Tuesday May 30 – Friday June 9 ’17. 10 nights
Join us on this exquisite slow-cooked tour in Venice wending our way through labyrinthine laneways, past domed churches and crumbling Palazzi, drinking coffee, prosecco and tramezzino and learning to sketch scenes of this splendid ancient city. You will be creating a wonderful Travel Sketch Journal as we explore this iconic and historical city on water.
International Travel Sketch tutor Erin Hill from Sydney is your inspiration and mentor for this tour. Absolutely NO experience or skill required – just a love of creativity and pleasure.
As you may know, Venice is a magical unique city. The Biennale brings art lovers from around the world and Venice is considered the top event in the arts calendar to visit.
To enable as many people as possible be part of our 10 night ErinHill Sketch Holiday, we have managed to secure a great deal, in a lovely hotel, in a quiet part of Venice. Because of demand it’s first come first served, as we cannot add more rooms so numbers are strictly limited. Hotel La Fenice des Artistes is in the quieter part of Venice
Even if you have never put a pen on paper to sketch anything you will find this 10 day tour in Venice experience magic and inspirational. Of course if you’ve sketched with us before you’ll be delighted at how much further you can take your sketching. The bond within the group becomes very special as everyone learns from and encourages each other in their sketches.
This is a tour that gives you a wonderful gift to take home with you for life.
“Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs… in one go.” – Truman Capote
Our small group of sketchers will spend 10 unforgettable days immersed in the beauty and culture of Venice in 2017 during the famous Venice Biennale which gives you the added opportunity to experience this showcase of Contemporary International Art exhibitions held in Venice since 1894 in your free time.
Each day we will have sketching lessons with Erin and her assistant in different scenic sites around Venice with so many opportunities to create vignettes of daily life in this special ancient city.
“Venice is half Eastern, half Western, half land, half sea, half freak, half fairy-tale.” Travel writer Jan Morris
You sketch and paint at your own pace with Erin’s gentle inspiring advice and assistance. Learn how to produce really pleasing sketches easily and confidently.
We promise that you will surprise yourself. It is so easy once you are shown how.
- Our group will be staying in the one centrally located Venetian hotel for all 10 nights.
- We have chosen our hotel for comfort, facilities and in a quiet location to avoid tourist crowds.
- Each bedroom has ensuite facilities and air-conditioning.
- Your price for this tour once in Venice includes
- Twin share room
- Daily morning sketch tutoring till lunchtime.
- 2 group lunches and 3 group dinners
- All guiding and excursions.
- Entries to 2 special museums
- For your free time we shall assist you with dining venues, maps, directions, suggestions and activities.
French Fusion Travel will handle all your Venice bookings (including flights if you wish)
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Erin Hill: International Sketch Tutor
Erin Hill is the founder and creator of Erin Hill Travel Sketching.
With over 40 years in the creative industry, Erin brings together her art experience into a simple learning system which enables absolutely anybody to learn to sketch an impression of what they see.
Erin guides students in a relaxed way to find their creative side
She follows a unique program of foundation skills to take you from first stepping stones through to confident and passionate travel sketcher.
Erin will teach you to work quickly and often to a time limit, exactly as we must when out in the real world.
Each class day on our Venice Sketch Holiday, we meet together for a lesson in techniques based on the subject of the day.
Then it’s out on location to sketch our impressions and apply some simple colour.
After a late lunch we have free time to shop, explore, visit the biennale exhibitions throughout Venice, sketch or just relax.
You receive an information pack complete with maps and souvenirs and with all you need to know about Venice, its history, culture and what to visit.
- You will be creating a lasting memory of your days.
- It’s your fun impression as only you see it.
- You really can’t go wrong!
We look forward to meeting you all and sharing the joy of sketching.