intro to
travel sketching

 Term 1 '19              

                                        Wednesdays. Term dates. February 13th - April 10th
                                         9 Week Intro to Travel Sketching. Wednesday – 10.00am - 1.00pm with Tammy

 Please be sure you can attend every one of the 9 weeks classes.
This is a step by step progressive course, and it's vital not to miss a class.  If you must miss one we do offer a makeup in another Intro class in the Manly classes same week.
Once you've booked a course, there are no refunds for missed classes. Nor can these be carried over to another term.



For those new to Travel sketching why not join our 8 week step by step course. 
Erin Hill Travel Sketching follows a program of foundation skills to take you from first stepping stones through to confident and passionate travel sketcher.
We’ll guide you in our weekly classes in a relaxed, fun way to find your creative side. You’ll learn to see the world in new ways and translate your everyday observations into sketches that come to reflect your own unique style.
Enjoy the results and share them over coffee or even a glass of wine with like-minded people — we look forward to sharing a travel sketching class with you!

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, in The Rocks or Rose Bay.

  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 – Still Life and objects round you
Week 9 - Review of the previous weeks

Week by week outline


$395 for 9 weeks + $130 for our custom sketch kit

term dates for 2019

Term 1 – February 13th - April 10th
Term 2 – May 7th - July 3rd
Term 3 – July 23rd – September 17th 
Term 4 – October 15th – December 7th

Intro to Travel Sketching – 10.00am - 1.00pm with Tammy

timetable for term 4 

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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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

  • One black waterproof drawing pen

  • Set of 12 x aquarelle pencils 

  • Barrel sharpener 

  • Waterbrush pen

  • A5 ringbound 110gsm Sketchbook