Urban Sketchers is a global community of artists that practice drawing on location in cities, towns and villages they live in or travel to. If you would like to capture your surroundings and daily life, whether urban or rural, this fun day will furnish you with plenty of ideas and skills. Timed to coincide with (hopefully) better weather, we will use the beautiful buildings at Micklems Farm or in Knowl Hill as our muse. Using pen and wash, we will look at composition, working on location, what to put in and what to leave out. If the weather is inclement, don't worry, we will still be able to find lots of inspiration! Urban sketching does not have to be outside - it can be your lunch, your sitting room, your cup of coffee. We'll also explore holiday and travel sketching and maybe touch on journaling. If you are looking at this class you might also be interested in the Line and wash day (19 April or 19 September). Please bring a light weight folding stool or chair if you have one, to make your day a little more comfortable.

What's included in the price?

All artist quality materials are included, along with refreshments.


1 day

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts



Liz Chaderton Artist

with Craft Courses since 2019

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Liz lives and works in a small village in Berkshire. She has been showing her work through exhibitions and galleries since 2009. A selection of her paintings are published by Artko, Artwall and Wraptious. Her first book, 'Painting watercolours on canvas' was published by the Crowood Press in June 2019 and her fifth is due to be published in late 2023. She writes for The Leisure Painter and other art magazines and teaches extensively on YouTube. She aims to help you see the animals and flora we so often overlook and by so doing to nurture a more caring attitude to the environment.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
  • Accommodation offered
  • Public transport
  • Parking provided
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Micklems Farm House, Knowl Hill Common, Knowl Hill, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 9YD