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Sheri Tenaglia has had the largest impact on my transitional journey from high school to preparing for post secondary education. In just a few short months, Sheri helped me from the ground up in developing an artistic ability that would allow me to transfer my creative thoughts to a wide variety of mediums. This allowed me to create all the pieces I wanted for my portfolio with enough adeptness to achieve success. She creates a fantastic, comfortable learning environment that makes her classes both enjoyable and challenging. I would highly recommend sheri tenaglia's school of art to any level of artist. Sheri offers a great level of professional personal dedication that I was unable to find anywhere else. With her guidance I was able to enter my program of choice in architectural design, and would not have been able to do it without her.

Alec Meneses 



I wanted to email you a quick thank you. I have never been more proud of pieces other than the ones I worked on with you, and I loved being in the senior class! I received notice last week that I've been accepted into OCAD´s Environmental Design program! I cried when I got the news. I can not thank you enough for everything you did for me!

Maija Wootton 


I worked with Sheri Tenaglia for about 3 weeks and in that time she taught me valuable skills and techniques. Sheri helped me arrange and complete 2 university portfolios for the architecture programs to which I applied and received acceptances. Without her help I would not have been able to complete even half of the work needed in order to apply. Communication between us was very comfortable and she would always reply within a few hours. Her replies always included useful feedback and encouragement which allowed me to work even while I wasn't in her classroom. If anybody were seeking help in this field, I would strongly recommend Sheri.

Danielle Berno


I always wanted to draw and paint, and take art lessons, but I didn't know where to start. Sheri Tenaglia taught me to draw by looking at things in a different way. With Sheri's instruction I'm creating paintings now that I never thought were possible. She knows how to bring the artist out in anyone with her positive, encouraging attitude, and immense artistic knowledge. I look forward to each lesson with Sheri as she helps me to build a portfolio for school. Based on the artwork I created in her classes I received an early offer of admission to OCAD U, my first choice school.  

Shannon Hope


We are so thankful to you and all you have done for Allana, she has grown leaps and bounds over the last 3 years, and I know that you have played a huge part in her growth as an artist. Allana received an early offer to OCAD University, based on her portfolio.

We are so proud of her. Thank you again.

Robin Osborne-Cooper


My husband and I have always felt that Sarah had a talent and love for the visual arts from a very young age. Under Sheri’s tutelage for just one year, not only has her talent blossomed, but her passion for art has grown as well.   She has done works of art that she would never have thought she was capable of and at the end of each class, she looks forward to the next.  Sheri challenges Sarah knowing what she is capable of, allowing her to continue to grow as an artist.  All for which we are very grateful.  My only regret is we didn’t have her registered for classes with Sheri sooner than we did.

Priscilla Doyle


Sheri, I just want to thank you for all your teachings with Leah, I can't believe the art pieces that she does now that she has been taking classes with you.  They are unbelievable!! It's only been a couple of years and she has improved so much! Your technique is amazing and I know that Leah is creating this great art because of your classes. Someone asked if her last piece was a photograph! Thanks so much for everything you do and everything you have done! And lastly Leah was thrilled to hear she was accepted to all 5 programs she applied to in the arts, 2 programs at Sheridan, Seneca, Humber and Fanshawe.

Terry Smith


My daughter, Sarah, has been taking art lessons from Sheri for 2 years now.  Sheri is inspirational, and has taken Sarah's interest and talent to a whole new level.  Sarah has won two art competitions allowing her to gain more confidence and encourage her to pursue her passion.  Sheri is extremely talented and she guides and encourages her students but allows them the independence and imagination to flourish, in a beautiful bright studio environment.  I would highly recommend Sheri for anyone interested in enhancing their artistic talents with fun and success and personal growth.

Suzanne Hornemann


My daughter Maya has been going to Sheri for the past 2 years. Sheri and her art program are both truly amazing. Maya is producing wonderful award winning art and looks forward to Sheri's class each and every week. I am very happy to have found such an awesome program and would highly recommend it to anyone.

Bobbi Venters


I had very little experience in art before I took my lessons with Sheri. Now, a year later, I am able to create art pieces for my portfolio that are much better than what I had hoped for. Sheri is always very optimistic and likes to give her students a good challenge. She is a great teacher, and I had fun learning from her.

