About Crystal's Classes
Crystal Beshara is a professional fine artist and illustrator specializing in realism. She holds a diploma in Botanical Illustration from The Society of Botanical Artists (UK) and is a member of The International Guild of Realism as well as an elected Fellow of the Ottawa Watercolour Society and Artists Who Teach. Crystal has been featured in many publications including International Artist Magazine (Click to view) voted the "World's favourite art Magazine" in over 65 countries.
She has taught art in almost every medium for almost 20 years from adult & children’s art classes to a regular guest spot on Roger’s Television. She developed her reputation and unique style of teaching through the City of Ottawa where long waiting lists were a testament to the popularity of her classes. Whether she is teaching an International Painting Workshop in Mexico or France or sitting down beside a student for a private critique, Crystal openly shares her trade secrets, knowledge and passion for art with her students.
She co-founded ART SCHOOL FAIR, a national arts trade show as well as owned her owned gallery and art studio. She also founded her popular paint party Paint The Town Ottawa in 2013 to make painting more accessible to people who might be intimidated by the traditional classroom environment. Crystal believes art marking enriches daily life and by developing our own keen sense of observation through realist drawing we heighten our connection to the world around us.