Welcome to ImaginaryTrips.com! We offer online “trips” to fabulously exotic locations where you learn to focus in on the essence of a location quickly and how to capture it on the page of your sketchbook. Improve your sketching and page design skills via sketching and watercolor without ever leaving the comfort of your home.
You’ll learn about the wonderful locations we will be “visiting” without the usual hassles of traveling the world!
Busy, crazy life? Not much time to participate in an interactive class on someone else’s schedule? Then you’ve found the right place! Self-Study classes have been created with you in mind.
Look around and check out the links below—there’s something for everyone!
All “Trip” classes visit fabulous locations like Paris, England, San Francisco, Italy and many others. Trip classes are interactive with other travelers and Laure. They have 6 assignments and last 8 weeks.
The focus of Trip classes is on capturing the essence of a location quickly and in creating a pleasing page in our sketchbooks. Click below to find out what exciting locations are currently on the itinerary.
“Visit” classes usually focus on non-specific locations such as the beach, a garden or a season and contain 4 assignments, but on occasion, do include a specific locale.
Many of these classes are aimed towards helping the artist learn techniques such as color use, values, and page design. The Visit classes include 4 assignments and last 6 weeks. They are interactive with other travelers and Laure.
Self-Study Classes are self-paced with the same material covered in the regular Trip and Visit classes as well as some of the classes Laure teaches on-location.
You can start anytime and work when it’s convenient for your schedule. There are no critiques or interaction with Laure. All materials are available for a period of 1 year so you have plenty of time to work through the assignments.
Come and join Laure at one of her classes on location! She can be found teaching at classes in a number of places in and around Florida.
The subject matter of her classes is varied and they always focus on capturing the essence of the subject quickly, easily and colorfully. Check out the schedule to see where she’s going to be!
Paris in October? St. Pete Beach in January? New Orleans in November? Laure loves to travel with like-minded artists and friends to…well, just about anywhere!
Workshops vary from two days to ten in wonderful locations. Laure is there with you every step of the journey, giving individual help as well as spontaneous demos. Come and join the fun!
Laure Ferlita is a watercolor artist who loves combining art, travel, sketching in fabulous locations and sharing the fun with friends! She created ImaginaryTrips.com back in 2009.
She found her way to teaching via a slightly unconventional route, but eight years in and she cannot imagine doing anything else!