Teaching Schedule

@teaching overhead2016 Jane LaFazio teaching schedule

ONLINE classes
(scroll down for in person classes and workshops)

Sketching Watercolor Journal Style LOGO

Click on the image to find out more. This class is perfect for beginners. Next class starts May 2016, with registration opening in March.

WSDfL LOGO

Click on the image to find out more. Perfect for those who want to take their drawings into designs.

swmm LOGO

Click on the image to find out more. Perfect for those who want to introduce collage into their sketchbooks. REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW.

Create a journal from cereal box cardboard. A new, immediate access class, coming soon!

Click on the image to find out more. Create a journal from cereal box cardboard. A new, immediate access class. Registration is open NOW!

Christine wrote about my online classes: It’s been a lot of fun to share an on-line class with a responsive teacher and an affirming group of amateur artists. I very much appreciated Jane’s clear and concise comments and participants’ enthusiasm and encouragement.

Susanna Johnson wrote “I felt like a door swung open in my mind,” in “Watercolor Sketchbook: Designs from Life.”

Check out these free videos, to get a look at my teaching style.

And be sure and check out Danny Gregory’s online Sketchbook Skool. I teach in the ‘Beginnings‘ course!

Click on the image.~ 24 artists and a month of creativity starting January 2016.

CLICK HERE for info.~ 24 artists and a month of creativity online


My in-person classes



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Abstract Collage class ("Summer Dance" by Jane LaFazio)

Abstract Collage class (“Summer Dance” by Jane LaFazio)

Student work from the last Abstract Collage workshop workshop at Art on 3oth

Student work from the last Abstract Collage workshop workshop at Art on 3oth

Abstract Collage using Gelli Plate Mono-prints

Art on 30th, San Diego, CA

February 27, 2016
9:00-4:30pm

If you’re new to mono-printing on gelli plates, or just love it, like I do, you’ll enjoy this class! You’ll learn many mono-printing techniques and use them on different sheer papers. By lunch time, you’ll have a stack of gorgeous colored papers! After lunch, you’ll compose and assemble a finished layered piece (or two) of original artwork, using your own beautiful papers with some additional mark making and maybe even a stitch or two. You’ll learn about composition and focal point combined with lots of pattern.

Register here



Sketching and Watercolor by Jane LaFazio

Sketching and Watercolor: Journal Style by Jane LaFazio

Art on 30th is a great location for workshops!

Art on 30th is a great location for workshops!

Sketching and watercolor

Sketching and Watercolor: Journal Style by Jane LaFazio

 March 12

Sketching & Watercolor: Journal Style

Art on 30th, San Diego
9:00am- 4:30pm
$109.00

Want to learn to draw and paint what you see? Want to create an illustrated journal page of your day, your garden, your trip? Spend the day drawing and painting fresh flowers in a relaxed supportive environment. Jane will show you how to take the time to really look at leaf or petal and draw what you see. Then she’ll demonstrate the use watercolors using a straight-forward, intuitive approach, how to mix color to capture that right shade of or the shading on a white petal. You’ll create a set of 5×7” journal pages as unique as your own handwriting. Jane will show you how to enhance your drawings with creative page layouts and journaling. (Even if you haven’t drawn since 3rd grade, Jane can teach you.)

Register here.



On a Clear Day by Jane LaFazio (free spirit free motion)

On a Clear Day by Jane LaFazio (free spirit free motion)

Blue Bird

Blue Bird by Jane LaFazio

San Diego,
March 26, 2016 (Saturday)

Canyon Quilters
San Diego, CA

9-5pm in Poway, CA

Yes, non-members can attend. Email to register programs@canyonquilters.com

Free Spirited Free Motion

Description: By doing a series of very small quilts in class, you’ll learn to combine cloth and paper and free motion machine stitching with a little colorant to create a meaningful and quite fabulous art quilt. Using your own, or copyright free images, Jane will show you how to stitch like an artist. Your stitched image, fabric, and paper will tell a story, or recall a memory. You’ll assemble what you’ve done at the end of the workshop to create a nearly finished quilt.

 



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Stamp Design and Carving

Saturday, April 16
10-3:30

Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, California

Hand carved rubber stamps, of your own design, are  a wonderful addition to an artist’s personal ‘tool box ’for journaling, scrapbooking, fabric surface design and mixed media work. Create a few designs to be used again and again on paper, cloth or any surface. Jane will guide you to develop images, and then determine what your design would look like as a stamp. Then, you’ll learn how to carve the design into small printmaking blocks. You’ll use your originals stamps and this skill again and again!

Registration details coming soon. Save the date!



 
detail "City Blocks" by Jane LaFazio

detail “City Blocks” by Jane LaFazio

"City Blocks"  (by Jane LaFazio)

“City Blocks” (by Jane LaFazio)

Art on 30th is a wonderful place for workshops.

Art on 30th is a wonderful place for workshops.

April 30

Art on 30th, San Diego

City Blocks

9:00am- 4:30pm
$109.00
Materials Fee: $15.00

Learn an easy, original way to create an art quilt. We’ll collage both paper and cloth to a surface and cut it up to create an original themed quilt. You’ll learn about color schemes, composition, and hand stitching. This is a great technique to create a quilt from a trip or memory, using fabric and paper bits that you already have.

