These are not your traditional drawing, illustration or painting classes. This is sketching – a simple impression, in the time you have. As you see it in the moment, no matter how wobbly wobbly! A small sketchbook and minimal kit which all fits in your bag. That’s Travel Sketching. We focus on easy to learn techniques, fast impressions and finding your personal style. It’s about letting go and enjoying the moment.
We work through a program over the term to give you the core skills needed. You’ll also learn to apply colour in a very simple way. Rather than teaching you to paint, we show you how to apply loose colour to achieve a confident sketch.
There are 3 parts to our travel sketching classes, although we may vary the plan depending on location and weather:
- We begin in the studio or a cafe and start with warmup and technique sketches
- Go out on location sketching our subject of the week
- Finish at a local cafe, either starting a final sketch or finishing off our location sketch
Week 1 – Seeing shape
Week 2 – Applying Colour the EHS way
Week 3 – Water and Sea
Week 4 – Watercolour Introduction
Week 5 – Flat perspective & colour
Week 6 – Eye level perspective and architecture
Week 7 – People and figures. Etc etc.
Week 8 – Sketching from memory
Week 9 – Classic everyday shapes
Week by week outline
$360 for 9 weeks + $150 for our custom sketch kit
term dates for 2018
Term 1 – 12th January – 26th March (10 weeks)
Term 2 – 24th April – 26th June (10 weeks)
Term 3 – July 24th – September 22nd (9 weeks)
Term 4 – October 9th – December 15th (10weeks)
Travel Sketching – 11.00am - 2.00pm with Toni (Sold out)
'Adventures in Sydney' Travel Sketching – 10.00am - 1.00pm with Kathy
Travel Sketching – 11.00am - 2.00pm with Kathy
Travel Sketching – 1.00 - 4.00pm with Toni (Sold out)
Travel Sketching – 6.30pm - 8.30pm with Kathy
Intro to Travel Sketching – 10.00am - 1.00pm with Gaye
Travel Sketching – 9.30am - 12.30pm with Erin
timetable for next term
- Term 3
Have a question or concern? Not sure which class to join? Just want to chat first before booking? Get in touch with Erin anytime.
1. Select your day below & add the item to your cart
2. Head to the Cart & pay online using a credit card
what to bring
- Money for lunch or a coffee
Umbrella/warm layer if it’s cold/rainy
Foldable stool (optional)
A smile & willingness to try something new!
Yes! Our intro course relies on students having the EHS kit.
Over the years we've tried and tested oh so many sketching materials and you get to reap the benefit of our trouble and experience! Our kit is specially focussed on our first time sketchers - helping you quickly learn the basics of our unique colour layering approach and designed to be minimal - fitting into your shoulder bag ready to be pulled out anytime.
do I have to buy the sketch kit?
Here's what you get:
Cotman’s Pocket Plus watercolour set with 12 custom selected colours
White chinagraph pencil
Set of 4 x black waterproof drawing pens
Set of 12 x aquarelle pencils
A5 ringbound 110gsm Sketchbook