About this Course
Sketching and Watercolor in a Mixed Media Journal
with Jane LaFazio
Classroom opens on January 21. The first lesson is released on January 25, 2019. Classroom will close on March 29, 2019
There’s no substitute for learning to draw from real life objects, and that’s what we’ll do each week. Jane will teach you her quick and intuitive method to drawing and watercolor. Then each lesson will be an assignment or suggestion of what to draw, and some new techniques and theme to enhance your illustrated journal entries. Working in a 9x12” (suggested size) journal, you’ll be drawing every week, often working on one page for a few days, designing the page as you draw. This is the class to take your art journaling to the next step.
(This class is geared for students who have had some experience in drawing. If you're new to drawing, take Jane's Sketching and Watercolor: Journal Style first.)
Each week you'll receive an email with a link to new lesson. The lessons are available 24/7 and you'll receive a downloadable step-by-step pdf to work from. 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.
- Week one: Something from Nature: composing a page with multiple drawings of the same theme
- Week two: Everyday Objects: drawing and blending with a water soluble pen
- Week three: 8 objects 8 ways: Draw objects within a theme, on the same page, using different techniques part one
- Week four: 8 objects 8 ways: Draw objects within a theme, on the same page, using different techniques part two
- Week five: Stamp Design and Carving
- Week six: Collage as a Background
(You'll receive the complete list of materials (with links and descriptions) when you sign up, but basically you'll need a sketchbook watercolor paper 9x12 inches, watercolors, a watercolor brush, and a permanent ink pen, pencil and eraser, glue, a watersoluble pen, watersoluble pencil, collage papers, and optional stamp carving tools and absorbent ground. Don't buy the stuff until you get the actual materials list.)