Joanna’s approach to watercolor embraces the fluidity and expressive potential of the medium while emphasizing careful observation of color, light, and form. As an instructor, she believes in fostering the unique voice of each student, teaching concepts and techniques that may be personalized to each individual’s interests and needs, and covering topics that include portrait, still life, landscape, and experimental exploration. Joanna earned her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society. She taught watercolor classes and throughout the region. She also serves on the boards of the Baltimore Watercolor Society and the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association.

Learn to balance fundamental skills and observation with expressiveness and experimentation in watercolor. Follow the weekly themed assignment, or bring in your independent project. Classes include demonstration, plenty of hands on work, and critique and assistance.  All levels welcome, intermediate through advanced students will learn new approaches and take their work to the next level, while beginners will be introduced to fundamental concepts.  April topics- April 2 Still life from observation, April 9 Animals from personal photos, April 16 Portraits from personal photos, April 30 Experimentation with masking fluid and resists