2017 Jane LaFazio teaching schedule
Art, Workshops, Inspiration.
I support seekers along the creative path through the healing power of artistic expression, the restorative nature of play, and the freeing effects of laughter.
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Saturday, September 9, 2017
The Value of Drawing
Art on 30th 4434 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92116
Drawing with just a pencil and eraser is so simple and satisfying. It takes the fear out of drawing (I promise!) and you can do it anywhere with basic, inexpensive tools. In this world of mixed media, art can be a never-ending series of layers and color and more layers. Let’s go back to the basics with just a pencil and focus on drawing and shading to capture the contours and dimension of an object. But, let’s do it sketchbook style, meaning relatively quickly and as another tool for your art journal.
Join me for a FUN one day workshop, where we will draw from real life objects, learn to see the darks and lights and really work on shading and dimension. I’ll also show you how to add color to your pencil sketches with watercolor. And, we’ll do it all in an accordion book you make yourself in class.
I’ll supply the watercolor paper.
Materials fee: $8
- Kneaded eraser
- Watercolors ( PRANG set is an excellent starter set)
- Niji waterbrush (medium round) or a round watercolor brush size 6 or 8.
BRING a selection of small things to draw: could be flowers, fruit, curvy veggies, stuffed animals.
Sketching & Watercolor: Journal Style
November 4, 2017
San Clemente Art Supply, San Clemente, CA
registration to open soon.
Want to learn to draw and paint what you see? Want to learn to create an illustrated journal page of your day, your garden, your trip? Spend the day drawing and painting objects from real life in a relaxed supportive environment. Jane will show you how to take the time to really look at the item in front of you and draw what you see, not what you think you see. (Haven't drawn since the third grade? Jane can teach you. ) Then she’ll demonstrate the use watercolors using a straight-forward, intuitive approach, how to mix color and apply the watercolor to paper. You’ll a few pages as unique as your own handwriting. Jane will show you how to enhance your drawings with creative page layouts and journaling.
Bring something to draw. I'm thinking this would be the perfect year to create your own illustration for your holiday cards. Poinsettia, dreidel, pinecone, or holiday ornament? Bring a selection of things to draw. Fresh flowers, and veggies are always good!
Materials: Bring watercolors (PRANG children’s watercolors are surprising good) or whatever you have, a pencil and kneadable eraser, Niji Waterbrush (medium size, round), Pitt Artist Pen (superfine, black), and a few sheets or journal of good quality watercolor paper (minimum size 5x7 inches, maximum 9x12 inches).
April 13 - 18, 2018
Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California
I'm excited to announce I'll be teaching at Empty Spools, 2018. My first time teaching at this respected quilting retreat in gorgeous Asilomar. It is set on the shores of the Pacific Ocean.
REGISTRATION is open now. There are only 5 spots left!
Mixed Media Art Quilts ~ a 5 day workshop with Jane LaFazio
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June 8 & 9, 2018 2-day workshop
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Artisan Santa Fe
Sketching and Watercolor in your own Handmade Journal
$250 for 2 days
In this fun two-day workshop, you’ll learn to create an easy and attractive handmade journal and begin to fill it with your own drawings and watercolors. Jane can teach you to draw (even if you haven’t drawn since third grade!) and guide you in watercolor in friendly, supportive way, with many demonstrations and individual help throughout the workshop. More experienced artists will learn lots of new creative ideas for filling their sketchbooks. Oh yea, and we’ll laugh a lot too.
materials list upon registration.
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!