SEPTEMBER 17 – OCTOBER 1 2017  –   15 DAYS

September 17 – 21  Boston 4 nights
September 21 – 24  Provincetown 3 nights
September 24 – 27  Nantucket 3 nights.
September 27 – Oct 1  NewYork 4 nights.

Spend 15 days in September 2017 experiencing the diverse cultural excitement of Boston and New York city and the breathtaking Autumn colours of New England staying in historic hotels and sketching with artist Erin Hill.

Read about Erin Hill and her successful sketching system in Doodlewash.

This is a tour for people who want to learn to travel sketch or to improve their budding skills. No prior sketching or art experience is necessary. Erin teaches you everything you need to know using her successful tutoring system.


  Anyone who can hold a pen can come along on this tour and have an extraordinary time!

This tour is also for  history & architecture lovers, shoppers, wanderers and those who are looking for a trip with a caring and entertaining tour director and 15 days full of wonder, beauty, fun learning and warm company. Partners and non-sketchers are welcome on this tour, there is so much to entertain you daily.

Each day we have a sketching demo from Erin, learning different techniques and themes, then we sketch with the group learning from and helping each other with Erin and her assistant guiding us throughout this time. Our afternoons are free to explore or to practise what we have learned that day while sketching different scenes and objects.
You will be amazed at what you can produce and how much you will improve in the two weeks with Erin.
Everyone will have different levels of ability which makes no difference to the group dynamic and is no way intimidating for New Sketchers. Many of our clients come at least once every year on Erin’s Sketching Holidays as they are very addictive and just so much fun.

We start with 4 nights in Boston staying in historic Beacon Hill – the area first settled by the Puritans  in 1628.
Learn to sketch anything in Boston from an apple in a street market to Boston’s Georgian and Empire style architecture, cobbled streets and ultra modern sleek designs (like MIT university). Home to over 100 universities Boston has just so much life to observe and record on paper.
You will love this culturally inspiring city.

We then visit beautiful Cape Cod  – home of New York’s historic Summer gentry – with its breathtaking mansions, bay sunsets, adirondack chairs, sweeping lawns, grey and white shingle houses, beautiful bays, quaint coves and inlets

  • Picturesque Provincetown with its myriad shops, bays, dunes, boats and harbour is an endless subject to sketch
  • Cobblestoned Nantucket with its fabulous shops and galleries, glamorous cliff-top mansions with their distinctive tasteful architecture

We end our tour spending 4 nights in the hub of New York city to sketch:

  • The iconic Chrysler building, Times Square, Central Park, Grand Central station, The Empire State building
  • Bohemian Greenwich Village, walk the Highline, Brooklyn Bridge
  • Madison avenue, the Guggenheim, The Met, MoMa and so much more to explore and sketch and visit with your guides

Trip Details


Class : 3 & 4 star charm
Starts : Starts 17 September 2017 in Boston
Duration : 15 days ending 1 Oct 2017 in NYC
Fitness Level : You must be able and fit enough to walk for up to 2 hours comfortably and climb flights of stairs easily.
Guests : Maximum of 14
Includes : All transport during tour, accommodation, taxes, tuition, entries, breakfasts, 4 dinners and 3 lunches
Full 15 day Sketch Holiday Costs –
$8,250 USD per person Twin Share (use to convert to your currency)
$2.178 USD single supplement extra
$7,250 USD Non-participants : Welcome if coming as twin share with another person.
Balance of payment due July 17 2017
For bookings after March 1 ’17, full payment due

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