• 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.

Local Art Courses

Paint with Passion - All Media*

Take your art expression to the next level - your choice of subject! 

Spirit of the Wind
Starts Starting Tuesday Sept 30, 1 to 3:30 pm or 7 to 9:30 pm
Length 10 Tuesday afternoons or evenings
Location Hillside Church, 250 Commissioners Rd. E., London, Ontario
Cost $278.00 (includes HST) Students bring their own painting supplies.
Media *Click here for information about recommended supplies - your choice of acrylic, watercolour, or water-mixable oil paint. Students should bring lots of their own references or photos to work from - any subject.
Level Intermediate and advanced painters
Details Choose any subject - paint what you love. Topics covered include: how to choose and modify your reference, the dynamics of shape, expressive colour, how to analyse your art, and more.
Register To register and pay online using PayPal, click one of the buttons below. You do not need to have a PayPal account, just a credit card, to register this way. To learn more, view my Step-by-Step PayPal Tutorial.
To register by postal mail, follow the instructions to the right.

Beginning Painting for Adults - Landscapes

No art experience necessary! 

Banff - detail - by Cheryl O
Starts Starting Wednesday Oct 8, 1 to 3:30 pm
Length 8 Wednesday afternoons
Location Westmount Branch Library, 3200 Wonderland Road S, London, Ontario (south of Southdale Road)
Cost $189.84 (includes HST) Students bring their own painting supplies. Note: the library has a no refunds policy
Media Click here for information about recommended supplies - your choice of acrylic, watercolour, or water-mixable oil paint. References are supplied for the first half of the course. Students should bring their own landscape photos to work from. Plan to work 12" x 14" for the first class.
Level Beginners and intermediate painters
Details Students will learn all the essentials of painting when applied to landscapes: brush handling and care, colour mixing, composition, etc. while working through a variety of landscape paintings.
Register Registration happens through the library. Phone 519-473-4708 with a credit card, or register in person at any branch. Registration begins September 8.

Painting Workshops with Cheryl O - at Masonville Library

Fishing Boats by van Gogh
Starts Each workshop takes place on 2 Wednesday mornings
Length 9:30 am to 12 noon
Location Masonville Branch Library, 30 North Centre Road, London, Ontario
Cost $75. (includes HST) covers the 2 mornings for each painting. Please note: the library has a no refunds policy.
Media Students bring their own painting supplies - watercolour, acrylic, or water-mixable oils. Click here for information about painting supplies. References and line work will be provided.
Level Beginners and intermediate painters.
Details Paint step-by-step through some of the most loved paintings of all times:

VanGoSunfl200

Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh

October 8 and 15 - 9:30 am to 12 noon

$75. total - registration begins Sept 10 

Fishing Boats - van Gogh

Fishing Boats at Sainte Marie by Vincent Van Gogh

October 22 and 29 - 9:30 am to 12 noon

$75. total - registration begins Sept 10

 Winter Scene - Lawren Harris

Winter Scene by Lawren Harris

November 19 and 26

$75. total - registration begins October 1

Register Registration is through Masonville Library. Phone 519-660-4646 with a credit card, or in person at any branch. (Note: starting dates for registration beside each painting.)
 Don't miss this fun and easy opportunity for a brush with greatness!
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