Saturday, 8 August 2020

 Hello everyone,


I'm very pleased to have been invited to take part in one of a series of mini festivals in Dulwich. 


Starting last week, The Summer of Love Micro Festival at Dulwich Square is on today, August 8th, and continues every Saturday throughout August. 

The festival comprises an hour of delightful performances every Saturday at 12 noon on Dulwich Square SE21.

The events have been organised by the friends of Dulwich Square. Located at the junction of Court Lane and Carlton Avenue, SE21. 

The square was recently rescued, and transformed from a ghastly polluted junction into a gentile square. 

To celebrate this, the friends have organised the Summer of Love Micro Festival. There will be delightful live performances taking place at the square every Saturday throughout August at noon, for an hour. 

Highlights include a Ceilidh band on August 1st, a string quintet on August 8th, a Caribbean carnival costume demonstration on August 29th. 

Local artists The Dulwich Darlings, present A Dodo, The Moon and some songs, on August 22nd.

Dulwich Darlings are Calum F. Kerr, Joanna McCormick and Alice Renouf: 
Maurice The Dodo asks "Whose extinction is it anyway?" followed by a rare sighting of Moon Moon Sing Sing with her dreamlike intergalactic croons, and singer songwriter Alice Renouf, who will woo you with her reflective, melodic and delicious ditties.

The event is free, and social distancing will be observed throughout.

 



-- With very best wishes - Joanna

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Hello everyone,

I hope you continue to be safe and well and that you can join me tomorrow at 11am for drawing landscapes, trees and water. 
You'll need a pencil and some paper. 
The session is free and lasts an hour. Here's the link to join: 

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 878 4418 7788
Password: 196418

And at Wave on Thursday 2pm, we'll be doing still life fruits:

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If you fancy purchasing art at affordable prices then head over to artists support pledge on instagram, where you'll find some of my work amongst thousands of others, available for sale. For example my watercolour "Dragonfly with Poppy" pictured here:



More info can be found on the artist support pledge page: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/artistsupportpledge/?hl=en

Here's my instagram page for more of my work: https://www.instagram.com/joartmcc/?hl=en

Artist support pledge was set up by artist Matthew Burrows, as a celebration of generosity, and the diversity of artistic talent that exists on social media.
Artist Support Pledge helps artists to support each other, allows art lovers to purchase unique works of art commission free, and start a collection. 
Each time an artist reaches £1,000 worth of sales, they will buy work from another artist to the value of £200.


Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Dear everyone,

I hope you're all doing okay and enjoying midsummer, despite the continuing uncertainty!





My work with Union Chapel Church on Wednesday mornings, and Wave Cafe on Thursday afternoons, continues. 

The sessions are free, and last an hour. 

This week, it's expressive portraits, and how to draw emotions! Please do pop in! 

Here are the new timetables for summer:



Here are the Zoom links:
Union chapel Weds 11am :  
Jul 1, 2020 10:30 AM
Jul 8, 2020 10:30 AM
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 849 5411 5288
Password: 094449

Wave Cafe Art Club Thurs 2pm:  
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Meeting ID: 815 0740 9218
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To find out more about the fantastic work that Wave do, please visit their website by going here:


In other news, you can see the artwork that I created in collaboration with artist Dick Graham, for Meet Me at The Albany, in association with Entelechy Arts, by visiting the online archive here:


We documented part of the Meet Me at Lewisham Homes project by producing a series of large scale watercolour paintings, with portraits. 

Dick's illustrations also formed part of Linden Katherine McMahon's book "YOUR RABBIT IS MENACING THE NEIGHBOURHOOD".

 Press Release

We are delighted to share Meet Me at Lewisham Homes. A 3-year project (2017–2020) led by the Albany and Entelechy Arts in partnership with Lewisham Homes, supported by the Baring Foundation and Arts Council England’s National Celebrating Age programme.

Artist teams have worked alongside older residents at 14 Lewisham Homes Independent Living schemes, developing a total of twelve sustained projects and many more drop in sessions with over 100 participants.

Artists also collaborated to evaluate and document each project in unique ways. 

And last but not least, my friend and colleague Caz Underwood is running a unique ink course:

Drawing from nature - ink seascapes with Caroline Underwood
2 Tuesday afternoons 1:30-3pm on 14/07 and 21/07
Advance booking 2 week course fee £20 (conc. 10 or pay what you can) -
register interest by the end of June
Drop-in £15/week - for bookings up to the night before

For more info, ping her an email at:

cazunderwood@gmail.com

With love and best wishes - Joanna

Thursday, 18 June 2020

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all keeping safe and well.

My online classes continue with a Karaoke sing along for Union Chapel this Wednesday! Join us for some super singing this Wednesday morning at 11am - if you have a special request for a song please email me: vox@joart.info

Here's the Zoom link: Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 849 5411 5288
Password: 094449

And for Wave Art Club on Thursdays at 2pm, I'll be offering a series of drawing sessions, with a different theme each week - starting with floral art and techniques for drawing flowers. The Zoom link for Wave is here:


More details and a full timetable will be winging its way to you soon.

