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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Finally, Independent Learning Classes!

  
A Note From Laure:


At Long Last, The Classes Are Here...And They’re Live At:




I cannot tell you how excited I am to write those words! Yes! Finally! I have found a solution that works for hosting the Independent Learning Classes in a way that works for both you and me!


The Independent Learning Classes are self-paced and you will have access to the course materials for 365 days from the date of your enrollment! You learn when you want, where you want, how you want and you can play the video demonstrations as many times as you’d like!


In addition to the self paced class, there are more options available: Private Email Critiques and 1-on-1 Mentoring Sessions! Depending on where you are on your artistic journey and your current life demands, I believe one of these options will work for you.


There are currently three IL classes offered with at least 2 more in the works that will be live in the next few weeks. I will continue to add classes on a ongoing basis. The Imaginary Realm is straightforward and clean which makes it easy to navigate. You can watch the videos and see the pdf handouts across all of your computers and tablets. There’s even a completion monitor to let you know how much of the class you’ve finished!


I will also continue to offer regular, live online classes like An Imaginary Visit to Scotland (which starts on August 13th!) and An Imaginary Visit to Spain! in the hopes of everyone finding something that fits with their style/pace of learning and their schedules.


Please check out “the new realm” and tell me what you think!  You can click on the logo below to go directly to the site or go to the Independent Learning link in the upper right corner to learn a bit more.




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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