Blue Mountains classes


Welcome to Erin Hill Sketching Blue Mountains 

We are proud to offer you sketching classes in the scenic Blue Mountains. Our talented tutor Anna Barnes  hosts our Blue Mts Sketch Classes – in a variety of wonderful sketching locations unique to this area.


Classes & timetable

Term 2 ’17 April 24 – July 10 (10 weeks)

Tuesday New Sketchers – 9.30AM – 12.30PM with Anna
Thursdays General class – 9.30AM – 12.30PM with Anna

Term 3 ’17 July 18 – Sept 23 (10 weeks)

Tuesday New Sketchers – 9.30AM – 12.30PM with Anna
Thursday General class – 9.30AM – 12.30PM with Anna

Term4 ’17 Oct 10 – Dec 30 (8 weeks)

Tuesday Sketchers All levels – 9.30AM – 12.30PM with Anna

2018 Term 1 will be an 8 week Term. (Jan 30- March 20 )

Tuesday  Sketchers All levels  – 9.30AM – 12.30AM  with Anna

Our Sketch locations

We start in a character cafe or in our home studio each week  with warmups and technique, focussing on the subject of the week.  We call this ‘Village Sketching’ and we meet at a different village cafe every week. This way, over the 10 weeks,  we will always sketch the best of the magnificent locations that  Blue Mountains has to offer. Classes begin with coffee and chat, then after we’ve sketched our still life, off we go to sketch what we see around us, always guided by your tutor.
Each week Anna will let you know where to meet. The best fun, so relaxing with likeminded people, and a skill which you’ll use forever.


$360 for 8 weeks

$150 for Sketch Kit (one-off cost)

Bookings for 8 week classes –

Sketch&Lunch Day Trips.
We have a wonderful way to combine your passion for both sketching and great food, and perhaps just enjoying the cultural side. Last Monday of each month.

Anna Barnes with ErinHill Sketching has created our  Sketch&Lunch Days. Anna has studied Fine Arts and Social Anthropology, has her Masters in Design Science and was a top chef in Sydney’s restaurants for 25 years. She is also a very passionate sketcher and trained Erin Hill Tutor. She is particularly fond of all cuisines and is keen to share lunch with you.
For more info on Sketch&Lunch Days
For enquiries and bookings

About Travel Sketching

Anybody can learn to sketch with the ErinHill approach! Leave your fears at the door. We will show you step by step how to go about it. Before long you will seeing the world in a new way.

These are not your traditional drawing, illustration or painting classes. Rather a sketch is that simple impression, as you see it in the moment, no matter how wibbly wobbly!  No right or wrong. We have a way of leading you step by step through a program which will have you sketching in your first lesson.

We also get you to work quickly. Time is always limited when you travel so we teach you to sketch in however little time you have. No previous experience needed. Lots of laughs and lots of fun.

If you haven’t sketched with us before, join a 10 week New Sketcher course.

There are 3 parts to all our weekly classes, although we may vary the plan depending on location and weather.

  1. We begin in a character cafe with warmup and techniques sketches.
  2. Go out on location sketching our subject of the week.
  3. Complete the class for a coffee and catchup nearby.

We work through a program over the term to give you the core skills needed. You’ll also learn to apply colour in a very simple way. Rather than teaching you to paint, we show you how to apply loose colour to a confident sketch.

About your tutor – Anna Barnes


Anna has long been a traveller and sketcher (and trained chef! with a great interest in recording visually her journeys). She now bring that passion and skill as a qualified Erin Hill Tutor to the classes and is now managing and tutoring in the Blue Mountains EHS studio.

Anna will also lead our Vietnam EHS Sketch Holiday in December 2017

› Read more about Anna here

Bookings & enquiries