Paint and Create Animals is a 6 lesson art course for all ages that teaches you how to use different art materials and colour techniques to create paintings of animals around the world.

  • Learn to Draw Animals

    Easy to follow videos and instructions on drawing 6 different animals from around the world. Also learn to use oil pastels and markers for drawing.

  • Learn to Paint

    Learn to paint with water colour paints and acrylic paints with step by step videos. Learn about mixing colours, blending, adding shadows and many different backgrounds.

  • Increase knowledge

    Increase your confidence in different art techniques and colour theory that you can use in all your artwork.


  • Wendy Meades


    Wendy Meades

    Wendy Meades is an artist and occupational therapist that lives in Delta, British Columbia Canada. She trained at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in BC. She loves encouraging other to be creative and she runs art classes out of her home studio for kids and adults. She creates art from the heart and creates whimsical paintings with bold, bright colours. She has a supportive husband and two creative girls (who show up in her online classes!). Smiles and Swirls stands for the fun we will have in art classes together and the swirls stand for harmony, growth and new beginnings. Join her blog at www.smilesandswirls for creative ideas and inspiration. I can't wait to create with you!

Are you ready to start creating?

All 6 lessons include 2-4 videos with step by step instructions. Each lesson also includes sheets of fun facts, art materials, and steps. All the lessons teach art concepts and colour techniques!


  • Do I need to have any art experience?

    No. I believe that everyone is creative. These lessons will be easy to follow step by step for any level.

  • Do I need to spend a lot of money on art materials?

    No. I will show you how to use non expensive art materials that you have around your house.

  • What is your refund policy.

    Refunds will be given until the classroom is open and then refunds will be closed. All the lessons will be downloadable and you will have access to all the lessons at once. The price is for the whole family in one household to have access.

  • What ages is this course for?

    All ages can take this course but I suggest 6 and up. My daughters are 8 and 10 years old and they are able to follow the videos on their own. Someone younger may need a bit more help with set up and with the materials. I encourage all ages to create together (including parents!)

What Others Are Saying....

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Fun for Kids and Adults

by Carly

Wendy's art classes offer a variety of projects. They are fun for kids and adults and any level of artist will feel comfortable.

I really enjoy the classes!

Meher (age 10)

My favorite part of art classes is painting. I really enjoy the classes and I think you would too.

You'll learn a lot

Hannah (age 9)

My favorite part of art classes is painting because I can blend colour together. Wendy's art classes are really fun and you'll learn a lot.