upcoming workshops

Joanna is available to teach workshops locally and nationally. She is also available as a guest juror/judge for exhibitions. Please e-mail her at joanna@joannabarnum.com if your organization or institution would like to host a workshop. Her most popular topics are fundamental portrait technique in watercolor and experimental technique in watercolor, which may also be combined into one workshop depending on length. Single day and multi-day workshops are available.

Joanna Barnum is a Harford County, Maryland based fine artist and illustrator working in watercolor. Her approach to watercolor embraces the fluidity and expressive potential of the medium while emphasizing careful observation of color, light, and form. As an instructor, she believes in fostering the unique voice of each student, teaching concepts and techniques that may be personalized to each individual’s interests and needs. She encourages students to banish fear and reticence with fluid media and to appreciate its unpredictable qualities. Joanna is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society, and serves on the boards of the Baltimore Watercolor Society and the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association.


Check out my recent article created for Daniel Smith explaining how I painted the above portrait step by step.

“Piercing the Veil,” All Level workshop with Daniel Smith Watercolor at The Art Rooms
August 10, 2019, 1-5pm
116 N. Washington Street
Havre De Grace, MD 21078
$75- Includes all materials

To Register, Please Call The Art Rooms at 410-939-6424 or send the store a Facebook direct message. Pre-registration is required and seating is limited! Our June workshop here sold out.

Join professional watercolor artist Joanna Barnum for a new one day workshop using Daniel Smith watercolor. This time, students of all levels will be guided in creating a personalized painting inspired by Joanna's “Piercing the Veil” series of eye paintings. No previous experience in watercolor is required, and all materials will be provided for use during the workshop (experienced watercolorists may also wish to bring their own preferred brushes from home). Students will learn a realistic approach to painting the human eye in watercolor and how to combine it with an abstract, colorful background.