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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Celebrating 5 Years of

Creativity and Learning!

A Note From Laure:

FIVE years!! I hate to sound like a cliché, but where has the time gone?!

Looking back, I’d say it’s gone to some of the fabulous locations we’ve visited together—Paris, Italy, New Zealand, San Francisco and so many others! Then there were the Visits through Autumn, long walks on the Beach (another cliché?!) and a stroll through the Garden have also been past favorites.

I was told early on that I’d learn as much if not more than those who came through the classes and truer words were never spoken! I’ve learned so much from each of you and I hope we’ve learned together on this artistic journey we call life.

Since I can’t throw a big, old party and have everyone fly in (doesn’t that sound like fun?!), I thought instead I’d host the party online! It’s my way of saying


to all the wonderful artists that have graced the “classrooms” of ImaginaryTrips.com.

As it turns out, I have another BIG 5 in my life and when asked how I wanted to celebrate, I said I wanted to go to Acadia National Park—and I’m going! To make this experience, even better, I’m inviting you to come along with me.

I will be shooting video on site, taking piles and piles of pictures and then I’ll share them all with you as we journey to this wonderful place together.

There is special class pricing, bonus assignments, fun giveaways and prizes for each week of class and a few very lucky people will get their class fees back!*

If you’d like to join in the celebration, please click HERE to learn more about the online party and the Imaginary Visit To Acadia National Park!

Once again, I look forward to traveling with you!

                                                                           Laure Ferlita

If you would like to receive information about the future changes and classes, please click here.

*Must be enrolled in An Imaginary Visit to Acadia National Park to be eligible for special pricing, giveaways and prizes.


Imaginary Trips offers online “trips” to fabulously exotic locations. Learn and improve your art skills, primarily sketching and painting as well learn more about the location we’ll be “visiting” without the usual hassles of traveling the world!

Busy, crazy life? Not much time to participate in an interactive class on some else’s schedule? Now there’s Independent Learning Classes so you can learn on your schedule, when you have the time!

  1. Travel to wonderful locations - without the hassles of luggage or the expense of airline tickets and hotel rooms

  1. Go on an Artist’s Holiday and to paint and sketch in the comfort of your home

  1. Learn new skills  at a relaxed pace that fits in with your schedule

  1. Meet new people “traveling” to the same exciting destination

  1. Develop your skills with feedback from an accomplished watercolorist


The following is a quick overview of the new pages and how to navigate to the area you most want to visit. You can also use the navigational links in the upper right hand corner of each page.

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Imaginary Trips are trips to larger locations like a city or country. The “trip” classes are longer in length with more information provided about the various locations we visit. For more information on Imaginary Trips, please click here.

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Imaginary Visits are visits to a season or imaginary place like Autumn or the beach. The visit classes are shorter in length than the trip classes and usually not specific to an actual place. This allows for a lot of creativity and fun! For more information about Imaginary Visits, please click here

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Independent Learning Classes (ILC) are for travelers who have very busy schedules, those who do not have time to fully participate in interactive classes, and those who prefer to work at their own pace. ILC are self-paced with continued access to all of the materials for one year from the date of purchase. Travelers can begin an Independent Learning Class at any time. Please click here for more information.

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