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Erin Hill has developed a simple and therapeutic way to guide you to become a confident and passionate sketcher. Our trained tutors will take you step by step to creating your own impressions.
It cannot be compared to anybody else’s. It’s yours. It becomes part of your life.
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This week we took a good look at ourselves. Faces, hands and feet are all interesting parts of our own design. Sometimes it’s fun to focus on these from another point of view. Intro sketchers were working on memory. What does something familiar look like when you cannot see it. Mmmmm. Interesting. Observation needed here. Then we see the ‘real thing’ and we have an aha moment. A fun moment.
This week we our seniors were taking a good hard look at flowers, blooms and foliage. Up close or further away. Different mediums and techniques change the look completely. Fun with figures was where the Intro sketchers were up to. Proportions are a great way to start, then all your figures will look right.
This week we exploring architecture using strong colour and contrast. Sometimes in black and white, other times in patterns and paint. Very exciting results came from the variety of techniques students used. Other students were mastering eye level perspective. It’s a breakthrough when students get through this one and always feel very proud at the end.
This week we are looking at people sketching as they are at work. We’ve found great action in hair salons, cafes and other workers. Great material for us of course. Watercolour is definitely on the agenda for new sketchers and who are now becoming quite confident with the medium.
This week we have a very wide range of subjects and styles, which makes for exciting sketches. Come with us on the journey we take as we explore what watercolour will do, or playing with water brush and aquarelles. It makes you happy and that’s the most important part.
We have some beautiful sketches this week showing ‘Turneresque’ style weather and cloud patterns and colour. Colour is big for us. We teach how to use one pure colour over another, leaving white tops and sides, to achieve the brightness we’re known for here at Erin hill Sketching. No grey or black paint. We can make that from our palette. Read on.
It’s been incredibly hot in our sketching world. At least for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. Some places have never had heat like it. Hopefully you all found a shady to tree to sketch under. We must continue our sketching journey no matter what!
That is what has happened this week in Australia. Classes are back for another exciting term, and we’re seeingimaginative and creative work right from week 1.
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Summer is the time when the social swing hits the heights in the little French villages. Once you’ve been coming for a few years you are invited to all sorts of dinners, aperos, and summer parties. Even 10.00AM coffee and Rose at the markets every week. You are never alone. Unless you choose to be. Walk out your door and you’ll be invited to something.
Every Tuesday from early till midday the Olonzac markets take over several streets. About 15mins drive from our village. These are considered some of the best around, although every village has a market once a week. Very small villages have vans that arrive in the mornings, play very loud old time music over a speaker to alert you to them being there. You could be in a broom cupboard and you’d hear them.
Jeanette our Melbourne tutor’s classes were cleverly spread over several weeks while she traveled. to spread So here are her last classes for Term 2. Subjects were to catch the icons in a setting. The final week was tone texture of wildlife.
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