Here are the art classes and studios which I teach and lead because I believe painting should be a shared experience:


HIGH COUNTRY LIFELONG LEARNERS WATERCOLOR STUDIO, which meets weekly on Fridays from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Harrill Senior Center, 132 Poplar Grove Connector Suite A, Boone, NC.  

To register or for more information, click here:
Watercolor...Exploring Nature Up Close - Spring, 2018
(a class for watercolorists with some experience) 

If you are been drawn to the patterns created by nature, this class is for you.  We will work on a close-up painting of subjects and textures found in the forest or the garden.   The goal is to reinforce what you know about watercolor techniques, color, and composition, as well as to explore some non-brush techniques that add texture to your paintings.

JoAnn Pippin, an artist with 20 years of experience, will teach a 4-session watercolor class that will help you see and paint what you love.  During these classes you will work on a painting that you will be proud of while learning how to compose an effective painting, how to use color for pizazz, and how to work with and without brushes for interesting effects.

Materials will be discussed in the first session, and sample supplies will be available for testing.  

Bring what supplies you have, but DO NOT go out and buy materials until after session 1.

Bring pictures or ideas of what you would like to paint.

Instructor: JoAnn Pippin

Enrollment: 10

Date:  Thursdays, February 1 -- February 22  (4 weeks)

Time:  5:30 pm -- 8:30 pm

Cost: $135

Location: Edwin Duncan Hall,  Room #317


Registration will begin on the following dates and will remain open until the class fills or three working days before the class starts, whichever comes first:

•  Spring Session: Dec. 1 at noon

To register:



June 17, 2017 at the Florence Thomas Art School in West Jefferson:

How to make a good quality digital image of your work and how important it can be for record-keeping, exhibition entries, notecards, websites, brochures, and more! 


OTHER CLASSES I TEACH-watch for these, or contact me if you are interested:

Making Digital Images from Paintings--1 session

Beginning Watercolor--4-6 sessions

Watercolor classes with themes such as Doors and Windows, Paint what you Eat, Old Buildings, Rust Buckets, Tidepool Creatures, Forest Textures, Nature Up Close,Flower Painting, Landscape.