As of August 19, 2018

ART Inside Gallery
I am exhibiting on a regular basis in this gallery located at:
   32  So. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL
   Hours:  Mon.-Fri.  9-5,   Sat.  10 - 2
Come join the fun on every first Friday Art Walk in downtown
Sarasota to see all the opened shops, art galleries and restaurants.

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.



SUNSETS at the Beach, 3-Day Workshop,  in Acrylic, Oil, Pastel or Watercolor
Jan. 16-18, 2019                9:30 – 3:30 daily  (Lunch and snacks are included)
At:  Studio at Gulf & Pine, 10101 Gulf  Drive,  Anna Maria, FL  34216
So often a sunset landscape looks too bright overall.  Instead, they need to have muted soft
colors as well as strong bold colors to heighten the contrast. In this workshop you will learn:
-  How to create interesting compositions to differentiate the sky from land and water.
-  How to mixing clean colors verses muted colors and where to place them.
-  How to increase contrast where it counts of light against dark shapes with value changes.
You will create two small artworks the first
two days to apply the principles given and
demonstrated the in morning discussions. What
you’ve learned on the 1st day will overlap
into the next.  On the 3rd day you will create YOUR artwork using your photo references.  
Choose your primary medium you would like to work in.  The art supplies list will be

emailed to you upon registration of the workshop. Class size is limited to 12 for
maximum instructional assistance.
Fee:  $315.00
The fee includes your lunch as well as morning and afternoon snacks provided by the Sand
Bar.  Please specify if you have any specific food needs such as vegetarian, fish, etc.

To register, contact the gallery Wed.-Sat. 10:00 - 4:00 at (941) 778-1906
or  contact me at:  cell:  (941) 726-5218  or  email:


Watercolor Portraits – The Basics,  B-I  
at Art Center Manatee, Bradenton,  call to register at:  941-746-2862
2 sessions available:     Dec. 6-8, 2018   or    Feb. 22-24, 2019
9:30 – 3:30 daily   (Bring your lunch)
This 3-day workshop will focus on a
straight-on view of the face to help students understand
the many levels of creating a portrait such as drawing, mixing skin and
hair colors, and
shadowing.  On the 1st day you will draw the basic relationships
of the facial features and
how they relate proportionally to each other and then paint sections from the handouts
provided focusing on values.  On the 2nd day, you will
use your photo reference of the person
you wish to paint and learn how to “see” the small changes of alignment.  You will then paint
sections from your photo reference
to learn how to mix skin and hair colors.  On the final day,
you will apply all that
you’ve learned and paint a full portrait from your photo reference.  Light
table will
be available for tracing.   Coffee, tea, and water with snacks will be provided for
morning and afternoon breaks.

Class size is limited to 17 for maximum instructional assistance.

Fee:  $315

The fee includes morning and afternoon beverages and snacks.

                    CLASSES and LECTURES
Art Center Manatee CLASSES
Register at Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, FL           941-746-2862

NEW!!                2  Lectures                  NEW!!
What is MODERN Art?
January 19th  10:30 – 12:00

What is CONTEMPORARY Art (and it’s not Modern Art)?
February 9th,  10:30 – 12:00

In each lecture:
Learn WHY art over time was created, which helps us to understand
our society and its influences in the creative process.
Learn WHAT type of art was created, which helps us understand the
content and meaning that still affects our art today.  
Learn HOW art evolved over time in techniques and how we can
incorporate those skills into our art now.    
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. Thereafter, the student can choose from their photo
references the scene they wish to paint and apply the techniques they have just
Sess 1:  People in Landscape:   Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4
Sess 2:  Composition (Balance of Black/White Shapes):  Feb 11, 18, 25, Mar 4, 11
Sess 3:  Open Session do your project:  Mar 18, 25, Apr 1,8, 15

Your ART  Time
Monday 1:00 – 4:00
Do you want more personal time for guidance with your art instructor?  Are there
techniques or a special project you wish to learn?  Then this special class is for YOU
because the classes are limited to a minimum of 5 students and a maximum of 6.  
This allows time for continuous feedback on each student’s project with more
one-on-one exchange of ideas.  The instructor is well versed in all 2D media.
Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4

Acrylic  OR  Oil  - Palette Knife Landscape
Monday  1:30 – 4:00
Learn how to use various types of palette knives to create a landscape.  Demonstrations
will be given for students to follow along as sample techniques.  Then, bring your photo
references of landscapes you wish to create.  Check the supplies list for the types of
knives that will be used.  
Feb 11, 18, 25, Mar 4, 11

Landscape Composition  – Acrylic, Oil,  Pastel or Watercolor
Monday 1:30 – 4:00        
Learn how, when and where to adjust the many elements of scale, overlap and
alignment in your compositions to enhance your landscape painting.  You will then
use your photo references to apply what you’ve learn to paint your landscape painting.   
Bring a 9 x 12 or larger sketch book to draw and note the compositional designs that
you will learn.   Open to all media so bring your normal supplies for your primary
medium of choice.                                                                                 
Mar 18, 25, Apr 1, 8, 15  

COLOR  Simplified
Tuesday, 9:00 – 12:00
Each session focuses on a different emphasis of color.  Beginning Color  teaches
you the basics with an emphasis of mixing predictable colors.  Advance Color delves
into the finer points of mixing and placement of color.    Choosing a Palette  helps  
you to decide which palette is best for different imagery.  
Sess 1: Beginning Color:   Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12
Sess 2: Advance Color:     Feb  19, 26, Mar 5, 12, 19
Sess 4: Choosing a Color Palette:   Mar 26, Apr 2, 9, 16

Oils  OR  Pastels
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  specific topic of focus for each class session.  
Sess 1: Flowers:  Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5
Sess 2: Skies the Limit:   Feb  12, 19, 26, Mar 5, 12
Sess 3:  Open Session do your project:  Mar  19, 26, Apr 2, 9, 16

Register at Venice Art Center, Venice, FL                   941-485-7136

OILS – Water-Based or Regular  
Each session will cover a specific topic.   Demonstrations will be given to show
you how to apply what you’ve learned to a painting so bring 2 small canvas boards
to practice.  You’ll then create from your photo references the images you wish.  
(Please supplies list carefully).  All levels.
Wednesday   9:30 – 12:00
Session A:  Still Life – Fruit:                    Jan. 2, 9, 23, 30    
Session B:  Palette Knife, Water:              Feb. 6, 13, 27, Mar 6
Session C:  Open Session, Your Project:   Mar. 13, 20, 27, Apr. 3, 10           

Watercolor Design
Each session will cover a specific topic.  You will learn the session’s techniques
and see demonstrations to show you how to apply what you have learned to your
painting.  Bring in your photo references as well on the subjects covered.  Students
wanting to do their own projects (including mixed media) as open session with
instructor feedback are also welcomed.    All levels.
Wednesday   1:00 - 3:30
Session A: Watercolor PLUS Wtrclr Pencils:   Jan. 2, 9, 23, 30    
Session B: Watercolor PLUS Pen/Ink:             Feb. 6, 13, 27, Mar 6
Session C: Open Session, Your Project:          Mar. 13, 20, 27, Apr. 3, 10                   
Joanna COKE