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I've been teaching art for the past 12 years and offer individual or group lessons to beginner / advanced students of all ages.  Together, we will study color, composition and technique.  I am passionate about what I do, and will help you to see art differently!  This will help in making you a better artist.

I am willing to travel to you if you have a group that wants to have a wine and painting night with their friends, or if you have a group that wants to meet on a weekly basis. 

Visit my website / blog at ,  like my profile on facebook (Joy Skinner Art) or send me an email, I'd love to hear from you.

I get lost in my work when I'm painting, and teaching it gives me the greatest satisfaction.  Art is a LEARNED talent so it's fun to see a student accomplish something they didn't think they could. 

I enjoy the people aspect of my job and usually end up learning as much from my students as they learn from me.

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Tampa, FL 33610
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5 Reviews


  • Marg Stewart

    Learning how to create contrast I’m my work by using lights against darks.

  • Arlene Patterson

    Joy covered everything I needed to know about starting out with water colors and I ended up with a beautiful watercolor painting ... Really enjoyed my class

  • Arlene Patterson

    I learned a lot about painting with watercolors when I took a class with was a great experience and I love the picture I painted during that class

  • BBird

    In 2005 I took Joy's introductory watercolour painting class in Brandon, Manitoba. Then I had interest and no skills; I was immediately hooked; soon I was using Joy's instruction and encouragement to produce paintings that I would frame to hang in our house. An intermediate class with Joy gave me confidence to learn from other instructors; now I consider myself a serious, amateur artist and my pieces receive local recognition.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I like to start with the basics and then focus on each students individual needs.  Together we focus on the strengths to help us improve upon the weaknesses. 

Group evening classes are available and the student will complete a different painting in each class.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am a self taught artist with a degree in Adult Education.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Lessons are on an individual basis.  Group evening wine/painting lessons are offered at $45 per person.  If you have a group, I will come to you for the event.

How did you get started teaching?

The public art gallery in the city I grew up in first asked me to teach in their art institution.  This led to many other teaching experiences.

What types of students have you worked with?

My youngest student was 12 years old, and the oldest was in  their 80's.  I have had serious advanced students and have had students that want an evening of wine, comroderie and painting.  I am of the belief that we should never quit striving to learn and there is surely lots to learn as an artist, no matter what level you're at. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I LOVE going to art festivals.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

All students learn differently so I would ask if they have developed lesson plans to accomodate individual needs.  I would be looking for an instructor who has a very solid grasp on the basics.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What do the rules of composition mean to you?

Have you ever studied color theory?

You should be able to tell me where you are in this journey.  What are the challenges you face? and what are your strengths?

Lessons offered

Painting Classes Abstract Painting Lessons Acrylic Painting Lessons Watercolor Painting Lessons