Sketch Your World- At Home And In The Wild!

Have you ever dreamed about filling sketchbooks with your favourite natural places? Of illustrating the changing seasons in your back garden, creating scenes from your favourite hike, sketching woodland trails and botanic gardens or your next great adventure?

'Travel Sketching in the Wild' will help you develop the skills and confidence to sketch landscapes and wildlife- in your neighbourhood and farther afield. You'll learn how to create quick and satisfying art, even when you only have a few minutes to spare. Use your creativity to help you explore the world around you, and record your favourite spaces without seeing life through a lens.

Get inspired by on-location video demonstrations and have fun with practice activities that you can do at home or in the great outdoors. 

Sketch your adventures, big or small, and discover a new way to look at your world.

What You'll Learn

Have you ever dreamed of taking a sketchbook on your adventures?

  • Create sketches that capture the atmosphere of your favourite locations- without taking hours

  • Develop expressive techniques to fill your sketches with life and energy

  • Use ink, coloured pencils and watercolour to bring your adventures to life

  • Play with composition, explore ways to create texture and learn how to draw complex scenes quickly

  • Create nature journal pages to investigate plants, animals and ecosystems- whilst having fun

  • Learn techniques to explore your favourite wild places, in your neighbourhood or on the adventure of a lifetime

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Course curriculum

  • 02

    Loosening Up

    • Loosening Up

    • Straight Lines and Smooth Curves

    • Blind Contour Drawings

    • Sketchbook Tour- Malaysia (My first travel sketchbook)!

    • It's Your Turn- Loosening Up

    • Time to share!

  • 03

    What To Draw

    • Starting

    • Creating An Interesting Sketch

    • Choosing What To Draw- Composing Your Sketch

    • Adding Colour That Pops

    • Using Contrast

    • Finishing A Sketch

    • It's Your Turn- Choosing What To Draw

    • Time To Share!

  • 04

    Telling Your Story

    • Mini Landscapes

    • Sketchbook Tour- Sketching Across An Ocean

    • Telling A Story With Mini Landscapes

    • Mini Landscapes In Watercolour

    • It's Your Turn- Mini Landscapes

    • Time To Share!

  • 05

    Exploring Nature

    • Sketching Nature

    • Investigating Nature Through Sketches

    • Getting Curious

    • It's Your Turn- Nature Sketching

    • Time To Share!

  • 06

    Sketching Animals

    • Sketching Animals

    • Sketchbook Tour- Animals

    • Speedy Animal Sketches

    • It's Your Turn- Animals

    • Time To Share!

  • 07

    Adventures In Colour

    • Adventures In Colour

    • Drawing With A Brush

    • Blocking in Colours

    • It's Your Turn- Drawing With A Brush

    • Time To Share!

  • 08

    A Touch Of Texture

    • Texture

    • Making Marks

    • Creating A Quick Sketch With Textured Marks

    • Sketching Complex Scenes With Simple Marks

    • It's Your Turn- Texture

    • Time To Share!

  • 09

    Bonus Content

    • Bonus- Sketching With A Brush Pen

    • Bonus- Red Cedar in the Rain

Course Features

Filmed on location in British Columbia's beautiful Gulf Islands

Stream high quality video or download videos and PDFs to watch on your adventures

Lifetime access lets you follow the course at your own pace and rewatch the content whenever you like.

FAQ

  • Is this course for me?

    The course is aimed at beginning and intermediate artists who want to develop a quick, playful sketchbook practice and get inspiration from their travels. If you love drawing but want to gain the skills and confidence to take it outside then jump on in!

  • What skills do I need to take this course?

    It will help if you have a basic understanding of value, contour drawing and hatching. We'll look at how to apply these skills in the wild!

  • Will this course fit around my work day?

    The course is pre-recorded so you can work through it at your own pace and enjoy the content when it's convenient for you.

  • How long can I access 'Travel Sketching In The Wild' for?

    You receive lifetime access to the course.

  • I'm planning a big adventure but I'll be off the grid. Can I learn while I'm away?

    The course materials are downloadable (including the videos) so you can take them with you! Save them onto your laptop, tablet or phone and view them on-the-go. The videos are optimised for downloading, but to conserve data I recommend that you download them over a wifi connection.

  • Will "Travel Sketching In The Wild' be useful if I'm not planning a trip?

    You can use the techniques from the course to help you sketch gardens, parks, and woodlands. You'll learn to see your back yard in a whole new way!

  • Can I share the downloads?

    You're welcome to watch the course along with members of your household (because it's fun to have art buddies), but please do not share or sell the videos or PDFs. If you are interested in taking the course along with an art group or community group, please email Andrea to discuss this. If you have friends who are interested in the course materials, please give them the link to this site. Thank you for supporting an independent artist and small business owner!

  • How much is the course?

    The course is $70 Canadian dollars (About $60 US). The content can be watched whatever country you are in.

  • Is the course price refundable?

    Unfortunately, because you receive instant access to the whole of the course and all content is downloadable, refunds are not available for this course.

Start Your Journey

Learn how to make art on the move- wherever you're going

About Andrea England

An Artist Afloat

Andrea England is a watercolour artist and keen sketcher who creates aboard a sailboat studio in British Columbia. Most of her inspiration comes from the sketches she creates during her ocean explorations. 

An experienced teacher, she is also an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and has held solo art shows in Victoria and Vancouver BC. 

Andrea believes that anybody can learn to draw and paint with a bit of practice and the right instructors!



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