Individual Lessons in: 

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Photography
  • Meditation


Online Group Classes directly with Shelley Irish, click here

– Sacred Art Circle
– Group Watercolor


Online Group Classes through Kirkland Art Center, click here

– Creative Self Care
– Mythical Creatures 


Mindset Magician Coaching Program, click here

A 90 day 1:1 holistic artistic immersion to turn internal chaos into creativity, transform unhealthy thought patterns, conquer overwhelm and ditch anxiety as you reset your life with the power of the world’s best mindset methods.


Teacher Bio:
I teach drawing, painting, photgraphy, meditation and am a Certified Therapeutic Arts Coach. I have taught online since 2013. I teach students of all ages (7 – 90 + yrs old). I teach all mediums and all styles. I am a figurative painter with an MFA in figurative oil painting and exhibit my paintings internationally.
I charge a premium price because I provide top notch lessons. 
I work with beginners and established artists. We work on the goals you have for yourself. A goal can be: have fun, do art! It doesn’t have to be defined or serious. I use step by step demonstration to help you meet your goals. I also use two camera angles in class – one with an aerial view of my tabletop to zoom in during detailed demonstrations. Who says you can’t learn art online?!? Sheesh! Just ask my student Syreeta. 
I customize everything to your preferences and measure success upon your satisfaction. 
As your teacher I am a guide by your side wherever you would like to venture. In addition to the artistic skill building we do together, I specialize in working on a personal level with you so you can get the most out of your creativity as possible. This can look like giving you tips on how to arrange your creative space for optimal function, helping you work through creative blocks, painting without pain, guidance around the business of art and exhibiting, etc.
My Teaching Specialties:
+ Artistic Skill Building for Painting and Drawing of Figures, Portraits, Landscapes, Still Lifes, in realistic, surrealist and abstract styles
     – Oil Painting: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, Master’s Technique & Mische Technique 
     – Acrylic Painting
     – Watercolor Painting
     – Drawing
+ Holistic Artistic
     – Visual Tools for Wellbeing
     – Creative Self Care 
     – Healing Through Art
     – Spiritual Art Practice
Group Workshop History:
+ Individual Art lessons, in person and online, since 2013
+ Creative Self Care, Kirkland Art Center, 2022 – present
+ Color Mixing Online, Kirkland Art Center, 2022
+ Mythical Creatures Acrylic Painting Online, Kirkland Art Center, 2021
+ Creative Self Care Online for Group of Employees, Perinatal Support of WA, 2021
+ Paint the Love In!, Meditative Painting, and Paint the Funk Out! for Groups, Moonrise Studios, Seattle, WA 2017 – 2019
+ Meditative Painting for Group, Center for Spiritual Living, Seattle, WA 2018
+ Paint the Love In!, Paint the Funk Out! and Personal Power Painting for Groups, Daniel Smith Artist’s Materials, Seattle, WA 2017
+ Self Portraiture Oil Painting for Group, Daniel Smith Artist’s Materials, Seattle, WA, 2017
+ Master’s Technique Oil Painting for Group, Daniel Smith Artist’s Materials, Seattle, WA, 2017
+ Painting Workshops for Independent Senior Adult Group, Sunrise Senior Living, Broomfield, CO, 2010 – 2013
+ Group Art for Seniors with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Sunrise Senior Living, Broomfield, CO 2010 – 2011
+ Group Beginning Oil Painting Workshop Series for Adults, Gallery Sati @ Nine10Arts, Denver, CO 2010
+ Group Cake Decorating Workshop Series for Adults and Teens, Gallery Sati @ Nine10Arts, Denver, CO 2007