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Sketching Everywhere

Capture the moments of your day whilst enjoying the process. Live your life and sketch it at the same time.

Or perhaps you will keep your sketches just for yourself, this is your life, sketching purely for the joy of it. No exhibition, no need to show anyone. Do what feels comfortable. A journal of your life, to perhaps pass on one day. Fill your travel journal with memories. Truly immerse yourself and connect with your environment. Slow down and make sketching part of your life now. You’ll fully explore and capture the town and environment. Discover the pleasure of sketching – whether for a personal or travel journal, or to join the growing online movement of urban sketching.

  • Adults: $418.00
  • Under 18: $242.00

Prices include GST


Age 16+
Skill Level Everyone
Time slot Whole week - full days
Status 2022 details coming soon.
Location Cedar Bar and Kitchen

More about the course

All adults and teenagers, regardless of art experience, are welcome as well as experienced students who want to loosen up and achieve more joy with their techniques. In this course, you’ll learn how to carry your sketch kit everywhere you go and capture the essence of what is before you. Each day you’ll learn a new skill and complete a sketch in the classroom. Then go out on location and put your skills into action. 

Course Structure

Each day we will have two three hour lessons. First, I will teach you a new skill, and we will complete a sketch together. Then we will go out on location and put our new skills into action. We will visit the park, the river, the town, the coffee shops, anywhere our feet will take us! Wear your comfortable shoes, and bring only your basic art kit (recommendations below).

This is when we truly start 'Sketching Everywhere'. Its time to fully explore and capture the town and environment. What a fun week we will have!

By the end of the week, your sketchbook will be full, and you will have memories to treasure for years to come. 


  1. Beginner steps 
  2. Food and drinks
  3. Trees and gardens
  4. Water and sky
  5. Buildings 
  6. Fun perspective 
  7. People
  8. Vistas 
  9. Animals, birds and insects 
  10. Storytelling



Anna Barnes

Anna Barnes

Anna has a Masters in Design Science, specialising in 3D Animation from The University of Sydney (being awarded the Dean's Honour Award) and a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts and Social Anthropology, specialising in South East Asian Studies. 


She currently leads creative retreats in Vietnam, teaches nature journaling in the Blue Mountains and hosts Cabramatta ArtFoodCulture Experiences. Her passion is to help people connect, transform, recover and thrive through art, food and culture. She is an artist, a mother, traveller and a naturalist and lives in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia with her family. 


Visit her website artfoodculture.com or follow her on Instagram or Facebook

Course Requirements

Bring what you have and use what you have

Minimum materials required

  • One A5 sketchbook 
  • One black pigment pen
  • One small travel 1/2 pan watercolour kit (Winsor and Newton Cotman is a good starting point)
  • One small water pot with screw top lid (a small jar/pill container etc)
  • One old cloth or tissues
  • One round brush Size 4 (Winsor and Newton Cotman is a good start, or invest in a travel brush)

All materials can be purchased locally. Contact Gail Cardow from Island Art Shop & Studio on 02 66556822 to place your order before the Camp. Gail also delivers each day of the camp.

You can also email Gail at gail@islandartshop.com.au or via her Facebook page

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