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. 

Sunday, July 30, 2017

A little handmade book.

My Garden (accordion book) by Jane LaFazio (cover size 6 x 4 inches)

poetry found. by Jane LaFazio
I forgot how fun it is to just randomly cut words and short phrases from a book, and then compile them into a sort of a poem. 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Kitties and Recycled Circles

Follow me on instagram if you love my kitty pictures!

My sweet kitties love my recycled circles pillow. (Okay, they really just love being on the sofa with me.) It reminded me to remind you that I have a instructional video download for sale showing you how to make Recycled Circles.

This video shows you some examples of my Recycled Circles.

In fact, I have three different instructional videos:
From Art Journaling to Art

Recycled Circles

Wet Felting

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Madeline Island School of the Arts in Wisconsin

from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio
I just returned from a lovely week at Madeline Island School of the Arts on the shores of Lake Superior in Wisconsin. It's quite beautiful and a perfect location for a real retreat from reality and an immersion in art.

with my friend Suzanne Myers Otto (who happens to be one of my students)

The classroom at Madeline Island School of the Arts
My husband went with me, so it was extra fun!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

from my sketchbook ~ another mini-tutorial using the Lace & Patina Stencil and metallic foil

from my sketchbook ~ using the Lace & Patina stencil by Jane LaFazio

from my sketchbook ~ using the Lace & Patina stencil by Jane LaFazio
Here's a video tutorial on creating these pages using the Lace & Patina stencil.

Lace & Patina stencil designed by Jane LaFaziofor

Order Jane LaFazio stencils here.

After you watch the video:
I use this spray gesso in the tutorial.
Spray adhesive and foil.
To apply the foil:
1. place stencil on the watercolor paper
2. spray adhesive through the stencil
3. remove stencil
3. place foil shiny side up, on top of adhesive on the paper
5. iron the foil
6. remove the sheet of foil (the rest of the sheet of foil is reusable)

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

New stencil! New tutorial! introducing the Lace & Patina stencil

my studio! artist at work ~ photo by Jane LaFazio 
Watch this video tutorial to learn how I created the journal page below.

from my sketchbook ~using the Lace & Patina stencil for background texture
photo by Jane LaFazio

Lace & Patina Stencil ~ designed by Jane LaFazio for StencilGirl Products.
I use this spray gesso in the tutorial.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

San Diego ~ one day workshop September 9

Saturday, September 9, 2017

The Value of Drawing ~ one day workshop
With Jane LaFazio
10AM-4PM  $125

in San Diego  
Art on 30th
4434 30th Street
San Diego, CA 92116

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

Join me for a FUN one day workshop, where we will draw from real life objects, learn to see the darks and lights and really work on shading and dimension. I’ll also show you how to add color to your pencil sketches with watercolor. And, we’ll do it all in an accordion book you make yourself in class.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Yoga Poses in Public Places ~ 2012-2017

Statue of Liberty Island, New York, New York May 2017
I made a video of my Yoga Poses in Public Places from 2012-2017. (And I forgot these three pics. I'll have to add them to the sequel.)
Madeline Island, Lake Superior, Wisconsin 2015
Madeline Island, Lake Superior, Wisconsin 2016

Saturday, July 01, 2017

From my sketchbooki ~ My Quebec Journal

the cover
For my recent teaching gig in Quebec, with Arts and Cultural Travel, we used my new fave. The Senneilier Urban Sketchbook. I used it for my Ghost Ranch journal too, and I like that you can draw and watercolor on both sides of the accordion book.

Above, I attached a photo of Don and I to the cover.
from my sketchbook ~ Quebec by Jane LaFazio
I love adding maps to my journals. Did you know that Montreal's motto has been "Harmony through Diversity" for 200 years! Another reason I love Montreal!
from my sketchbook ~ Quebec by Jane LaFazio
The business card is from an excellent Montreal tour guide, Thom Seivewright.

from my sketchbook ~ Quebec by Jane LaFazio
A turkish map fold. (you can look it up on youtube)
from my sketchbook ~ Quebec by Jane LaFazio
On the left page, scenes painted while riding on the train. Very quick studies!
from my sketchbook ~ Quebec by Jane LaFazio
In Quebec City, these buildings were the view from our room.
from my sketchbook ~ Quebec by Jane LaFazio

from my sketchbook ~ Quebec by Jane LaFazio
Flowers from Manior Hovey's garden.
from my sketchbook ~ Quebec by Jane LaFazio
And yes, I met Louise Penny! You can read about our encounter here.
from my sketchbook ~ Quebec by Jane LaFazio

By the way, Arts & Cultural Travel and I are planning a trip to Cuba in 2018. If you'd like more information, add your name to the list here. (Group people-to-people tours are still allowed.)

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