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Learn the art of travel sketching. Meditative. Relaxing. Pure joy.
Erin Hill has developed a simple and therapeutic way to guide you to become a confident and passionate sketcher. Our trained tutors will take you step by step to creating your own impressions.
It cannot be compared to anybody else’s. It’s yours. It becomes part of your life.
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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.
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.
Travel Sketching classes were creating mood and character either haunted or fantasy upon a particular mansion we chose. Whatever happened beyond those doors!!! One even has bats flying!
A fun week now let the show begin…….
Looking down. In other words a bird’s eye view.
Way up top of some very tall buildings around Sydney, our sketchers gazed down and observed what they could see, and created a story on their page.
However do you capture water in a sketch! It’s a moving unresolved watery thing!
Well we have some answers!
Many of our sketchers this week were looking at the colours of water in one way or another.
One of the marvellous things we sketchers can do when travelling is to go along to an Urban Sketchers meet up.
It’s so easy to look them up wherever you are on Facebook and tell them you’re in town, and pop along next time they meet.
Some time ago I was invited to present my Travel Sketching Workshop concept to the Art Therapy dept of the very prestigious School of Visual Arts New York.
Val Sereno attended one of my Sketch Holidays in Provence in 2015 and we really resonated. She was with the SVA at the time and we talked a lot about how therapeutic sketching is for people. Any people. That’s the point it’s for anybody at all.
Week 3 has been great fun. Not that our sketching days are ever anything else. But looking at these crazy little Mini minors and mokes brings a smile.
The sketches clearly did that for you too. Look at those expressions on the face of all those vehicles. Even the dog in some of the pics has a similar quizzical on his face.
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