I have had the priviledge of working with Cheryl numberous times; as a student in her classes and as a store owner hiring her to teach workshops at my store. Both of my experiences have been a delightful mix of professionalism, inspiration, and encouragement to grow as an artist.
As a student, I found Cheryl to have an in-depth knowledge about the products we were using as well as a firm understanding about how the products work and how to use them in a variety of techniques. In addition to teaching us the basics of the class, Cheryl is consistently pushing you to think outside the box and to explore a wide range of artistic abilities. Her class projects work well for beginners and experts alike and are full of creative experiments, learning, and laughter.
As a store owner, Cheryl is fully engaged in the process of setting up a class. She does a wonderful job of promoting the store and her class, ensuring that there is high attendance, and she works hard to provide interesting projects that will teach students about specific products and techniques. Cheryl has a strong work ethic and gives 100% to her students during the classes, using every opportunity to provide ongoing instruction. During her classes, she also recommends popular products located throughout the store, resulting in increased post class sales.
As an industry vetrean, attending classes for over 10 years, personally teaching, and owning a store for three, I’ve had experience with a wide variety of instructors and events. Cheryl’s classes are at the top of my list for the most enjoyable, and ones where I have learned the most about new products and techniques. I can highly recommend her as an instructor and industry expert!
If you have a chance to take classes with Cheryl, jump on them! I learned so much about painting, stenciling, layering and composition in just one weekend. She really helped me refine several techniques while having a wonderful time. If you asked me before the classes if I could create a painting, I would have said no, and yet I walked out with a beautiful finished piece. We laughed and talked and created. Truly a special experience.
Cheryl's first time at our store, she was loved and adored by one and all. Her classes are informative, interesting, and fun. She was relaxed and friendly from the very beginning, even being in a place she had never visited before.
The first class was a Gelli Plate class in which Cheryl taught different techniques and finished with everybody decorating a canvas bag. Several of the ladies had been using Gelli Plates but still learned new and different techniques.
Saturday's class was an all day Powertex class which we had no experience with whatsoever. It was an awesome day. Cheryl's teaching method was well paced and do-able for everyone. She took time to help each individual person and was still able to accomplish what was intended for the class. The end result was that everyone in class wants to do more with the Powertex! And we all want Cheryl back as soon as possible.
I think what impressed me the most about Cheryl was her ease and comfort level. We felt as if she had been a part of our little community forever. She was open and friendly and one of us. There was no "get to know you" time because it wasn't necessary. I'm speaking for my customers and for my husband and me. After having Cheryl here for only 2 days, I felt I was waving goodbye to a dear friend. Actually.....I was.
Cheryl is an Awesome Teacher
'Cheryl is an awesome teacher! Her classes are fun and full of great information! Cheryl is one very talented artist!'
Cheryl Boglioli is one of my favorite instructors.
I learned so much from Cheryl; "lost control"..Cheryl's term for letting go); used colors that I don't normally use; experimented; just had fun. I love my final work of art and appreciate the encouragement that Cheryl and the other students provided for me to "lose control".
'A great DT co-ordinator can make or break a cohesive team. Cheryl's professionalism and ability to work well with the team has always been a pleasure for me having worked with her now for a few years. I have even seen her pull together a 'broken' team which is a REAL testament I believe' - Beck Beattie