• 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

You may enjoy receiving my art emails. These go out once or twice per week with a photo of my latest painting and a fun or inspiring quote, and also news about upcoming classes.

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Wet and Wild - for Fluid Acrylics - ages 17 to Seniors welcome

This course has become an annual favourite for many - so much creative fun!


Starts July 13 to 17 - Monday through Friday
Length 5 day course; 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 1 hour for lunch - bring a bag lunch or plan to go to a nearby restaurant for lunch
Location Hillside Church, 250 Commissioners Rd.E., London
Cost $342.00 (includes HST) Cheryl's refund policy - Refunds minus a $25 admin fee until start of class. No refunds after class has begun.
Media Students bring their own painting supplies: fluid acrylics.  Click here for information about recommended supplies. (Note: this webpage gives the info for both fluid and heavy body - you do not need to bring heavy bodied paints to this class.) Also bring lots of photo references for inspiration - any subject. Collage techniques will also be covered in this class. A small list of optional supplies will be given out at the first class.
Level Intermediate to advanced.
Details Explore painting techniques that encourage a flow of colour and help painters to loosen up in their approach to painting.
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You do not need a PayPal account, just a credit card, to register this way. To learn more, view my Step-by-Step PayPal Tutorial.

Painting Fruit, Flowers, & Crystal - ages 17 to Seniors welcome

These beautiful subjects are always popular and are great for learning how to render form and handle compostion.

Starts August 11 to 15 - NOTE: Tuesday through Saturday (library is closed on Mondays)
Length 5 day course; 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, 1 hour for lunch - bring a bag lunch or plan to go to a nearby restaurant for lunch
Location Westmount Library, 3200 Wonderland Rd. S., London
Cost $342.00 (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. Students should also bring a camera each week - ipads or phone cameras are fine too.
Level Beginners through Advanced painters welcome.
Details Learn about creating and painting dynamic still life set ups. Students may choose to bring flowers from their garden, or glass vases or other objects to be used in the set ups.
Register Registration is now open. Register in person at any library, or on the library's website - here's the link: Adult Painting Classes Westmount Branch Library
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