Curiousity is said to keep you youthful.
For an artist it is essential!

Wonderland is an extraordinary art adventure! The artwork and projects dreamed up for this workshop are astoundingly creative and will have you joyfully tumbling down the watercolour rabbithole with Jane!

Create your own masterpieces with step by step tutorials on drawing, painting, collage, lettering and composition.

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Why Wonderland?

Lewis Carroll’s children’s classic, Alice in Wonderland, turns 150 this year.

 

For a century and a half it has delighted and puzzled us in equal measure. We have fallen down the rabbit hole with Alice, taken tea with her and the Mad Hatter, been maddened by the Cheshire Cat and had to convince the Queen of Hearts that we didn’t steal her tarts!

 

Alice in Wonderland was first published in 1865 and was inspired by a boat trip that author Lewis Carroll took with some family friends, the Liddell children, down the River Thames in Oxford. He told the youngest daughter, Alice, a story as they rowed along and she begged him to write it down. When he got home that evening he began straight away.

 

The book, and its sequel Through The Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, have been translated into at least 65 languages, including Cornish and Latin, and countless film and theatre adaptations have been made.

 

Alice in Wonderland is a book that remains as enchanting as ever, no matter how many times we reread it.

“so many out-of-the-way things had happened lately, that alice began to think that very few things indeed were really impossible”

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Follow Alice down the rabbit hole

 Lesson 1 – Painting Roses – or letting things be.

We warm up with letting splotches of watercolor keep the Queen of Hearts at bay!

Lesson 2 – Tumbling Alice – fall with style

We start with a lesson on mixing colors and move into thinking about all the different Alices we can create!

Lesson 3 – Paint Me -The small hero

We mix Colour Cocktails before a lesson in perspective!

Lesson 4 – Golden Afternoon – learn from the flowers

Learn to paint with Watercolor on wood!

Lesson 5 – Vanishing Act – meet the Cheshire Cat

Practice your Evaporative Skills with silhouettes and masking.

Lesson 6 – A Mad Tea Party – Guests with Zest!

We create the Wonderland characters as paper dolls!

Lesson 7 – Growing Up & Up & Up

Alice goes Grand Scale in a GIANT watercolour lesson.

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A few more details…

I have created this class so you can take all the time you need and let the magic happen!

 

All sessions for the Self-guided study classes are up when you arrive. This means there’s no waiting for projects to be posted and you can take the course at whatever pace works for you

 

You can revisit, rewatch, recharge and remind yourself of all the art supplies, all the drawing lessons, all the mixed media inspiration whenever you want.

 

You need never feel embarrassed about not ‘clicking’ with a new skill straightaway. It’s a terrible feeling when you feel left behind, or that you dont ‘get it’ and everyone else does in a learning situation! But you will NEVER feel that way in my classroom because you can pause and rewind, and ask questions.

 

Online classes are an investment of your time and energy as well as your money and you want concrete skills as well as fun and the most creative results! I pour my energy into my class materials, and am equally available in the classroom. Assisting your creativity is important to me…it’s the reason I love to teach.

 

Let’s  flutter off to magical Joynal wonderland!

What do you get?

Wonderland is an online Workshop unlike any other. This is an experience.

Along with step-by-step, rich-with-detail technique lessons, INSPIRATION is on the menu.

7 Lessons of dizzying creativity!

  • Watercolour basics.
  • Keeping colours clear.
  • Going into neutrals. Mixing watercolour with other media Watercolour on canvas
  • Watercolour on wood
  • Eat Me! Taking your watercolour  LARGE!
  • Drink Me! Taking your watercolours small.
  • Create interacting characters
  •  Illustrative, whimsical, expressive faces!
  • Flowing, fabulous Hair.
  • Step by Step videos of  Jane’s creative process.
  • Jane’s watercolour Secrets!
  • Drawing and painting faces figures with Jane Davenport.

Videos will be typically between 8 and 20 minutes long each. Sometimes I will split an involved lesson over a few  videos.

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What do you need?

Let me just emphasise that you don’t need all the art supplies in the universe to complete your assignments! You can use whatever art tools you have. You will learn new ways of using what you do have, and be able to pinpoint what you may like to add to your creative life in the future without expensive trial and error.

Supplies

Let me just emphasise that you don’t need all the art supplies in the universe to complete your assignments! You can use whatever art tools you have. Will I be showing you all sorts of amazing supplies? YES!
Do you need all of those supplies to create along with me? NO!

Things that would be WONDERful for this workshop:

  • Watercolour Paper: A variety of Hot press, and Cold Press will be fun.
    ( I Like Moulin du Roy from Canson, Arches, Fluid 100 – but any will do!)
  • Watercolour Journal: I love the Strathmore Watercolour Journals: click here
  • Prismacolor Coloured Pencils: click here
  • Access to a colour copier or ink jet printer will be beneficial.
  • A fast computer & high-speed internet service to process & watch the videos will be vital as well as enough technical know-how to navigate the site. If you are regularly able to watch Youtube videos of up to 15 minutes in length w/o interruption you should be just fine. Do please make sure though, since tuition is non-refundable once your password to the class network has been sent.

Supplies List ideas are here: click

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  • Jane's warm, playful and practical approach made watercolours approachable and inspiring. I had previously taken watercolour classes where I was left with a long list of rules and no desire to try and master them ( though I loved the way they look). After Janes Wonderland class, my watercolours are one of my most reached for mediums! Thank you so much for the inspiration and sharing of knowledge.

    Margot Keast
    Margot Keast
  • Watercolor wonder! Using Alice and company as inspiration, Jane designed a course which took me on a journey of watercolor discovery. This course is filled with confidence instilling projects sure to delight the beginning and advanced student alike. I feel my skills with watercolor grew exponentially. I enjoyed the fun color mixing exercises, illustration lessons and painting on new types of substrates. Jane's encouraging and joyful nature is infectious. I loved every moment of this course.

    Gigi Degerlund Willett
    Gigi Degerlund Willett
  • If watercolors intimidate you, come to Wonderland!! Jane leads you on a step by step trail and before you know it you are down the rabbit hole, painting in ways you never knew you could, and having fun while you do it! I have taken nearly all of Jane's classes and she has never failed me yet!! Wonderland is most Wonderful!

    Marysu Bennett
    Marysu Bennett

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Are you ready to fall into Wonderland?

Wonderland is an extraordinary art adventure! The artwork and projects dreamed up for this workshop are astoundingly creative and will have you joyfully tumbling down the watercolour rabbithole with Jane!

Create your own masterpieces with step by step tutorials on drawing, painting, collage, lettering and composition.

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One time cost ($USD)

$185

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