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Shawn Dell Joyce: Headliner
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with Shawn Dell Joyce

Saturday, Dec 17th


Fee: $50

Make a portrait as a gift or for yourself! Learn to layer pastel to create realistic flesh tones, and the proportions of the human head. Please email a photo of the person you wish to work from so that the painting can be presketched. Email photo to

Plenty of one-on-one help and individual attention.

4-Hour Workshop

Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce

Saturday, Dec 17th, 2022


Level: Beginner+ (Age 15+)

Workshop Fee: $50

(Includes all Supplies)

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With Shawn Dell Joyce

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Have an adventure, discover beautiful and historic places in Pinellas county and learn the basics of plein air painting from a professional. Start with a viewfinder to choose the best composition and learn to make a value sketch, color study, mix warm and cool greens, reflections in water and cloudscapes. Class happens on a different site each week, starts with a demo then individual help while you paint, ends with a group critique. Make a completed plein air painting each class, and see the prettiest places in the county. 

Open to Acrylic, Watercolor, Oil, Water-Based Oil, Pastel. 

Also join our monthly "Nocturne" Plein Air class which takes place in the evening!

Sponsored by Ampersand Art.

Note: This class happens weekly, at a different off-site location each week. "Plein Air" classes are outside. You must register to receive location information from the instructor.  Please register 24 hours in advance or call instructor at (845) 728-4001 to confirm location. 

*Plein Air painting happens outdoors in spaces that are not always handicapped accessible. Be prepared to carry your equipment and materials and for the challenges of working outdoors.  Be prepared for outdoor painting with a hat, water, sunscreen and umbrella if you need it.

Class begins October 5th!

Wednesdays 9:00am-12:00pm 
Weekly Class
Level: All
Supply Fee: No 
Supply List: Yes
Class Fee: $30 Non-Member; $24 Member

Site Locations - (Printable Sheet)

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With Shawn Dell Joyce

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Class begins in October!

Learn how to paint the sunset! All rules of art go out the window when you are painting the sunset! Join artist Shawn Dell Joyce an hour before the sun sets at a different Pinellas County location each month for tips and techniques in capturing the light quickly in your favorite medium!

Expect to make two paintings each class, one sunset and one nocturne after dark. Both paintings happen at the same location, one is the sunset, one is the beach houses or buildings after dark.

Open to oils, pastels, acrylics.

Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce
1 Class per Month
6:00pm* - 9:00pm

(Start/End time will vary based on the time of Sunset -

you will receive an email with exact time & location)
Monthly Class
Level: All
Supply Fee: No
Supply List: Yes

Class Fee: $30 Non-Member, $24 Member

Upcoming 2022-2023 Dates:

Coming soon!

Site Locations - (Printable Sheet)

Shawn Dell Joyce: Photo Gallery

Membership Benefit:

$6 OFF

Our Members receive a discount. Sign up and receive $6 off every class!

Shawn Dell Joyce: Text
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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.  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 2nd in the Quick Draw at the 2021 Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival, 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.

Shawn Dell Joyce: Mission
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