Artist JoAnne Sharpe has devoted her life to using art as a tool to empower women. Using national and international art workshops and online classes, JoAnne challenges students to embrace their creativity as they explore art journaling, lettering, textiles and mixed media art.
JoAnne is the author of the best-selling title The Art of Whimsical Lettering (Interweave 2014), which was named Amazon’s Editor’s Pick for the Best Craft Book of 2014. She has also written The Art of Whimsical Stitching.
JoAnne is a BERNINA Artisan Ambassador. She shares her love of threads and fabric by teaching students how to incorporate these expressive art forms into their own work.
Joanne resides in Rochester, New York, with her very supportive husband, is the mom to a daughter, three sons and a first-time grandma to a precious baby girl.