Sketching Chill out - 4 week course Sketching for beginners.

Cambodian Sketch


Hi, my name is Sarah and I'm a practising artist, tutor and love to create. With over 25 years of experience, I use a variety of media and styles - Fine Art, Illustration, Animation, Water Colour.... and more. This course is an introduction to Sketching but with an emphasis on switching off mobile phones and taking a playful approach to learning. I keep the groups small as all learn differently.

This course introduces the world of sketching or ‘art on the go’. Ideal for all levels and abilities from absolute beginners to those who are trying to loosen up their approach to drawing. It provides a relaxed way to learn or build upon your drawing skills whilst enjoying the environment around you, whether indoors or out and about.
Sketching and drawing are fundamental to everything we do and throughout history, every great artist and designer has kept a sketchbook. A personal visual ‘journal’, offers a place to experiment, record special moments or work through your ideas for a more advanced project.
During the course, you will explore the fundamentals of drawing and observation including how to capture spontaneous and honest moments. You will use a variety of materials and techniques including pencils, pens and charcoal.
The emphasis is on 'time out for you'

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Experienced guidance from an artist and tutor specialising in sketching and water-colour
Learning to see and sketch the world around you
Developing skills with pencil, pens, water-colour and charcoal creating lively drawing through expressive use of line and mark-making
Tone, contrast, textures, colour and form
Capturing movement and basic perspective
Basic techniques to approach landscape, botanical, animals, objects and people.
Being inspired by techniques used by past artists – with handouts to be emailed out.

What you will need

A4 sketchbook
Pencils 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B
Set of black fine line drawing pens (Permanent Ink)
Putty, plastic eraser, pencil sharpener
Watercolour paints – Pans (Winsor and Newton Cotman sketching range – set of 12) – optional
Round Watercolour paint brushes – optional
Coloured pencils - optional


Sarah L Goy at Art with Goy - S L Goy Art Inspirations

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users


4 weeks (11:00am to 12:15pm)

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