meet our sydney tutors
I’ve sketched all my life. Based on my experience and background as Art Director in major Ad Agencies, Graphic Design, Fine Art and Illustration - I’ve pared down the essentials to create the Erin Hill travel sketching approach which we use in all our schools. Of course I've always painted, drawn and illustrated, but sketching is where I always come back to.
I love seeing students learning to see the world around them in new ways, learning to translate their everyday observations into sketches that come to reflect their own unique style. My tutoring style is student-centred. I aim to guide students to express their own creativity, sketching in an environment where students feel supported and confidence soars. No judgement, no scores, art for art sake.
As a tutor I hadn't anticipated the quiet joy I would feel, seeing others discover their artistic flair or awaken a long dormant creative passion. This is the happy by-product of being a tutor at Erin Hill Studio. Henry Miller said “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things” and seeing Manly through the eyes of a group of happy sketchers is time well spent.
My background is in Ceramics, Appliqué quilting and Woven recycled fabric art. I also teach of high school Visual Arts and hold a Bachelor of Education Visual Arts. Joining Erin Hill Sketching has it has reignited my passion for sketching on the go and has enabled a sense of community with other enjoyers of food, travel and art. I look forward to new friendships and sharing the accessible techniques of EHS to sketch anywhere … and revealing the mysteries of colour.
I am passionate about learning and education, specifically art. I have completed an extensive range of courses, since qualifying as a high school teacher leading me to teach in Textile and Design and Food Science and watercolour.
My interest in creating edible art sculptures led me to further study where I received an Advanced Certificate in Fashion Retail (TAFE).
I love sharing my knowledge with students. My goal is to know that each student feels empowered with their sketching skills as well as confident within themselves.
Interior Designer, Media publishing, EHS Sketch Tutor
I have always enjoyed all aspects of design and colour through working as an interior designer, in magazine publishing and at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney. Tutoring gives me the chance to guide others to see the world in a different way and to have the confidence to express that through their sketching in a relaxed environment. It’s a pleasure to share ideas about art, travel and other passions with students and to support each other in the practice of “sketching in the moment, for our own enjoyment”. I look forward to meeting you soon.
Former animator, Fine Artist, EHS Sketch Tutor
Like all Erin’s tutors, I’ve drawn/sketched all my life and for me, sketching is a way to understand what I’m looking at. I’ve worked as an animator and have studied Fine Art, but when I did my first class with EHS, I felt like I was being TAUGHT for the first time. When it comes to teaching others, I particularly enjoy helping each student to work through any challenges they feel they have. My speciality is teaching people who are hard-of-hearing, and I’m really excited to be offering Auslan Sketching classes to Deaf people soon. Looking forward to meeting you in one of my classes.