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
This was The Art of Living Autumn/Winter promotion for David Jones in Sydney and Melbourne. I would be the sketch tutor in Melbourne and Donna would be in Market St Sydney. Guests who would attend the 30 minute Sketch and Sip sessions were customers of David Jones Department Stores.
What amazing results….Read More
Our Sketch Tour to Cuba is coming up fast. April 15th to April 25th in fact.
I’m very keen for those of you already booked to be encouraged and inspired before you come, and have an enormous amount to look forward to. The marvellous James Richards has sent me some of his Cuba images and links for you to study and learn a little from. Like us he uses pure colour, plenty of whites and plenty of darks.
Take a look at the link below and immerse yourself in his journeys and thoughts about Cuba.Read More
I think of life sketching as a landscape. When you start to see those hills of Tuscany or French Alps as undulating lines you’ll begin to feel the form that you’re seeing on the model. That will show in your landscape sketches.Read More
What a great group we had today. Three were receivers of gifts from family and friends and delighted to add sketching to their lives. All from a wide and varied background, some with art experience and some without.
Not that any of that matters today. This is not about having talent as people believe. Its about learning to see. That’s what we teach you. The building blocks of observation. The foundation of all drawing.Read More
Join Anne Scott in her upcoming workshops at Erin hill Studio and have some fun. See how much you can paste on your page, sketch over it and add paint. This is Travel Sketching with collage. All your memories in a wonderful mixture of texture and colour.Read More
This was the first in our new series of ‘Getting Loose with Watercolour’ Workshops. Some students were experienced and others newer to Travel/Urban sketching, but all there to find out why they felt watercolour paint was a challenge.Read More
I've been keen to do another Melbourne Sketch Workshop for sometime, as those I've done previously have been very warmly received, and Alissa has given me a wonderful chance to do so.
Join me if you're keen to simplify your sketches and see the easy shapes we look for. We will be around inner Melbourne and sketch as though we are travelling, making quick notes and discoveries as we go.
I’m delighted to say I’ve have now planned the first 2019 Sketch Adelaide Workshop.
I’ve been keen and thanks to Lyn and several others for expressing your interest and making it happen.
If you’ve been keen to become a sketcher or would like to take your current skills further then I’m here to help.
When Erin said she was taking a group to Cuba in April, I was so excited to say how wonderful my trip there had been.
My sketching journey started back in 2010 at the Manly EHS Studio, although I now live near Surfers Paradise where i enjoy all kinds of creative classes.
I was pleased when someone asked this week after the Newsletter you’ve just received,
‘Where are the sketches?’
Well, because we’ve finished Term 4, there were no more.
But we have a surprise.
A student referred me to a fascinating article in SMH this weekend by architect Chris Johnson. He talks about a radical approach to documenting travel.
Chris Johnson has an old-fashioned – and in that, perhaps radical – approach. The former New South Wales Government Architect and now CEO of the developer representative group, Urban Taskforce Australia, is by no means a man without time pressures.
A very enjoyable day for our students, creating stories of the amazingly tranquil Wendy’s Garden. Wendy Whitely created a peaceful haven from an on old railway yard, beside one of the most gorgeous views in Sydney.Read More
Ive had such a good week doing one of my favourite things.
Being with students and tutors as they go about their sketching for the week.
It’s pretty special to have this privilege, seeing students in a relaxed state and happily putting paint on paper and delighting in the results. Doesn’t get much better.Read More