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: 

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!

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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.

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Password: ART

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

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

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:

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well.

Just a little reminder about my free Zoom creative sessions every Wednesday with Union Chapel at 11am, and every Thursday with Wave at 2pm.

This Wednesday we'll be doing origami, and making Ninja stars, or shuriken (pictured). 

So get your Ninja skills on and make one! 

All you'll need is 8 pieces of square shaped paper, ideally in different colours, but plain white is fine. Here's the link to join:

Meeting ID: 879 8872 2670
Password: 665823

You can use the same link every week until May 20th, and here's the timetable for the next couple of weeks:

And for Wave on Thursday at 2pm I'll be showing you how to make a mini tree using a cork, some wire, pins and paper. You'll also need scissors, wire cutters and sellotape.
The link for that one is here:
Wave Art Club

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Meeting ID: 843 622 147
Password: 465195

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all keeping safe and well during these challenging times.

My work with Wave has gone digital!

I'll be hosting a meeting tomorrow and every Thursday going forward, at 2pm. 

The session will last for an hour. 

Tomorrow we'll try out making a sculpture using a very simple method with newspaper and masking tape.

To join in please follow this link:

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With very best wishes - Joanna

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

 I am very pleased and excited to be taking part in two lovely exhibitions.

Vroom, curated by artist Vanya Balogh, is a one day show happening in London N6 this Sunday, Feb 16th, 12 - 6pm. 
To attend, please RSVP by call or text to 07769 421 720 and you will receive the address.

You can also find my work in London Bridge Hotel Open 3, Urban Nature, at the London Bridge Hotel, near The Shard, SE1.

Organised by The London Bridge Hotel and Team London Bridge, in association with Southwark Council:

 London Bridge is an urban metropolis where nature is making a comeback – parks, corners and streets are once more becoming vibrant pockets of colour and habitats for ecology to thrive. Seeing nature re-emerging in the heart of the city has inspired the theme URBAN NATURE for this exhibition.
The London Bridge Hotel: OPEN project supports local makers and has so far exhibited over 30 artists and 60 artworks. This exhibition includes works in many different  mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, installations and photography.

Artists exhibiting are: Anna Walsh, Henrietta MacPhee, Gail Seres-Woolfson, Liz Charsley, Lottie Stoddart, Lynn Dennison, Jane Higginbottom, Rod Kitson, Lucy Cooper, Dick Graham, Edori Fertig, Greg Becker, Joanna McCormick, Natalja Sigalova, Stella Yarrow and Lynette Hemmant

All work displayed is available to purchase. This exhibition is open until the end of May 2020. 

Sunday, 5 January 2020

Hello everyone,

I hope you had a super merry Christmas and an excellent new year! Happy 2020!

My courses are rolling out this week, starting with a full day of life drawing from 10am - 3.30pm, this Saturday, Jan. 11th. It's at Adult Learning Lewisham's Brockley Rise Centre and you can find out more and book a place here:

Then, on Friday January 17th, you can have some fun experimenting with watercolour. It's a five week course on Friday afternoons, 1-3pm. Here's the link:

If you want to pack loads of art fun into one day, and learn lots of techniques from measuring, construction and mark making, to texture with paint and pastel still life, join my Super Art Saturday course on Jan. 25th, by going here:

If you prefer my independent classes, please join me at Nunhead's Salvation Army Hall SE15, on Tuesday mornings from 10am - 1pm. I'll be running Exploring Creativity, where we learn about a new artist each week, and make work inspired by their story.
We kick off on January 14th with Georgia O' Keeffe. The following week we'll look at Rita Ackerman.
The next three weeks will be inspired by still life artist Clara Peeters. We'll be working from the same still life arrangement for three weeks before the half term break. So you'll have the opportunity to try out oil paints if you like.
Pay upfront for the whole ten weeks, or drop in here and there for £20 per session (concessions are also available). For more info and to guarantee your spot please email me.

And last but not least, you can find me at Wave Cafe in Muswell Hill this month. Come and relax, have some tasty food, chat with pals, try out fun activities and make some art:

I'm also excited to be involved in some fabulous exhibitions, more news on those coming soon!