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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 four littles. Follow Joanne’s artfully inspired life at:

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About this course


ART SPARKS! "Words and Watercolors" with Joanne Sharpe

Art Sparks! INSPIRE YOU...EMPOWER YOU...ENCOURAGE YOU...  A new online instructional art series with Joanne Sharpe to "ignite your creativity" in a big project driven, art workshops  with a teeny price.  You are invited to my classroom to paint, letter and bind a colorful collection of little inspirational watercolor art books.  

CLICK LINK: As seen on INSTAGRAM @joannesharpe, Joanne teaches you how to make her fun little art books.                                            

  • NOW OPEN!  Entire class content is available.   All skill levels welcome.  Enjoy FIVE big instructional lessons with 10 demo videos  that will be up and ready for your self paced participation on your time, any time.     
  • IT'S A WATERCOLOR PAINTING CLASS!  Create organic, energetic and expressive water colors to showcase words,  inspirational quotes and messages. Let loose and stretch those creative muscles to discover a style all of your own.  
  • IT'S A LETTERING CLASS! Find your voice with your own personal handwriting.  Elaborate and transform your personal handwriting into playful fonts that  let your art speak.
  • IT'S AN ILLUSTRATION CLASS! !  Embellish your pages with patterns, drawings and doodles to energize your pages.  
  • IT'S A BOOKBINDING CLASS!  Learn how to creatively bind and embellish each book with simple techniques.
  • IT'S POSITIVITY NOW!  In these unusual times in the world, let's make art, create a colorful inspirations and channel good vibes from the universe. 
  • IT'S SIMPLE TO ACCESS!  "Art Sparks"  is hosted on the platform where you will sign up and create your own email and password code for easily getting in and out of the classroom.  Enjoy unlimited, forever access.

Am I crazy?  Probably, but how about this class for just $28.   See you in the classroom, it's my treat!

***IF YOU DON’T LIKE USING PAYPAL :  You can pay with a credit card on my Square account.  Email me: and I will send you an invoice to register.  There is a .75 cent fee to process credit cards outside of my Paypal.