As of Nov. 26, 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
at The Windsors of Lakewood Ranch, Nature's Way, LWR
Feb. 26th - 28th 9:30 - 3:30, $175 includes 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. Fee: $175 includes all snacks and lunches. Limited to 9 students.
Register with Joanna directly by email or call 941-726-5218.
Register at Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, FL 941-746-2862
Pet Portrait Workshop, 3-days NEW!
Feb. 12 - 14th 9:30 – 3:30
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.
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 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.
(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
605 Architectural Landscapes in Acrylics, Oils or Watercolors: 2-day Mini-Session
Friday - Saturday, Jan. 2- 3, 2015 9:30 - 3:30
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.
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 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
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
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