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Sketching & Watercolor: From the value of drawing to the mixing of color

  • North Park Community Adult Center 2719 Howard Avenue San Diego, CA, 92104 United States (map)

(Even if you haven’t drawn since 3rd grade, Jane can teach you.)

2-day workshop with Jane LaFazio
Skill Level: All

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Jane LaFazio: Travel Journals
Thursday, September 20, 2018
7:30 pm
The Map & Atlas Museum of La Jolla

Maximum number of students: 20

Member-Early Enrollment: $184
Member Fee: $230
Non-Member: $305

Materials fee: $8

Early Enrollment is closed.

Want to learn to draw and paint what you see? Want to create an illustrated journal page of your day, your garden, your trip? Spend the day drawing and painting in a relaxed supportive environment. Jane will show you how to take the time to really look at the object and draw what you see. We'll make an accordion book, in class, and fill it with your drawings and paintings.

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DAY ONE: Drawing with just a pencil and eraser is so simple and satisfying. It takes the fear out of drawing (I promise!) and you can do it anywhere with basic, inexpensive tools. In this world of mixed media, art can be a never-ending series of layers and color and more layers. Let’s go back to the basics with just a pencil and focus on drawing and shading to capture the contours and dimension of an object. But let’s do it sketchbook style, meaning relatively quickly and as another tool for your art journal.

DAY TWO: We'll spend this day drawing and then painting in watercolor. Jane will demonstrate the use watercolors using a straight-forward, intuitive approach. You'll use ink on your drawings and learn to mix colors. Jane will show you how to enhance your drawings with creative page layouts and journaling. 

Jane LaFazio been a full-time artist since 1998, and in that time, she has cultivated a wide range of skills as a painter, mixed media, quilt artist, art teacher and blogger. She’s known for her fun-loving, creative teaching style, and providing a relaxed supportive environment in the classroom. She teaches her own drawing and watercolor workshops online ( and is on the faculty of Sketchbook Skool (“Beginnings” semester) and at art retreats internationally. Her artwork has been featured in Cloth, Paper, Scissors and Quilting Arts magazines many times, and in Danny Gregory’s An Illustrated Life, and in numerous books. Jane design stencils for and has been a Quilting Arts TV twelve times. She is featured in the instructional DVDs From Art Journaling to Art, Layered & Fused Appliqué Quilts: From Fabric Scraps to Recycled Circles, Wet Felting Essentials for Fiber Artists, and The Small Art Quilt, available on Amazon.

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