Boston 2 Day Travel Sketching Workshops May 2109

Still time to join me on our 2 day Travel Sketch Workshop

Sunday May 19th. ‘Simple Shapes in Travel Sketching’
Monday May 20th. ‘Getting Loose with Watercolour’

Cost: $US95 for one day. $US180 for both. Payment by Paypal.
Venue: Boston Botanical Gardens. (By the Make Way for Duckling statues)
Time: 10.00AM - 3.00PM

Who: Everybody welcome. No experience needed.
BOOKINGS: Email me for a booking and payment form

Day 1.
Simplifying Travel Sketching
Our first day will be about planning your page and getting onto your page what you see in front of you. We will look at the main shapes in our subject to get our first sketch done, with several tricks to get you more free. Once we apply aquarelle pencil colour you'll see how leaving whites and pushing darks creates dimension. We continue on location and complete our sketches over lunch. We’ll carry many of these tips over to day 2.

Day 2. Getting Loose with Watercolour
Today we’ll work the 10 watercolours we’ll need to bring our sketches to life.
Once we have our first sketch, we’ll start with where to put colour, how much water to add, and how to let the colours come together on the page.
We’ll do a location sketch and apply watercolour at lunch, along with a food sketch.
You’ll love the results.

What to bring:
Day 1
. A5 Sketchbook, 125gsm smooth paper. Or similar.
Black No 3 permanent drawing pen.
Set of 12 Staedtler Noris Club Aquarelle(watercolour) pencils. Whatever set you bring, make sure it has yellow ochre or buy a single one. (See pic above)
Barrel sharpener
Water brush
Day 2. Same sketchbook as day 1 , or heavier if you wish. Smooth not textured.
Black No 3 permanent drawing pen
Small set of traveling watercolours
Chinagraph pencil white.
Small water pot, hopefully with attached lid. - see pic below for similar
The Cotman’s Erin Hill Sketching customised WATERCOLOUR SET is now available to order from Bromleys in the UK.
Click here to order

Optional items: Rosemary & Co Dagger Travel Brush - 1/4inch.
Posca Pen, white, 7mm bullet shape

If you don’t have the exact kit, the nearest colours would be fine, but do try to get yellow ochre in the aquarelle pencils.

What else to bring: A folding stool if you wish. Money for lunch and coffee. A big smile


For USA Workshops. If you don’t already have your own, the items above are available at Blick Art Supplies. My custom Cotman’s Pocket Plus Watercolour set can be ordered from Ken Bromley’s Art Supplies. Search Erin Hill and there it is.

Click here to order the Erin Hill Cotman’s watercolour set.

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