• Not only did I learn new brush strokes and techniques that will forever inspire me, but I was also impressed with Cheryl’s philosophy of living artfully and painting from the soul.
    Liz V.

  • Thank you for your generous teaching style ... you know so much! And you are very generous about sharing what you have learned.
    Anne C.

  • Thanks for all you do to open the world of painting to others. It is an exhilarating endeavour which brings much joy ... you are touching many lives in a positive way with what you do.
    Joan W.

  • If you want to pull out your creativity and don't know where to start ... I highly recommend Cheryl, for any art class, all types of medium. Knowledgeable, reliable, and patient.
    Hala J.

  • Cheryl's art courses are always informative, relaxed and well worth what she charges!
    Jacqueline K.

  • I find you to be honest in your feedback while being kind. You have caused me to grow and take chances. Without your inspiration I would not be experiencing the LOVE of painting that I have.
    Sandi M.

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A Note from Cheryl O about upcoming classes

For 2015, I have decided to take the winter term off from teaching. I really do love teaching painting, but find that when classes are on, there is not a lot of time to work on my own art. So I am excited to be taking a teaching sabbatical and have a few months to focus on exploring new techniques in my creative endeavors. The winter will no doubt fly by and I look forward to seeing students again in spring of 2015. Below are the spring courses that have been booked so far. Check back on this page to see if any others are planned closer to the spring. If you have not yet done so, you have the option of entering your email address in order to receive my art emails. I still plan to send these out about once per week with a photo of my latest painting and a fun or inspiring quote, and also news about upcoming classes. Here's the webpage where you can sign up: Connect

Group of Seven and Beyond - ages 17 to Seniors welcome

Our Canadian Group of Seven have been an inspiration to many modern landscape artists. This course will examine techniques used by the Group of Seven, as well as how contemporary artists such as Robert Genn and Stephen Quiller have carried these even further. 

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Starts Tuesday afternoons starting 14 April 2015 or Thursday evenings starting April 16 2015
Length 10 Tuesday afternoons 1-3:30 p.m. or 10 Thursday evenings 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Location Westmount Branch Library, 3200 Wonderland Road, London
Cost $278.00 (includes HST) Note: the library has a no refunds policy
Media Students may bring watercolour, fluid acrylic, or watermixable oils to this class, and Cheryl take turns demonstrating in each paint type. Click here for information about recommended supplies. No turpentine is allowed in class.
Level Beginners and intermediate painters
Details On odd numbered weeks we will work step by step through famous landscape paintings by Group of Seven members and contemporary artists. On even weeks (week 2, 4, 6, 8, 10) students should bring their own landscape references and incorporate the techniques learned the previous week into their paintings. Students bring their own painting supplies.
Register Registration opens on March 14. Register online at the London Public Library website, or by phoning 519-473-4708 with a credit card. You may also register in person at any branch.

Beginning Painting for Adults - Landscapes - ages 17 to Seniors welcome

No art experience is necessary - absolute beginners welcome!

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Starts Wednesday May 6, 2015
Length 8 Wednesdays; 1-3:30 p.m.
Location Masonville Branch Library, 30 North Centre Road, London
Cost $189.84 (includes HST) Note: the library has a no refunds policy
Media Students bring their own painting supplies: watercolour, acrylic, or water mixable oils - no turpentine is allowed in class.  Click here for information about recommended supplies. Painting references will be supplied for the first 6 weeks. Plan to work about 10" x 12". (Quarter sheet in watercolour paper is fine.) Students bring their own landscape photos to work from for the last 2 weeks. 
Level Beginners and painters who would like to review the basics.
Details Work step by step through some of Cheryl's paintings to learn about colour mixing, brush care and handling, basic composition, and other important painting topics as they apply to landscape paintings. No art experience necessary.
Register Registration opens April 1, 2015. Register online at the London Public Library website, or by phoning 519-660-4646 with a credit card. You may also register in person at any branch.
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