Learn drawing and painting skills from the comfort of your own home...
While online therapy is Joanne's main focus, her popular self guided online observational art skills courses are still available below. They either teach, or help you practice, the skills of observational drawing or painting, which in itself is therapeutic (but NOT arts therapy), and will often help you to relax and 'see' the world differently. The following are available...
You gain the foundation skills of drawing step by step as you work through a series of 6 projects (over 7 weeks), receiving demonstration videos with written material and pictures to follow along with. As you acquire skills, each project becomes more technically challenging. You are able to ask questions (online via a q&a page) along the way over your 6 month course membership - (note this is now six months and NOT one year as in the video above).
Alongside the projects, you will be guided through a meditation to ensure that you preserve and develop your own unique way of expressing yourself through drawing, so that by the time you're done working through this course, we hope you'll be in love with drawing.
To find out more about this course go here or try out the introductory class and first project class FREE by going to the link below...
"Thank you for being such a guiding hand to me... I love all forms of art and have been happy with my progress in other media, but drawing has eluded me and I really thought it was a talent you either had or you didn’t. However you have proved me wrong. I now have confidence that I could draw almost anything. When I attempted my first clumsy drawing of a leaf within an oval, I really thought I would never get it. Yet I amazed myself when I completed Scruffy, the cuddly teddy bear a few weeks later. Your gentle but direct manner has encouraged and taught me how I can draw..." Camille Alabaster
“Just to say thank you so much for this course, it is so relaxing to deal with, especially when one can go back to the subject over a longer length of time in order to correct (hopefully) where needed. Fantastic session on-line and much easier to understand as you progress through the subject. Joanne, you have done a fabulous job with these classes.” Lesley P
"I love Joanne's teaching style. I really enjoyed this course and building up skills each week." Jo F
Ready to have a go at painting? Take a look at these offerings based on real painting events that were held by Joanne in Central Otago.
Benefits of Learning Online ...as expressed by participants...
"The ability to go on-line and do my projects when I was able to, at any time of the day or night" Tracey N.
"I could do it in my own comfortable surroundings at my own pace and at a time which suited me. The time varied each week. I didn't have any classmates watching me, so I could concentrate on my own work..." Camille A.
"Freedom re time and space and notes as well as the videos. Being independent allows one to return to projects as and when you spot something that could be altered or tweaked. Having rest time or breaks without pressure allowing you to see things, that one would otherwise miss, when glancing again." Lesley P.
"Being able to do at a time that suited me and take as long as needed to watch, read and repeat videos and drawings. Being able to observe Joanne doing a drawing from start to finish, with instruction at each step plus observing techniques. Being able to pause and refer back to videos and instructions. No travel or days off work to attend a course." Jo F
"Able to choose the time to carry out the course. No travel. Able to replay or re-listen to instructions, or read the written instructions" Steve M.
"Being able to read, see and listen as I worked on the projects, reinforced the previous lessons. Great for winter months - no travelling." Margaret H.
Joanne Deaker / Reconnect Me provides online life transition therapy (using arts and somatic processes) to adults in times of change.
Reconnect Me Takaka, Golden Bay, Nelson Region, New Zealand +64 272486116