Watercolor Painting Classes and Workshops

Art brings people together, and creativity opens hearts. Attend a class or workshop and discover the joy of watercolor painting. 

As an artist with professional training, I teach various watercolor painting techniques to beginner and intermediate students of all ages. I focus on fundamental watercolor applications and working with students to develop their style. Classes are fun and informative. Come join us!

2024 Classes

Kent Senior Center

Mondays 1:00-3:00

Mar 18 – Apr 29: 6 weeks
May 13 – Jun 10: 4 weeks

Kent Commons

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00

Mar 19 – Apr 30: 6 weeks
May 14 – Jun 11: 5 weeks

Auburn Senior Center

Wednesdays 2:00-4:00 or 6:30-8:30

Mar 20 – May 1: 6 weeks
May 15 – Jun 12: 5 weeks

  • Gouache & Ink Wash Off
  • Matting & Framing Basics
  • Painting on Masa Paper
  • Painting with Coffee
  • Pouring
  • Watercolor and What?

Half-day watercolor workshops are taught at:

Senior Center


Senior Center

Postmark Center for the Arts

Jo Anne Iwasaki

About the Artist

I have always been fascinated with watercolor paintings. I love the wet, uncontrolled, self mixing effects created with just paint and water. It is the perfect medium for my loose free flowing style.

For the past 30 years I’ve been painting and selling my work at various art festivals and local shows. The last 20 years I have been sharing my experience by teaching adult watercolor painting classes through the City of Auburn Parks Dept., City of Kent Parks Dept., and other local venues. I have over 100 students a week of all levels and painting styles. It’s so fulfilling to see my students showing and selling their work.

Whatever your style, detailed and representational, or loose and impressionistic, I encourage you to do what you do and I will help you develop your style. I would enjoy being a part of your watercolor journey.

I believe anyone can paint and that I can bring out the Artist within….!