Sharka completed a Diploma in Early Childhood Education, followed by a Diploma in Special Education and Art Therapy. Her studies focused on working with people with special needs, older people, people with psychiatric disabilities, prisoners and youth.

In her approach she likes to focus on understanding peoples’ individual needs, finding solutions, developing cooperative skills and integrating them with others and the wider community.

Sharka obtained a Bachelor Degree in Fashion Design and a Masters Degree in Theatre Set and Costume Design in the Czech Republic followed by a Masters Degree in Theatre Studies in Australia.

In the Arts Sharka works with communities and schools delivering workshops in wearable art, textile techniques, jewellery, and small objects, art techniques – drawing, painting, mixed media.

She has also worked as a Community Coach and has completed training for delivering After School Care activities. In this role Sharka delivered lessons in Tai chi at several schools improving coordination, physical fitness and concentration in children. She has very recently completed the Get Active Queensland Accreditation program in First Aid.