Rediscover the hidden corners of your city on a historical sketching tour with award-winning tutor Alex Snellgrove. Explore and draw the charming streets of Paddington. Lots of hands-on instruction and notes provided suitable for all skill levels. Alex is an expert at simplifying the complex, and gives you plenty of tips and tried-and-true techniques for interpreting the urban streetscape.
Sketchbook, around A4 size, preferably made with paper of 180gsm or more (With or without prepared backgrounds*)with a firm drawing support and clips HB pencil and eraser Fineliner pigment pen 0.4 or 0.5 size Coloured media of your choice Posca pens, if using prepared backgrounds (Suggested colours: white, dark grey, light blue, brown, light orange) Folding stool Hat, water etc *Prepared backgrounds: these can be ink, gouache or acrylic paint. Any colours of your choice, but best if there is a range of tones, with some areas of white left untouched. Also work best if there is a little bit of neutral colour in the mix, eg grey.
Alex Snellgrove is an artist, teacher and passionate sketcher. She has held solo and group shows every year since 2009 and won the Waverley Landscape Prize and the inaugural 9x5 Landscape prize for painting. Currently teaching acrylic painting at NSCC since 2014, she has also taught at Pine Street Art Centre, Waverley Woollahra Art School and led workshops for the City of Sydney. In September 2018 she is co-hosting a sketching tour in Italy with The Create Escape Tours. Alex belongs to Sydney Sketch Club and Urban Sketchers Sydney and most weekends can be found adding more creative work to her sketchbooks somewhere in the great outdoors. Her recently made sketchbook from a trip to Italy has been viewed over 1400 times on Instagram. #alexsnellgroveartist