Sketchbook Travel Adventures

Did you go on a great trip or plan one? And you want to get creative with your travel memories? Join us at SGSCC for this fun, creative class, get crafty and create a piece of art out of your memories. Sketchbook Travel Adventures is a platform for documenting and revisiting a journey you have taken or plan to take. You will creatively map out an adventure using your journey, imagination, dreams and perhaps nostalgia. You will learn how to use a sketchbook effectively when travelling. There will be examples of sketchbooks and demonstrations in how to collect, combine and use collage, drawing and paint media effectively.

You will also build up a portable collection of tools you can take with you wherever you go. Your visual journey need not be taken anywhere exotic. Something as simple as a local walk can be expanded upon and developed into something rich and interesting. You may already have a collection of travel notes, drawings or photographs you wish to document or you may like to prepare ground for an adventure in the future.

Course outline:

  • Week 1: A sense of Place – Drawing and sketching techniques
  • Week 2: Collage and mood boards
  • Week 3: Composition - Photography and viewpoints
  • Week 4: Colour and watercolour techniques
  • Week 5: Visual journey mapping
  • Week 6: Preparing Ground – Mixed media
  • Week 7: Luggage tags
  • Week 8: Parting Shots: - Sketchbook developments and beyond

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand and engage with practical sketch booking techniques including drawing, photography and watercolour painting.
  • Explore collage and other mixed media techniques.
  • Experiment with different compositions and viewpoints
  • Develop a personal style
  • Appreciate sketchbooks as a platform for further creative ventures.

What to bring:

  • Sketchbook A4 size recommended
  • Pencils, drawing pens
  • Photographs, postcards, maps or other images for inspiration
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Brushes

Art Supplies Discount:

As an added bonus for learning Art with SGSCC, all enrolled students are entitled to a generous 10% discount off the purchase of art supplies when they shop instore at Eckersley’s Art & Craft, Taren Point!
View Eckersley's Website for product ideas.

About the Tutor:

'Laura Kneebone is a graduate of the University of the Creative Arts and Institute of Education, University of London. She has worked as a fine artist and educator between Zimbabwe, England and Australia art for over 20 years now. She lives in Bundeena where she enjoys being part of a thriving art community. Laura is frequently involved in art commissions and creative initiatives alongside her painting practice, teaching and exhibitions. Laura is also now a listed artist on the Bundeena Maianbar Art Trail, Laura Challiss Kneebone @studio 22.'

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed.

Online Delivery Information

Remote learning for this course is at scheduled class times and sessions. It could include:

  • Livestream video classes online;
  • Interaction with your tutor and other students during livestream video sessions.

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Face-to-face classes may resume at one of our campuses before the end of the course, depending on discussions between the tutor and students as well as the Government’s recommendations at the time, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.