43,628 TUTOR: Erin Hill
Based on the philosophy, 'anyone can sketch', the tutor has developed a unique system of teaching students how to create an impression of what they see. Each day, you will discover some simple techniques for how to see your subjects and apply colour. You will be sketching from your very first lesson and will add to your skills every day using a minimal sketch kit, perfect for travelling and keeping with you at all times. The focus of this course will be firmly on fun and enjoying your personal creative expression. All materials will be provided.
Monday. Simplifying sketching and colour.
Get to know our sketch kit, aquarelle pencils and watercolours.
Begin to look at our subjects as shapes. Explanations given as we do this.
Plan our page and begin to put the big shapes in your sketchbook.
Make colour swatches using aquarelle pencil and the 8 main colours we use.
Plein Air sketch in the college grounds of trees, foliage and background.
Make colour swatches with our watercolours.
Apply colour as demonstrated by Erin
Tuesday. Getting loose with Colour.
First sketches of the morning in the Studio using skills we've learned so far.
Demo with Erin as we go.
Use both mediums on a sketch and see the differences and similarities.
Plein air facing a building, or what I call 'Flat Perspective' and a simple streetscape.
Apply colour either on location or back in Studio.
Wednesday. Landscapes & Composition
Morning sketches to establish foreground and background and where is our focus.
On location, we will try a direct watercolour sketch of a landscape and into the distance.
Thursday. Putting people in your sketches
We'll start the day with face and head proportions and learning the way bodies move.
Plein Air and sketch a cafe scene or similar and get people in a variety of poses. Loose Colour will bring it together.
Friday. Vignettes and the Sketch Journal
This morning we'll sketch any of the interesting doorways, windows archways etc which we think represents Marlborough to us. What is typical here but not elsewhere?
We'll concentrate on adding some headings to some of our sketches and making notes to complete the stories.
There will be some easy typefaces for you to refer to.
We can select our favourite pages to show at the afternoon student show. You'll be on your journey now.
All materials are supplied.
Erin is an internationally followed Travel Sketch tutor, renown for her ability to take sketchers from their early moments with a sketchbook and pen to pride and astonishment at the results they achieve.
The trick is her ability to break down into deceptively simple steps the way the eye works with the hand to produce a sketch image. Experienced and new sketchers alike credit her with improving their way of seeing and the techniques they use to create a sketch.
She uses a unique and vibrant palette and employs special application techniques which result in sparkling bright images. Mixed with her letting go approach to image making Erin's cheerful, positive approach to teaching helps those just starting out on the sketching journey find their own creative style - and established sketchers gain new insights into their art.
She and her qualified tutors have taught hundreds of sketchers around the world at Erin Hill workshops in France, Spain, Italy, UK, North Africa, the United States and Carribean and Asia-Pacific. She has many friends in the Urban Sketchers movement, running sold out workshops in NY and London and in 2018 was invited to run a workshop for specialist tutors at the prestigious New York College of the Visual Arts.
She is a widely experienced artist, working in many graphic forms, has won many awards and her work is held in collections in the US, Europe and Australasia.
All courses run for 5 days
WK 1 11 Jul - 15 Jul
WK 2 18 Jul - 22 Jul
WK 3 25 Jul - 29 Jul
WK 4 1 Aug - 5 Aug
9.15AM to 12.15PM
1.45PM to 4.30PM
All Day Courses
9.15AM to 4.30PM