Sketching Course for Beginners

Learn how to sketch the world using ink and watercolour. Monthly beginners course regularly held in Mosman

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

label $260 (or 4 payments of $65 Afterpay)
($260 per class surcharge applies for private classes)

Want to learn ink and watercolour sketching but think you can't draw? Let us prove you wrong!

I have guided hundreds of students without experience, who believed they had no artistic ability - only to discover a new skill with hidden talents they had never dreamt of!

JustSketchNow is an easy-to-learn, fun and relaxing way that allows you to create your very own personal memories in a visual way. By tapping into our creative side, sketching 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 is a skill that everyone can learn! It allows us to record places and experiences in a very personal and meditative way. The practice has become increasingly popular, in the light of Covid and beyond.

Sketching is good for your health!

  • An escape from stress and busy minds.
  • Accesses the right side of the brain and feel a sense of calm and wellbeing.
  • Releases endorphins, reduces anxiety.
  • Connect with like-minded people and make new friends.
  • Increase concentration and ability to focus.
  • Your travel companion - take it wherever you go!
  • Makes a fabulous visual journal and gift cards.

Over three weeks, you'll learn how to draw with ink, compose a sketch, and learn about watercolour techniques, to create depth, tone and shadows.

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

Add-on available for this class
  • Special end-of-year price! ($200)
You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge required
Beginners welcome. No artistic knowledge required.
What you'll get
  • Tuition on how to create ink and watercolour sketches
  • The skills and confidence to continue sketching out-and-about and at home.
What to bring
You will need an A5 watercolour sketch pad, a water-resistant pigment pen and a small watercolour palette. A full list of materials will be sent.
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 birthday or hens party.

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


Mosman Rowers, Centenary Drive 2088 - Mosman Rowers, Centenary Drive, Mosman NSW

Your teacher can also travel within 15 kms of Mosman, to a venue of your choice for a private class

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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.
Please see some of the testimonials on the website.

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