Teaching Schedule

@teaching overhead2015-2016 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.

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.

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!

 My in-person classes



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Wisconsin
August 31-September 4, 2015

Madeline Island School of the Arts 

La Pointe, Wisconsin

Nature Journal 5 day workshop $600

This fun workshop is open to all levels! You will spend time outdoors, sketching and painting from nature, using pencil, pen and watercolor. Jane will show you basic drawing and quick, intuitive watercolor techniques, which will become the heart of your nature journal.Using Madeline Island’s flowers, pods, leaves, and rocks, as subjects for your drawings, you’ll also carve original stamps, create monoprints and add collage to your journal. There will be plenty of time to bring your findings back to the studio to draw and paint.By the end of the week, your journal (made from recycled cereal boxes and fine watercolor paper) will be filled to the brim with color, images and memories of your week on the Island.

Limited to just 15 students. Just 4 spots left!

 Madeline Island offers different lodging options and meals. See how to register here.

Then register for my class here.



J&J Ranch by Jane LaFazio (5x7 inches)

J&J Ranch by Jane LaFazio (5×7 inches)

Descanso, CA (40 minutes east of San Diego)

Sketching and Watercolor: Journal Style

Saturday, September 12
10-4pm
REGISTER NOW

J&J Ranch, Descanso, CA 



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

 

Minneapolis, MN

September 17-18

Art is You

Thursday, September 17: Sketching and Watercolor: Autumn

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 in a relaxed supportive environment. Jane will show you how to take the time to really look at object and draw what you see. Then she’ll demonstrate the use watercolors using a straight-forward, intuitive approach. You’ll create a 9×12 inch journal page as unique as your own handwriting. Jane will show you how to enhance your drawings with creative page layout tips and some text.

 

Friday, September 18: Abstract collage using the Gelli Plate

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.

 

Join me Friday evening, September 18 from 5-9 for the artisan sale! 

 



 
Your Geography of Loss ~ creating a small art quilt

Your Geography of Loss ~ creating a small art quilt

Pacific Grove, CA
Patti Digh presents “Life is a Verb Camp” 

I’ll be there and teaching a one day class with Patti Digh on September 24. Camp dates are September 24-27, 2015 at Asilomar in Pacific Grove, California.

September 24 workshop: YOUR GEOGRAPHY OF LOSS: Creating a Small Art Quilt with Jane LaFazio and Patti Digh,

You can get the details about the workshop here.

Life is a Verb Camp



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"Pink Polka" by Jane LaFazio Abstract Collage using the gelli plate workshop.

“Pink Polka” by Jane LaFazio Abstract Collage using the gelli plate workshop.

Stamford, CT
October 7-12

Art is You

Stamford, CT

Friday, October  9: Abstract Collage with a gelli plate.   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.
 
Saturday, October 10: Felt Like Stitching
 You will concoct your own original 3D artwork from wool felt.  You’ll design a pattern and then with felt and embellishments and hand stitching, create a small pillow or wall hanging. We will be sitting and stitching, chatting and no doubt laughing throughout the day. You learn composition,  design and a myriad of stitching techniques with thread and beads and walk away with a small precious fiber art piece.
 
 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 in a relaxed supportive environment. Jane will show you how to take the time to really look at object and draw what you see. Then she’ll demonstrate the use watercolors using a straight-forward, intuitive approach. You’ll create a 9×12 inch journal page as unique as your own handwriting. Jane will show you how to enhance your drawings with creative page layout tips and some text.


Free Spirited Free Motion

Free Spirited Free Motion

Text on Textiles (detail) by Jane LaFazio

Text on Textiles (detail) by Jane LaFazio

some of my original hand carved stamps ~ by Jane LaFazio

some of my original hand carved stamps ~ by Jane LaFazio

International Quilt Festival
Houston, Texas

ONLINE catalogue July 3, Registration begins July 15

October 26: #124 Text on Textiles
This class will be meditative in many ways. We’ll be doing some journaling on fabric (I’ll give you writing prompts) then we’ll tear and cut the fabric, combine it with other small bits of fabric, paper and ephemera to create small hand stitched ‘story squares.’ You’ll learn some hand embroidery stitches, ways to assemble diverse materials (paper, cloth, rocks etc) and create interesting compositions. Near the end of the day, you’ll assemble your squares into a small, very personal art quilt twelve inches square.

October 27: #233 Free Spirited Free Motion
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 class to create a nearly finished quilt. Jane will show you how to free motion machine stitch like an artist.

October 28: #327 Stamp Design and Carving
Hand carved rubber stamps, of your own design, are a wonderful addition to an artist’s personal ‘tool box ‘for 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!

 



2016

 
 
Text on Textiles workshop "True North" by Jane LaFazio

Text on Textiles workshop “True North” by Jane LaFazio

Garden Patch workshop "California Tower: Balboa Park"  by Jane LaFazio

Garden Patch workshop “California Tower: Balboa Park” by Jane LaFazio

Napa, California

January 7, 8, & 9, 2016
CRAFT NAPA 
Pokey Bolton’s newest venture!

I’ll be teaching 3 different workshops:

Thursday, January 7: Sketching and Watercolor: Journal Style 

Friday, January 8: Garden Patch

Saturday, January 9: Text & Textiles: A small hand stitched journal quilt

Registration is open!

 

 

 



Your Totally Original Small Art Quilt

San Diego, CA

January 23, 2016

9:30-4:30pm

Are you new to art quilting, or just want to learn some different approaches to add to your fiber art skills? Join Jane and play with cloth and color and hand stitching to create a unique art quilt from your own original design fabric.

In the morning, you’ll design and carve your own one-of-a-kind pattern stamp(s) to use as a surface design element on cloth. Then you’ll add some color to the cloth using paint, stencils and glue resist.

In the afternoon, you’ll use your newly created original fabric to create a small art quilt using simple hand stitching and basic embroidery stitches. (Or, later, you may want to use your finished piece as a journal cover, tote bag embellishment or pillow top.)

register here.

 

art on 30th art quilt class


 

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

"Pink Bud" Abstract Collage by Jane LaFazio

“Pink Bud” Abstract Collage by Jane LaFazio

Abstract Collage using Gelli Plate Mono-prints

San Diego, CA

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

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



 

Art is You
Santa Rosa, California

April 15, 16, 17th



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

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

San Diego,
March 19 and 20, 2016

Canyon Quilters
San Diego, CA

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.



 
Garden Patch by Jane LaFazio

Garden Patch 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)

REGISTER NOW



 
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
Taos, New Mexico

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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)

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

Registration is now open (and filling crazy fast)! For the details, click here.