intro to
travel sketching


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:

  1. We begin in the studio or a cafe and start with warmup and technique sketches
  2. Go out on location sketching our subject of the week
  3. Finish at a local cafe, either starting a final sketch or finishing off  our location sketch

class structure

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.


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Intro to Travel Sketching (Manly)
from 360.00
  • Cost includes custom sketch kit to the value of $150

  • Course dates: July 24th – September 22nd (9 weeks)

Kit option:
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what to bring

  • Money for lunch or a coffee
  • Waterbottle

  • 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 

  • Barrel sharpener 

  • Waterbrush pen

  • A5 ringbound 110gsm Sketchbook