Learn Urban Sketching
LIVE STREAMING

With DIY craft box delivered to you

Looking for fun things to do at home? Try urban sketching


Elinor Pickard

Elinor Pickard

5k+
4.6 stars (62+)
Sydney Community College

Sydney Community College

4.6 (7)
5k+

1 hour Class size 1 to 12 label $85 - $99 ($99 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $90 for 2 guests, $85 for 3+ guests)


This is a ClassBento LiveBox class! From the comfort of your home, share an artisan experience with your friends, family or colleagues, or just enjoy with some like-minded others. As seen on The Guardian, TimeOut, Broadsheet, Concrete Playground, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and more. Here's how it works:

  1. Book or Request your preferred time
  2. We'll deliver a ClassBento Box to you - this is a physical DIY craft box containing the materials you'll need. Shipping is free, and it should arrive within 7-14 days. We ship nationwide.
  3. Enjoy the online class. You'll receive a link to a meeting. On the day of the class, use that link to join the class. Class sizes are kept small, so you can easily ask questions and get immediate responses.

In this live streaming class, you will learn urban sketching techniques for beginners. 

Learn how to capture your street in a sketchbook with this urban sketching course... all from the comfort of your living room, balcony or back yard.

Explore your neighbourhood without leaving home as you learn with a professional artist to capture street scenes, buildings and urban spaces in sketched compositions – then bring them to life with colour, tone and texture of watercolour pencil wash.

You’ll learn the composition basics – plus techniques to create depth and focus in your drawings – as you explore different sketching styles and practice capturing a sense of time and place, plus the value of your personal response.

Once mastered, this truly portable art form is a great skill to take travelling, or to explore your own environment through visual journaling.

We will cover:
- Observation
- Simplify a complex scene
- Perspective and composition
- Proportion, volume, light and shade
- Adding colour and mood with watercolour pencil

At the end of this class, you will have:
- learned the basic rules of perspective in the built environment
- learned the basics of composition in urban sketching context
- learned the importance of capturing a sense of time and place, and the value of your personal response
- learned how to use colour to create a sense of depth, focus and mood

The one-hour session is delivered live online via Zoom, with a small class group for personal interaction and feedback. Notes will be provided.


Please note: This class requires a minimum number of students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class; in this case, we'll inform and fully refund you, so please watch your email/SMS 1 day prior to the class

 


Knowledge Required

Ideal for a range of drawing abilities from absolute beginners and beyond.

What you'll get in your craft box

- A5 sketchpad
- Pencil
- Fine liner pen
- Watercolour pencils set
- Paintbrush 

Suitable for

This Box and Live class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples

Your teacher
Elinor Pickard

Elinor Pickard

5k+
4.6 stars (62+)

Qualifications

  • BA Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts
  • Grad Dip, Visual Arts Sydney College of the Arts
  • Masters, Museum Studies, USYD

Experience

Elinor Pickard is a practising artist, a painter with drawing at the centre of her practise. Elinor’s interest in fine and decorative arts is reflected in her paintings, specifically those centred on botanical and floral subjects, rich with colour and often incorporating her fine gilding techniques. She also enjoys urban sketching and capturing the interactions between people, and the human figure within the built urban environment.

An attentive and encouraging art educator, Elinor has been teaching adults since 2016. She has also run regular children’s art classes since 2015.




Your host
Sydney Community College
Sydney Community College

4.6 (7)
5k+

Sydney Community College is a social enterprise with a mission to offer innovative continuing adult education programmes that support individual efforts and facilitate sustainable social change.

Our mission is to enrich lives, to strengthen adult individuals and to build communities through innovative high quality continuing education and training.

More from Sydney Community College

DIY Resin Jewellery

date_range Runs regularly

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft box delivered

1 to 12

label $161 - $189

4.6 (7)

Make Alcohol Ink Art at Home

date_range 13 Jun, 24 Sep

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft box delivered

1 to 12

label $127 - $149

4.6 (7)

Ferment and Pickle Vegetables at Home

date_range Sat 20 Jun, 3pm

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

1 to 12

label $55

4.6 (7)

5k+

DIY Candle Making

date_range Thu 18 Jun, 7pm

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft box delivered

1 to 12

label $110

4.6 (7)

DIY Makeup: Foundation and Concealing

date_range Runs regularly

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

1 to 12

label $75 - $88

4.6 (7)

5k+

DIY Resin Cheese Board and Coaster Set

date_range 9 Jun, 4 Aug

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft box delivered

1 to 12

label $136 - $159

4.6 (7)

Brush Lettering for Beginners

date_range Runs regularly

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft box delivered

1 to 12

label $94 - $110

4.6 (7)

DIY Resin Painting

date_range Runs regularly

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft box delivered

1 to 12

label $170 - $199

4.6 (7)

DIY Makeup: How to Apply Eyeshadow

date_range Runs regularly

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

1 to 12

label $75 - $88

4.6 (7)

5k+

DIY Makeup: Contour, Highlight, Blush, Bronzer

date_range Runs regularly

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

1 to 12

label $75 - $88

4.6 (7)

5k+

DIY Makeup: Eyebrows, False Lashes, Lips

date_range Runs regularly

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

1 to 12

label $88

4.6 (7)

5k+

Beeswax Wraps DIY

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft box delivered

5 to 12

label $85

4.6 (7)

0 5664 0 0 12 1 1 5 tiered 1 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 36.059482100 -95.922821500
V48I01Z33L 34c052b7f77f35dccea660a6ce51910d -33.790 151.270 production Sydney NSW AU sydney melbourne brisbane gold coast adelaide perth canberra