Studio She

Acrylic Painting Classes

Come paint with me.

Do you want to learn how to paint? Do you already paint but wish that you could learn techniques to make your paintings more expressive and effective? Come paint with me, Sherry Alaniz Francalancia a.k.a. She.
I am offering Basic Acrylic Classes for those who wish to paint more realistically and Abstract Technique classes for those who really want to knock down barriers with their paint.

Express Yourself

Painting is a fun, therapeutic way to express yourself. When you pick up a brush you never know where it might take you.


If you are an artist you probably already know me. I have been teaching at Sip and Paint for 3 years, worked at David Art for 7 years and volunteer teach at Angel's Place. I have had a solo exhibit "Industry Zoo" at Oak Street Gallery and have shown my work at Putnam Gallery, Great Artist Collective and Whimsies.I am a member of New Orleans Art Association and show with them every year at Pirates Alley for French Quarter Fest. I have done abstract demos for Jefferson Art Guild, Metairie Art Guild and New Orleans Art Association.


Basic Acrylic:

The aim of this class is to help you get the image from your head and onto the canvas. You can choose to work from a photo, a still life or from an idea. I will respect what you already know about painting while helping you to cultivate your own personal style. We will be studying Color, Composition and Drawing Fundamentals.

Abstract Technique:

In this class we will focus on Abstract Painting Techniques and Drawing Methods that push you to look at your art in a whole new way. Abstract paint techniques covered will be photo transfer,

monoprint, palette knife texture painting, exploration of color and mediums, sgraffito and pouring techniques. We will also keep a journal and learn new drawing techniques to help you stay more open to abstract ideas.

Sip and Paint Thursday Night Paint Club

This is a Sip and Paint Class for my advanced Sip and Painters. Thursday Night Paint Club will meet every Thursday night from 7 til 9. Choose any sketch we have in stock (and we have a ton) or start from a blank 16x20 canvas.

Materials are provided for Sip and Paint Thursday Night Paint Club. $35 per class.

The studio is located at 3350 Ridgelake in Metairie.