Week9 Term1. Windmills,Fruit,Bicycles & Beer

Week 9 Term 1. 2017

Weather is on everyone’s mind this week. With dreadful storm damage in Queensland we are grateful our homes are safe here in NSW.  Some classes plodded and splashed their way to classes this week, and others had blue cloudless skies and heat!

New Sketchers had the ‘bicycle’ test.  Start with a sketch of one from memory. Mmm not so easy. Two wheels and handle bars. Yes. Anything missing?  Then we bring out the model bicycle and have a good laugh when we see what we haven’t remembered! Next a ‘real deal’ sketch looking at the model. Getting it right this time.

On location we could sketch any of many bikes tied up at around Manly. Retro ones, traditional ones, bush style, racing ones, Nice work. Even Tuesday Eve class managed some excellent bicycle sketches before we lost light.

Mona Vale class stayed inside the big cafe away from the pouring rain and happily created colored backgrounds to sketch their bike scene over. Such lovely imaginative results.

General classes were to do windmills this week. Surprisingly there are 2 in a local street. Two classes managed blue skies and sun – and windmill sketches.  Sadly for our other General classes we were forced to go to 4 Pines Boutique Brewery and sketch there. So many beer styles and labels to choose from. Plus imposing brass vats for actual brewing. Fascinating place. Award winning boutique style beer now. It isn’t just brown stuff with froth anymore.  For Thursday Eve class they even had live music as a bonus to help the creative side! So everyone was happy rain or shine.

One week to go and this term will conclude.  Everyone has learned so much even if you’re pushed out of your comfort zone at times! Take a look at your sketches from earlier this term and see how much you’ve learned. Your tutors are so proud of you and your progress. You’ve really found your stride.

Better book in quick smart for Term 2 to do it all again! We start back on the week of April 24. Tuesday 25th classes need to pick another class just for that week. It’s Anzac Day.

Manly Classes Week 9 Term1. 2017

TUESDAY GENERAL. MARCH 28 ’17

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TUESDAY EVE NEW. MARCH 28 ’17

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WEDNESDAY NEW. MARCH 29 ’17

THURSDAY AFTERNOON GENERAL. MARCH 30 ’17

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THURSDAY EVE GENERAL. MARCH 30 ’17

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FRIDAY NEW. MARCH 31 ’17

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SATURDAY GENERAL. APRIL 1 ’17

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Blue Mountains Week 9

THURSDAY NEW. MARCH 30 ’17

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Mona Vale  Week 9

THURSDAY NEW. MARCH 30 ’17

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The Rocks Week 9.

FRIDAY NEW. MARCH 31 ’17

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Till next week.

©ErinHillSketchingApril1’17