Art Workshops!

I’d like to introduce myself, my name is Joanne Howard and I’m an Artist. I work mainly in watercolour & oil pastel but have also tried my hand at sculpture, oils, and technology based mediums. I'm a professional art instructor with more than 25 years experience teaching art to children, teens and adults.

For many years now, I have been offering hands-on art workshops to Elementary Schools in the Lower Mainland. These workshops take place in your classroom and most lessons take about an hour and a half.

You book a day for your school (booking generally takes place June 1st for the following school year) and share that day between three divisions. Each class can choose its own lesson and medium (with a few exceptions) or everyone can create the same project. Your choice!

This is a field trip without the bus! Students treat these workshops as something special! They pay close attention to the lesson and work with enthusiasm on the project. Teachers are often surprised at the work produced by their students. At the end of the session, students will have created a piece of art that they can proudly display and take home to their families.

I believe that studying art and exploring creativity provides children with much more than just a pretty picture! It provides a sense of accomplishment, opens minds to new possibilities and improves quality of life.

I teach in a friendly & relaxed style that promotes confidence and enthusiasm. I'm a hands-on teacher. I like to give each student as much personal attention as possible. That's why I have my policy of "normal class sizes only - no double classes or added students". (Maximum number of students is 30 per class, please call if your class has more students.)

Everyone has their own unique style and I love to encourage individuality within the lesson guidelines. I tend to enjoy these workshops as much as the kids do!

Please use the navigation bar on the left side the screen to find all kinds of information regarding the workshops!

2022/2023 booking almost complete!

Calendar!Please go to my calendar to see available dates.

Let me know which dates you'd like and I'll book them for you!
(Unless someone else sneaks in before you. It would be wise to select alternate dates, just in case.)

Me, in the Sunshine!
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