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Figure Workshops 

JoAnne’s workshops are about accessing your natural creative abilities, finding out how easy it is to do expressive figure work and how much fun it can be!

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Contact the artist to book a workshop

Contact: JoAnne Anderson

Phone: (864) 338-9289

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Expressive Figure Workshops

Everyone has a personal and unique way of making art. My workshops focus on accessing everyone's natural creative ability, finding out how easy it is to do expressive figure work and how much fun it can be!


A main goal is taking the fear out of figure drawing.

Each day we start with quick drawings to loosen up and get our creative juices flowing.

There will be short discussions of my philosophy and working methods throughout the workshop.

Some of my work is done on Arches w/c paper using mostly transparent watercolor.

Some is done on Strathmore 500 Bristol board (plate surface)

using watercolor, gouache and sometimes charcoal.

I choose the method that best helps expresses the subject. 

I will do brief demos of each method as needed.

Working on the Bristol board is a time consuming process.

(If you want to try it get only 1 sheet and cut it into 4 pieces.)  


The majority of each day will be left for drawing, painting and individual instruction. 


Clothed models will be posing each day.


Workshops are limited to16


All levels are welcome


(Demos will be in watercolor, but participants may work in any medium they prefer)


Call or email to book a workshop


email:    Studio: 864-314-4219       

Contact: JoAnne Anderson

Phone: (864) 314-4219

Working on the liftout method

Working on the liftout method

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Workshop_Blue Ridge Arts Center


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Trenholm Workshop

JoAnne working on a demonstration for the Blue Ridge Arts Center, Seneca SC prior to the April 11, 1

Demo for Blue Ridge Arts

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Jackie painting

Springmaid Beach Workshop


Posing the Model

Concord Workshop

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Adding Watercolor

Trenholm Workshop

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Working on the liftout method

Studio Workshop

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Linda Posing

Concord workshop


Working on color and value

Trenholm Workshop

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Almost Finished

Trenholm Workshop



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David's Finished Paintings

Trenholm Workshop

Robby at Blue Ridge

Robby at Blue Ridge

Student Testimonials

JoAnne, I LOVED our workshop in France. I think it was so good that you let us all work at our own pace. Some like to paint on site and as for me, I liked to take photos and come back and paint at night. Thank you for those great memories.


JoAnne’s watercolor workshop guided me through some of the best work I’ve done! And the best part is that what I learned - and practiced - has stayed with me! Fabulous!


I have studied with JoAnne many times and learn something new in every class. Her workshops provide an excellent balance of instruction and work time - all in a relaxing, fun atmosphere. She is a master of watercolor and the human figure. I highly recommend!


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