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Come join Laure Ferlita for an

“Imaginary Trip to

Selby Gardens!”

Six assignments to play in nature’s spring beauty! Due to Florida’s mild (read that as non-existent) winter, the gardens are busting out with everything blooming in wild profusion! We’ll explore the gardens through color, shape, and texture. With statuary, koi ponds, topiaries, green houses, and special gardens (bromeliads, succulents and such) located throughout the property, there’s something for everyone.


We’ll spend time working with color harmonies and creating texture by using broken color washes and suggested shapes/details.


With so much going on, we’ll have several opportunities to use the “5 e’s” to help us:

       

  1. simplify complex scenes


  1. eliminate unnecessary details


• capture the essence of a scene in a limited amount of time


  1. use value and contrast to make your sketches “pop!”


  1. and best of all, you’ll “come home” with an extraordinary sketchbook full of all the wonderful places we will visit!


Class Format and Options - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AS THIS HAS CHANGED!

The class is six assignments long with 1 timed assignment posting each week. Video demos are provided for all assignments so that you can “see” the techniques used.


There will now be three class formats available to you:


Interactive Class with Private Blog: This class is for the artist with a flexible schedule but likes deadlines to keep them committed to creating, one who likes to participate in an online class environment as well as receive individual feedback on their work. You have total flexibility as to when you watch the videos once they are posted for each week’s assignment. All demos (once posted) and materials will be available for the 8 weeks of the class and you can watch them as many times as you wish throughout the class. You can even use the pause button to paint along with Laure! 


Individual feedback is given by Laure for each piece of work posted to the private class blog to help each artist grow. The critiques are provided in a secure environment along with comments from other “travelers” in the class.


Independent Learning Class: This learning style is for those artists who have a demanding schedule, for those not interested in participating in the private blog environment, or feedback from Laure. It is also an excellent format for those artists who work slowly and have no desire to work faster or has no desire to work on location.


The artist will have access to the materials for one year from the date of class start (April 27th, 2017) or one year from the date you sign up for the class. All handouts can be downloaded and kept. Videos can be watched as many times as the artist wants, but are not downloadable. 


Combination Class: For those artists who want to participate in the interactive blog environment with feedback and also wish to keep the materials for a year, this is the combination for you. The interactive portion of the class will END after 8 weeks and the blog will be closed, but the artist will continue to have access to the materials for 365 days from the start of class.


Individual feedback is given by Laure for each piece of work posted to the private class blog to help each artist grow. The critiques are provided in a secure environment along with comments from other “travelers” in the class.


Art and Computer Skills

Students who enroll in this class should have the following:


Basic drawing skills including an understanding of shapes, shading, and values

Basic painting skills including an understanding of washes, values,

    shaping and shapes (While it is not necessary for you to use

    watercolor, all demos and techniques will focus on using watercolor as

    the main sketching medium)


Computer (User) Skills

Use of email (to receive assignment notifications)

Participation in a blog environment if participating in the Interactive Class (how to post

    images, how to post comments; instructions are given to get you started)


Computer Technology Requirements

Computer with high speed internet connection

Email (to receive assignment notificationss)

Scanner or digital camera (for posting images) if participating in the Interactive Class


Class Format Options

Please read carefully. If you have questions, please click HERE before signing up and I will do my best to answer your questions.


The Interactive Class will begin on Thursday, April 27, 2017 and end on Thursday, June 15th. All assignments will be continue to be accessible for two weeks past the last assignment date of June 1st. The cost of this class is $75.00 USD. You must be enrolled for this class by April 26, 2017.


The Independent Learning Class will begin on Thursday, April 27, 2017 and end on Thursday, April 27, 2018. If you sign up for the Independent Learning Class after April 27th, you will have access to all class materials for 365 days from the date of enrollment. The cost of this class is $42.00 USD.


The Combination Class will begin on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The Interactive portion of the class will end on June 15, 2017. Assignments and videos will continue to be available until April 27, 2018. To take advantage of this class offering, you must be enrolled before the start of class on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The cost of this class is $99.00 USD.


Please Note: Interactive and Combination Class options will be limited in size.


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QUESTIONS?

Please ask any questions before registering for the class.

You can email your questions by clicking on this link.


Please click


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“An Imaginary Trip to Selby Gardens!”




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Upon receipt of payment, you will be sent an emailed copy of the User Agreement* requiring you to read and accept the terms and conditions via an email confirmation.


*If after reading the User Agreement, you are unable to accept the terms, your class registration fee will be returned after two (2) business days. 


*User Agreement must be received before the start of class. Delay in sending the confirmation may result in your registration being returned because the class is full or it is past the deadline. 


-Thank you!-

for your interest in

“An Imaginary Trip to Selby Gardens!”


I look forward to “seeing” and sharing Spring with you!



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About Laure Ferlita

Learning to sketch on location was a challenge for Laure Ferlita. “When I first tried sketching on location, I either came home with a blank page or I tried to put everything on the page and it was a glorious mess!” says Laure. She developed a system she calls the “5 e’s”—evaluate, eliminate, edit, embellish and exaggerate. Since coming up with the system, Laure has had a great deal of fun sharing and teaching others this simple way to create pages in their sketchbooks so that they too can enjoy sketching on location!


Another of Laure’s passions is watercolor. “Watercolor, for me, is the perfect sketching medium.” Laure says. “It provides ease of use, quick color saturation, clean up is  a snap and really, you don’t need much equipment. Used as a sketching medium, watercolor is not quite so intimidating either.”


To see more of Laure’s work, you can visit her web site at www.LaureFerlita.com or see what’s on the art table today by visiting her blog, Painted Thoughts!

 
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