Situated on the Northern Beaches of Sydney our Manly studio is where it all started for us back in 2011. We offer a range of classes, workshops, meetups and sketching day trips from our base here.

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our classes


intro to travel sketching course
For new sketchers

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.

8 Weeks
Term 4 2018
8th October - December 1 2018


travel sketching classes
for returning students

Inspiring classes in a supportive, fun environment, no matter what your level of experience once you've completed the Intro to Sketching course.
We take you to any level you desire.

Each week we’ll explore a new theme on location in and around Manly.

Using a variety of mediums and techniques, our aim is to enhance your own individual style and build your sketching confidence and creativity.

8 Weeks
Term 4 2018
8th October - December 1


'Adventures in sydney' Discover your own town

Sydney is one of the worlds’ most scenic cities and our Sydney Adventure class invites you to discover it anew with a Sketcher's eyes.

Classes run every Wednesday over 8 weeks in a different Sydney city location each week. This is the closest experience to being on our Sketch Holidays!
Travel/Urban Sketching in your own city.

Your tutor updates you ahead as to where you will meet.

Book as few or as many classes as you like. 

8 Weeks
Term 4 2018
Wednesday10th October - Dec 6th

Our Workshops


Taste of Sketching Workshops

Once a month on Sundays

Getting started with travel sketching

We have so many people who’d love to get the first steps in Travel Sketching the Erin Hill way. Quick impressions sketched in the time you have. This is for you. You’ll learn enough to take it away on your own, though many return for the term courses to advance those first skills.

Workshops are designed for those new to sketching and keen to get started or joining us from interstate. A fun day in Manly and a great way to 'try before you buy' with our unique approach to travel sketching. Everyone can learn with the Erin Hill method. Everyone goes away with a new life skill.

Group lessons

If you are visiting with friends, or have a group who’d like a sketch lesson together, we offer a 2hr Sketch&Coffee at Bella Vista Cafe, North Head, or in our Sydney Rd Studio, with one of our EHS tutors.
All levels welcome - just let us know if you are new to sketching or have experience. Your lesson will be tailored to your needs and the subjects you’d like to cover. We can loan you the sketch kit, or bring your own.

Give us your available timing and we’ll plan something for you.

$250 for 2hr private lesson

$125pp for 2hr class (for 2 or people) more. email for booking and payment.

how to find us

97 Sydney Road, Manly

The Manly Studio is conveniently placed at the lower end of Sydney Road. We have street parking with a couple of area permits available. We are a 10 minute walk up Sydney Rd from the Manly Wharf if coming from town.

Manly tutors

Erin Hill
Founder and principle Tutor

Toni Konijn
Senior Tutor

Kathy Wesson
Senior Tutor

Gaye Pitt

Pamela Black

Donna Draper

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