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
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Meeting ID: 849 5411 5288
Password: 094449

Wave Cafe Art Club Thurs 2pm:  
        Jul 2, 2020 02:00 PM
        Jul 9, 2020 02:00 PM
        Jul 16, 2020 02:00 PM
        Jul 23, 2020 02:00 PM
        Jul 30, 2020 02:00 PM
        Aug 6, 2020 02:00 PM
        Aug 13, 2020 02:00 PM
        Aug 20, 2020 02:00 PM
        Aug 27, 2020 02:00 PM
        Sep 3, 2020 02:00 PM
        Sep 10, 2020 02:00 PM
        Sep 17, 2020 02:00 PM
        Sep 24, 2020 02:00 PM

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Meeting ID: 815 0740 9218
Password: ART

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:


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!

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Meeting ID: 849 5411 5288
Password: 094449

With love and best wishes  - Joanna