St Chinian“Anyone can sketch!” is the Erin Hill philosophy that started the first studio in Australia back in 2011.

The Erin Hill sketching system enables absolutely anybody to learn to sketch an impression of what they see.  We call it Travel Sketching.

Our Foundation classes show you how to see your subject and get it onto paper. That’s the first step many people have never been shown. We show you how to use simple colour – maybe just a dash of watercolour pencil, or perhaps we’ll use our tiny set of watercolours. Unlike traditional art classes in drawing, illustrating, or painting, we teach a simple and quick way to get your sketch or impression on paper. The simpler the better. There’s no right or wrong. Its about you and the image you see.

Too much of today’s life is about reasoning and logic. Erin Hill Sketching is about getting in touch with your creative side. When we impose a time limit you don’t have the opportunity to ‘overwork’ or ‘overthink’ your sketch. The pen takes over, not the brain. That is why so many of our students say they see the world differently and feel more confident in other aspects of their lives. This underlines EVERYTHING we teach. Some people call it Mindfulness. We call it Travel Sketching!

Since 2011, Erin Hill Sketching has expanded to numerous locations building a global community of Travel Sketchers. Everyone works through a similar programme but every class is different and there are endless opportunities to learn something new.

 

ErinHill Sketching Occitanie – New for 2017!

We hope that you will feel tempted to join one of our classes in Languedoc.   Tutored by Annette Morris, Manager of EHS France, not only will you learn to sketch you’ll experience some great days out in the beautiful countryside of southern France – and there will be plenty of laughs along the way!

 

Tutors

 

Erin Hill

Sketch tutoring is my passion.

I’ve sketched all my life. From my background as Art Director in major Ad Agencies, graphic design, fine art and illustration, I’ve pared down the essentials to create the ErinHill Travel Sketching System which we use in all our Schools.

Of course I always painted, drawn and illustrated as well. But sketching is where I’ve come back to. When ErinHill Studio opened in 2011, we began with a small class of people keen to learn to sketch. Many of those students continued every term and as classes grew, have become tutors with the school. As more students discover us, we train new tutors to share our particular brand of travel sketching.

Students need a clear and positive way of learning and the foundation skills of ErinHill Travel Sketching do just that. In a short time people are sketching something around them and feeling delighted. Hardly believing that they’re sketching in their first lesson.

We have a lively group of people from all walks of life who can’t wait to get to their class each week, all bonded by their love of sketching and travelling. We are further connected with our website and Facebook sites showing and sharing the progress every class makes every week.

Annette Morris

Originally from England, Annette has been living in the south of France since 2008. An experienced web designer and marketing consultant, Annette has always had a love of colour and creativity. Annette fell in love with EHS travel sketching after spending time with Erin on the banks of the beautiful Canal du Midi.

Passionate about the French culture and countryside, Annette’s classes will take you to some lesser known towns and villages of Languedoc. You will visit unusual locations full of history and character; plus discovering local foods and wines will be high on the menu too.

Events with Annette will include sketch stops in characterful cafes, castles and wineries, plus the chance to enjoy plenty of laughs and some fabulous French cuisine along the way!