“An Online Course unlike any other!”
Learn urban sketching with this unique online course, developed with renowned urban sketcher and tutor Ian Fennelly! It will take you to Bavaria where will you join a group of 12 other students and learn along with them.
The course was filmed on location in Bavaria / Germany. Entitled “Every building tells a Story”, it takes you step by step from a blank page to finished work of art. The videos are suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced students, and are packed with bonus material and live feedback sessions with the students on location. Sketch with a group of friends while learning at your own pace!
What will I learn?
- The video offers 3 hours of live material, enabling you to follow Ian's sketching process step by step at your own pace. On location in Nuremberg / Bavaria, Ian explains his sketching process in detail in this course which is suitable for beginners as well as advanced students.
- Over the course of the entire workshop, you will be able to observe other students as they create their sketches and listen to the feedback they get from Ian – allowing you to benefit from their learnings as well!
- As the course was filmed live on location in Bavaria rather than in a studio, you will learn how to work outdoors as well as how to find and frame ‘your’ motive in the bustling environment of a busy town. And you’ll create a snapshot of beautiful Nuremberg, Bavaria’s second biggest city, to boot!
Ian Fennelly is a British artist and art teacher who has became world-famous for the unique style of urban sketching he has developed over the years. He often sketches on location, capturing the essence of a city or town with his lively and detailed drawings. His sketches are characterized by their loose, energetic style and the way they convey a sense of movement and vibrancy.
Fennelly was born in 1963 in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. He studied at the Barnsley College of Art and Design and later at the Sheffield Hallam University, where he obtained his degree in Graphic Design.
Fennelly has exhibited his work in numerous solo and group shows in the UK, Europe, and the United States. He has also worked as an art teacher, conducting workshops and giving lectures. In addition to his work as an artist and teacher, Fennelly has also authored several books on urban sketching, including "Finding your inspiration" and "Layers of Looking."
Trailer for the course:
What’s included in this course?
- More than 2 hours of video material
- Lifetime access
- List of supplies needed
- Reference images in high res
- Bonus: The pre-sketch process
- Bonus: How to find the perfect spot on location
- Bonus: Sketchbook walk with Ian (Prague!)
- Bonus: Free access to exclusive Facebook group with Ian
Material list and image template for the course
Introduction and material
This part includes an in-depth review of the art supplies Ian will be using. Ian also outlines the course structure and gives you an idea of the schedule for this class.
In this chapter, Ian talks about the value of pre-sketches and the process behind them. He also explains how he reduces any busy place to a perfect motive.
Layers of looking
Ian takes you through his unique 5 step approach from composition to final sketch! Every single step is explained in real time.
Live feedback sessions
Each step the class completes is followed by a live feedback session with the students on location. Feel free to take a break and benefit from Ian’s comments on your "classmates" work! An extremely helpful step, as you may have the same questions as they do.
Finishing touches and wrap-up
Ian wraps up the class by talking about the value of detail and storytelling. He also offers inspiring advice to help you find and build your individual voice and style as a sketcher.
How to enroll
The video course is hosted on Vimeo. After checkout, you will be redirected to Vimeo. If you don't have a Vimeo account, you can set one up for free. Once you have set up your account, you can pay via credit card or PayPal. It's that easy! - Access your course at any time via your Vimeo account.
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For all traditionalists among our customers, we will also offer the video on DVD. Consider different delivery times for different countries.
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