As of Jan. 7, 2017
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.
Register for these sessions directly with Joanna by email or phone.
Supplies list will be given upon registration.
Bring your lunch for each of these sessions. Snacks, coffee and tea will be
provided for morning and afternoon breaks for the day-long workshops.
NEW!! COMPOSITION - What to do with each subject 9:30 - 3:30 $175
Feb.24th - 25th, Held at: Art Garden Studio, 500 Wanda Place, Nokomis, FL
Often a good painting could be much better if the composition was stronger.
And in many cases it’s the composition that makes the painting. So how do
you design a great composition with each subject having different needs?
This workshop will explain each topic clearly.
What makes this workshop unique from others is that visual references shown
have been gathered from many sources and styles so that you have a broader
understanding of how to design a good composition. The class size of 10 max.
is purposefully small to give the most attention and instruction. Each day certain
subjects will be discussed with many images shown as examples. You will draw
thumbnails as a tool to capture the important points of each composition. The
students will be asked to bring one photograph reference or artwork of each
subject to be discussed. The group will analyze that reference and apply what
was just learned.
1st day: Landscape, Pathways, Boats, Flowers, Still Life
2nd day: Architecture, Portraiture, People, The Wall, Animal Portraits
Abstracts with Words & Emotions 1-day 9:30 – 4:00 $115
Location: Art Garden Studio, 500 Wanda Place, Nokomis
Did you want to get your feelings out onto your painting surface with abandonment?
Using words is very powerful, so experience that power and transform it into a
wonderful abstract painting. You will be lead through a series of steps to create
your painting using slower breathing, writing/painting word and finally composing
in color to bring your emotions into a complete artwork. This is a VERY unique
workshop so the class size is limited to 4.
Jan. Feb. March are FULL
Apr. 6th - 3 spots available.
Beach Scene in Watercolors 2-day Jan. 19-20, 2017 9:30 - 3:30 $150
Rescue Your Art 2-day Feb. 16-17, 2017 9:30 -3:30 $150
ALL media welcome: acrylics, oils, pastels, mixed media and watercolors.
Bring 2 of your favorite unfinished artworks that you really wanted to complete
and frame but were stuck or unsure of how to finish it (or wrecking it).
You will learn many design elements as well as techniques that will improve your
artworks. You will also learn from everyone else frustrations and see their
transformations and how they brought their artworks to fully cohesive images and
learn from them as well.
The Nokomis Beach Pavilion is located ON Casey Key. It is air-conditioned, has
a kitchen with refrigerator and microwave. It is 1-step away from the beach!!!
Registration is limited to 14 students. Contact Joanna directly to register for this
workshop and to get the supplies list need. 3 places left!
Fall 2016 - Winter 2017 Art Center Manatee CLASSES
Register at Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, FL 941-746-2862
YOUR Art Time - All Media (NEW Special Session)
Thursdays 2:00 - 4:30 FULL
Jan 5, 12, 26, Feb. 2
Monday 9:30 – 12:00
Each session is designed to give the student a new perspective in painting in watercolors
so that YOU can develop your own artistic style. Demonstrations are given in the 1st class
and then the student can choose from their photo reference the scene they wish to paint
and apply the techniques they have learned.
Sess 3: Adding Textures - Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (5 wks) FULL
Sess 4: Negative Painting - Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar 6, 13 (6 wks)
Sess 5: Anything Goes - Mar 20, 27, Apr 3, 10 (4 wks)
Monday 1:30 – 4:00
Each session is designed to give the student a new perspective in acrylic painting for
YOU to develop your own artistic style. Demonstrations are given in the 1st class and
then the student can choose from their photo reference the scene they wish to paint
to apply the techniques they have learned.
Sess 3: Negative Painting - Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (5 wks)
Sess 4: Reflective Light - Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar 6, 13 (6 wks)
Sess 5: Anything Goes - Mar 20, 27, Apr 3, 10 (4 wks)
Fall & Winter - Tuesday, 9:00 – 12:00
Each session focuses on a different emphasis of color. Beginning Color teaches you
beyond the basics with an emphasis of mixing predictable colors. Famous Women Artists
emphasizes art history and the specific artists’ styles. Art Nouveau period had different
interpretations of that style. Unique Palettes emphasizes unusual color combinations.
Sess 2: Famous Women Artists – Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (5 wks)
Sess 3: Art Nouveau – Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar.7, 14 (6 wks)
Sess 4: Unique Palettes – Mar. 21, 28, Apr. 4, 11 (4 wks)
Oils OR Pastels
Winter - Tuesday, 1:30 – 4:00
You can choose either medium because the process and layering
is similar in thinking. You can use water-based or regular oils
OR chalk pastels but check the supplies to see what is needed for
each. There will be a specific topic of focus for each class session.
Sess 1: Color Mixing, Layers – Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (5 wks)
Sess 2: 2-Point Architecture – Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar. 7, 14 (6 wks)
Sess 3: Anything Goes – Mar. 21, 28, Apr. 4, 11 (4 wks)
Fall 2016 - Winter 2017 - Venice CLASSES
Register at Venice Art Center, Venice, FL 941-485-7136
Oils (Water-based or Regular)
Wednesday, 9:30 - 12:00
You can use water-based or regular oils and check the supplies to see what is needed
for each. (If you need art supplies, the teacher can usually get it for you by the next
class). There will be a specific topic of focus for each class series.
Session 1: Landscape Mountains – Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1
Session 2: Flowers – Feb. 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1, 8
Session 3: Abstracts – Mar. 15, 22, 29, Apr. 5, 12
Painters’ Choice: Water-Media & More
Wednesday, 1:00 - 3:30
In each session there will be demonstrations on how to handle a particular medium
or layer several media. You can work in 1 medium or mix it up. Bring your acrylics,
watercolors, collage, colored pencils, pastels or pens. You can create the subject
of that session OR use class time as an open studio for your specific project.
Individual feedback will be given often.
Session 1: 2-Point Architecture - Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1
Session 2: Abstracts - Feb. 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1, 8
Session 3: Anything Goes - Mar. 15, 22, 29, Apr. 5, 12