Monday, August 21, 2017

Sketching and Watercolor: Journal Style ONLINE class open for registration


$125.00 USD 6 week online class  Perfect for beginners! or as a refresher course!

Classroom will open on October 1 and 
the first lesson will be released Friday, October 6, 2017.

Be inspired to record your life, a special trip, or your daily adventures in a loose, quick journal style format. Jane who is known for her friendly, encouraging teaching style, will teach drawing and watercolors using a straight-forward, intuitive approach. You’ll draw what you see, capturing the details of everyday objects and the small details of life on watercolor pages. Everyone has their own drawing style, just like handwriting, and Jane will help you to see and then record what you see on paper. The class is geared for beginners, but all levels are welcome.
(Really, even if you haven’t drawn since 3rd grade, I can teach you!)

Jane will help you compose your journal pages, and show you a number of other creative ways to enhance your pages. Each week you'll receive an email with a link to new lesson, with a different subject or technique. The lessons are available 24/7 and you'll receive a downloadable step-by-step pdf to work from each week. There are videos and examples from Jane's sketchbook to support the lessons. Just like in a real classroom, you'll be able to see fellow students sketchbook pages and will be able to comment and praise their work and they'll be able to see your pages too (as long as you post them!). And you'll get honest and gentle critiques on all your work from Jane. (The step by step pdf lessons are yours to keep and the classroom will close 3 weeks after the last lesson is released.)

You'll receive the complete list of materials (with links and descriptions) when you sign up. Basically we'll be using 5x7 inch watercolor paper, watercolors, a watercolor brush (I recommend the Niji Waterbrush), and a permanent ink pen, pencil and eraser. Don't buy the stuff until you get the actual materials list.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

I love being a student! workshop with Bhavna Mehta

VIDEO of the book I made

I was privileged to take a one day workshop with Bhavna Mehta recently. She lives in San Diego, but does teach around the US sometimes. She's a gifted paper cutter and fine and creative artist. Not to mention, a first class human. (Do look at her website)
Bhavna's book
The workshop was from 10-3 and limited to six people. We each cut and then exchanged pages and then created our own copy of a collaborative book. 
My scraps while I worked
Student pages before they were assembled.
It's simple amazing what one can do with just an x-acto knife and paper!
my book (collaborative)

Friday, August 11, 2017

San Diego Workshop October 14

San Diego and surrounding areas! 
Join me for this fun workshop at Art on 30th on October 14. 

Layered Art Journal: Accordion Style
October 14
Art on 30th

In this one day workshop, you’ll learn to create softly layered pages using stencils, ink and watercolor.
One the backgrounds are complete, you learn to draw, to stencil and stamp to create beautiful journal pages.
We’ll complete the day by making your art into a precious accordion book, complete with hard cover. (Your book will be unique, with your own colors and images)
Students Will Need To Bring:
  • Watercolors (Prang is an excellent starter set)
  • Niji Waterbrush (or #8 round watercolor brush)
  • Permanent ink pen (Faber Castell PITT Artist Pen in fine point)
  • Pencil
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Stazon ink pads (one or two colors of your choice)
  • Paper towels
  • Optional: your fave stamps and stencils
  • Optional: dip pens

What Supplies Will Be Included? 
materials fee of $15.00
  • Paper for journal (cut to size)
  • Card stock for covers (cut to size)
  • Stencils
  • Acrylic inks
  • Hand carved stamps to share
  • Copyright free images
  • Tracing paper
  • Artist tissue
  • Soft Gel medium
  • Jane's magic collage box!

  • Students are encouraged to bring a drink and snacks.
  • The workshop will include a lunch break. 

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