Learn Ink and Watercolour Sketching at Home

Practice your own ink and watercolour style and improve weekly!

1 hour Class size 1 to 12 (public dates), 1 to 10 label $30

JustSketchNow was a huge success during Covid, allowing sketchers to meet and sketch together in a supportive, creative community.

We are of all levels, some are beginners, while others have been practising for a while. Sketching is something that anyone can learn, it is simply a skill that improves with practice.

Over an hour, we will go over some basic tips and techniques to guide you through, as we take on a different project every week.

During the class, we'll be using a combination of ink and watercolour, which means there is very little set-up. The hour flies past and we often go over the time slightly, in order to share our work.

If you are looking for a way to make a weekly routine sketch practice a part of your life, this is for you!

Knowledge required
This class assumes some prior experience, although beginners are very welcome. It is also suitable for anyone who might like to develop their sketching skills.
What to bring
You will need a water-resistant pigment ink pen, A5 watercolour sketch pad and a small set of watercolours.
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Anna Barr
Anna Barr

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When I discovered sketching a few years ago I never would have imagined how much joy it would bring into my life. It became a regular practice and I have been taking my little book and watercolours with me everywhere since.

Let me show you how sketching can provide a wonderful way to record places, moments and experiences - in your own personal style.

Here are some of the amazing benefits you will gain from sketching:

  • It provides an escape from stress and busy minds
  • It accesses the right part of the brain - releasing happy hormones to reduce anxiety and leaves a sense of well being
  • It allows new friendships to flourish (both online and in person)
  • It increases concentration and mental focus
  • It is light and portable – take it wherever you go
  • Perfect way to record memories and make a fabulous visual journal

Everyone can sketch!

In this introductory class I take you through all the basics. You will find out how to create a good sketch, as we discuss composition, line drawing, watercolour techniques and how to simplify busy urban scenes. By the end of the session you will have the skills and confidence to get started on developing your own practice.

No artistic talent is required. If you can write your name, you can sketch! We use ink pen only - no pencil - because every line is a "good" line. There is no judgement or "wrong" in sketching. We all have a different view of the world and it is the sketching process that creates the magic, rather producing a perfect a masterpiece!

I am passionate about how the sketch practice makes me feel and I created JustSketchNow as a response to friends, family and passers-by asking me to teach them what I do. I have been running classes both in person (small groups) and online for over 2 years.
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