Teaching Schedule

I teach both online and in-person classes. If you’re interested in having me teach at your location, contact me!

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my ONLINE classes  

Click here to read about my online classes. They will be scheduled soon.

  •  Watercolor Sketchbook: Designs from Life 
  •  My class for beginners class: Sketching and Watercolor: Journal Style.  
  • Sketching and Watercolor in a Mixed Media Journal
  • I’m working on my newest class Cereal Box Journals 

Christine  said 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.


My in-person classes





Art Walk, Italy
May 24-30, 2014   $2850 Bellagio on Lake Como
FULL! wait list only




Art Walk,  The French Riviera
June 1-7  $2850
FULL! wait list only

sketching and watercolor

sketching and watercolor

Montecito Family Summer Camp

June 29-July 5 

Sketching and Watercolor in the mornings

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Art Unraveled

Phoenix, Arizona

August 2, Shopping Extravaganza

August 3: Layered Journal Pages

August 4: Eight Objects Eight Ways

August 5: Sketching and Watercolor on a Collaged Backgrounds

free spirited free motion

free spirited free motion (detail)

sketching and watercolor on collage

sketching and watercolor on collage



Wednesday, August 13
Sketching & Watercolor on Collage
Description: In class, you’ll learn some basic collage techniques to use again and again. Then, Jane will teach you to draw (yes she will!) and paint with watercolor on your personalized surfaces. You’ll create a sketchbook style page or two, to tuck in your sketchbook, or maybe frame for over your mantel. Take your sketchbook skills to the next level with these versatile and fun techniques.

Thursday, August 14
Sketching & Watercolor:  Farmers Market
Description: Want to learn to draw and paint what you see? Want to learn the skills to create an illustrated journal page of your day, your garden, your trip? Spend the day drawing and farmers market finds in a relaxed supportive environment. Jane will show you how to take the time to really look and draw what you see. Then she’ll demonstrate the use of watercolors using a straight-forward, intuitive approach, how to mix color to capture that right shade of color to match nature as best you can. Your drawings will be as unique as your own handwriting. Jane will show you how to enhance your drawings with creative page layouts and journaling.

Friday, August 15
Free Spirited Free Motion Art Quilting
Description: By doing a series of very small quilts, in different sizes, in class, you’ll learn a number of fun ways to use a sewing machine to free motion stitch. We’ll use the machine like a pencil and doodle and draw on fabric while adding some paper and cheesecloth and anything else laying around that won’t hurt the machine. At the end of class, you’ll assemble what you’ve stitched, maybe adding a bit of colorant and some hand stitching, and you’ll have created a nearly finished, totally original, art quilt. Jane will show you how to free motion machine stitch like an artist.

Saturday, August 16
Machine Needle-Felting:  Layered & Textured
Description: Have you always wanted to try machine needle felting, but didn’t want to make the investment in a machine yet? Do you have your own machine, but it’s still in it’s original box? This is the class for you! Jane will teach you how she creates layers of roving, sheers, ribbons, even failed knitting bits to create her rich and detailed needle felted pieces. You will have full use of a Bernina machine with needle punch attachment to make your own unique piece. Near the end of the class, you will learn simple embroidery stitches and embellishments to add even more interest, texture and color to your piece.

Sunday, August 17
Mini Text and Textiles:  A Small Hand Stitched Story Quilt
Description: This class will be meditative in many ways. We’ll be doing some journaling on fabric (I’ll give you writing prompts & the pen) then we’ll tear and cut the fabric, combine it with other small bits of fabric, paper and ephemera to  create a small hand stitched story quilt. You’ll learn some hand embroidery stitches, ways to assemble diverse materials (paper, cloth, rocks etc) and create an interesting composition.


August 24-31 

LavenderSage Art Retreats 
Registration is open NOW ~  FULL! wait list only
7 days, 6 nights all the details are here.
Taos, New Mexico





LaFazio pageSeptember 12, 13, 14 

Rowe, Massachusetts

Autumn Leaves: An Adventure in Art Journaling

Registration info to come. RoweCenter.org


Jane can teach you to draw (really!) if you haven’t drawn since third grade–and if you’re an old hand, she’ll show you techniques for taking your art journal to a new level. She is known for her gentle teaching style and for establishing a relaxed, supportive atmosphere in which creativity can flourish. Come ramble with Jane through our beautiful woods, meander around the lake and the little village with like-minded souls, and create small, relatively quick, illustrated journal pages using just pencil, pen, and watercolors. Later, in the studio, Jane will show you creative ways to print from leaves and add collage to your sketchbook pages, along with simple text and borders. You’ll come away with the skills to keep filling your art journal and a renewed appreciation of the simple act of sitting still and really looking at an object as you draw it.

Recycled Circles in Blue & Orange

Recycled Circles


Text on Textiles

Art is You
Petaluma, California

September 24: 8 objects 8 ways

September 25: Text & Textiles  FULL!

September 26: Recycled Circles (using paper & cloth)





Machine Needle Felting

Machine Needle Felting

Free Spirited Free Motion (detail)

Free Spirited Free Motion (detail)


Thursday October 23: Free Spirited Free Motion Art Quilting
Friday, October 24: Machine Needle-Felting: Layered & Textured
Saturday October 25: Machine Needle-Felting: Layered & Textured (repeated)
Sunday, October 26: Mini Text and Textiles: A Small Hand Stitched Story Quilt (3 hrs)


Patti Digh, author of "Life is a Verb" and "Geography of Loss"

Patti Digh, author of “Life is a Verb” and “Geography of Loss”


Jane will lead you in a hand stitching project



with Patti Digh and Jane LaFazio

November 8 & 9, 2014 in San Diego, California

Click here for information. 


RiverCruise on the Danube

RiverCruise on the Danube


European River Cruise! April 14-24, 2015

The Blue Danube………. Download the brochure here.

Sign up soon, for the best rooms and rates! this one is filling fast! 


Greece!  April 26-May 4, 2015


LavenderSage Expressive Arts Mixed Media Retreat
for women

Save the dates June 6-13, 2015