Friday, February 27, 2015

5 days in Wisconsin August 31-September 4, 2015

School of the Arts, Madeline Island, Wisconsin

The beautiful prairie meadow Madeline Island campus is the site of the historic Sandstrom Dairy Farm. All but one of the buildings are new
and have been custom-designed for workshops.

Join me! 
August 31- September 4, 2015

Nature Journal workshop ~ Jane LaFazio
5 days 15 students

This fun workshop is open to all levels!

You will spend time outdoors, sketching and painting from nature, using pencil, pen and watercolor. I 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 (the cover 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.

Ferry to Madeline Island, Wisconsin

The shore of Madeline Island, Wisconsin
I'm really excited about this 5 day workshop. Why?
  • 5 solid days spent doing and teaching what I love
  • we'll be surrounded by the beauty of nature
  • we'll spend time sketching and watercolor
  • we'll print from nature
  • we'll carve stamps
  • we'll do everything I love!
  • and there will be just 15 students!
from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio

from my sketchbook
from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio
We'll have time to draw the details and to go outside and draw the landscape.

from my sketchbook ~ santee lakes
Landscapes in my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio
cereal box book
drawing and painting on a cereal box cardboard ~ by Jane LaFazio
I know, the cereal box cardboard thing may seem weird, but it's really fun, and somehow satisfying to make something beautiful from recycled cardboard.
from my sketchbook
monoprinting from nature ~ by Jane LaFazio
We'll use gelli plates for monoprinting. 
texas red oak and acorns
monoprinting from nature ~ by Jane LaFazio
And we'll combine all the pages we drew and painting and printed into a beautiful handmade book as a treasure of our week on beautiful Madeline Island.

REGISTER HERE for Nature Journal Workshop. Details on accommodations here.

Madeline Island has been described as "one of the great undiscovered treasures of the Midwest." It is located in Northern Wisconsin in the Chequamegon Bay - approximately 90 miles east of Duluth, Minnesota along the southern shoreline of Lake Superior.


  1. Another of your great workshops, such a beautiful setting, buckets of inspiration!


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