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Joanne Sharpe

Joanne Sharpe is a life long, professional artist and enthusiastic teacher dedicated to empowering others to embrace personal creativity through online classes and traveling workshops. Her expertise is innovative instruction in watercolor painting, art journaling, hand lettering, as well as mixed media and textile art. A former K-12 art teacher, Joanne has decades of teaching experience providing generous, clear, concise instruction to all skill levels . She is the author of five books including the best-selling title The Art of Whimsical Lettering, named an Amazon's Editor's Pick for a Best Craft Book of 2014. Her popular online class "Artfully Inspired Life" has provided inspiration to thousands of members world wide. Joanne resides in Rochester, New York, with her very supportive husband, is the mom to a daughter, three sons and grandma to three littles. Follow Joanneā€™s artfully inspired life at:

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About this Course


  • WHY WHIMS?  A whim is defined as: an eccentric and often sudden idea or turn of the mind, an impulse, a notion, a fancy.  Doing something "on a whim" means: doing it without planning it carefully or thinking about it seriously.    This is why we will embrace our deepest creative energies in "Whims in Watercolor, Pen and InK", a brand new, delightful, online mini course.
  • DRAW. PAINT. SKETCH. PAINT. DOODLE. PAINT. REPEAT!  When you get a "whim" to paint and sketch and you have to make art that instant!.....Learn the process and sequence of steps to creating playful stylized art.      
  • MINDFUL. EXPRESSIVE. FANCIFUL.  Simple tools to keep an enriching, daily personal creative practice in a special sketchbook.
  • ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME!  I will show you how to draw and paint in an inspiring and encouraging way, no worries!
  • 12 BIG VIDEO DEMOS and PROJECTS!  Joanne Sharpe presents her energetic, colorful, whimiscal style in process and technique demos to complete 25+ pages of watercolor, pen and ink artwork!
  • FOREVER ACCESS!  You'll always have access to the course on your own time, anytime, all the time, forever. 
  • COURSE SEQUENCE SCHEDULE  12 recorded lessons will be presented in real time March 19-29, 2019.    Start with the class on those dates or come and go as you wish when your time permits.  No pressure here!  It's open forever.
  • A TON OF ART!  Find your comfort zone with watercolor, pen and ink.  Intense focus on confident drawing and sketching, creating color stories, making abstracts and fanciful florals, expressive contour line and patterns, painting background washes and borders, brushwork and serendipitous, whimsical imagery.  
  • INSTANT ACCESS ON CLASS PLATFORM  Lessons are hosted on  You'll use  your own email and create your own password, write it down so you don't forget!  With registration payment, you will be granted immediate access to the classroom to retreive the supply list.