With Shawn Dell Joyce

Have you always wanted to learn how to paint?  This beginning painting class covers the basics from value sketch, color mixing (making all the colors in the color wheel from the primaries), brushwork and applying paint to canvas, and techniques for blending and creating beautiful paintings from photos.  Beach scene photos supplied or you may bring your own. 

This class is open to teens and adults and is designed for Beginners, but Intermediate painters also welcome!

Class Schedule:

1/7, 1/14, 1/21

2/4, 2/11, 2/18

3/3, 3/10, 3/17

A materials list is available.  Alternatively, you can purchase all materials needed for this class directly from the instructor.  

Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce
Tuesdays 6:00pm-9:00pm
First 3 Tuesdays of the Month
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Supply Fee: Optional
Supply List: Yes
Class Fee: $30 Non-Members, $24 Members

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Plein Air, Pastel, Acrylic, Oil

Shawn Dell Joyce began her career as an artist’s apprentice in NY’s SoHo area in the 1980’s and worked in the studios of many prestigious artists. Her entrepreneurial spirit called her North to the Hudson Valley, where she began teaching a series of plein air painting classes in 2000. Her classes became so popular that she hired other artists, and founded a plein air school with an Arts and Agricultural mission based on the historic Hudson River School.  Almost twenty years later, her nonprofit has grown to encompass a beautiful historic home with 5 classrooms, three galleries, 25 teaching artists and 40 represented artists. The Wallkill River School brings cultural tourism to the Hudson Valley region through plein air painting workshops and events on local farms, historic sites and open spaces.

Shawn Dell Joyce has won many prestigious awards for including 1st in the Paint Sarasota Quickdraw, 2nd Place in 2018, and 1st in the Quick Draw at the 2017 Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival, and People’s Choice in the International Plein Air Paint Out 2005 in Niagara Falls.  She is a signature member of New York Plein Air Painters (NYPAP), and International Plein Air Painters (IPAP), and has been featured in many national newspapers and magazines like the New York Times and Plein Air Magazine. She has participated in many national exhibits and plein air festivals, and is represented by galleries in NY and Florida. She teaches workshops in pastel and plein air techniques across the country. Her work is included in collections in the Georges Pompidou Museum in France and the Museum of Modern Art in NY.



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(727) 596-4331


1515 Bay Palm Blvd
Indian Rocks Beach
FL 33785, USA