Joanna Barnum is a freelance artist who teaches watercolor classes at the North Carroll Senior and Community Center. Art has always been her interest, even as a child. She became more serious about it as she got older. Barnum grew up in Westchester County in White Plains, N.Y. From elementary school through high school, the school system offered a good art program. She participated in a number of extracurricular art programs along with summer programs.