And talking of flowers, I was very pleased to take part in The Camberwell Society's online Open Gardens this year. The event was a great success, and we raised over £200 for Benhill Road Foodbank! To see my watercolour demo contribution please follow this link:



 
Places are still available on my July one day classes for Adult Learning Lewisham. All courses are happening live on Zoom, at the reduced rate of £10 - there's Life Drawing All Day with model Sarah Lowndes from 10am - 3.30pm on Saturday July 11th. You can enrol for that here:


And my Super Art Saturday will be on July 25th, 10am - 3.30pm. We'll be trying out lots of different techniques. You'll learn how to paint a face using a limited palette, we'll create a still life artwork using soft pastels and oil pastels, we'll do an abstract watercolour piece inspired by seashells, and we'll end with mixed media meditation drawing. To book for that one go here: 


You can see examples of some of my ALL students' work by going here:


And you can find out what students have to say about my online classes for ALL by going here:


With love and best wishes - Joanna

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Hello everyone!

I hope you're keeping safe and well.

If you want to fill your time with art, and learn something new, during these strange and unsettling times, I'm running two independent summer courses on Zoom:

Watercolour Summer Days is taking place on two consecutive Fridays in July (24th and 31st), and Exploring Creativity will be happening on Tuesdays 10am - 1pm, for 10 weeks, starting on June 16th.

The Exploring Creativity classes are a mixture of art history, discussion and practical art making, while the Watercolour Summer Days are purely practical. 

I'm offering them as "pay what you can" classes.

The maximum cost is £75 per day for the Summer Watercolour Days, while Exploring Creativity is £20 per class, or £200 for 10 weeks.

Please do pay whatever you can afford - I'd hate for anyone to have to miss out due to financial constraints.

Feel free to drop in and out of the classes - you can attend as many or as few as you like.

If you're interested please get in touch ASAP, so that you'll have time to purchase the art materials you'll need.

For more information and a timetable please email me at: vox@joart.info 


I'm also very happy to be involved in the National Maritime Museum's celebration of World Oceans Day at Royal Museums Greenwich this year - a day dedicated to celebrating the fragile ecosystem and wildlife diversity of the magical sea life in our beautiful oceans! This year it's taking place online, on Monday June 8th.

Go here to see my contribution, and watch how to make a semi abstract watercolour painting depicting the sound, movement and colour of a krill swimming through the Southern Ocean:


And if you missed my portrait drawing tutorial for Wave Cafe, I'll be doing it again for Union Chapel, join us on Zoom next Wednesday June 10th, at 11am!

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 849 5411 5288
Password: 094449



With love and best wishes  - Joanna

Tuesday, 19 May 2020


Hello everyone,

I hope you are all doing okay.

I'm running more fun creative activities on Zoom for Wave Cafe, every Thursday at 2pm.

Here's the link - it's recurring, so please keep it safe to use every week!

Jo McCormick is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Wave Art Club
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This week we'll be doing simple knitting. You'll need wool, and some knitting needles - thick ones are best.

And this is from portraits last week


See you all soon!

Best wishes - Jo

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Hello everyone,

As lockdown continues, so do the fun creative activities available on Zoom.

Here are a selection to try!

Tomorrow, Weds. May 6th, I'll be continuing the origami series for Union Chapel Church. I'll teach you how to make an origami heart:




11am on Zoom, and it's free. You'll need origami paper, or square paper, one piece for each heart. Here's the link to join:
Meeting ID: 879 8872 2670
Password: 665823

For Wave on Thursday at 2pm, I'll be leading a biro doodling session, all you need is a pen and a piece of paper! This session is also free. Here's the link:

Jo McCormick is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Wave Art Club

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/843622147?pwd=ekh0OWRVYVVMZE5OOGxPYmJXdno1dz09

Meeting ID: 843 622 147
Password: 465195
Wave activities will continue forward into June - new Zoom link and timetable soon!

My classes for Adult Learning Lewisham have also moved online.

I'm offering 2 full day Saturdays from 10am - 3.30pm with Super Art Saturday (May 16th) and Life Drawing All Day (June 6th). 

The cost is only £10 per class, for the whole day. Both classes will be run live on Zoom.

On Super Art Saturday, May 16th, we'll explore drawing, painting and pastels, with lots of demonstrations and fun activities. For more information, a detailed timetable and a list of materials please email me at vox@joart.info.

To enrol please go here: 

For the Life Drawing All Day course we will have a model posing in real time on Zoom. She will present a variety of short poses in the morning, starting with very short poses and getting gradually longer, leading up to a very long pose after lunch. 
To book for that one please go here:

If you enrol for the Saturday courses please send me an email to confirm that you've done so. This will ensure that I can get all the information to you in order for you to take part: vox@joart.info