As of Nov. 18, 2013
Private Lessons are available and tailored to the student's needs.
For a private 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.
Landscape Painting Palette Knife in Acrylics or Oils, 3-day Workshop
Feb. 27th, 28th & Mar. 1st 9:30-3:30
Learn how to use various sizes of palette knifes to create textured landscapes.
Learn how to mix and use different hues and shades of greens more effectively.
Learn how to use different color palettes for different times of the day.
AND you will complete 2 paintings using the information learned throughout
the workshop. Open to all levels.
Fee: $165 which includes all snacks and lunch each day.
Register at The Windsor, Lakewood Ranch, call: Sonja Carpenter, 941-907-9177
Plein Air Morning Sessions 4 classes at 500 Wanda Place, Nokomis
March 29th, April 4, 11, 18 9:00 – 12:00 (you can come earlier if you wish)
2 classes will be in my garden at my home.
2 classes will be at Nokomis Beach 5 mins. away.
I will help you set-up your palette and how to focus in on your
composition and most importantly how to capture the fleeting light.
For pastels, acrylics or oils. Bring your usual art supplies for your medium
and if you need an easel or stool to sit on. Also bring your lunch.
Fee: $75 Class size limited to 10 participants.
Register with Joanna by:
email: email@example.com or calling. 941-726-5218
Register at Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, FL 941-746-2862
Learn how to use acrylics like oils. The additional mediums will make it easier to slow
down its quick drying properties. Several demonstrations will be given in each session
as well as personalized techniques shown for each student’s needs. Bring photo
references to paint from in the subject matter you enjoy the most which will be used
as inspiration for that session's design topic.
Monday 1:30 – 4:00 Intermediate and Advance Levels.
Session 4 – Grisaille & Glazes: Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3
Session 5 – Painting Glass: Feb. 10, 17, 24, Mar. 3, 10
Session 6 – Shadows: Mar. 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14
Open to ALL media such as pastels, watercolors, acrylics or oils. Each color session
will discuss a specific aspect of color and emphasize the finer points of it as well as
composition. Each week students will create a new, small painting, working from an
image provided by the instructor. Students need to have taken Beginning Color OR
contact the instructor before registering.
Tuesday 9:00 – 12:00 (I-A)
Session 2 – Advance Color: Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4
Session 3 – Specific Palettes, Early 1900’s: Feb. 11, 18, 25, Mar. 4, 11
Session 4 – Colorful Darks: Mar. 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15
Learn how to use chalk pastels in their brilliant and subtle ways. Several demonstrations
will be given each session such as blending and layering of colors to produce unique
results. Personalized techniques will also be shown for each student’s needs. Bring
photo references to paint from in the subject matter you enjoy the most which will be
used as inspiration for that session's design topic.
Tuesday 1:30 – 4:00 All levels welcome.
Session 4 – Light Houses: Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4
Session 5 – Shadows: Feb. 11, 18, 25, Mar. 4, 11
Session 6 – Inventive Landscapes like Dali: Mar. 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15
So you know how to use watercolors and many of its techniques. But you want to
know how to design and develop your watercolor style. Then these classes are for
you. You will learn how to compose and develop a better understanding of the design
elements that make your painting sing! You will work from your photo references
that you bring to class based upon the subject of concentration of that session.
Mondays 9:30 – 12:00 Intermediate and advance.
Session 4 – Shadows: Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3
Session 5 – Light Houses: Feb. 10, 17, 24, Mar. 3, 10
Session 6 – Design Principle, Repetition: Mar. 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14
Pastel Portrait Workshop, 3-days
Feb. 20 - 22, 2014 9:30 – 3:30
You will use your photo references of a person taken from a straight on, frontal view.
You will learn how to relate the proportions of their face for a better understanding of
their structure and features. Then you will begin to layer on pastels to build up the
shapes and values. In three days you will be able to bring the portrait to completion.
Bring your lunch.
Register at Venice Art Center, Venice, FL 941-485-7136
#501 Quick Draw, Beginners – 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: Reflective Objects – Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5
Session 2: Shadows in Still Lifes – Feb. 12, 19, 26, Mar. 5, 12
Session 3: Drawing the Female Nude – Mar. 19, 26, Apr. 2, 9, 16
#607 Painter’s Choice
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 different
effects. All levels welcome. Wednesdays, 1:30 – 4:00
Session 1: Watercolors PLUS Pastels – Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5
Session 2: Acrylics with Textures – Feb. 12, 19, 26, Mar. 5, 12
Session 3: Collage – Mar. 19, 26, Apr. 2, 9, 16
#605 3-Day WORKSHOP
Landscapes in 3 Different Perspectives for Acrylics & Oils
Open to all levels. Jan. 16th – 18th, 2014 9:30 – 3:30
You will learn that there are 3 different atmospheric perspectives in creating landscape
artworks. Each approach has a different focal area which emphasizes different spaces
and depth into the rendering. You will complete a painting each day based upon the
perspective given and in the end have a greater understanding of how to make deeper
space within your landscape artworks.