These are a few of the very kind words people have said about myself and our tutor’s Sketch Tutoring.
I bring to sketching a passion for passing on all I know and to see people who do not think they can – become dedicated sketchers.

What a good excuse to come to Sydney, not only to see my son and his family, but to sketch with Erin. I met Erin in France, and was so taken with her impressionistic style, I had to have a go. So I joined the Travel Sketch Workshop on Sunday, and I was thrilled to be given permission to ” be free” Free from the prescribed way of drawing and painting. So I ended up with something that has life and energy to it, and now I can see possibilities in everything I look at, as colour and a ” jigsaw”.
Erin is a great teacher, no fancy terms, just, ” this is what it is”, so easy to follow.
Thank you to a lovely group of people, a great Cafe for lunch, and a wonderful ferry ride to Manly for ” school”.

Erin, many thanks, and maybe catch up in France.

Jenny, Sydney

I just wanted to say thank you so much for such a brilliant afternoon. I honestly loved every single second. I love learning new things and it’s been ages since I’ve taken the time to do so! I’ve learnt so much today that my head is buzzing, in a good way and I can’t wait to explore the techniques further on my own.

Mum and I came away feeling inspired! I know we’ll both be picking up the paintbrush tomorrow to finish off our still life!

Thanks once again – I’m sure we’ll be in-touch after the summer holidays!

Mel, London - June 2019

This is extraordinary holiday memories..
Step by step you are taken into the universe of fast sketching and in the same time you are enjoying the landscape, the cities, the people of South of France.
While sketching you forget everything around you.
This way of learning makes you draw without even thinking of it….
I have done it twice – in July and October 2017.
Fun, instructive and to remember.

Ulla - October 2017

I’m so excited! I’m coming to Trausse to sketch with you. As a matter of fact, in my last watercolour course at Emily Carr University, we were asked to bring in to class, an artist we admired and then paint the still life in that persons style, so I chose you!!! I painted a wine bottle, fruit etc and added French bits and pieces. I seem to change Vancouver scenes into French looking scenes! I love France!

Bibs, Vancouver - France

I’ve learnt more in 4 lessons here than in years of art lessons elsewhere…

Anonymous, Sydney - Manly classes

Hi Annette, Thank you so much for an amazing day. Loved every minute and I feel I’ve learnt so much. I was so intent on observing the buildings and surroundings that I didn’t notice my husband sneaking up the road taking a photo of us with MY iPhone! Obviously my observation skills need some honing! My eyes are very droopy tonight but it’s a good fatigue. My sketch diary and kit will be going with me tomorrow to the UK and grandchildren permitting I will get some more practice.
Thank you again so much – very satisfied pupil!

Gill, Perpignan - Caunes-Minervois with Annette & Erin - June 2019

I just wanted to say thank you so much for such a brilliant afternoon. I honestly loved every single second. I love learning new things and it’s been ages since I’ve taken the time to do so! I’ve learnt so much today that my head is buzzing, in a good way and I can’t wait to explore the techniques further on my own.

Mum and I came away feeling inspired! I know we’ll both be picking up the paintbrush tomorrow to finish off our still life!

Thanks once again – I’m sure we’ll be in-touch after the summer holidays!

Best wishes,

Mel

Mel, London - June 2019

Your technique of travel sketching with a small, simple set of supplies is very “liberating”, and your encouragement to your students is “empowering”. Even beginners are surprised how well they do at the Bathers tea/sketch classes. Looking forward to the next ‘Bathers High Tea with 3 more friends.

Kathi, Sydney

I think I have fallen in love. ..with sketching! I have always wanted to draw, but let’s be honest, I’m not very good….but….this has changed me, completely! I produced wonderful sketches, right from the FIRST workshop. Now, I’m hooked. I think Annette has such a natural talent for teaching. I so look forward to the next workshop xxx
Thank you Erin Hill

Karen W - September 2017

Lovely settings and easy learning, not to mention the nice lunch and pleasant company.

