variety of sizes).  Canvas:  11 x 14 or larger.  Miscellaneous:  Odorless turpentine, palette knife, paper towels, palette, can or jar (with a lid) for turpentine.

Cost:  $30.00 for either the morning or afternoon class.  $45.00 for the whole day. Pay when you attend class.



This is an ongoing weekly class which provides the student the option of attending classes when it fits their schedule
Anyone can start this class at any time.

 Color Theory

This is a fun and easy class to guide anyone in understanding color mixing. We start by making personal color wheels that incorporate tinting/shading and making grays (reducing the intensity of colors). Two small paintings will be created from your color wheel.  We will also discuss color schemes (for color harmony), warm and cool colors, and practice using glazes to alter color. Informational handouts included.

Supply List:  Paints: White, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, and Ultramarine Blue.  Brushes--4 or 5 (a variety of sizes).  Canvas: 11x14.  Miscellaneous--Odorless turpentine, small container for turpentine, palette knife (small one), paper towels, and a palette (can be the disposable palette tablets).

Cost: $120.00.  Bring a sack lunch.


Sept.,25-26 (Mon., Tues.)
9:30 am-4:00 pm

Painting with Friends

No painting experience necessary.  It's all about having a good time!  Fun and easy instruction.  Just follow the step-by-step instruction and recreate the featured paintings.  Acrylic paint is used, so your piece will be dry to take home.  Enjoy the relaxed, social environment.  Be prepared to surprise yourself with an amazing piece of art.

Supply List:  Bring your friends and an open attitude to try something new.

Cost:  $40.00 a class.  All painting supplies are provided. You will need an apron or old shirt.

Paintings:     "Mountain Landscape", Thursday, Oct. 19, 1:30-4:00 pm
                         "Blue Flowers", Thursday, Oct. 26, 1:30-4:00 pm

                         "Sunset Evening", Thursday, Oct. 12, 1:30-4:00 pm

                         "Birch Trees", Thursday, Oct. 5, 1:30-4:00 pm



Mountain Landscape


Blue Flowers


Sunset Evening

Birch Trees

My students and their paintings

    A book club painting books


Bring your group, family, party, or club.

Select from the following paintings or the paintings shown above (Painting with Friends) and schedule your own time and date.

Cost: $40.00.  All materials provided.

[IMAGE]"Ready to Read"




"Floral Abstract"

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