Term 1 Week 7. Postcards People & Faces

Another successful week for all our sketchers as we creep towards end of term. Such progress really shows when you see the expressive face sketches everyone now does. Such personality. Lovely postcards this week too Old fashioned but the art of writing and posting should never be lost.

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Adelaide Travel Sketching Workshop. February 18th & 19th 2019

One of our group had been in touch with me for a year or so saying nobody taught Travel Sketching in Adelaide and how could she learn. A definite cry for help.
Another student, Lyn B who joins us in France and Australia was very instrumental in encouraging a lovely group to join in. Others found the Workshop online.
Everyone had planned how they’d get to the Workshop, (even on crutches) where they’d stay and enjoy spending two glorious days immersing themselves in sketching.

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Term 1 Week 1. Here we go, hang on for the ride.

Looking for pattern simply gives you another way to look differently at what’s around you. Yes it’s challenging and we don’t like to be out of our comfort zone, and we naturally want to make everything match what we see. But this time we’re saying Stop. Look at the colours, the light, the dark and the focus. Choose any colours you like. It’s yours and you can.

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Melbourne Travel Sketching Workshop. Sunday February 10th '19

What a great group we had today. One dear student who has been with me over the years flew from New Zealand to do both this Workshop and Alissa’s on Saturday, the day before. Another flew from Sydney to do both. Another came from faraway and stayed 2 nights. It seems everyone worked hard to get to be with me here in the heart of Melbourne.

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EHS In-Store Sketching at David Jones Sydney & Melbourne

This was The Art of Living Autumn/Winter promotion for David Jones in Sydney and Melbourne. I would be the sketch tutor in Melbourne and Donna would be in Market St Sydney. Guests who would attend the 30 minute Sketch and Sip sessions were customers of David Jones Department Stores.

What amazing results….

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EHS Sketch Cuba, with input from James Richards

Our Sketch Tour to Cuba is coming up fast. April 15th to April 25th in fact.

I’m very keen for those of you already booked to be encouraged and inspired before you come, and have an enormous amount to look forward to. The marvellous James Richards has sent me some of his Cuba images and links for you to study and learn a little from. Like us he uses pure colour, plenty of whites and plenty of darks.

Take a look at the link below and immerse yourself in his journeys and thoughts about Cuba.

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Life Sketching Workshop. First time.

I think of life sketching as a landscape. When you start to see those hills of Tuscany or French Alps as undulating lines you’ll begin to feel the form that you’re seeing on the model. That will show in your landscape sketches.

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Taste of Sketching Workshop. Sunday January 13th '19

What a great group we had today. Three were receivers of gifts from family and friends and delighted to add sketching to their lives. All from a wide and varied background, some with art experience and some without.

Not that any of that matters today. This is not about having talent as people believe. Its about learning to see. That’s what we teach you. The building blocks of observation. The foundation of all drawing.

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Travel Sketching in Collage Workshops

Join Anne Scott in her upcoming workshops at Erin hill Studio and have some fun. See how much you can paste on your page, sketch over it and add paint. This is Travel Sketching with collage. All your memories in a wonderful mixture of texture and colour.

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