The EXPANDING YOUR ARTISTIC MIND WORKBOOK IS FINALLY AVAILABLE!
This is first workbook in a series of 3 and it's packed with information and fun exercises designed to give your Creative Self a boost! Check it out in my Etsy Shop. You can find the link in my About Me tab.
Reviews for Expanding Your Artistic Mind, Workbook 1
“When it comes to drawing and sketching, if you are one of those people who says, “I can’t,” this workbook will totally change your mind. With easy-to-follow breakthrough exercises and plenty of encouragement, Jan will have you saying, Yes, I CAN!” in no time. Get ready to fall in love with drawing!”
Rhonda Dicksion, graphic artist, photographer, writer
Editor-in-Chief, COLOR Magazine
Professional colored pencil artist
“This is the book to help explore one’s own creative mind and bring it to paper. It's a must book for artists young and old and even for those who may not think of themselves as artist but love to create. This book would be great for young students as well as it does teach them to use and train their brains in a way no one ever teaches.”
“Expanding Your Artistic Mind is incredibly fun and inspiring – a must-have for creatives of all kinds! Jan Fagan’s innovative exercises had my mind humming in new directions with fresh ideas that I had not considered before. With easy-to-follow instructions and beautiful illustrations, this workbook will make your creative spirit blossom. I can’t wait for the next workbook in the series!”
Debby Neal, artist and painter
Beginner Colored Pencil Class at The Good Stuff Gallery
February 16, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Watermark Book Company Art Walk Featured Artist
January 4th from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM * 612 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes WA 98221
Come in and say hi! In addition to doing a live demo I will have prints and cards for sale. I'll even have some free coloring pages for the kiddos!
Watermark website: https://www.watermarkbookcompany.com
January 1, 2018 marks the beginning of my new responsibilities as the Vice President of the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) Seattle Chapter! Looking forward to new colored pencil adventures!
Guess what!? I'm in Ann Kullberg's CP Treasures V (2017)!
For the second year in a row my work was chosen to be included in the Ann Kullberg juried CP Treasures book featuring colored pencil artists from around the world. My art was one of 120 pieces chosen out of over 800! I'm so honored and excited to be included in the journal!
Come see me at the that annual Cherry Valley Holiday show!
Artists and artisans, music and food! Come by for one-of-a-kind gifts.
Annual PEO Show
Fantastical Worlds Exhibit
Beginner Colored Pencil Clinic
September 30, 2017 - 9AM-12 Noon, Northwest Art Center, 15705 Main St NE F, Duvall, WA (425) 788-5900
Some of what you will learn:
- The many different kinds of colored pencils on the market and how to use them
- Really helpful tools for drawing in colored pencil
- Types of drawing papers and surfaces used for colored pencil art
- Various blending tools and solvents used
- Colored pencil tips and tricks
- How to find free, copyright-free sources to draw from (aside from your own photos)
Everyone will get to work on a colored pencil piece using a subject matter of their choosing. After all, if you don’t like drawing something you won’t have fun working on it! Don’t know what to draw? No worries.
I will be sending you a short questionnaire before the class that will help you decide what your best subject matter could be! Based on your answers I will even bring some source photos for you to work from if you don’t have any.
At the end of the class one lucky attendee will also win a gift bag full of fun, colored pencil related items!
Click on this link to sign up: http://northwestartcenter.org/artclass/beginner_colored_pencil_clinic/
Colored Pencil on Copper Workshop
July 8th, 2017, 6PM-9PM
Northwest Art Center, 15705 Main St NE F, Duvall, WA
Create a unique colored pencil and copper masterpiece! All you need to bring are your favorite colored pencils and perhaps a drawing pad in case you want to sketch some ideas first. That's it! I will have everything else you need for this fun and unusual project.
Only $35.00 per person. Summer refreshments served! (BYOB allowed)
CLICK THIS LINK TO BOOK ONLINE: http://northwestartcenter.org/artclass/colored-pencil-copper-workshop/
Artist's Way Reunite & Ignite
May 3, 2017, 6PM-9PM
Northwest Art Center, 15705 Main St NE F, Duvall, WA 98019
I'll be the guest artist presenting a night of fun and discovery for the Artist's Way group in Duvall, Washington. (This is a closed group of artists who have graduated from the Artist's Way program.) Using 2 guided meditations and more fun, interactive art games, attendees can expect a night of creative discovery and insight! $25 per person. Hope to see you there. For more information about the Artist Way group in Duvall contact the Northwest Art Center (425) 788-5900
Creative Adventure Workshop
March 25, 2017, 10AM-1PM
Studio Beju, 15630 Main St NE, Duvall, WA 98019
Using a combination of guided meditation and fun, creative-inducing exercises I'll lead you through an adventure in creativity that you’ll be able to replicate on your own. You’ll learn techniques to help open new doors to your imagination and even break those occasional creative blocks. $45 per person. Interested? Send me an email in the Contact Me section at the bottom of my screen!