As of July 25, 2014
Private Lessons are available and tailored to the student's needs.
For a private 2-hour lesson in your home, the fee is $100.
For a private 2-hour lesson in Joanna's studio in Nokomis, the fee is $85.
Please call to schedule at 941-726-5218.
SEAscapes 3-Day Workshop Feb. 26-28, 2015
at The Windsors of Lakewood Ranch, Nature's Way, LWR
9:30 - 3:30, $175 including snacks & lunches
Students will learn how to capture the feeling of the sea in morning and setting sun light.
You will create 2 paintings in 3 days and know more about how to paint waves, sky colors,
clouds and reflections.
To register contact Joanna Coke directly through her email: email@example.com
or phone her cell at 941-726-5218.
Register at Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, FL 941-746-2862
Pet Portrait Workshop, 3-days NEW!
We love our pets and so why not paint a portrait of one of your dearest friends. You will
learn how to draw the under structure of your pet’s face and then how the hair grows
for a more proportional and realistic image. You can choose to create your painting with
oils, acrylics or pastels. This workshop is for artists who are familiar with their medium
but need help on the shapes of your pet and techniques of fur.
Bring your lunch. 9:30 – 3:30
Thursday - Saturday in February - To be determined.
Drawing the Female Nude from Photographs NEW!
Ever wonder how to set-up your drawing station in a figure drawing class? Or what
to do in a 1, 5, or 10 -minute pose? Well this 6-week drawing session is for you!
You will learn various rendering approaches using quick studies and photographs as
well which you will bring in and share. There will be a live model for the last class
which will be an additional $4 modeling fee per student.
Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, (no Nov.24) Dec. 1, 8 (6 weeks)
Acrylics PLUS - Intermediate to Advance
These classes are designed for painters who are familiar with working with acrylics. Now,
you will learn HOW and WHY in placing your designs and color choices. Each session listed
focuses on a specific idea. You choose what image to paint from your photo references in
applying these ideas.
Session 1: Large Scale Paintings – Sept. 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6,13, 20 (6 weeks)
Session 2: Painting Mostly Reds - Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, (no Nov.24) Dec. 1, 8
Session 3: Sea Shells – Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2 (5 weeks)
Session 3: 9 x 12 Diptychs Paintings - Feb. 9, 16, 23, Mar. 2, 9 (5 weeks)
Session 4: Birds – Mar. 16, 23, 30, Apr. 6 (4 weeks)
Learn how to mix and place color so that it makes sense as well as be more effective
for the overall image. Each session will focus on a particular aspect of color in art.
Each class will have specific color characteristics that the student will apply to a
painting per week. The Beginner's course is for new students to art. The other
2 sessions are for intermediate and advanced students. All media is welcome!
Session 1: Beginning Color– Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3
Session: 2: Color Palettes 1920s-1940s – Feb. 10, 17, 24, Mar. 3, 10
Session 3: Colorful Whites – Mar. 17, 24, 31, Apr. 7
Pastels - Beginner to Advance
Learn how to use pastels in various ways in applying them as well as removing them.
Bring in photo references of the subjects that will be discussed in each session.
All levels welcomed.
Session 1: Sea Shells – Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3
Session: 2: Using Reds & Mauves – Feb. 10, 17, 24, Mar. 3, 10
Session 3: Birds – Mar. 17, 24, 31, Apr. 7
Watercolor Design - Intermediate to Advance
These classes are designed for painters who are familiar with working with watercolor.
Now, you will learn HOW and WHY in placing your designs and color choices. Each
session listed focuses on a specific idea. You choose what image to paint from your
photo references in applying these ideas.
Session 1: Full Sheet Paintings – Sept. 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20 (6 weeks)
(No watercolor session Oct.-Nov. timeframe)
Session 2: Birds – Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2 (5 weeks)
Session 3: Painting Mostly Reds – Feb. 9, 16, 23, Mar. 2, 9 (5 weeks)
Session 4: Sea Shells – Mar. 16, 23, 30, Apr. 6 (4 weeks)
Venice Art Center, Venice, FL 941-485-7136
Architectural Landscapes in Acrylics, Oils or Watercolors: 2-day Mini-Session
You can use acrylics, oils or watercolors. Learn how to draw 1-point and 2-point
perspectives to create buildings in believable space. Learn how to focus the light source
and add shadows to complete the 3D illusion. Bring in your photo references to render
and paint the architectural landscape that you have been wanting to make.
All Levels welcome. Bring your lunch. 9:30 - 3:30
Friday - Saturday, Jan. 2- 3, 2015
Quick Pastels –Architecture, Beginner to Intermediate
Learn how to safely set-up your working space, move pastels around with different
tools and how easy it is to correct chalk pastels. Bring in your photo references of
simple architecture/buildings to draw from. Check supplies list closely.
Wednesdays, 9:30 – 12:00
Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 19, Dec. 3, 10
Quick Draw, Beginner – Intermediate
If you have been tracing your images before painting & want to improve your drawing
skills, then this class is for you. Students will learn to use charcoal, woodless pencils,
charcoal pencils, and conte on various papers. There will be a specific topic of focus
for each class series.
Wednesdays, 9:30 – 12:00
Session 1: Light Houses – Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4
Session 2: Birds – Feb. 11, 18, 25, Mar. 4, 11
Session 3: Sea Shells – Mar. 18, 25, Apr. 1, 8
Painter’s Choice - All levels welcome
Each session there will be a focus on how to handle a particular medium. You can work
with 1 medium or mix it up with several. So bring your acrylics, watercolors, collage,
colored pencils or pens. This is open studio for students to work on their specific projects
with instruction and learning how to use which medium first & then layering others for
Wednesdays, 1:00 – 3:30
Session 1: Paintings in Mostly BLUE – Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4
Session 2: Painting LARGE – Feb. 11, 18, 25, Mar. 4, 11
Session 3: Abstracts & Their Compositions – Mar. 18, 25, Apr. 1, 8