Renata Sharman

Renata S.

Richardson, TX
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About

Renata delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+ and special needs

Teaching since:
1997

I teach a variety of subject ranging from art, through cooking and even Photoshop.
I have been teaching painting for over 10 years and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of acrylic, oil, watercolor and mixed media painting and created their own beautiful masterpieces in landscape, abstract, still life and other subjects! Within the first few lessons, you'll start understanding the elements of art such as light, shadows, perspective etc. and as time goes on, you'll be able to paint like a pro! I love working with students of all experience levels. V

I also teach cooking from scratch with the best ingredients. Be it Asian, Mediterranean, Middle-Eastern cuisine; I teach them all and more. I even teach to bake bread with my own home-grown sourdough starter. So, please join me for a fantastic session and learn some basics or other skills that only chefs know. Once we have cooked a delicious meal, we sit together and enjoy it over a glass of wine or whatever you like. As an option you may take home the remaining portions, usually enough for 3-5 days. But you don't have to. You only pay for the food you eat which is a fraction of a restaurant meal and yet much better.

If you are looking for a Photoshop instructor, search no longer. I have been working with Photoshop for over 10 years and can teach most applications but prefer to teach it to photographers of all levels. Simple or complex image processing, layers, composites, beauty editing etc. I demystify them for you so that you can print or share your images that shine.

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Experience

Senior Artist
Jun 2009 - Present
Painting with a Twist

In 2009 I joined Painting with a Twist, a national franchise as Senior Artist in Garland, TX I have taught in the entire DFW area in various locations with the same franchise. I created over 30 original artworks for them which became national bestsellers. Classes range up to 60 students.

I also teach watercolor to adults for the City of Richardson, Garland and Wylie.

Apart from that I teach drawing, oil, acrylics, mixed media and watercolor to all levels from my home studio.

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Languages

English
Professional Proficiency
German
Professional Proficiency
Polish
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Russian
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Best of Show
Apr 2007
Richardson Civic Art Society
Golden Brush
Jul 2001
Painting with a Twist Corporation

Affiliations

Professional Photographers of America
Apr 2014

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the world's largest non-profit photography association organized for professional photographers, by professional photographers…and with over 27,000 creative members in 50+ countries. Mission Statement: Creating a vibrant community of successful professional photographers by providing education, resources and industry standards of excellence.

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Phi Theta Kappa
Dec 2000

The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

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Photos & Videos

Oil portrait

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Sourdough wheat-rye bread

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Moroccan dinner

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Forest watercolor

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Venice watercolor

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Poached pears in wine with cardamom

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Leeks in red wine

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Massaged kale salad

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Apple pecan muffins
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15 Reviews

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R. E. Branch Apr 29, 2017
Painting · In home

Our first "lesson" was more of a "get to know each other" and "painting goals" lesson in my office.

Renata has a fantastic life story and based on our mutual first interview and philosophy comparison I believe she will be an excellent teacher to help me reach my artistic goals!

I look forward to much further work and discussion with her!

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Sohid Mar 16, 2017
Cooking · In home

She was really nice and I learn a lot

Sherri Jan 9, 2017
Painting · In studio

Renata is an excellent teacher! A wealth of knowledge and so informative. Patient and kind. I am having such fun learning from her.

Sherri Jan 9, 2017
Painting · In studio

Renata is an excellent teacher! A wealth of knowledge and so informative. Patient and kind. I am having such fun learning from her.

Catherine A Wilson Oct 16, 2016
Painting · In studio

I have learned so much from Renata. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to learn to paint or improve their skills. You will enjoy every moment.

Nidia M Aug 14, 2016
Painting · In studio

She help me a lot understand the perspective of objects.
she explained me step by step what l need to use for oil painting!

deepti G. Jul 29, 2016
Painting · In studio

She is amazing teacher and mentor. She is so helpful to me with colors and perspective . She is very good at what what she do.

Thank you so much Renata for teaching me all the wonders.

Patsy Jul 1, 2016
Painting · In studio

Having never taken a watercolor lesson before, I did not know where to begin. Renata showed patience, expertise, and humor as she helped me acquire the materials I needed and explained the basic procedures. Her demonstrations and personal assistance were exceptional. I highly recommend her as an outstanding instructor.

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Lisa K. Jun 7, 2016
Painting · In home

I have had the pleasure of having an art class with Renata Sharman for the last few months. I have learned so much from her instructions and her demonstrations. She is extremely knowledgeable about art and a gifted teacher. She also teaches cooking classes and is a talented photographer. I would highly recommend her to anyone who desires to improve his/her painting skills and enjoy it at the same time. Renata is delightful. A side note – Renata speaks 7 languages!

Liz M.

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Tracy C. Feb 4, 2016
Painting · In studio

Renata is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of painting from color theory to brushes, I learned so much in just 1 lesson!

Elaine W. Jan 6, 2016
Baking · In studio

Learn more than expect! Renata is awesome!

Elaine W. Jan 6, 2016
Baking · In studio

Learn more than expect! Renata is awesome!

Tracey S. Jan 4, 2016
Cooking · In studio

So much fun!
We enjoyed the lesson and the company. Renata has lead such a cultured life. It's very nice to expose my family to such a special evening of great food and fun!

Tracey S. Jan 4, 2016
Cooking · In studio

Amazing night for my family!
Renata went above and beyond to provide an excellent "Moroccan theme" night for us. Creative menu excellently executed. Highly recommend her :)

Melanie T. Aug 17, 2015
Cooking · In studio

Renata has a ton of knowledge to share. She is an amazing cook and a fun teacher. If you are looking for someone with skill and personality she is your person.

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