As of Sept. 2, 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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Fall 2015 - Winter 2016 WORKSHOPS

Register for these sessions directly with Joanna by email or phone.
Email:                artist@joannacoke.com
Cell:                  941-726-5218
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 which are held ON the

Nokomis Beach inside a beautiful 1950's renovated (air-conditioned) pavilion with
kitchen and facilities on-site.

Abstracts with Words & Emotions  1-day                9:30 – 4:00        $115
Location:  Art Garden Studio, 500 Wanda Place, Nokomis.  
Did you ever 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 of words, and finally composing in color to
bring your emotions into a complete artwork.  This is a VERY unique workshop so
class size is limited to 4.  Therefore, you can sign up for 1 of the following sessions.  
Oct. 16th  
 Friday, FULL
Nov. 6th   
 Friday, FULL
Dec. 10th  Thursday
, FULL
Jan.  21st  
 Thursday, FULL
Feb. 18th   Thursday,

Mar. 18th  
 Friday,

Opaque Over & Under Transparent Watercolors 2--day          
Feb. 11-12,       Thursday and Friday,   9:30 – 3:30              $145
Location:   Nokomis Beach Pavilion,  100 Casey Key Road,  Casey Key-Nokomis, FL
Learn how to layer the different properties of opaque verses transparent watercolors.  

Some run together easily while others can be painted on thickly as well as lifted easily.  
The trick is to learn how to keep everything CLEAN!   After each demonstration, you
will apply these techniques for your reference samples.  You will then create an artwork
from a photo reference that you wanted to paint.  Class size limited to 14.

Palette Knife with Acrylics  OR  Oils   2-day                    
Feb. 25-26,       Thursday and Friday,   9:30 – 3:30             $145
Location:  Nokomis Beach Pavilion,  100 Casey Key Road,  Casey Key-Nokomis, FL
Learn how to use different sizes of palette knifes to create various strokes.  After

each demonstration, you will apply these techniques as a reference sample.  Then you
will create a painting from the photo reference of the subject matter you wanted to paint.  
Class size is limited to 14.

*** 3 places left

Plein Air – Tuesday mornings          8:30 – noon                $90   (or $30 per location)
Bring your media of choice:  acrylics, pastels, color pencils, oils, or watercolors.  Learn how
to compose and catch light in the most direct manner.    A demonstration will be

given using morning light which is easier to capture (and why we are meeting early).   
Please sign up in advance for the dates you wish to attend.  If you can make only
1 or 2 dates then the cost is $30 per date.  Let me know so that I can monitor the
group size per date so it is easier to manage.
Oct. 6th –    Downtown Sarasota Marina Park , South Gulfstream Avenue, Sarasota
Oct. 13th  – Siesta Beach, Main parking lot and to the left of the bath house under tall trees.
Oct. 20th  – Historic Spanish Point, 337 No. Tamiami Trail, Osprey  ($10 entrance fee)


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Fall 2015 - Winter 2016 CLASSES

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

Acrylics PLUS
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 and apply the techniques they have learned.
Sess 1: Collage AND Paint - Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26
Sess 2: People in Landscape - Nov. 2, 9, 16, (no 23) Nov. 30,  Dec. 7, 14 (6 weeks)
Sess 3: Black/White PLUS Color (Grisaille) - Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1
Sess 4: Window Reflections - Feb. 8, 15, 22, 29, Mar 7
Sess 5: Anything Goes - Mar 14, 21, 28, Apr 4, 11


COLOR  Simplified
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.  
Color Palettes is an emphasis on art history and specific artists’ styles.  
Unique Mixing is unusual color combinations.
Sess 1: Beginning Color – Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9  (6 weeks)
Sess 2: Color Palettes 1940s - 1970s   Feb. 16, 23, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22  (6 weeks)
Sess 3: Unique Mixing – Mar. 29, Apr. 5, 12  (3 weeks)


Drawing the Female Nude from Photographs
Fall Tuesday  9:30 – 12:00  
Did you ever want to learn how to set-up and what to do when drawing
the female nude in a life drawing session?  Then this session is for you!  

The first 5 weeks will concentrate on how to draw the female form using
various approaches with photographs as your reference.  The last class
will be a live model to apply all that you’ve learned.  Each student will pay
an additional small modeling fee for the last class only.  
All levels welcomed.
Nov. 3, 10, 17, (no 24)  Dec.1, 8, 15   (6 weeks)

Oils (Water-based or Regular) for Beginners - Landscape
Fall Tuesday   1:30 – 4:00
This first session is a beginner’s introduction to mixing and blending oils.  

You will learn how to set-up your painting space, how to use the basic brushes,
and how to keep your color mixing clean. You will paint your landscape from
your photo references but keep it SIMPLE.  You can use water-based or
regular oils but check the supplies to see what is needed for each.   
Nov. 3, 10, 17, (no 24)  Dec.1, 8, 15   (6 weeks)


Oils   OR   Pastels  for Beginners - Intermediate
Winter - Tuesday,  1:30 – 4:00   (5 weeks each session)
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:  Black/White + 1 Color - Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb 2
Sess 2:  Landscape Water – Feb 9, 16, 23, Mar 1, 8
Sess 3:  Simple Architecture - Mar. 15, 22, 29, Apr 5, 12


Watercolor Design
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 1: Simple Architecture  - Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26
Sess 2: People in Landscape - Nov. 2, 9, 16, (no 23) Nov. 30,  Dec. 7, 14 (6 weeks)
Sess 3: Flowers -Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1
Sess 4: Window Reflections  - Feb. 8, 15, 22, 29, Mar 7
Sess 5: Anything Goes -Mar 14, 21, 28, Apr 4, 11

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

Oils (Water-based or Regular) for Beginners Landscape
Wednesdays,  9:30 – 12:00
This first session is a beginner’s introduction to mixing and blending oils.  
You will learn how to set-up your painting space, how to use the basic
brushes, and how to keep your color mixing clean. You will paint your
landscape from your photo references but keep it SIMPLE.  You can
use water-based or regular oils but check the supplies to see what is
needed for each.    
Nov. 4, 11, 18, (no Nov. 25)  Dec. 2, 9, 16   (6 weeks)


Oils  OR   Pastels for Beginners
Wednesdays,  9:30 – 12:00   
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 series.  
Session 1:  Black/White + 1 Color – Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3
Session 2:  Mixing Colorful Shadows – Feb. 10, 17, 24, Mar. 2, 9
Session 3:  Landscape Trees  – Mar. 16, 23, 30, Apr. 6, 13

Painters’ Choice , Water-Media & More
Wednesdays,  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.  
So bring your acrylics, watercolors, collage, colored pencils 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
during each class time.   All levels are welcomed.  
Session 1:  Collage Portraits + Acrylics - Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3
Session 2:  Abstracts - Feb. 10, 17, 24, Mar. 2, 9
Session 3:  Anything Goes -  Mar. 16, 23, 30 Apr. 6, 13
Joanna COKE
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