ABOUT ERIN HILL SKETCHING

 

Welcome to ErinHill Sketching ….Yes You CAN Sketch……..

‘One of the best things about learning to Travel Sketch is the pleasure you get from putting lines on paper, the fun people you learn with, and the amount of laughing you’ll do.’

Erin Hill Sketching is a studio-turned-international school that offers foundation to advanced classes in Australia, New Zealand, and the South of France.
The school uses simple approaches, like imposing time limits, to help students get to the essence of a sketch — rather than overdoing and overthinking it. “The simpler the better,”  “There’s no right or wrong.”
It’s about you and the image you capture.”


INTRO TO TRAVEL SKETCHING COURSES (For Beginners)
We take through the first steps in these Intro classes and build your skills to take you to the next level.
We have a number of passionate tutors who are qualified to teach the EHS system.
Can’t draw a straight line? Not even a stick figure? Your auntie has talent but you don’t ? You are perfect for our classes.
10 progressive weeks. Step by step. If you haven’t sketched with us before you’ll start here. You’ll learn to sketch, use watercolours and several other mediums, all designed to fit in your page and be portable for traveling.
Interstate? Try our popular New Sketcher Sunday Workshops.
Every one of of students said the above or similar.
Now they are sketching happily.
We work through a program and you’ll learn something more each week.
Click here to see our Intro Sketch Courses and timetables
Below are some of the subjects we cover over the 10 weeks:

How to See
Observing your subject. How to see.
Page planning. Getting that 3d thing onto your page.
Easy Colour with Sketching
Trees and gardens.
People made easy.
Sea and sky.
Beaches and boats
Looking at Perspective
Composition and focus in Sketching

THE ESSENTIAL EHS SKETCH KIT  Sketch Kit info


TRAVEL SKETCHING COURSES ( For those who’ve completed an Intro Course)
For our passionate students who return term after term, every class is different and more progressive.
You will be learning watercolour, aquarelle, inks, gouache and many more surprising techniques, on a variety of paper.
Our sketch kit is portable and designed to go traveling with you.
We are guiding you to let go, loosen up and feel free.

Travel Sketching means we sketch rain or shine.
Bring a big umbrella if it looks like rain, and a sun hat if you feel the heat.
A reasonable level of fitness is important, and bring a fold up stool if you like.


WHAT MAKES ERINHILL SKETCHING DIFFERENT?
This is not an Art Class as you know it. We won’t be teaching you to paint a perfect painting! Or draw something exact and precise.
You’ll be sketching what you see on location, as you do when traveling. We can looking at Brooklyn Bridge NY or Sydney Opera House – we sketch anywhere at all.
We will however teach you the foundation skills of how to see, to sketch an impression, and to use watercolours and other mediums to an advanced level.
We rarely use pencils, erasers or rulers. Oh dear – how terrifying you think!
But not so – once we show you how to start everything will make sense.
Wibbly wobbly is just fine.
Nothing matters but enjoying what you do.


EHS ART SCHOOLS are in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, South of France.
Workshops in Boston – Sunday October 21 2018.
New York – Sunday October 28 2018


EHS SKETCH HOLIDAYS are designed for those who are passionate about travel, sketching, history and discovering slightly out of the way places they may not find on their own.
All the above with a fully escorted group.
We take you to magical parts of Europe and Greek Isles, USA and South Pacific.


WHO ARE OUR STUDENTS?
Our students come from all walks of life.
People who’ve always wanted to sketch but never felt they could.
People who’ve painted and sketched but want to loosen up and understand simple colour.
People who have decided it’s time to do something new for themselves.
Young professionals who spend their work life on computers and traveling.
Academics who crave a chance to be creative.
Mothers who want some ‘me time’ while kids are in school.
In fact EHS is for everybody.


All enquiries and bookings see our bookings page or email erin@erinhill.com.au