Marcus - August 2017

Since joining Erin’s sketch classes my eyes have really been opened and I now see things very differently. I love taking photographs but to actually sketch something makes it so much more memorable. I have met a lovely and varied bunch of people along the way and I look forward to many more classes and trips (and coffees) Thank you Erin for your encouragement – you are an inspiration to all of us.

Pam, Sydney

Fiji and the Daku Resort was wonderful, relaxed, welcoming, great accommodation with excellent food, what else would you want? Yes, we had it all, a great teacher who imparted her knowledge so freely and with so much fun!! Thank you Erin you are “tops” and that delightful man of yours, Milton for his care and support. I had a wonderful holiday and looking forward to doing it again…Oops!! and the lovely group of “girls” a fun bunch of people.

Susan, Kiama - Fiji

First of all: I want to tell you what a fantastic experience I found our time together in Cuba to be! In all ways: seeing the country, its people, our guide and driver, the Cuban Adventure part, our group of sketchers +++! And Most Especially: the daily sketching and learning experience with YOU! …as well as with and from our other sketchers! Thank you so very much!!!

KathyAnne W - Cuba, April 2019

Love love love how easy this is. Annette is fabulous and I even had the pleasure of one class with Erin which also was fabulous!! I didn’t think I could do this but I was wrong. Recommend for everyone!!!

Shelley - September 2017

What a fantastic day we all had on Saturday at the Pegasus Hotel. Due to the rain we didn’t venture outside – except to take photos – but that didn’t deter any of us, we just kept our heads down and sketched – ah bliss! You are so encouraging in telling us we can draw when we sometimes think we cant. I found it very interesting only using three colours whereas I would normally have a box full. I must remember to put my phone/camera away and just use my eyes to see objects before putting lines on a blank page. I am so pleased I was able to participate in this class with a wonderful group of ladies. Even managed to finish my lunch time sketch of my wrap and latte on the train on the way home. I was so engrossed with what I was doing I didn’t notice if anyone was watching.

Kate, Melbourne

Dear Erin,

Thank you for including me in your fantastic week of sketching at Daku Resort, Savusavu, Fiji. I have thoroughly enjoyed it and feel so lucky to have had this opportunity to learn with you, and what can be achieved by putting pen to paper. I didn’t envisage the results I got – amazing. This week has been a very special time for me. So thank you Erin for your time, patience and zest.

Vinaka vaka levu.

Lolomas, Betty.

Betty, New Zealand

After meeting Erin Hill and Annette Morris during one of their classes in my tea salon, I was amazed by the talent, environment and complicity of the group. Soon, after several sketching classes at my tea salon, I inquired in the amount of time the artists had been sketching and painting- to my surprise the artist I asked said it was her first time! I couldn’t believe it as there was such a beautiful sketch in her book! Erin Hill guaranteed that I could do the same on the first day too!
I have taken my first class today with Annette and 3 other lovely ladies. I am so proud of what I sketched and after painted! The class was fun, interesting and educating!
I highly recommend taking the classes! I can not wait for my next one in Oct. 2017!
Thank you Annette for you time (and patience) and Erin Hill for making an artist out of me!

Heidi - September 2017

‘I was worried about retirement (or re-wirement) but friends told me the answer was to find something that makes my heart sing and I might just have found something: Sketching. I reluctantly agreed to go with my wife on a sketching tour to Spain and Morocco and had no intention of sketching. But once we got to Granada and I saw the group sketching, I changed tack and joined them. Although I had never drawn before, it was fun. The tutor Erin Hill, based in Sydney, runs several European tours a year and has classes in France and USA. She is amazing and a great teacher even for a klutz like me. In Tangier, at a hotel where Matisse once stayed, the hotel manager, looking at my simple drawing, said I was even better than Matisse - there is hope for me yet!

Tom - Spain/Morocco Sketch Tour - 2018