Classes + Shows

Current Class: Inspired by botanicals

If you are a lover of color and a little wild at heart, this daily practice is just for you. On this month-long painting and drawing journey, gain confidence in your drawing abilities, explore value by working in black and white, and choose colors and styles that let your unique expression shine.

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With Sharon’s encouraging guidance, find confidence and freedom to creating magic in your imagination and in your sketchbook.

Learn how to:
  • Collect and utilize source imagery from books and nature
  • Layer with watercolor, acrylic, and Sumi ink
  • Use a rigger paint brush
  • Trace and transfer an image
  • Paint with black and white
  • Create stylized flowers, leaves, and plants
  • Wield your artistic license

What you’ll get:

  • Easy-to-follow video lessons on how to create paintings and drawings of plants and flowers
  • 31 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list and PDF with reference photos
  • Step-by-step instructions by multidisciplinary artist Sharon Virtue
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students

Upcoming show: State of Nature

State of Nature is a reflection on lost connections to the natural world, past indigenous understanding and animistic belief in our relationship to the world we live in and the greater cosmos.

Where: Compound Gallery, Oakland

When: Opening reception July 24th from 3 pm to 6pm

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My intention is to inspire reflection on our place in the current climate crisis and who we may need to become in order to change what could be an inevitable outcome.

The state of nature, in moral and political philosophy, religion, social contract theories and international law, is the hypothetical life of people before societies came into existence.

The mythological characters and endangered species in these paintings highlight their existence in our consciousness. Many of us have become more and more disconnected from nature. As we hurtle into an uncertain future impacted by the visceral effects of climate change the viewer is invited to reflect upon their place in the current state of nature.