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.  


Focus on Watercolor: What do you want to paint?

Beginner and Intermediate watercolorists are welcome.

If you admire watercolors and want to try it yourself, or if you have dabbled in it and want to learn more, this is the class for you!

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: June 20 -- June 23 (4 Consecutive Days)

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Cost: $135

Location: TBD

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:

•  Summer Session: May 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.