Ever After – a new collab workshop!

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ever AfterI have some wonderful & exciting news! I am going to be teaching on Ever After 2016! As you know, I love using fairytales as source material for my art, so of course I said ‘yes’ when I was asked to collaborate on this workshop. Plus Tam is a beloved friend, so double-yes!

Tam and I also filmed for a ‘Mutual Admiration Society’ class, and for a bonus lesson in ‘Lifebook’ while she was staying with me at The Nest, so there are lots of delectable things coming up from us. But for now – Ever After!

There will be a chance to win a spot with the Blog Hop that starts next week. Keep reading if you want to find out more about Ever After 2016 and if you want to find out how you can win a spot! 🙂

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First let me tell you a bit more about Ever After in case you haven’t heard about it yet!

“Ever After” is a mixed media art & style development course with a fairytale theme hosted by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts. Tam is joined by 12 popular mixed media art teachers ( incluiding myself!) who will all share beautiful fairy-tale inspired lessons with you AND, in Module 2 they will also divulge their hints and tips on how they developed their own style and how YOU TOO can find your own unique voice as an artist! 🙂 Yay!

Screen Shot 2016-04-19 at 9.58.48 PMThe fairy tale I chose is

Sleeping Beauty .

I have some fabulous ideas boiling away! I loved Malificent and the expansion of the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ fable. So expect some sultry eyes, amazing head pieces and yes, flowing hair!

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Registration opens on May 16th 2016 and the class begins on July 1st 2016. So you can’t join yet – but very soon!

So if you want to start your summer drawing and painting fairy-tales, exploring your own personal story and style and hang out with a wonderful creative community of like-minded souls, be sure to join once registration opens! 🙂 Keep this page bookmarked so that you can sign up the moment it goes on sale! 🙂 .

The way most collaborative classes work is, each teacher earns a small teaching fee whenever you join the class using the links for the class on their blog. So I think you are mighty fine of you whenever I post a collaborative class I am involved with and you join from my link ( group hug!).

Now then, onto the give-away and blog hop! 🙂 I can give away 1 space on Ever After 2016 to 1 lucky winner, yay! 🙂 And if you follow the blog hop starting May 2nd( see below for links and dates) you can up your chances of winning a space by entering all the other give-aways also! 🙂

How to enter the give-away:
1. Sign up to my newsletter ( in the sidebar).
2. Leave a comment on my Blog Hop Post May 11th letting me know what elements of Sleeping Beauty you would love to see in my class!

Here is the list of the other amazing teachers who will be teaching on Ever After – they too will be giving away a spot on Ever After so go check them out and enter their give-aways! 🙂

I’ll see you on the Blog Hop!

Join my mail list ( in the sidebar)for news to join up at the Early bird price on May 16th



Blog Hop!


2nd May 2016

Tamara Laporte

3rd May 2016

Micki Wilde


4th May 2016

Andrea Gomoll


5th May 2016

Carla Sonheim


6th May 2016

Annie Hamman


7th May 2016

Karine Bosse


8th May 2016

Cinnamon Cooney


9th May 2016

Mystele Kirkeeng


10th May 2016

Galia Alena


11th May 2016

Jane Davenport


12th May 2016

Rachelle Panagarry


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  • Holly Josey

    Hello!!! Love exploring the richness of fairy tales as a teacher.Big fan of panpastels so would love to experience how you use them to make beautiful translucent fairy wings .Also keen on floral garlands and above all castles heck love to see it all Thanks for sharing your talents and gifts Artists are the bestest sharers ever <3

  • Kimmie Hogan

    I’m super excited about this course. Being grown up doesn’t mean we should stop believing in fairy tales. I love that we get to bring out the little girl inside of us. The teacher lineup is amazing!!! I’m excited to learn to to color the gorgeous skin of sleeping beauty. Winning a spot would be awesome!!! Thanks for the chance to win a spot!!! XOXOX

  • Wendy Held

    So inspired by Jane and her amazing talent! I would love to learn how to achieve
    translucent, beautiful skin tones and engaging expressions!

  • Tania

    Painting her skin to look like porcelain, almost see through with a soft gentle expression on her face and her hair gently cascading over a pillow. Almost like it is just bairly touching. Maybe she is in a lying position but floating just above the ground so that her hair and clothing are draping and flowing freely.

  • Margaret Burgess

    Love fairytales – just sad isn’t like a fairytale but still believe. Would love to do this on line workshop.

  • Lynn Jackson

    This is such an amazing and interesting opportunity! I wonder what lies in the depth of sleeping beauty’s heart and mind while asleep, can you help me see? I’d love to be able to develop my surreal ideas with a magicial flair and the touch of my wand/brush! Everything is crossed.

  • Vicki Sun

    I would like to learn how to make Sleeping Beauty’s eyes closed like she is sleeping.

  • Eve Ruby

    I would love to draw sleeping and her hair cascading down on the side of her pillow. OR see her dancing with birds holding up her dress and beautiful eyes like you teach. I hope to win!

  • Cindy

    Oh what fun, I have been waiting patiently for this amazing course… I really would love to learn how to paint and draw expression… Thank you for the opp to win a spot, I am already subscribed cause I love love love your amazing art.
    Thank you Jane

  • Cynthia Ford

    I have been so excited about this course from the time Tam first announced it! The teacher lineup looks amazingly magical. Jane, you were the first in this new chapter of my life. Your book and courses have enriched my life greatly. I am a Fairy Godmother . . .(have a subscription-based community of wee folk I send anonymous fairy accessories to each month). This course is going to be perfect to enhance my artistic ability and spread more magic fairy sparkles to the letters that go out each month. I would like to see the expression on Sleeping Beauty’s face when she wakes and sees the prince. I have been accused of living in La-La land my whole life . . .in younger years didn’t know how to respond to that . . . .now my response is “yes I do and I love it here”! I am so pleased to find you in this course . . your work is amazing!! I would love to win a spot. Sharing everywhere!!
    Magical Fairy Love to All, Fairy Godmother aka Cindy Ford 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Rachel Evans-White

    how to paint a peaceful sleeping face! Also how to bring in othr elements of the tale into the background xx

  • M. Esperanza

    I like this tale since I was a child. I would like something related to the forest and the sleeping beauty. Thanks a lot.

  • Trina

    Love fairies too. Also how to draw and paint a sleeping face (eyes closed) and beautiful cascading gown

  • Helen Hales

    Love to see the fairies and the cradle at the start of the story and/or the thorny castle as everyone is asleep but always happy with what you come up with. Hope to win

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