Monday, October 1, 2018

Cottage Pottery in Charlevoix

Painting Party at Cottage Pottery in Charlevoix, Michigan
A great venue for small groups & birthday parties. 

Learn To Paint

Want to host a Painting Party with me, Sharon Smithem, at Cottage Pottery in Charlevoix? Contact me today!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Historical Tile Project Installation-Alpena, Michigan

What an honor to be a part of this historical project in Alpena, Michigan
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Sharon Smithem, Tile Art Installation at Alpena Community College


Thank You to All Who Came Out For The Installation! 

Monday, September 10, 2018


I have created many handmade signs painted on outdoor wood material MDO
board. Lasts a life time.   Here is one to the entrance of the New Artisan Marketplace in Montague, Michigan.

 Sign is approx. - 16 feet long and 4 feet in height

Need some custom sign work? Contact Me! 

Painting Classes Summer 2018

 Walloon Lake Country Club Classes 

Summer 2018

Sharon's teaching attendees how to paint: 

Purple Iris &the 12th Hole Women's Tee  

We had 44 attendees at the Walloon Lake parties! 

Learn to paint with Sharon and have fun, no stress! Email To Book a Class

Arts & Beers at Bier's Innwood Brewery 

17959 Ferry Rd
Charlevoix, Michigan 49720
To Schedule A Painting Party at Bier's, (
231) 675-7632

Host A Painting Party for Your Event! Contact Me!


Cottage Pottery in Downtown Charlevoix, Michigan is a great location to bring your friends and host a painting party! We can paint canvases or pottery and you and your party guests can walk home with a masterpiece of their own and memories for a lifetime. Contact me now about parties for this Fall 2018 and Winter 2018-19 as I'm filling my calendar now! Email Me
Cottage Pottery, Painting Party with Sharon Smithem, Downtown Charlevoix

Pick a scene that matters to your guest of honor! 

Mom's Birthday and her two children 
Have Fun, Learn Skills, Enjoy Family Time! 

Farmer's Night Out- Painting Party for Local Farmers
Sponsored by Antrim County Farm Bureau

I always love these parties because my "students" show so much talent and depth in their painting, I sometimes...shhhh... end up liking their versions more! #LoveMyJob

Parties for All Ages! We don't teach stress or to age levels, we teach for passion and skill!
Anyone can do it, you just have to try!

Painting is a good way to reflect.
Farmers have a tough job, and this event was a great way to show them a relaxing night off! 

Book a Corporate Event or Party for your employees! Contact Me for Rates

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Tile Art for Alpena Community College & Thunder Bay Arts Council

Custom Designed Tile Installation for 

Alpena Community College, Thunder Bay Arts Council

by Sharon Smithem

The full size drawing of the tile mural

 Each tile is slab rolled to size and then each rectangle is imprinted with the design as below.

Then the design gets slip on the lines

Tiles are drying on the racks

All tiles are numbered and the first firing has been done


The 36 tiles are glazed

The tiles are then fired once again with the glaze

 A newspaper article in the Alpena News about the Installation at the Alpena Community College

The History Industry Sculpture Event September 21 2018