Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Dear everyone,

I hope you're enjoying the beautiful weather!

If you are free tomorrow or Friday, why not pop along to Wave Cafe's open days at The Birchwood Centre in Muswell Hill, at the Birchwood Centre, 171 Fortis Green Road, where on Thursday morning I'll be helping you make lovely picture postcards using acrylic painting techniques:








Here's Ben, Wave's Creative Director, with sculptures created by participants at one of their weekly Thursday evening sessions.
Wave run a great variety of Thursday workshops.
 This one was delivered earlier this month by Rubbish Artist and me, working together as Trash Twins.










Find out more about Wave Cafe here: https://www.wavecafe.org/

On Saturday I'll have a few small select pieces of art for sale at Caroline Gregory's Summer Art Sale, happening at AMP Gallery, in Peckham SE15:



My work will be there all day, but I won't be there until the evening, because during the day I'll be teaching my Super Art Saturday class for Adult Learning Lewisham. 
This fun day will involve experimenting with lots of interesting practical exercises with pencil, charcoal, pastel and acrylic paint. A small number of places are still available. Go here to book:

https://lewisham.gov.uk/cel/courses/aw0034abr---super-art-saturday---1-day-workshop---69284

If you like life drawing come along to the last Five Alive of the summer. It's happening upstairs in the bar at Union Chapel in Islington. With FIVE models all posing together, short poses, acrobatics and yoga, music, drinks from the bar, the okie kokie and a multi model 45 minute long pose, this is an evening not to be missed! The session is for the most part untutored, with one to one coaching from me during the long pose. There are a few tickets still available, so book quickly to secure your spot!

https://www.unionchapel.org.uk/event/20190728-five-alive-life-drawing-at-the-chapel/


And on Monday and Tuesday 10am  - 4pm, I'll be running my Watercolour Advanced class at the Salvation Army Hall in Nunhead, SE15. Day one will focus on landscape watercolour, and on day two we'll explore abstraction.
No need to book, just drop in. You can pay by cash or card. Reply to this email for a list of art materials to bring.



And finally! Here are some pics from my Singing Mermaid live art installation for Oceans Day at Greenwich Maritime Museum:







With love and best wishes - Joanna

Friday, 7 June 2019


I'm very pleased and delighted to be taking part in this:




It's tomorrow! (June 8th). I'll be delivering my Singing Mermaid live art interaction for Oceans Day at Greenwich Maritime Museum. Please follow this link for details:


10am start. Come early to grab your free fish!




And next Saturday, June 15th, I'll be running an all day life drawing session at Adult Learning Lewisham's Brockley Rise Centre. Book your place here:


And don't forget to book your tickets for the next Five Alive, upstairs in the bar at Union Chapel in Islington, on July 28th, 6-9pm.

There'll be FIVE, yes FIVE models posing, a series of short poses, acrobatics and yoga, the okie kokie and a multi model long pose. To book please go here:

Friday, 17 May 2019

Hello!

It's your last chance to see my paintings "HMS Impregnable" and 
"If Only the Moon" at The London Bridge Hotel Open.

London Bridge Hotel
8-18 London Bridge Street,
Shard Quarter
SE1 9SG.

The exhibition finishes on May 27th! 
 
14 artists were selected from 200 applicants. The exhibition was funded and organised by The London Bridge Hotel, in association with Team London Bridge and Southwark Council.


 
And here are some pictures from last night's All About Inks at Wave Cafe, Muswell Hill:


Wave present lovely fun and inclusive creative sessions each week. To find out more go here: https://www.wavecafe.org/

And my independent Monday evening life drawing sessions are continuing in Granddad's Shed at Little Nan's Bar in Deptford SE8 4BZ. Every Monday, 8-10pm, £10. No need to book, just drop in!



Thursday, 9 May 2019

I'm delighted to be a part of the Miniscule exhibition curated by Vanya Balogh.

Opening at the Venice Biennale tomorrow (10th of May) it promises to be a truly wonderful, fascinating and exciting show!

Follow this link to see a lovely video about it by Andrea Morucchio:


I'm also very pleased and excited to tell you that I'll soon be teaching classes for adults at Adult Learning Lewisham. I'm starting with six weeks of watercolour on Friday afternoons from 1 - 3pm, starting on 7th of June.



Last but not least! I'm delivering an All About Inks session for Wave Cafe in Muswell Hill next Thursday evening (16th of May).

Wave is really wonderful, warm and inclusive, so come and join the fun!

To book your place go here: https://www.wavecafe.org/events/ink


Looking forward to seeing you! - Jox

Friday, 19 April 2019

Hello everyone,

From 11am - 3pm I will be blowing eggs at The Blue tomorrow - Saturday April 20th.
Come along for some free Easter fun and to celebrate Saint George's day!
There will be an egg hunt, art fun and live music:







As you can see, I've been blowing eggs at Wave Cafe's Birchwood Centre and also the Culture Cafe at Union Chapel, and I've got some photos from these and other projects on the website of Gavin Turk, for his project Gavin Turk Egg.

Nip over there to read all about it and vote for your favourite egg, by clicking the heart symbol in the top left hand corner:





The London Bridge Hotel Open is almost over! Do pop in to see my paintings and work by 13 other Southwark based artists. The hotel is on London Bridge Street, near The Shard, and my paintings are in the lobby - near the door to the bar.

I was lucky enough to be interviewed by Debbie Elliot for The Sunday Tribune. Follow this link to find out more:


Join me for my first class at The Salvation Army Hall in Nunhead, this Tuesday April 23rd - we will be looking at the wonderful artist Paula Rego. Class starts at 10am, and finishes at 1pm. The course runs for 10 weeks and costs £150, or £15 per session. No need to book, just pop in!

The entrance to the classes in the upper hall is on Nunhead Green SE15 3QQ, the building is on the corner of Nunhead Green and Gordon Road.




Wave Cafe at The Birchwood Centre in Muswell Hill have some exciting sessions lined up for summer - I'll be there next on May 16th, more info here: 
 

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Hello everyone, and Happy Springtime!

My Five Alive life drawing session at Union Chapel on Sunday April 28th, 6-9pm, is booking fast - the last one was almost sold out, so act quickly to secure your place! Here's the link for booking tickets:

 
 
And I'm super happy to be running more of my Exploring Creativity classes at The Salvation Army Hall in Nunhead, SE15.

They are running on Tuesday mornings, from 10am - 1pm. The term lasts for ten weeks, and costs £150, or £75 concessions.

Each week we explore the life and work of a different artist, and then do practical exercises, working up to making a piece of artwork on a theme linked to the artist explored.

This term we'll be learning about lots of interesting artists, including Paula Rego, Rose Wylie and Christopher Le Brun.

No need to book in advance, simply pop along to the first class on April 23rd. Or email me to secure your place. 
 
 

Thursday, 4 April 2019


After the grand launch of Meet Me on Tour at Deptford Lounge:

https://www.thealbany.org.uk/projects/meet-me-on-tour/

why not pop across to Wave Cafe in Muswell Hill, where from 7.30pm I'll be running a super fun egg decorating workshop!


I hope to see you there!