erin hill sketching school sydney
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We teach Travel Sketching
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.
Beginners to Advanced.
Absolutely everybody can learn to sketch..
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Tinted paper and contrasting lines in black and white make a fun alternate way to capture the magic of your sketching subject.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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….
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.
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.
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