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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Welcome to a fun, new way of learning!


  
A Note From Laure:

The first 5 months of the new schedule for 2014 is now posted! There will be MORE classes and new locations posted, but I didn’t want to wait any longer. As always, a few past favorites and something new this year—technique classes.


The Technique Classes will focus on a technique rather than a location. Using Values To Create and Sketching Water are the first two on the schedule. You can download the schedule 2014 Class Schedule.pdf.


I also have some great news about the Independent Learning classes (hint: they’re coming!) and I should have something to share before the end of March—FINALLY!


If you’re interested in being the first to receive notice of new classes, please use the sign-up form over on the right and receive the “7 Tricks for Awesome Journal Pages” for free!


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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