Week 9 Term 3. A Big Hoorah. We made it!
Week 8 Term 3. Flowers & Tranquility
Suddenly it’s that time again, when we realise we’ve had several wonderful weeks with our sketching buddies and tutor. Some students say they come to sketching because of the friends they’ve made, and it’s the best day of the week.
Sketches this week were whatever people wanted to revise/revisit/ have another crack at.
Week 7 Term 3. Shiny,Pretty,Reflective
Tables were covered from one end to the other in glorious blooms. Beautiful specimens, large and small, delicate and bold. Everyone was smiling. Flowers bring beauty and wonder and a feeling of wellbeing.
Loads of that this week.
Even our Intro Sketchers joined the flower revolution this week!
Week 6 Term 3. Strange & Fantastic Creatures
This was a week to look at all things shiny, glittery, reflective, polished, see though and all.
Here's where your observation becomes finely tuned as you look for the colours which make it appear that way.
What colours do you see? 50 shades of grey or a 50 hues of colour.
Week 5 Term 3. Fast Machines and First Perspective
Strange goings-on in our sketch subjects this week. The stranger the creature the more we loved it.
Matt Blatt is a contemporary very cool homewares showroom filled with all sorts of eccentric decor.
Very much fantasy land!
Pop-up: Expressive Watercolour with Toni
We have so much variety in our sketch subjects now that we're up to week 5.
This week some have been up close and personal with big powerful motorcycles. Look at those curves!! Brrmm Brrmm.
Sketching in an hour at Harry Hartog Booksellers
A surprise Pop-up from Toni. She is offering a very relaxed watercolour workshop for you to push the boundaries in paint.
Sunday Taste of Sketching Workshop
A very successful Travel Sketching Workshop today at Harry Hartog Booksellers Warringah Mall. It’s lovely to see people who have not sketched before, create their first impression and totally surprise themselves.
Week 4 Term 3. Storytelling in Glass
Hibiscus, Crepe Myrtle and Coffee
10am and everybody has arrived to start our Workshop, especially designed for those keen to learn some simple tricks and techniques of quick sketching…….
Week 3 Term 3. Sketching by the seaside
We were immersed in colour this week. For some it was first watercolours in nature, for another group it was the colour in early architecture, and for others the rich colours of stained glass.
Week 2 Term 3. Architecture. Shapes and shadows
Sketching by the sea was where we all were this week. From Rose Bay, Balmain and Manly everyone was slopping on the colours of the sea.
Week 1 Term 3. Sepia vistas & red hibiscus
Intro sketchers were looking at discovering those hibiscus and fruit shapes and seeing how they interconnect. Early days but the sketches are certainly happening. Travel Sketching students were looking at what tricks and techniques could be applied to architecture.
The joy of the plein-air first time sketcher
This was a new week, a new term, back with old friends and new. Travel sketchers were learning to look for tone. Adventurers were enjoying the beauty of the Great Synagogue. Our Intro sketchers were tackling step by step shapes with our trusty old friend the Hibiscus flower.
Discovering your own city through sketching
Another glorious Sydney winter day for our July Taste of Sketching Workshop. This month the beach was our theme and wow did our sketchers embrace that.
Week 10 Term 2. Watercolour Sketching
One of the great things about sketching is where it can take you. There’s a whole new reason to go and look at views vistas and places with a sketchbook in hand. Lately I’ve had time to do some exploring round parts of Sydney harbour I’ve never been to. Here's some of my highlights.
Week 9 Term 2. Colour & Contrast
It was an exciting last week for all our classes, and for us to see how far Intro Sketchers have come is very exciting. The final of the 10 artists we’ve been ‘stealing with permission’ from was Margaret Olley. What a gorgeous finish.
Week 8 Term 2. Sketching life’s moments
For Sydney classes this week our sketch artist was the enthusiastic Travel Sketcher/Designer/Urban Sketcher Marina Grechanik from Jaffa, Israel. As you can see, the result is loose, blocky and strong.
Week 7 Term 2. Sketching in the Rain
This has been a week for capturing those moments around you, no matter how ordinary they may seem. In our sketchbooks all of that comes to life and becomes a story. Your story.
Week 6 Term 2. Creating Stories
Sketching in the rain - I hear that's what you've all been doing! Seems that's what it's been for our students in both hemispheres. So plenty of singing, um... sketching.
Week 5 Term 2. Sketching Under the Influence.
This week our newer sketchers studied perspective and how that comes together.
Our left brain thinks its impossible, but our right brain say's 'Oh that makes sense'.
It's quite an aha moment.
This is our 5th week for Travel Sketchers looking at the influence of well known international sketchers. We were looking Veronica Lawlor, a US based sketcher/illustrator/mixed media artist and her use of strong line, pattern and design.