Week 2 has flashed by and it was all about, nature, organics, colour and creatures. Lots of great weather around so setting up outdoor studios was perfect.Read More
Join me on a 2 Day Travel Sketching Workshop in London.
Sunday June 30th / Monday July 1st.
Day 1. Learn to sketch the simple shapes as you plan your page, without the extra detail. Day 2 will be our ‘Getting Loose with watercolour’ day. keeping to just 8 colours we’ll learn the layering trick which gives you the freshest and brightest watercolour.
Beginning an exciting new term now.For 8 weeks we will sketch a different subject each week and watch our skills expand. Nothing will be beyond your reach soon. See how the first week of Term 2 went.Read More
First days in Havana on our April 15 -25 Sketch Tour. So much to see. So much to learn and we loved every minute.
I’ll add sections covering each of the 4 towns/cities we visited and sketches for each. Enjoy.
If people are keen we can revisit in 2021 again in April. Let me know.Read More
Our popular Taste of Sketching Workshops teach people to become sketchers. No previous skills required as we teach you all you’ll need to know.
As a follow on we now have ‘next Steps’ Workshops for those who’d like to progress.
In this workshop we addressed the query we often get - how do we paint/sketch reflections. Kathy lead the students through a sea demonstation followed by a greenery scene. Suddenly it seems easier to know where to put lights and darks….Read More
Everyone adores watercolour. But sometimes there’s a feeling it’s difficult to manage. We show you how to apply your colour and get gorgeous effects.Read More
All sketched in a wash of watercolour, without a black line sketch to start. Try it yourself. You do have to think but the results will surprise you. Take a look….Read More
Join me on a 2 Day Travel Sketching Workshop in Boston. Learn to sketch the simple shapes as you plan your page, without the extra detail on Day 1. Day 2 will be our ‘Getting Loose with watercolour’ day. keeping to just 8 colours we’ll learn the layering trick which gives you the freshest and brightest watercolour.Read More
Our Intro classes completed their last week of term with much excitement and feeling very much more confident than 9 weeks ago. You’ve done so very well all of you and can now go out into that big world and sketch your own journey.
Take a look at some of the Watercolour Workshops we’ve been enjoying with you too.Read More
Adventures refreshing and polishing our sketch techniques. Using sticks and ink, working with what nature provides. Capturing the essence of historic architecture. Finding how watercolour brings blooms to life. All happening this weekRead More
Another successful week for all our sketchers as we creep towards end of term. Such progress really shows when you see the expressive face sketches everyone now does. Such personality. Lovely postcards this week too Old fashioned but the art of writing and posting should never be lost.Read More
Week 6 was a busy one with the two ‘P’ subjects featuring. People and Perspective are usually a challenge, however at EHS we show students how to rise above the fear.Read More
Tinted paper and contrasting lines in black and white make a fun alternate way to capture the magic of your sketching subject.Read More
Something interesting happens when we sketch in one colour. Suddenly we can see tones and values much more easily. Everybody learned so much this week with the tone and value theme.Read More
We were looking deeply into the colour green. What makes green? so by trying all the colours in our palette we came up with some answers.Read More
Every ticket, entry card, lunch receipt, postcard etc etc. comes home with Anne to be turned into a new treasure. You just never know when you might need stuff says Anne. I have to say I’m very guilty of collecting all that too when I travel and when I get home, it’s filed away somewhere neatly, waiting for the ‘just in case’ moment. Still waiting!Read More
One of our group had been in touch with me for a year or so saying nobody taught Travel Sketching in Adelaide and how could she learn. A definite cry for help.
Another student, Lyn B who joins us in France and Australia was very instrumental in encouraging a lovely group to join in. Others found the Workshop online.
Everyone had planned how they’d get to the Workshop, (even on crutches) where they’d stay and enjoy spending two glorious days immersing themselves in sketching.
Looking for pattern simply gives you another way to look differently at what’s around you. Yes it’s challenging and we don’t like to be out of our comfort zone, and we naturally want to make everything match what we see. But this time we’re saying Stop. Look at the colours, the light, the dark and the focus. Choose any colours you like. It’s yours and you can.Read More
What a great group we had today. One dear student who has been with me over the years flew from New Zealand to do both this Workshop and Alissa’s on Saturday, the day before. Another flew from Sydney to do both. Another came from faraway and stayed 2 nights. It seems everyone worked hard to get to be with me here in the heart of Melbourne.Read More