Thursday, July 28, 2016

Madeline Island School of the Arts workshop ~ Student work 2016


My wonderful students at Madeline Island School of the Arts July 2016
I recently returned from teaching a 5 day workshop at Madeline Island School of the Arts, on the shores of Lake Superior, Wisconsin. Here's a short VIDEO of the fabulous work the student created that week.


And here are my lovely students:













Here's another post on Madeline Island in case you missed it.

I'll be teaching at Madeline Island School of the Arts again next year! July 10-14, 2017. Click here for information on my Nature Journal workshop 2017.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Madeline Island School of the Arts, Wisconsin 2016 workshop

Madeline Island School of the Arts campus ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
I'm just home from my second wonderful week at Madeline Island School of the Arts, on the shores of Lake Superior, Wisconsin. I'm excited to tell you that I'll be teaching again next year, Nature Journal July 10-14, 2017!

Here are some photos from this year:
Me and my students 2016
Sketching and Watercolor on location Madeline Island~ photo by Jane LaFazio
After studio hours! ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
Madeline Island School of the Arts campus ~ photo by Jane LaFazio

Students sharing ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
Madeline Island ~ photo by Jane LaFazio

after hours! in the Madeline Island School of the Arts dining room
~ photo by Jane LaFazio
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Sketching and Watercolor on location Madeline Island~ photo by Jane LaFazio
drawing at the local museum~ photo by Jane LaFazio

fine, fresh food! ~ photo by Jane LaFazio

Students sharing ~ photo by Jane LaFazio

drawing on location~ photo by Jane LaFazio
drawing at the local museum~ photo by Jane LaFazio
Madeline Island~ photo by Jane LaFazio
Next post, I'll show you the fabulous work done by the students in my Nature Journal Workshop.
(Registration is open now for my 2017 Madeline Island School of the Arts workshop.)
Yoga Poses in Public Places ~ Madeline Island, WI

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Come sketching and watercoloring with me! We'll explore Charleston, South Carolina.




April 3-7, 2017
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
SKETCHING & WATERCOLOR: ON LOCATION

a destination retreat…
Our Muse: Charleston, South Carolina

The most glorious time of year in Charleston: Spring… with gardens bursting with color! The oldest city in South Carolina, Charleston has a rich heritage as well as vibrant arts and cultural scene. Long and winding cobblestone streets, elegant well preserved mansions; century old churches; art galleries and charming boutiques. A culinary mecca for Southern food done right too and just minutes away from the cosmopolitan charms of downtown Charleston are well preserved plantations and more beautiful gardens where you’ll loose yourself in time among the moss-covered oaks and blooming azaleas. The pages of your journals awash with color, architecture and beautiful gardens a treasure to cherish for years to come!

Charleston, South Carolina has been voted the No. 1 City in the World and No. 1 City in the U.S. and Canada in the Travel + Leisure 2016 World's Best Awards! 

Sketching & Watercolor on Location:
Want to learn to draw and paint what you see? Want to create an illustrated journal page of your day, your garden, and your travels? Your days will be spent drawing and painting in a relaxed, fun environment with a group of like-minded travelers. Each day, we’ll go to a charming locale and I will demonstrate drawing and painting with watercolor. She’ll gently guide beginners (yes, I can teach you to draw) and experienced alike to see and capture the details and memories in a straightforward, intuitive approach with pen and watercolor. You’ll create a set of watercolor journal pages as unique as your own handwriting. You’ll bring home a priceless collection of small watercolors depicting your experiences and memories of your trip.

Group Size| limited to 12 Participants

4 Nights Accommodations Luxury Hotel * Welcome & Farewell Dinner * Breakfast Daily * Art Instruction: Jane LaFazio * Private Guided Excursions * Carriage Tour Old Charleston * Private Gardens & Courtyard Tour * Private Charleston Tea Plantation Tour

$3,125.00 (based on double accommodations)
(Single Supplement Add $500.00)    $650.00 Deposit

CLICK HERE for more information or call 617-855-9209 email: info@artsandculturaltravel.com



Saturday, July 09, 2016

from my sketchbook: Bishops Ranch

the cover ~ by Jane LaFazio
I showed you some of my sketchbook from Bishops Ranch in this blog post, with a promise for more.
The cover, above is from a cereal box (like I teach in my online workshop "Cereal Box Journal.")
I created the inside pages of the book from hot press watercolor paper.
from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio
from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio
from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio

from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio
from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio
 This page, below, is the start of the design for the hand carved stamp, in green.
from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio

from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio
This page, below, was a series of drawings, as inspiration for a stamp design, and then some ideas for small stamps.
from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio
from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio
This page, below, is a series of sketches of the things in nature, around the ranch, with an idea to create them in embroidery stitches.
from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio

from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio
from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio
These two pages are the stamps the students designed in my workshop.
student's work~ by Jane LaFazio

student's work ~ by Jane LaFazio
Obviously, I could go back in and finish some of the pages, adding more journaling or photos...and maybe I'll get around to that. But for now, this remains a fine record of my time at Bishops Ranch, in Northern California.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

A little video of Taos, New Mexico

Last month,  I took my husband to Taos, New Mexico. He had never been, and I wanted to show him the magical place. We stayed at Mabel Dodgle Luhan Inn, where I hold my annual LavenderSage Art Retreat. And we visit Abiquiu and the home of Georgia O'Keeffe. We had a great trip! 

Here's a link to the VIDEO.

I created the book, below, from my sketchbook drawings and the brochure from the fabulous exhibition of Mabel Dodge Luhan at the Harwood Art Museum in Taos. I'll show you the inside of my sketchbook soon.


Saturday, July 02, 2016

Succulent Wreath

detail ~ succulent wreath by Jane LaFazio
detail ~ succulent wreath by Jane LaFazio
detail ~ succulent wreath by Jane LaFazio
I finished this a while ago, and hadn't shown it to you. I just used a variety of felt colors and spontaneously created these succulents with embroider thread and a bit of yarn. The hot glued them to a wreath from the craft store. 
succulent wreath by Jane LaFazio
Speaking of wreaths, check out this one I made a while ago.

Speaking of succulents, check this out.
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