LEARNING the fundamentals of art in your home

Becoming creative starts with little brush strokes

NEW Online courses available

Creative coaching and individual workshops:

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and while quarantined at home why not do something you've always wanted to do?   I am taking my studio virtual, and bring art directly into your home and offering the following online classes and courses:

Art mentoring and support from beginners to advanced.

Learn the fundamentals of art from drawing, colour to composition etc.  This course consists of 2 x 30 min sessions per week, plus contact and support via WhatsApp over the 7days.   95 CHF

Group and children's classes weekly and different themed

​Introduction to art and from the basic to advanced. small groups 20 CHF per person approx 30 - 40 min class then individual catchup discussion. 

Family Fun

Online family classes, Creating Art Together. 30 min class with follow up 15 min session. 45 CHF per family

Birthday lockdown and celebrate

Online Art creative evenings, for small groups

​Expression through art: techniques and support

Online individual therapeutic art classes.  75 CHF per session


All classes are taught in English with some Swiss words and you have to supply your own materials. Courses are run over Zoom and please make sure you have all the recent updates etc. 

​For more information please check out my

Simply paint Facebook: ARTcLass

NEW Online family and kids courses

"Keeping your reference guide through your own eyes"

Mentoring in the Alps

Contact Joanne


Joanne graduated from De Montfort University with a Bachelor Arts (Hons) Degree and A High National Certificate in Multi-Media Web design and is originally from Cheshire, Uk.


Over the past 12 years, Joanne has been working as a freelance Artist, Designer and Art Coach in Switzerland and her work has sold internationally. During her professional career, Joanne has taken part in several major exhibitions including 2016, Royal Academy Open, Juried Summer Exhibition in London and is a member of the Swiss Guild of Mountain Painters

Simply Paint was founded in 2013, since this time Joanne has trained and mentored Artist in all aspects of Art. Joanne, promotes painting and creativity through formative and relaxed teaching methods. " I can use my knowledge of which, I have learnt  through my education and experiences, inspiring individuals to find their own unique creativity and style". Joanne also works with people who have physical, learning disabilities, or individuals who are experiencing stress or emotional pressures. Joanne, believes strongly in teaching traditional art techniqes which includes the emphasis on drawing and compostition.


Joanne belongs to that rare species of great artists who can teach the creative process. My friend, Mary, and I  took private classes with her.  Mary had a stroke at a rather young age. She cannot speak much and cannot use the right side of her body. Joanne somehow (please don’t ask me how) managed to get Mary to paint beautifully. Those sessions with Joanne were nothing short of magical. She turned Mary and me into "painters" by the sheer force of her enthusiasm, love of painting and something else that remains intangible and indescribable.   



"Ich habe vor anderthalb Jahren im Kurs bei Joanne Finnegan zum ersten Mal mit Acrylfarben auf Leinwand gemalt. Seither ist das meine grosse Leidenschaft.

Joanne hat meine Prozesse gefördert und begleitet. Dank ihrer Geduld konnte ich vieles ausprobieren und ihre Inputs kamen stets zur richtigen Zeit in der richtigen Dosierung, sodass ich diese Hilfe und Unterstützung liebend gern annehmen konnte. Sehr schnell habe ich mich verbessert und in ihren Kursen enorm viel profitiert. Noch heute hilft mir Joanne mit ihrer professionellen liebevollen Art, meinen eigenen Stil zu entwickeln. Sie fördert meine Freude und Liebe zur Malerei und durch ihre Art zu unterrichten, stärkt sie mein Selbstvertrauen. Ich bin ihr sehr dankbar."



Joanne is a very talented artist and excellent art teacher. I attended classes with her over a year and it became the highlight of my week going to Joannes classes. Every art class was such a joyful and fun experience with an easy atmosphere. Joanne also have a very good sense for people and catered to the classes requirements from amateur to budding professional she was able to manage all needs and encourage every level of think beyond their abilities with insider artist tips and techniques as well as interesting practical knowledge from the art world. Every week was a wonderful playful and exploratory experience and in many ways it was more than just an art class rather like delving into a different world for a couple of hours. I would whole heartedly recommend Joanne if you are thinking about take art classes. Joannes in-depth experience and her acclaim in the world are priceless!!



April 2020 all images copyright @Joanne Finnegan.com

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