Learn Urban Sketching

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Ian Fennelly, Urban Sketcher

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Our Courses

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Foundation Urban Sketch Course

From curious passersby, to the local town crier and impromptu street performers; through this course you’ll be entertained, captivated and inspired by how professional urban sketchers like Ian Fennelly take everything in their stride – all while sketching, painting and teaching you how to produce the most magnificent urban artwork of your life!

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Pub Sketching Tour

Watch, learn and follow-along with Ian as he takes you on a fascinating learning journey to 4 quaint British pubs while teaching you the techniques and style that have made him one of the world’s best loved urban sketchers!

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Five Villages Sketching Tour

Join Ian Fennelly on an exciting and creative new journey to 5 classic English villages while he teaches you the techniques and style that have made him one of the world’s best loved urban sketchers!

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Greatest Hits of London

Join Ian Fennelly in drawing and painting some of London’s most iconic places while learning his 3-step ‘quick sketching’ process that you can apply anywhere!

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Urban Junkyard

Follow-along with Ian at his local junkyard as he breaks the mould of ’traditional’ urban sketching and teaches you step-by-step how to confidently draw and paint anything in his own much-loved style.

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Virtual World Sketching Tour

Join Ian Fennelly in his home studio as he takes you on an incredible journey to 4 exciting countries while teaching you the exact techniques and style that have made him one of the world’s most revered urban sketchers!

About Ian Fennelly

Ian Fennelly is one of the world’s most revered urban sketchers and sought after teachers.

Through our range of urban sketching courses, Ian breaks down his well-loved style into easy-to-follow steps, while revealing the tricks and techniques he has developed and refined through years of dedication to the craft of urban sketching.

Best of all, you can do it too! All you need is a fine-line pen, a simple sketch book and a willingness to watch, listen and learn from a coveted urban sketcher and captivating teacher.

Gallery Store

We are delighted to offer you this unique opportunity to purchase the signed limited edition Giclee prints that were created by Ian exclusively for our Foundation Urban Sketching course.

Feedback Gallery

As well as access to one of our popular online courses, you will also be invited to join a private, student only feedback gallery. Here you can share your newfound urban sketching skills, receive feedback and leave comments for other students too. Watch as you progress through the course with the advice and feedback from other students.

Our Students

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm a complete beginner artist, can I take your courses?
You have come to the right place! No prior knowledge, experience or qualifications are required to take our courses. Each course has been carefully designed to suit everyone from absolute beginners to keen amateurs and even established artists. Best of all, you can pause, rewind, speed up, slow down and watch the tutorials over and over again, until you know this stuff as well as Ian does!
How long do I have access to the courses?
You get full, unrestricted lifetime access to each course which you can access at any time, 24/7. There are no time limits, no restrictions of any kind and no pressure whatsoever! As soon as you sign up to a course, you will have access to work along at your own pace -watch the Modules once a week or even binge-watch as much as you want. It’s completely up to you.
What kind of materials do I need?

Urban Sketching is about the documentation of a scene and not the materials used; it is completely up to you what equipment and supplies you use. Ian will be using watercolours, fine liner pens, brush pens, and more! Here is a suggested list of items to use within our courses: Urban Sketching Kit List.

Are there any age restrictions for registering?

The age range of our students varies significantly from school and college students, right up to senior citizens. The course content has been designed to accommodate anyone of any age and ability. However, in the interest of children’s online safety we do have a minimum age requirement of 13 years. See our terms and conditions for more details.

Do I need any computer skills?
No. Just click play, watch, learn and follow along with Ian. All of our courses are streamed to your device using adaptive bitrate technology, which, in layman’s terms means that you can watch them anywhere, on any device and they will work even on slower internet connections.
Can I share my images online?

Yes, you can upload your images to any social media platform and tag #UrbanSketchCourse! We often share our students images as a regular feature on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Our Courses

Whether you’re brand new to urban sketching or a confident artist, our engaging, video-based online courses teach you step-by-step how to go from blank page, to capturing the bustle and beauty of the world around you, in the unique and fashionable style that is urban sketching.