Chloe Molley


Sheri has been an unbelievable art teacher who I had the privilege to be taught by. I am a grade 12 student who needed to submit a portfolio to a very competitive fashion communications program.  Though I had never had any training in art, I was thrilled to see how far I could go with the proper coaching. Her extreme dedication to her students is evident and I have benefited greatly in result. Considering the short amount of time that I had left until the submission date of my portfolio, is it truly amazing what I was able to complete with Sheri's help during this time. Thanks to Sheri I have accomplished so much more than I ever dreamt I could and I`m on my way to the program of my dreams at Ryerson University. I cannot thank Sheri enough for everything she has done for my art skills and it is something that I can take with me throughout my road to success.

Michelle Abbott


One time my spouse had the opportunity to work with Sheri on a project and he was impressed by Sheri's talent and he asked her if Olivia could attend some art classes under her tutelage.  The first piece that Olivia painted blew my mind...that a 15 year old could paint this way.  Subsequently to this painting, my daughter, Olivia has not only painted some amazing pieces but she is learning so much from Sheri. 

Sheri has done some wonderful things with Olivia.  Besides Olivia's talent showcasing under Sheri's excellent tutelage, Olivia is starting to bring depth into the subject she is painting.  Olivia is becoming secure and a force to recon with when it comes to critiquing the piece she is painting.  Based on what I am seeing I hope that Sheri continues to have Olivia as a student and take her even higher on her skill level such that Olivia starts to create on her own volition.

Sheri Thank You...Olivia is not yet 16 and she is doing some amazing work!

Shelley Viehweber (Olivia's Mum)


As someone able to look back at my formative years with some semblance of distance, I can honestly say that Sheri was instrumental in my development as a creative person. Not only does she cultivate the natural abilities present in all of us, Sheri also helps build the confidence and work ethic needed to succeed in any endeavor. I took pastel classes with Sheri for several years before applying to a BFA program at York University. Sheri's influence helped immensely during my undergrad and I am now continuing to strengthen my skills as a Master of Architecture student at UBC. I do not think that I would be where I am, nor be the person I am today were it not for her steady guidance.

Sheri once told me something along the lines of 'everyone has the capability to produce amazing artwork', but she is the only person ever I've known who could bring it out in anyone.

Mark Francis


As an older person opening up to learning to draw only lately, I was struck by the confidence Sheri had in me as a new student to achieve some basics and go on to produce a finished pastel painting.  With Sheri’s many years of teaching experience, fear doesn’t faze her: she gently coaxed me through whatever arose. In the two years that I’ve attended the evening adult class, I’ve surprised myself repeatedly, and also had a really good time. Thank you Sheri for going above and beyond to support me in exploring my creative side—it’s actually spilling over to other areas of my life as well.

Eva Smarda Carney


Sheri is that kind of teacher that teaches with a warm heart and lots of inspiration. She is willing to walk you into a pastel journey with great results. As an artist myself, I tried, on my own, the pastel technique and failed. After taking her workshop I grasped the art quickly and with lots of enthusiasm and learnt the tricks that makes this medium so enjoyable. Sheri's explanation and years of experience allows her students to learn quickly and explore their own individual style. Walking away from Sheri's workshop with a "master piece" of my own, tells me I got my moneys worth from her workshop. My masterpiece called "Alton Mill Summer Set" won the Muriel Davis 2009 "essence of water" award. Thanks Sheri!!

Henny Dagenais


Christa, as you know was accepted in college for her art. She is a very talented young girl, but lacked some confidence as you know. Your patience and heartfelt encouragement was appreciated! The manner in which you worked with her enabled her to build her skill as well as her confidence. She is now enjoying her program and getting top marks. It is truly amazing to see the change in her attitude and approach to her art and I want you to know that you had a crucial role in this......so thank you!!

Mary Anne Kozdras


I took private classes with Sheri for three years until the age of 11 or 12 studying still-life, figurative, and landscape drawing in various media. Even though I was quite young when I stopped attending Sheri's classes, I can say with absolute certainty that she equipped me with the proper tools and knowledge to succeed in a strict post-secondary artistic environment. My high school art classes had nothing on Sheri's. Now, at 22, I am now entering my fourth and final year at Sheridan College in the illustration program, looking forward to attaining my bachelor of applied arts degree in the spring.

Jackie Musial


My son Alex took art classes with Sheri Tenaglia from the beginning of grade four until he went to high school.  If it takes a village to raise a child, Sheri was part of Alex’s village.  He respected her deeply, was very comfortable in her company, and enjoyed the conversation among the participants in her very intimate classes.  He always looked forward to those classes each week.

