Saturday, June 12, 2021
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Here's a video with the fabulous Ali Manning, of Vintage Page Designs interviewing yours truly. Very fun interview, if I do say so myself!
and here is my YouTube Channel, mentioned in the interview.
Monday, March 15, 2021
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Sunday, December 20, 2020
Saturday, December 05, 2020
My online class "Sketching and Watercolor: Journal Style" is open for registration! Class starts January 2021
My online beginning class
is open for registration!
The classroom will open on January 10, and the first lesson released on January 15, 2021.
New Year, New Skill! Click on the link for all the details. And yes, I can teach you to draw! Class cost $125 for 6 weeks, 6 lessons, a combination of videos, images, and handouts. I will comment on every page you post! Join me!
Thursday, December 03, 2020
Monday, November 30, 2020
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Sunday, September 13, 2020
I took a 3-hour online workshop with Sketchbook Skool recently. My kitty, Buddy, helped.
It was taught by August Wren and we worked from old photos.
Friday, August 28, 2020
I've been fascinated by and drawing pomegranates for years and years. One of my go-to subjects. These are from a small ornamental pomegranate bush on my patio. I love drawing all the stages.
Monday, August 10, 2020
- draw and shade with graphite
- paint with watercolor
- use a water-soluble pen
- how to create a vellum overlay using color pencils
- And then put it together into a handmade sketchbook of your own!
This is going to be a joyful exploration of drawing, painting, and mixed media!
Sign up for the day you want here:
Both sessions feature Jane LaFazio and Danny Gregory live.
Once you sign up and you can view the recording forever.
Workshop Topics Include:
- Drawing & capturing flowers in graphite
- Watercolor & ink, water-soluble ink
- Vellum overlay with colored pencils
- Making a simple sketchbook
Basic Supplies You’ll Need:
- Some fresh flowers
- Watercolor paper, Vellum transparent paper
- Pencil, Watercolors, Colored Pencils
- Tombow pen, Fineliner pen
Monday, August 03, 2020
I have to admit I was not sure how an online format and watercolor instruction would go together BUT was so pleased and glad I took the class. The one thing that made the difference was Jane LaFazio. Her calm and nurturing style came through in her videos and comments. This course was an excellent resource for someone like me who needed a way to see the world through a different lens. The bits and pieces of watercolor instruction I had accumulated over the last few months suddenly came together in Jane's class and I am motivated, more than ever, to keep pushing myself and paint as often as possible! Thank you Jane for taking the time to comment on each student's upload. It made a difference.
I am so sad our class is over. Really! It was my reward every night to unwind and rebalance my life.
The projects were just the right size, and there was just the right number. Very manageable.
I really appreciate how the projects built on each other, employing past skills and adding new ones for every lesson.
I learned so much about good teaching from Jane, who structured the class well and gave such regular and supportive feedback.
Jane, you saw the best in each of our works AND you encouraged us to improve with your feedback and tips. By the last lesson, I can say that my drawing skills improved. I was much faster in doing a realistic observational drawing. I also got a sense of my own strengths and where I need to keep developing: my technical skill with watercolor.
Jane, a great teacher sets up a community where the whole experience is supportive, and you totally did that. I was so uplifted by honest, supportive feedback from my peers in addition to your terrific feedback This was an incredible class and I am so thankful that I got to be part of it. Thanks for EVERYTHING!
I very much enjoyed seeing the work of the talented students in this class. I was, once again, surprised and delighted to feel the personalities of my classmates show through the internet. I took this class with a view to developing ideas and techniques to use in my quilting. The class has most certainly surpassed my expectations and I now have a wealth of ideas to work with in the future. Thank you fellow classmates and thank you Jane for a rewarding experience.
I really loved this class! It was a wonderful group, so supportive and insightful. I wanted to learn more about using my sketchbook as inspiration for my work in cloth and fiber, this class was great for that! Something about having the theme each week really gets me noticing things and working in my watercolor journal. I need to keep that momentum going, I'm going to miss this class! Thanks, Jane for a wonderful experience!!
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Saturday, July 11, 2020
|I've made FOUR volumes of handmade art journals during this time of the pandemic.|