Sketchbook Travel Adventures St George & Sutherland Community College

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 the 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 a 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 in-store 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 Australian 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 before the commencement and you will be informed.

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