Art & Aperitifs
Pour on the creativity!

A Little About Us:
Art and Aperitifs sprang from the notion that art should be created in a fun and stress-free atmosphere.
Sharon and Gwen wanted to create a class that was fun, relaxing and provided personal attention with your art project. Art & aperitifs classes have two instructors and a variety of projects to choose from, from beginners to advanced. You can make the class project, step-by-step, or you can branch out on your own and create you own personal masterpiece!

Our classes go beyond painting and incorporate fabrics, papers, photographs, and stamping. We call it mixed-media will call it a good time! Contact us for more information at

Gwen Maxwell-Williams  has been working with textiles and mixed media for over ten years.  Her background in the arts and interior design field comes forward in her vibrant and energized pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work, and has had her work shown in several local museums. Her work has been purchased by the Seattle Arts Commission, and can be found in many private collections.  Gwen is the owner of Studio G based in Redmond, WA and the founder of the Pacific NW African American Quilters Guild. You can see Gwen's work at

Sharon Benton is a textile artist, fabric designer, and photographer, and has dabbled in many other art media! Currently working with fabric and mixed media, Sharon has exhibited in galleries and local art shows since 2004. Her company, Q42 Designs, published a series of creative sewing patterns. Having lived in the southern and northwest U.S. as well as in Europe for three years, Sharon has found inspiration in many different cultures and aesthetics. See her work at

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