Teaching Schedule

I teach both online and in-person classes. If you’re interested in having me teach at your location, contact me! Sign up on this page  http://janelafazio.com/ to receive notice of my workshops & classes.


ONLINE classes    

Registration will open soon for my January 2015 classes!

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


stamp design and carving

stamp design and carving


Sketching and Watercolor and Collage in a Mixed Media Journal

Tuesdays, 9 AM – 12 noon
Feb. 3-Mar.3 (5 weeks) 2015
Athenaeum San Diego/Park Blvd Studio
$160/180 + $15 materials fee


Materials:  Visual Journal for water media 9×12” (I suggest a spiral bound, so pages lay flat);  watercolors, (a travel size kit or PRANG children’s kit); one Niji WaterBrush (round, size medium); pencil; permanent black ink pen (fine or super fine nib Pitt Faber Castell Artist Pen); small pencil sharpener; kneaded rubber eraser; Soft Gel (Matte) or Acrylic Medium (Matte); scissors.

Text on Textiles

Text on Textiles

Tucson, Arizona
Text and Textiles – Hand Stitched Story Squares

@ PaperWorks
March 11-13, 2015

Wednesday 9am – 4pm
Thursday 1:30 – 4:30pm
Friday 9am – Noon

$220 plus max of $30 materials fee.

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 ‘storysquares.’
You’ll learn some hand embroidery stitches, ways to assemble diverse materials (paper, cloth, rocks etc) and create interesting compositions. Near the end the workshop, you’ll assemble your squares into a small, very personal art quilt twelve inches square.

Email workshops@paperworks.info for additional info.



some of my original hand carved stamps ~ by Jane LaFazio

some of my original hand carved stamps ~ by Jane LaFazio

Design and Carve your own original Rubber Stamp

Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, California

April 4, 10am-4pm

limited to 15 students.

Details and registration click  here.

River Cruise 2015 route

River Cruise 2015 route (watercolor 5x7inches)

we will see this view on our river cruise!!

we will see this view on our river cruise!!


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! 

There’s a fabulous sale going on, through the River Cruise company! lower prices and no single supplement through Dec 31, 2014.

Each day, we’ll tour the city and then meet for sketching and watercolor together. I’ll teach you to draw and watercolor!

 Chora streetView from the restaurantHotel Bench


APR 26 – MAY 4     8-NIGHTS ATHENS & AMORGOS     $2995

Sketching and Watercolor in Greece.  

The Art Walk invites you to Greece & the Islands.  For 8-12 nights, visit Athens for its history; Mykonos for its white-washed town, beaches, shopping and nightlife; and come to Amorgos, an undiscovered gem, to enjoy this simple, authentic island.

Imagine visiting the world-famous Greek Islands, and with a small, friendly, fun group.  Then add Jane LaFazio’s popular Art Program of sketching and watercolor classes in this incredibly picture-perfect place.  Painting in the shadow of the Acropolis, sketching one of the hundreds of little churches that dot the islands, capturing the windy white-washed streets… there are so many beautiful opportunities to see and paint and experience on our Greek Island program. We begin with two nights at our lovely hotel in Athens, right in the heart of the city.  We’ll have an orientation walk around the Plaka area and Monastiraki to explore this historic and vibrant area.  With a two day pass included for Athen’s Hop On – Hop Off bus, we’ll see all the sights.  On the third day, we head to Piraeus for our ferry ride to the island of Amorgos.  Upon arrival, we’re met and transferred to our beautiful resort and spa hotel.  Your room awaits you, each with a private balcony overlooking the Aegean Sea.  Amorgos is an undiscovered gem of an island with peaceful little towns spilling down the mountains, and an 11th century monastery built right into the side of a cliff.  Join us for sketching and watercolor classes on the hotel’s terrace overlooking the sea.  We’ll have simple morning walks, and full touring of the island including the monastery, and an herbal distillery – one of the main exports of the island.  You’ll have free time to wander the quaint towns, walk down to the beach, and/or relax by the hotel’s pools, enjoy the spa and gym (all included), or treat yourself to the full range of spa services and treatments at our hotel spa. More details and registration info here.  

