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Wonderland

Fall in love with
watercolour

Extraordinary Art Adventure
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. 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.

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast

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Why Wonderland
Why Wonderland?
Lewis Carroll’s children’s classic, Alice in Wonderland, just turned 150!

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.
Lesson Plan
These are some of the highlights from the fifteen in depth lessons of dizzying creativity!

15

Impactful Lessons
Lesson 1

Lesson 1

Create your colour bible

In this lesson, we’ll dive down the rabbit hole into all the yummy supplies you’ll be using this workshop and have our first ‘Alicesignment’ of creating your colour bible.

Lesson 2

Lesson 2

Painting roses – or letting things be.

Think of the Queen as the Inner Critic in your mind that makes unrealistic demands on your art. Think of the characters in Wonderland as your creativity and ideas.

Lesson 3

Lesson 3

Which Alice?

In your Alicesignment, you are going to start in a loose, fun way to interpret Alice. We start with her dress! Have some fun dreaming up your own Alices!

Lesson 4

Lesson 4

Tumbling Alice

Now the fun can really commence… Down the Rabbit hole we go! Enjoy creating your Tumbling Alices!

Lesson 5

Lesson 5

Colour Cocktail

Alice comes across a little bottle labelled ‘Drink Me’ She decides to be brave and risk adventure. We are going to do the same with our watercolours.…

Lesson 6

Lesson 6

Shoulders of Giants

We pay homage to Sir John Tenniel, Lewis Caroll’s book illustrator while adding our own modern twist with this lesson.

Lesson 7

Lesson 7

Paint me -the small hero

Next we get a lesson in perspective drawing Alice fraction of her usual size.

Lesson 8

Lesson 8

Flower bed – a soft landing

Let’s create give Alice something beautiful to land on! And look at Gouache at the same time.

Lesson 9

Lesson 9

What wood be

In this lesson, the would-be White Rabbit is made of wood. A Cradled Birch Panel to be more exact.

Lesson 10

Lesson 10

Flower face – put your petal to the metal

If I was Alice, I would want to go back to Wonderland over and over again. This is my grown-up Alice visiting the Flowers – feeling a little ‘pluck-ier this time!

Lesson 11

Lesson 11

Vanishing act – meet the cheshire cat

One of the most perplexing characters in Wonderland is the Cheshire Cat. Practice your Evaporative Skills with silhouettes and masking.

Lesson 12

Lesson 12

Your mask – don’t hide it, be proud

This lesson looks at Masking Fluid! What will your final Disappearing act be like?

Lesson 13

Lesson 13

A mad tea party – guests with zest!

We create the Wonderland characters as paper dolls!

Lesson 14

Lesson 14

Growing up & up & up

Alice has a lot of trouble with her size in Wonderland.Alice goes Grand Scale in a GIANT watercolour lesson. The main lesson here is “Trust The Mess”.

Lesson 15

Lesson 15

Curiouser and Curiouser!

Now for your Final Alicesignment! Curiosity keeps your mind young and a sparkle in your eye and it can do some pretty wonderful things to your artwork too!

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Who is it for

Who is it for?

Beginners will appreciate the step-by-step instructions.

More advanced artists will enjoy my careful attention to detail which will help refine, improve and expand your techniques.

Who is it not suited for?

If you’re just getting started with your art and feel a bit fearful, you might want to start with one of our beginner workshops. Draw Happy for example is a great starting place for drawing simple faces before you go in-depth with this workshop.

Who is it for

Who is it for?

Beginners will appreciate the step-by-step instructions.

More advanced artists will enjoy my careful attention to detail which will help refine, improve and expand your techniques.

Who is it not suited for?

If you’re just getting started with your art and feel a bit fearful, you might want to start with one of our beginner workshops. Draw Happy for example is a great starting place for drawing simple faces before you go in-depth with this workshop.

How the Workshop is Delivered

  • Lifetime Access
  • Pause, rewind and review each lesson as often as you like.
  • Private Community to meet with other artists!
  • Log into a private area of the JD website to access your workshop!
  • 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.

    Full instructions are on the site if this is your first online class experience. You are in safe hands!

    What you Get

    Wonderland Videos
    Videos

    The classes are video based and typically between 7 and 20 minutes long each. Intense creative nuggets! I talk you through each of the art supplies, what they do and show you how to use them through a variety of drawing projects and exercises.

    Private Facebook Group
    Private Facebook Group
    I will ask you to upload your drawings and experiments into our private Facebook Group. It may be nerve-wracking the first time you do it, but trust that you and your creative soul will benefit exponentially by being courageous and sharing your work!

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    What you’ll need for the workshop

    A good internet service to watch the videos

    For materials to create with:
    We will be using watercolours as the main art supply, so any watercolours you have will be great.

    These are some other things you would find useful:

    Or get the Art Supply Bundle here!

    Wonderland Materials
    For materials to create on:

    I want you to use whatever colour art supplies you have!
    But if you don’t have anything suitable, grab the following:
    Watercolor Paper: full details are in the classroom
    Watercolour Art Journal: full details are in the classroom
    Book Binding items if you want to make your own journal:
    Check out my Book Binding kit here.

    Wonderland Materials
    The school is a safe and loving space
    full of creative-minded spirits where you can feel free to be your arty self.
    Fun, fun, fun!
    Rebecca

    “This is my fourth Jane Davenport Workshop and it’s definitely my fave so far I treated myself to some fancy Schmincke watercolors and I am having so much fun drawing these little Alices.”

    Rebecca, UK
    Valya

    “I have learned more with Jane in a few lessons than I have from years of classical art classes… Thank you Jane!!!!!”

    Valya, Greece
    Sendie

    “As a beginner, this workshop transported me outside of my comfort zone and challenged me in many ways. Thanks for creating such fun, detailed and positive workshops Jane!! I may not have created any masterpieces but I will gladly admit that I’m proud of myself for experimenting and completing each assignment.”

    Sendie, Canada

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