At the end of the day, you’ll have your hand embellished, composed quilt. You can stitch it together by hand, in class, by machine at home. You’ll use this technique again and again, with totally different results each time.

Register Here.



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Red Fern

Red Fern by Jane LaFazio

Green Bird by Jane LaFazio

Green Bird by Jane LaFazio

San Clemente Art Supply
Thursday, May 12

10am-4pm

Abstract Collage (and make you your printed paper in class)

REGISTER HERE

If you’re new to mono-printing on gelli plates, or just love it, like I do, you’ll enjoy this class! You’ll learn many mono-printing techniques and use them on different sheer papers. By lunch time, you’ll have a stack of gorgeous colored papers! After lunch, you’ll compose and assemble a finished layered piece (or two) of original artwork, using your own beautiful papers with some additional mark making and maybe even a stitch or two. You’ll learn about composition and focal point combined with lots of pattern.



 
Garden Patch by Jane LaFazio

Garden Patch by Jane LaFazio

Garden Patch: Winter Garden by Jane LaFazio

Garden Patch: Winter Garden by Jane LaFazio

Bishop’s Ranch, Healdsburg, California
in beautiful Sonoma County (75 miles north of San Francisco)
June 12-15, 2016

Garden Patch ~ mixed media art quilt
Create your own unique small quilt while learning new techniques for art quilting and sketchbook. First, we’ll look for inspiration in the forests, fields and gardens of The Bishop’s Ranch. Based on your quick sketches, youʼll design and carve your own unique stamp to create original surface design on fabric and paper to assemble into a small, hand stitched quilt for a wall hanging or pillow top. Jane will guide you in design and technique, but the quilt will be all your own.
Youʼll learn:
– How to make a small mixed media art quilt
– Simple sketching
– Design and composition
– Stamp Carving
– Hand stitching

4 nights/12 meals (Sunday dinner-Thursday lunch)
$900 single occupancy (materials not included)
$780 double occupancy (materials not included)

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the classroom and dining hall at Madeline Island School of the Arts

The classroom and dining hall at Madeline Island School of the Arts

Drawing on the porch at Madeline Island School of the Arts

Drawing on the porch at Madeline Island School of the Arts

Lake Superior, Wisconsin

Lake Superior, Wisconsin

 

 

Nature Journal

Madeline Island School of the Arts
LaPointe, Wisconsin, on the shores of Lake Superior

July 11-15, 2016

Five days of drawing, painting, printmaking and more! Limited to 15 students.

REGISTER NOW.

on the shores of Lake Superior, in Wisconsin

on the shores of Lake Superior, in Wisconsin.



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Stratford-on-Avon

Stratford-on-Avon

 

August 3-9, 2016
ENGLAND ~ Stratford-upon-Avon

Join me for sketching and watercolor classes as we wander the lovely English Countryside. (Yes, I’ll teach you!)

Stratford-upon-Avon, world famous home of Shakespeare, nestled in the beautiful Cotswolds’ area of England. What an inspirational setting for our daily on location art classes , and all our activities. You’ll love this charming town as we meander along the peaceful paths of the Avon River and canals dotted with swans and houseboats.

We’ll have some great experiences together including afternoon tea at Hobsons Patisseries, a boat trip along the canal, a day trip to Blenheim Palace (birthplace of Winston Churchill), visit the charming town of Woodstock, and of course, we can spend an evening at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

We’ve chosen a wonderful, central hotel, with a canal at its doorstep. Come join us for optional morning guided walks as we follow the rivers, canals, and meadows. There will be free time to explore castles and cobblestone alleys, shops, pubs, restaurants, and all things Shakespeare.

ENGLAND ~ Stratford-upon-Avon

$3250 per person. Price based on double room. Single supplement: $399.

For those of you interested in The Festival of Quilts, in Birmingham, England, the 2016 dates are August 11-14th. That is right after our Art Tour ends in Stratford-on-Avon, just about 2 hours away from Birmingham.

In addition to Stratford, we’re offering a three-night “Pre-Tour” in London, July 31-Aug 3. Details will be announced soon about this London pre-tour.
$950 pp double $1300 for single
The London segment will include transportation to Stratford-upon-Avon.

For all the info and to register Click Here.



Mabel Dodge Luhan Historic Inn, Taos, NM

Mabel Dodge Luhan Historic Inn, Taos, NM

Our studio for LavenderSage

Our studio for LavenderSage

Breakfast & Lunch daily in the historic dining room

Breakfast & Lunch daily in the historic dining room

Taos, New Mexico
August 28-September 4, 2016

LavenderSage Art Retreat

Mabel Dodge Luhan Historic Inn

2016 is FULL!

wait list only.

Click here to SIGN UP for LavenderSage Art Retreats updates.



 
Sketching and Watercolor class on the veranda of our Mykonos hotel (photo from 2015 trip)

Sketching and Watercolor class on the veranda of our Mykonos hotel (photo from 2015 trip)

Sunset from our hotel on the island of Naxos

Sunset from our hotel on the island of Naxos

Class with a view. From our hotel in Amorgos (from my 2015 trip)

Class with a view. From our hotel in Amorgos (from my 2015 trip)

Greece

October 4-16, 2016

Athens, Naxos, Amorgos and Mykonos

FULL. waitlist only

 For the details, click here.