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Urban Sketching in Camberwell

Come and explore Camberwell and sketch the day away!

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Urban Sketching in Camberwell
Urban Sketching in Camberwell

Time & Location

Aug 19, 2023, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Camberwell, 377 Camberwell Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124, Australia

About the event

Come and spend a day with us exploring Camberwell and sketching!

One of Melbourne's most historic neighbourhoods, Camberwell is filled with architectural curiosities, so what better place to practice urban sketching? Using the Studio as a home base, we will explore some of Camberwell's unique architectural spots from historical buildings to funky cafes and document what we discover. 

You will be provided with a sketchbook that's yours to keep after the session!

This session is open to everyone - you don't need to be an artist, or even have practiced drawing. Urban sketching is all about documenting the world through your eyes, there's no right or wrong.

What is urban sketching?

Urban sketching is a way of using art to document the world around us. It's the act of drawing in the cities or neighbourhoods we live in or travel to. By sketching we are capturing a moment in time in a unique, artistic way.

Why urban sketching?

Urban sketching is a mindful practice that helps us connect with the world around us. It's also in a way magical, because by observing with purpose, we discover so much more to our every day streets, cafes and neighbourhoods.

What's included?

  • Artist sketchbook by Holcroft to keep!
  • Instructional class about urban sketching fundamentals
  • Your choice of materials to use (watercolours, pens, pencils - a whole lot!)
  • Chats, laughs and a good time

How will the day run?

10:30am - 10:45am: Introductions

  • Meet and greet
  • Discuss our plans for the day

10:45am - 11:30am: Fuel up on inspiration

  • Discuss and learn about the beauty of urban sketching in the Studio
  • Learn a little bit about the history of urban sketching
  • Explore the work of some iconic urban sketching artists
  • Practice mark making in our sketchbooks

11:30am - 1:00pm: Exploring the neighbourhood and sketching

  • Explore the Camberwell neighbourhood 
  • Spending about 15 - 20 minutes in each sketching location
  • Short coffee break at a local cafe


How far are we walking?

We will be walking within a 1km radius from the Studio. Don't worry if you're not a quick walker, there's no rush!

What should I bring?

Comfortable walking shoes, a hat and a bottle of water.

Do I need any drawing experience?

Absolutely not!

What if I can't attend on the day?

We understand that things happen and life can get in the way! If you are unable to attend the workshop please let us know as soon as possible as we purchase materials based on the number of attendees we have. If you let us know more than 7 days before the event we can refund your ticket.


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