Sketching Course for Beginners

Learn how to sketch & discover your style. New beginners course starts August in Mosman

Anna Barr

Anna Barr

5.0 (4)

3 x 2 hours Class size 1 to 6 (public classes), 4 to 8

label $190 (or 4 payments of $47.50 Afterpay)
($190 per class surcharge applies for private classes)

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Want to learn ink and watercolour sketching for beginners? Join us for this interactive, relaxed sketching course in Sydney and notice your confidence grow!

JustSketchNow is an easy-to-learn, fun and relaxing way to create your very own personal memories in a visual way. By tapping into our creative side, It helps to increase mental focus and reduces stress levels. Even a short 10-minute sketch will provide an increased sense of accomplishment and personal wellbeing.

Travel and urban sketching are skills that everyone can learn! They allow us to record places and experiences in a very personal and meditative way. The practice has become increasingly popular, especially given the past Covid year.

Here are some of the benefits you can hope to enjoy:

  • An escape from stress and busy minds.
  • Access the right side of your brain - release happy hormones, reduce anxiety and gain a sense of calm and wellbeing.
  • New friendships develop and flourish.
  • Concentration and ability to focus increases.
  • Flexible - take it wherever you go!
  • Makes a fabulous visual journal and gift cards.

Over three weeks, you'll learn how to compose a sketch, learn about perspective and proportions, while creating depth, tone and shadows using watercolours . You will learn the basic techniques and effects used in watercolour painting.

There are no mistakes in this way of sketching, no wrong lines or judgement - so you will finish each session feeling relaxed and refreshed!

Knowledge required
Beginners welcome. No artistic ability required.
What you'll get
  • Your own personal amazing ink and watercolour sketches!
  • The skills and confidence to continue sketching out-and-about and at home.
What to bring
A list of materials will be supplied. You will need an A5 watercolour sketch pad, a water-resistant pigment pen and a small watercolour palette.
Session repeats

This class series runs over 3 consecutive sessions, at the same time every week.

Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday, hens party or bucks party.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.

Anna Barr is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.


Your teacher can travel within 5 kms of Mosman

Your teacher
Anna Barr
Anna Barr

5.0 (4)


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.
Please see some of the testimonials on the website.

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