Travel Sketching Classes.

Our Travel Sketching classes start with an hour or so working on technique. Next it’s location sketching, the subject of the day for an hour. We complete our class each week in a different cafe to share our work and ideas, and have coffee or lunch. Depending on where your class is based, we may start in a cafe for techniques and end on location.
Class terms for 2017
Term 2 – April 24 – July 1 (10 wks) – Book Now
Term 3 – July 18 – Sept 23  (10 wks)
Term 4 – Oct 9 – Dec 16  (10 wks) 

Our timetable for Term 3 and 4 will be the same. If we get less than 4 bookings for any class, we’ll let you know a week before, so you can choose another class.

Term 2 Timetable.

Class prices

Weekly travel sketching
10 weeks – $385 (New Sketchers and General)
8 weeks – $335 (Any General class)
5 weeks- $225 (Any General class)
Casual – $45 per class (Any General class – Check with tutors for available spots!)

Evening weekly travel sketching
10 weeks – $385 (New Sketchers)

Sketch Kit info here.

To book a New Sketcher Class or confirm your General Class –

Manly Classes

General class – 11AM – 2PM with Toni
New Sketchers Evening class –  6.30PM – 8.30PM with Erin or Kathy

General class –  10AM – 1PM with Toni – (not this term)
New sketchers class – 11AM – 2PM with Erin & Gaye

General class – 1PM – 4PM with Toni
General Evening class – 6:30PM – 8.30PM with Erin or Kathy

General class 11AM – 2PM with Kathy
New sketchers class – 1PM  – 4PM with Toni – Fully booked

General class 9AM – 12 NOON with Kathy – Fully booked
New sketchers class  –  10.30AM– 1.30PM with Erin & Gaye

The Rocks 

Wednesdays General class – 9.30AM –  12.30PM with Anna
Fridays New sketchers class – 9.30AM – 12.30PM with Anna

Mona Vale Classes

Tuesdays New Sketchers class – 11AM – 2PM with Erin
Thursdays General Sketchers class  – 11AM – 2PM with Erin

Blue Mountains Classes

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

How to book

For enquiries and booking form please contact Erin at or call on (+61) 0412 141 223

Direct deposit details for regular sketchers:
Erin Hill Studio
NAB BSB: 082-299
ACC# 63-612-3874

Travel sketching class levels

New sketchers classes

  • If you haven’t sketched with us before, this is the start of your journey. Anybody can learn to sketch with the ErinHill approach. You may or may not have previous art experience, but this is where you start your journey.  Leave your fears at the door. We will show you step by step how to go about it.
  • We’ll be teaching you the foundation skills of Travel Sketching in either classes or Workshops, along with our unique ways of using colour.  Later you will join a General class which continues your journey of observing the world around you, and colour applications. We work to a program where you learn something new each week.
  • We have a custom designed Sketch Kit to get you started.

General sketchers

  • General Creative sketching Classes and Workshops are for those who’ve completed New Sketchers and for our regular and long term sketchers.
  • Our General Classes are where we use a number of mediums and mixed media with our sketches to create exciting effects. We also work on creating a journal of your adventures  so that you’ll always have a forever memory of those special times and places.
  • We use watercolours in different ways along with other mediums. Perfect for those who love trying techniques and wish to learn more. Use the EHS kit or your own choice. Needs to be portable of course.
  • All our classes are perfect for the long term regular sketcher who wants to continue learning and take their sketching to the limit and beyond. Many love the sociability you’ll discover within the groups. You never stop learning and having fun.

Important bits & pieces

Making up a class
Your ‘Makeup’ classes must be taken within the same term, and can be at any of our Studios.  Any class unless fully booked. Let your tutor know.

Required sketch kits
We’ve designed a customised ErinHill Studio Sketch Kit which is very convenient and fits in your bag. We have our own palette of colours which work with our unique way of sketching.  We use black permanent pens to give a good clean line. To apply colour we use our customised Cotman’s Watercolour Plus set or the Club Norris watercolour pencils. We use whichever is convenient at the time. The palette of both mediums is our own. If you purchase your Cotmans watercolours elsewhere you must get the replacement colours.(Check link below for info)

This kit will get you started. As you gain confidence, you may like choose to use other sketchbook styles and paints available in your Art store.

Our kit is available for purchase when you book your course and will be ready for you at your first class.  Sketch Kit info here.