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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Creativity, Learning and Travel!

  
A Note From Laure:


My bucket list keeps getting longer and longer!


One of the hazards of my job is to research new places to “travel” and I’m forever falling in love with new places! I’ve recently been learning about Scotland and while it’s not a new addition to my list, it has jumped several notches up the ladder. However, Spain wasn’t on the list...until now!


Something I enjoy most about researching new places to visit is arcane tidbits that have no great relevance, but make the visit a whole lot more fun. Did you know that Scotland’s national animal was the unicorn?! Maybe that has something to do with all the whisky they produce?? The thistle, like the one in the image below, is the national flower.

So if you haven’t guessed already, the next class up is An Imaginary Visit to Scotland and after that we’re headed to An Imaginary Visit to Spain! Did you know that when a child loses a tooth in Spain, a small surprise is left by a small mouse called, “Ratoncito Pérez?”


I hope you’ll come and join the fun, whether you’re  curious about another country, you’re practicing for your next big trip to a fabulous location or you’re just starting out sketching. The classes are full of information about the places we visit as well as tips and techniques for capturing a scene quickly in your sketchbook. Regardless of the reason, you’ll learn a lot!


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.



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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




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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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