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Meet Sheryl Benjy of Canvas Kidz in Beverly Hills

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sheryl Benjy.

Sheryl, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I’m an artist and I started my business 5 years ago when my friend asked me to teach her child and a few of his friends art. It grew from there. There has been a growing need of art classes because schools have cut funding. Parents love it that I go to their home and bring all the art supplies. I also love what I do. So it’s a win-win situation.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Sometimes it was a struggle holding the attention of some of the kids. It was also difficult teaching a big group. Not everyone got all the attention they needed so I realized smaller groups worked best. I also learned that I have to pay attention to what my students really enjoy doing so they don’t lose focus or interest. It’s all about keeping them inspired, less about rules and how it should be done. I hate rules in art. I believe in a free flow of creativity.

Canvas Kidz – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I’m known for teaching kids and adults art. I’m known as an artist who sells my work. I am most proud of the fact that I bring art to children’s homes. I’m also proud of the fact that we give moms the opportunity to have a Wine and Art night to decompress and relax through painting.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success to me is about seeing the smile on a child’s face after finishing a painting and showing it to their parents with pride. It’s about seeing their growth after a year of lessons. It’s seeing a mom/adult go home after paint night, with their first painting that they never though they could make. It’s seeing my business grow in more ways than one, every year.

Contact Info:

  • Website:
  • Instagram: @sherylbenjy_art
  • Facebook: Sheryl Benjy
  • Yelp: Artbysheryl

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