Outdoor Workshop in Encinitas

Outdoor Workshop in Encinitas. CA

sketching and watercolor on location (by Jane LaFazio)

sketching and watercolor on location (by Jane LaFazio)

Saturday, June 6


Sketching and Watercolor: Journal Style

California Center for Creative Renewal, Encinitas, CA

Be inspired to record your life, a special trip, or your daily adventures in a loose, quick journal style format. Spend the day in the beautiful garden with artist Jane LaFazio. 

Jane, known for her friendly, encouraging teaching style, will demonstrate drawing on location, and painting with watercolors using a straight-forward, intuitive approach.

You’ll choose from the wide array of plants, learning to draw and watercolor, and then maybe journaling your thoughts or impressions on 5×7” pages.

The class is geared for beginners, but all levels are welcome

You might want to bring hat, and sunscreen. Supplies needed are watercolors, permanent, Niji Waterbrush (medium round), waterproof black ink pen, pencil, eraser and watercolor paper (~5×7” size) or you can purchase a kit for $25 with the supplies.

Taos, New Mexico

Taos, New Mexico

LavenderSage Art Retreat at Mabel Dodge Luhan Inn in Taos, New Mexico

LavenderSage Art Retreat at Mabel Dodge Luhan Inn in Taos, New Mexico

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we’ll do some hand stitching too.

Mabel's Window

Mabel’s Window


LavenderSage Art Retreat  

July 24-July 1, 2015 in Taos, New Mexico
At the Mabel Dodge Luhan Historic Inn
Limited to 16 people
$2200/double per person or $2500 single
On this retreat:
You’ll create your own unique sketchbook and fill it with drawings and watercolors and nature prints.
You will learn to draw and watercolor and easy printmaking (or strengthen your existing skills) with Jane’s gentle, honest and insightful teaching.
You’ll experience the charming artsy town of Taos and stay at the restful, historic and slightly magical Mabel Dodge Luhan Inn.
You’ll have a week just for yourself, shared with like-minded people.
You’ll probably laugh quite a bit too.7 nights, 6 days includes:
5 days of workshops with Jane LaFazio
lodging at Mabel Dodge Luhan Inn
a fabulous breakfast every morning of the retreat
a gourmet lunch every day during the retreat
2 dinners
free time to explore historic Taos, New Mexico
unlimited laughter and friendship with like-minded womenThe retreat will take place at the beautiful Mabel Dodge Luhan Historic Inn, just a 12 minute walk from downtown Taos.You can get more details here. Or REGISTER NOW.

Sketching and Watercolor Flowers and Plants

Sketching and Watercolor Flowers and Plants

Create your own Art Quilt

Create your own Art Quilt

Abstract collage with monoprinting

Abstract collage with monoprinting

Art Unraveled Art Retreat
Phoenix, Arizona

August 5: Sketching and Watercolor: Flowers and Plants
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? Learn how by spending the day drawing flowers and plants in a relaxed supportive environment. Jane will show you how to take the time to really look and draw what you see (even if you haven’t drawn since 3rd grade). Then she’ll demonstrate the use watercolors using a straight-forward, intuitive approach and how to mix color to capture the color you want. Remember, 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. 

August 6: Create an original art quilt
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.

August 7: Abstract Collage with monoprinting on a gelli plate
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 your own unique art quilt from your own original design fabric.
In the morning, after determining your theme, you’ll design and carve your own one-of-a-kind 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. 

August 8: Shopping Extravaganza
I’ll have original artwork to sell. 

 @melake side in progresslake side Madeline Island School of the Arts


La Pointe, Wisconsin


Nature Journal 5 day workshop

August 31-September 4, 2015 $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.


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

Then register for my class here.

Monoprint Collage Workshop

Monoprint Collage Workshop

September 17-20

Art is You

Minneapolis, MN

details coming soon!

Life is a Verb Camp with Patti Digh

Life is a Verb Camp with Patti Digh

Patti Digh presents “Life is a Verb Camp” 

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

You can get the details here.


"City Blocks" 3 day workshop (by Jane LaFazio)

“City Blocks” 3 day workshop (by Jane LaFazio)


October 7-12

Art is You

Stamford, CT

details coming soon!