This is a rather different and very personal kind of ‘travel sketching’ workshop. No matter which timezone you are in, in a series of 4 ‘virtual classes’ I will work with you on a 1:1 basis via email/phone/Zoom/Skype – or whatever means is easiest for you (Whatsapp/Facetime etc).
To get started you simply need to send me a photograph of a scene that you’d like to sketch*. Typically this will be a street view, a building or landscape and may include people, or vehicles too. It is important you have the rights to use the photo, it is taken in good light, and can be enlarged to show more detail (so at least 1500px wide, ideally, but if you are unsure if the photo is suitable, send it to me before booking the workshop and I’ll take a look!).
Part 1 – we’ll fix a time to go through the photo, why you chose it and how to sketch it, and if applicable I can help you with important elements such as page composition and perspectives. If you are considering framing your sketch, or making it into cards, we can talk about options for that too.
Part 2 – once you have completed your sketch we’ll go through it together, and I’ll show you my version of the sketch for reference. We can also talk about the colour options and materials recommended for Part 3
Part 3 – I will apply watercolour to my sketch – filming it for you on a step by step basis. I’ll send you the private video link, so that you can follow the steps at home in your own time
Part 4 – we’ll review our finished sketches together and talk about the overall process, the things that worked well and of course the ‘happy accidents’!
From start to finish this workshop will take anything from 1-4 weeks, subject to availability. At each stage of this process I’m online and here to help you – so if you hit a stumbling block you can always contact me for advice.
* If you decide not to sketch something from your own street let’s create a sketch of somewhere special to your family – with the holidays approaching, your finished artwork could make a lovely gift!
If you would like to take your travel sketching to a new level with 1:1 tuition, please sign-up here or send me a message!
Once registered, please email me your photo and click below to reserve your date/time preferences for the three 1:1 classes. Workshops can be booked Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays and Saturday at the following times (CET) – click here to see your local time if it’s not listed below!