And that’s before the impact of Sheri’s guidance on the development of his artwork!  Under her direction, Alex’s sense of colour, composition, and the use of light and contrast in his artwork developed enormously.  I cannot recommend Sheri as an art teacher to children more highly.

Janet Hahn


I have known Sheri for quite a few years. She was highly recommended when I was searching for an art teacher for my daughter. Sheri has the ability to communicate to her students effectively. She teaches with ease to all ages and at all levels, the different concepts related to art. The students are taught in a relaxed atmosphere where they can progress at their own pace. I would recommend Sheri to anyone at any age who is seeking to develop their creative talents.
                                                                                                                          
 Joanne & Jenn Johnston


Sheri has been a great art teacher and the biggest help with getting ready to apply to college. My skill and passion for art have improved so much since I started taking lessons it's hard to even believe. She has helped me put together a portfolio I'm really proud of and I look forward to my class every week and improving more.

Erin Madore 


I requested Sheri Tenaglia's art tutoring service upon finding out that my daughter
needed a portfolio in order to enter into an Interior Design program. She had some art
instruction in Grade 10 Art, as well as some natural talent, but besides that, she was at a
loss as to how she would put something together in a 3 month time period. As well, she
had no idea on how to showcase her abilities and combine a group of pieces that would
be relevant to this career choice. Sheri was very decisive and focused on Kessia's
interests, talents, level of competence and pushed her to new areas that she would not
have thought of trying. She provided Kessia with the necessary tools, environment and
instruction but was also very careful to be sure that the pieces were Kessia's creations,
created by her and therefore gave Kessia a lot of independence to produce her individual
pieces. Kessia had to complete 10 pieces within a condensed time period and Sheri was
diligent to meet this deadline with quality and creativity. The final project was for Sheri
to take professional photos of the art pieces, have them photo shopped (which she did)
and provide us with instruction on how to label, trim, mount and organize a professional
portfolio. I know for a fact that Kessia's portfolio would not have been nearly as
impressive or professional without Sheri's assistance. Kessia is extremely talented but
she needed the ideas, tools and techniques in order to produce the kind of quality that she produced in her portfolio.

I would highly recommend Sheri for her professionalism, knowledge, eye for talent,
positive coaching and friendly disposition. It was a pleasure for my daughter to work with Sheri.

Kelly Coutu


I took a soft pastel workshop with Sheri and found her to be a talented artist and a warm and personable teacher. Sheri creates a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere in which to learn and I think she goes 'above and beyond'. Long after my workshop was complete I contacted her with some questions I had and she was more than happy to provide me with the help I needed. Never having used soft pastels before, I was pleased to come out of the workshop with a solid grounding in both materials and technique enabling me to go on and complete several pieces on my own.

Anita Fenton


Thank you so much Sheri. Sarah's work is amazing. You have talent helping people
develop and find their creative ability.

I have known this for quite some time and am so honoured that Sarah is under
your tutelage.


Denis Karda


Sheri Tenaglia teaches with a very high degree of skill and sensitivity to her students’ needs.  She creates a very positive learning environment.  My skills as an art student improved dramatically over a short period of time, and I had a lot of fun on top of that.   

Oksanna Crawley


I've had the pleasure of taking several art classes (watercolour; pastels) taught by Sheri, and came away with a better understanding of techniques and theory, as well as creative inspiration. Her knowledge and her ability to relate to the individual's needs were well evident. Plus I thoroughly enjoyed her courses!

Randy Ross


Thanks so much Sheri. I really enjoyed your class and the excellent teaching you provided. Looking forward to crossing paths again.

Mary Kelly


I will sincerely say that I thoroughly enjoyed the courses I took with Sheri. I learned an awful lot and for a teacher I give her 5 stars. I also greatly admire her work.

Herta Hajek


You have taught Chrissy a lot about art and I have noticed a huge improvement in her work. You have really made her enjoy art. You make her feel talented, you encourage her and you inspire her to be better. Thank you for the guidance and kindness that you have shown Chrissy.

Sarah Davis



My son enjoyed Sheri's art classes each week.  Sheri took the time to make suggestions to improve his artistic abilities.  She valued his opinion and encouraged him to add his own unique style to his work.

 
Jennifer Slofstra


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