Ever After – new workshop & Giveaway News!

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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




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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  • jillybyrd

    Hi from Colorado USA!

    Jane, Please give us more Maleficent -As only you can!

    The old tale of the sleeping maiden has roots of which have been traced back as far as 1330’s….back when things were only orally transmitted…. it has been handed down in many forms and titles:
    The third book of Perceforest: Sun, Moon, and Talia: Little Briar Rose: Sleeping Beauty of the Wood and finally, Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.

    Whatever story you know, it is the 1957 telling by Walt Disney when we are finally given a name for the deliciously evil and iconic antagonist, Maleficent.

    ….a Dragon would be a nice add…hmmmmnnnnn?

  • Michelle

    I would love to see the horns and hair in Jane Davenport style. Of course, the poison bottle and kiss would be awesome too. Can’t wait for the class!

  • Melissia Selwyn

    Hi! I would love to see Prince Charming since I always dreamed of him as a little girl. I’m so fortunate to have found my own!

  • Kelly

    Always love a great fairytale and teachers!

  • Cathy

    I would love to find my inner creative child….its in me.. I think this will be an amazing and incredibly fun experience. Can’t wait!

  • Maggie Nemetz

    I would adore taking this class…fairy tales are such a favorite of mine! One of the best classes was Joynal because of all the enchanted-ness! When I think of Sleeping Beauty I always imagine the thick vines and brambles surrounding her castle that the Prince had to hack his way through. I garden a lot, and have found myself a time or two in the same situation (as the prince, not as the poor Beauty lol). Imagine drawing those thick, twisty ropes of vegetation! So winning a place in this class would be the awesome-est of awesome things!

  • Denise Werkheiser

    The elements I would love to see of the Sleeping Beauty story in your part of the class are the brambles/flowers and faeries sprinkled in and around her. I love love love faeries and flowers!! Thanks for the opportunity to win a free spot! (p.s. I am already on your newsletter list 🙂

  • Lulu

    I love Malificent also , her connection to the elementals and animals, this what I would like to see more of , this connection 🙂

  • Rebecca Ruff

    Hi Jane, I would like to see Sleeping Beauty with the Prince about to kiss her!

  • Heidi O'Connor

    an awesome take on Sleeping Beauty would be having sleeping beauty sleeping with the three little fairies that watch over her buzzing around her and maybe the spindle that she pricks her finger on in the background somewhere!!

  • Pam Martin

    Hi Jane! This looks like such a wonderful class! I’d love to see Sleeping Beautiful in a fabulous fairy forest with flowers and a little animal friend. Still on a high from your wonderful Wonderland class and would love to win a spot to continue the magic. Thank you:)

  • Mitzie Styles

    I am a member of your newsletter (already official). I am a little fascinated with the sleeping part in sleeping beauty…. Maybe because I am needing to slow down, maybe because I am tired 🙂 but mostly because I think we need time to heal and regroup and this “sleeping” and letting ourselves heal leads to transformation.

  • Petra de Jong

    I am already a member of your newsletter because I love you and your art work.
    My favorite character offvsleeoing beauty is malifecent looking in her fameus mirror! Thankx for the opportunity to win a free spot!
    Love xoxo

  • Allison Armstrong

    As for elements of Sleeping Beauty, I love Maleficent and her desire to be included along with her evil side, which I think we all have. I also love the dragon and the thorns, but I love true love’s kiss. I’ve already subscribed to your newsletter and gotten one of your books. I am so excited about this class!

  • Kat

    the fairy godmothers are enchanting also that would be fun to do. hope I win 😉 good luck everyone!

  • Julia Rueger

    Oh the Fairy Godmothers… you must draw them too~~ This will be a fun class! I hope I hope I hope I win! Thank-you! :0)

  • Mollilou Merriweather

    I do love fairy tales! In Sleeping Beauty, I love the Blue Fairy Godmother – Meriweather. I like her name. (Lol). Maybe the Fairy Godmothers can be incorporated some way! Love your classes! I am one of your Davenpeeps.

  • Linda Maher

    I am so excited about this course! I love the story of sleeping beauty and the latest movie, Maleficent – such a powerful character who put a whole new twist on the story! I think from Sleeping Beauty and Maleficent we can learn to summon the strength within us. Can’t wait to start!

  • Kim English

    I am so excited for this class. Can’t wait to see what everyone (teachers) have in store for us. I would like to see Sleeping Beauty with her own magical power. Like maybe the fairy curse was not a curse at all but an awakening of what lay dormant in the babe – when she pricks her finger, the magic awakens… Thank you for a chance to win a spot Miss Jane!

  • Frannie Meshorer

    since my ‘grandefairies’ genuinely believe that their ‘grammie’ has Fairie Blood … this is a class i simply must take! so looking forward to it. i’ve raved about it on my facebook page and e-mailed all my friends! XOXO, frannie

  • Donna Wilson Irwin

    I would like to see a huge beautiful bed similar to that concept of princess and the pea….with sleeping beauty falling into it with her hair cascading everywhere

  • Ruth Guthrie

    Jane, I can’t wait to take your lesson. You have had so much influence in the art world teaching everyone how to draw lovely faces and characters. I’d love to win a spot, of course.

  • Steffi

    what a grate opportunity! I love your eyes, would learn some technics but especially I will have fun wiht fairys and colors

  • Gaylene

    I would love to see her beautiful blue eyes and long curly blond hair~~ however what ever you do to her will be amazing as always! This class will be amazing can’t wait to start it and want to thank you for the possibility of winning a spot!!! Love your work Jane!

  • Lori Fili

    I just want to see the strong side of Briar Rose/Aurora. Maybe she could end up being a light sleeper, lol, and not need that kiss anyway. Can’t wait!

  • Dina

    I think something really neat could be done with the drop of blood when she pricks her finger. You are definitely the artist that could make it interesting. Can’t wait to see all of the greatness that emerges from this class. Sure would love to win a spot!

  • Hollie Sawyer

    I love sleeping beauty! It’s one of my favorites! I would love to see your Maleficent! Long flowing hair! The spinning wheel, everyone sleeping, maybe a dragon or two! And of course a kiss from Prince Charming! I’ve always felt that this particular fairy tale has some spiritual elements to it! Maybe it doesn’t but I’ve always felt there was this sleeping girl destined to wake in her right time and save the world! She would then rule as queen!

  • Kathleen Shellrude

    I’d like to see the independence and strength of beauty…. living in woods and escaping at such a young age!

  • Cathy Johnston

    Would love to explore fairy tale ideas!!!

  • Kelly Aubert

    I would love to see,the sleeping potion or the mirror on the wall. I hope that I’m answering the question correctly! lol! I just love this fairy tale theme!!

  • April Gleason

    I love maleficent’s horns, the curl is just so interesting. I also really love her minions and feel like they could inspire something fun.

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