As of March 1, 2015

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.
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CLASSES

Register at Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, FL   941-746-2862
www.artcentermanatee.org

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.
Mondays, 1:30 - 4:00
Session 4:  Birds – Mar. 16, 23, 30, Apr. 6 (4 weeks)

Acrylics PLUS - Summer sessions
Mondays 1:00 - 3:30  *** new time for summer
Session 1:  Blending and Edges - Learning how to make smooth transitions of colors and
blend with acrylics can be a challenge.  Modifying the qualities of the edges of the objects
within your paintings also make a difference of how smooth or abrupt your painting feels.  
Many demonstrations will be given of both to help the student to master these techniques.  
The student can pick any subject to paint.  (5 weeks).
Session 1:  Apr 27, May 4, 11, 18, June 1

Acrylics PLUS - Summer sessions
Mondays 1:00 - 3:30  *** new time for summer
Session 2:  Anything Goes - You can bring in a new or partically painted artwork for
guidance and/or feedback.  You will have 6 weeks to explore the best approach to complete
your painting.
Session 2:  June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27


Color Simplified
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!
Tuesdays,  9:00 - 12:00
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.
Tuesdays,  1:30 - 4:00
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.
Mondays,  9:30 - 12:00
Session 4:  Sea Shells – Mar. 16, 23, 30, Apr. 6   (4 weeks)

Watercolor Design - *** Summer Sessions
Session 1:  Brush Techniques - You will learn how to use a variety of brushes such as
filberts, slants, flats as well as rounds in small, medium and large sizes of each.  So bring what
you have in brushes before yo
u buy any more.   The student can pick any subjest to paint.  
Session 1:  April 27, May 4, 11, 18, June 1 (5 weeks)

Session 2:  Anything Goes - You can bring in a new or partically painted artwork for
guidance and/or feedback.  You will have
6 weeks to explore the best approach to complete
your painting.
Session 2:  June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27

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Register at Venice Art Center, Venice, FL   941-485-7136
www.veniceartcenter.com


501 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 3:  Sea Shells – Mar. 18, 25, Apr. 1, 8

604 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
different effects.      
Wednesdays,  1:00 – 3:30                
Session 3:  Abstracts & Their Compositions – Mar. 18, 25, Apr. 1, 8


Classes will resume at Venice Art Center in the fall, October timeframe.  
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