Sunday 6 September 2020

 Hi everyone!

Now Autumn is creeping up upon us, I'd like to share some creative zoom classes that will help keep you cosy.

From this week, I'll be running the Autumn term of my private independent class Exploring Creativity, on Tuesdays 10am - 1pm - here's the timetable:


Autumn Run 2020 on Zoom Sept 8th – Nov 10th taught by Joanna McCormick

Week 1 Sept. 8thSoraya Sharghi

Figurative florals, bright colours and use of outline

Week 2 Sept. 15th Andre Derain

Broad brushwork and Fauvism

Week 3 Sept. 22nd Jean Cooke

Unsettling domesticity and painterly techniques

Week 4 Sept. 29thKimbal Bumstead

Radical abstraction

Week 5 Oct. 6th Botticelli

Egg tempera – we will be making egg tempera paint from scratch, you will 

need powder pigment and egg yolks

Week 6 Oct. 13thLouise Borgeouis

Sculpture and installation

Week 7 Oct 20thEl Greco

The Spanish Renaissance

Week 8 Oct. 27th Jean – Jacques Grandville

Nineteenth Century illustration and caricature

Week 9 Nov. 3rd Nancy Spero

Printmaking and collage

Week 10 Nov. 10thRobert Henri

Alla Prima impressionism, we will be using oil paints this week

Wave Cafe's Art Club on Zoom starts up again with a change of time - 3pm, on Thursday afternoons. Read on for more information!

First, Exploring Creativity - we look at a different artist each week, and spend the first hour learning about them and their life, and then we have a discussion. After a short break we make practical work to a theme, inspired by that week's artist. 

The classes are informative and fun, with lots of learning and a very friendly atmosphere (albeit on Zoom!).

I'm keeping it on Zoom, and I'm keeping it as a pay what you can class, fees payable by bank transfer. The minimum price is £5 per class, and maximum price is £20 per class, or anything in between - whatever you can afford. You can attend just one class, or all 10, or any number - just let me know. You can pay in instalments, or up front. 

I'm also offering a special discount deal for those of you who are unable to attend the live sessions. 

For a flat fee of £35, you'll receive all the information on the artist each week via email - I usually send these emails out on Sunday afternoon/evening. You'll also have access to the email sharing thread, where students and I post images of the work we've made in class to share and discuss, and I'll send you a video of half an hour of the demo each week via email, which will be sent to you by Wednesday evening every week. So you can read all about the artists, share your work and see other students' work in the email thread, and make artwork by following my demo via the video, at a time that suits you.

If you're interested in joining "live", or in taking up the special discount offer, please email me as soon as possible - the first class takes place this Tuesday morning, September 8th.

WAVE CAFE - After an August break Wave returns this month! Every Thursday at 3pm. Initially on Zoom, we are hoping to get back to real life next month. Here's the schedule:

WAVE TIMETABLE September 2020

Sept. 10th – How to draw a mermaid in the water. You will need a pencil, some paper and an eraser.

Sept. 17th – Ideas for painting a pebble. You will need some pebbles, acrylic or gouache paints in different colours, a small brush and a jar of water.

Sept. 24th – Making a decorative box. You’ll need thin A4 card, a ruler, some sellotape or masking tape and coloured pencils or felt pens.

Oct. 1st – How to draw 3D shapes. You will need a pencil, some paper, an eraser and coloured pencils/felt pens.

And here's the Zoom link to join, it's a recurring link, so please keep it in a safe place to use it each week:

Topic: Wave Art Club

Time: Sep 10, 2020 03:00 PM London
        Every week on Thu,

        Sep 10, 2020 03:00 PM
        Sep 17, 2020 03:00 PM
        Sep 24, 2020 03:00 PM
        Oct 1, 2020 03:00 PM
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 881 7020 5349
Passcode: autumn art

I hope to see you soon, stay safe and well!

Best wishes - Joanna