Urban Sketching - Drawing

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Urban Sketching - Drawing

<p><b><a href="/courses/art-classes-sydney/drawing-classes-courses-sydney">Learn</a> Urban Sketching in Sydney.</b></p><p>Urban Sketching is a course for people who want to draw the world around them.

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Course description

Learn Urban Sketching in Sydney.

Urban Sketching is a course for people who want to draw the world around them.

Go on a journey with our professional artist in Sydney and learn how to draw realistic street scenes and beautiful buildings. Visit cafes, parks and public spaces and discover how to draw the interiors of buildings. You will learn how to observe, compose, simplify a complex scene and create a strong focus. With only a sketchbook, pencil, sharpener and eraser, you are set to go.

The first session starts in our classroom, where you will meet the group before walking to the chosen locations for a day of drawing outdoors. For the second session the group will meet at a pre-agreed location, usually within walking distance of Sydney CBD.

Optional: Depending on previous learning, you might wish to use other media and add some colour to the drawing. Please discuss your choice with the tutor first for the best result.

Ideal for…

This course is designed for all levels of drawing ability.

Course content
  • Accurate observation
  • Simplify a complex scene
  • Perspective and composition
  • Proportion, volume, light and shade
Learning outcomes

At the end of this Drawing Class, you will have:

  • an understanding of urban sketching as an art form and movement
  • been introduced to the fundamentals of simple single point and two point perspective
  • learned techniques for informal perspective using sighting and other observational tools
  • explored tips and exercises to improve your observation skills
  • been introduced to the fundamentals of using negative space in drawings
  • improved your sketching through framing, ‘editing’, cropping and simplifying scenes
  • used exercises to capture scenes rapidly and with immediacy
  • understood the importance of capturing a sense of time and place

More advanced learners may also have:

  • explored tonal value in the context of the built environment
  • explored ways of incorporating figures into your sketches
Please come prepared

Please dress appropriately for the weather, wear walking shoes and bring:

  • A4 or A5 sketch book
  • 2B and 4B pencils and sharpener
  • acrylic and kneadable erasers

Optional: More experienced sketchers may like to also bring their favourite drawing materials, such as coloured pencils, markers, etc

Other Information

The course will go ahead in most weathers, with undercover/indoor destinations used if it rains. We will only cancel if the weather is particularly inclement.

Students are eligible for a 10% discount at:

  • Tillys Art Supplies, Darling St, Rozelle
  • Newtown Art Supplies, King St, Newtown
  • Eckersley’s Art, 93 York Street, Sydney CBD ph. 02 9299 4151

Just show a copy of your course enrolment confirmation.

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

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Course testimonials:

  • Gabrielle said: Ellie is a fantastic teacher. She patiently guided us through a range of useful exercises as well as giving us plenty of time to develop our our own sketches in and around Sydney's cbd streets and parks. All levels of drawing skill will find this course a great introduction to urban sketching and a fantastic precursor to joining an urban sketching meetup.

  • Sze Sui Ryllis said: I enjoyed the two lessons very much. Elinor Pickard, the teacher is kind and patient. She is an experienced teacher and I have learnt a lot from her. I am also motivated and inspired by my classmates. They are all nice and friendly and I am too happy to recognise them. In fact, draw and paint on site is definitely a gorgeous experience, so relaxing and enjoyable with a group of friends or classmates. Wish such kind of activities could extend the duration.

  • Jennifer said: Tutor Elinor chose excellent locations for her teaching and our learning. She demonstrated numerous techniques that we could practise straight away and gave us plenty of individual assistance as well. Her genuine encouragement and positive specific feedback helped to build my confidence. The materials list was most helpful.

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