Student Testimonials

“Sharon Kirsh is a talented artist and instructor. Her classes are fun, challenging and well worth your time. Sharon will push you past your comfort level and provide constructive feedback as you explore colour, composition, and technique.”

T. Sanders

“Sharon taught me about colour.  She changed how I view the world around me.  What colours should I not put beside each other? Which ones would totally rock? I use this not only in painting, but also in my pottery.  Until I took her classes, I didn't know I had an artistic bone in my body.  But suddenly, I was sketching.  And painting!  Paintings that I hung up and displayed in my home.  Teaching me how to use acrylic paints, various workshops, and the beauty of oil and cold wax have made me so much more than I was.  Her humour, intelligence and talent make her one of the best instructors I have known.”

MJ. Klaus


Using Colour to Create Mood - Town of Richmond Hill

Saturday, November 3, 2018, 10am - 4pm, McConaghy Centre

Colour can alter a person’s mood, inciting anger, inspiring happiness, or sadness. Even so, most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the effects of the colours they use in their paintings. With artist Sharon Kirsh, we will explore how to capture colour to communicate those different feelings. After analyzing and discussing the colour wheels, samples of artwork, various colour palettes you will create an abstract painting that employs colours strategically. This workshop is for both acrylic and nonsoluble oils and is suitable for all levels. A supply list will be provided prior to the class. The seniors’ discount does not apply; the full fee is required. 18+ yrs • $57.06/1 McConaghy Centre Sat Nov 3 10:00am-4:00pm 27043


Cold Wax and Oil at the Patrick Gallery

Weekend of November 11 and 12. Everything is provided. All the supplies, even lunch. Hope you can join us. This is a wonderful opportunity to try this out for the first time. All you have to do is show up and get ready to play!

58 Temperance in Aurora, Ontario

Note from Sue: there are 4 spots left at The Patrick House. If you have already dabbled in Sharon’s medium and have all the material, there is a reduced price, otherwise just show up and let us do the rest! Everyone loves the charming atmosphere and my lovely lunch too! Hope to see you! 😊


Four Day Cold Wax Immersive Workshop

April 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th. (Thursday to Sunday)

A unique opportunity to play and experiment and immerse yourself in a creative retreat with likeminded creative people. Instruction on abstraction and cold wax techniques will be paired with playful exploration and experimentation. The class will be taught through demos, group discussions, exercises and individual one-on-one chats to discuss your personal direction and help you uncover opportunities for artistic growth. This class will introduce you to new techniques, new ways of working as well as tools for evaluating your own work. This is an opportunity to nurture your creativity, make new friends and expand your creative horizons. 4 days will allow you to work through and gain support at various stages of your artistic process. Working on multiple pieces, investigating a range of approaches will expand the limits of your creativity! If you’ve taken a cold wax workshop previously, you will have the opportunity to give input on specific subjects and techniques you want to explore more deeply. Suitable for individuals with cold wax experience and those trying it for the very first time. Each student will be able to work at their own level. This will be a fun and informative workshop!

Cost: $295 for 4 days 10:00am-4pm (set up at 9:30am and we wrap up early on the Sunday). Location: Boynton House Gallery in Richmond Hill (Bayview and Elgin Mills) Beautiful large working space, with kitchen, the gallery space overlooks a lovely park. Close to nearby hotels, restaurants and other amenities. Supplies not included. Registration is limited to 10 participants.

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