Your Guide

Jane lafazio outside 2x2

Jane LaFazio

I love making things. Whether it's drawing, painting, stitching, or just cutting up stuff and gluing it together. Check out my website

Questions? Comments? Email me!

About this Course

This class is geared for levels beginner to intermediate.  Six lessons over six weeks, with each lesson a new challenge. Robust videos will show you the step-by-step process of drawing and painting in watercolor. Jane will also cover composition, collage, and page balance.  In class, we'll try some different drawing tools, like charcoal, dip pen, and water soluble pencil. Two of the lessons are 'on location.' One in your own home and the other outside en plein air.   

Check out this promo video for the class!

Classroom opens on September 1 and the first lesson will be released on September 6, 2019.  The classroom will be open, with Jane commenting, until October 31, 2019.

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 robust and detailed 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. 

Lesson ONE: Collage & Composition

Lesson TWO: Intuitive Composition

Lesson THREE: Loosen up

Lesson FOUR: On location ~ At home

Lesson FIVE: On location ~ Landscape

Lesson SIX: Mixing Media

(You'll receive the complete list of materials (with links and descriptions) when you sign up, but basically you'll need a 9x12 inch watercolor sketchbook, watercolors, a watercolor brush, and a permanent ink pen, and few other drawing tools. Don't buy the stuff until you get the actual materials list)


Q: I don't know how to draw
A: This class will help you learn to draw what you see and not what you think you see.

Q: I don't know how to watercolor
A: I'll teach you!

Q: I need help composing a page
A: Jane covers that in depth, in each of the lessons

Q: What about the landscape lesson, what if I can't go outside because of bad weather?
Find window with a view.

Q:  Do I need to be on my computer a certain time of day?
A: No, the lessons will be released on Friday mornings, but you can access them anytime, once they are released. (And past lessons will be available for you work from and post anytime during the ~9 weeks the class is online)

Q:  Is the content downloadable?
A: Only the pdf lessons~ those step by step lessons are yours to keep. I suggest downloading them each week.   

Q:  I can't access my computer during one of the weeks of class?
A: The lesson will be there, when you get access to your computer and you can post the lesson anytime during the 9 weeks.

Q: How many pages will Jane comment on?
A: You can share as many pages, from each assignment, as you like. Jane will comment on each one during the 9 weeks the class is online.

Q:  I'm not very comfortable on the computer.  What’s involved?
A: You'll need to be able to photograph or scan your sketchbook page as a jpeg. You will then upload it, from your computer or ipad, to the online lesson. There is a video, when you start class, that explains how to use the online classroom. is very helpful and you can email them with any technical questions.