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.

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