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Sketch 5 Villages

WITH IAN FENNELLY

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!

E 60 Lessons   5 Workshops  j 5 Beautiful Villages

COURSE DETAILS

The 5 Villages Sketching Tour is urban sketching in its purest form. It's a course packed not only with Ian's brilliance as an artist and teacher, but one that gives you honest insights into the real-world challenges that you may encounter on your journey.

The 5 Villages Sketching Tour is a virtual hand-holding masterclass that takes you from blank page to urban masterpiece – all delivered in Ian’s warm, engaging and humorous style. 

The 5 Villages Sketching Tour is Ian's most comprehensive (and entertaining!) course yet.

To have the pleasure and privilege of learning, while watching over-the-shoulder of a world-class artist revealing a lifetime of hard-learned secrets, would be out of the budget for many people.

However, we’ve made this value-packed course extremely affordable when compared to the costs of attending physical workshops.

Best of all, you can pause, rewind, speed up or slow down the tutorials to a pace that suits you. And you can watch them over and over again, until you know this stuff as well as Ian does.

Watch, learn and be entertained as Ian encounters challenges such as the hilarious 'wheelie bin' episode to the inconveniently parked horsebox! And all while creating and teaching you, in amazing step-by-step detail, how to draw and paint 6 beautiful pieces of urban artwork.

Ian Fennelly. Chester Cross Urban Sketch art

YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Ian Fennelly has built an extraordinary reputation as one of the world’s finest urban sketchers and most sought-after teachers. His distinct style of on-location art, engaging teaching methods and all-round creativity has earned him a passionate global following.

For the first time, Ian is peeling back the curtain and teaching you the methods he uses to sketch and paint majestic pictures of animals.

THE LESSONS

60 lessons and exercises make up 6 professionally filmed online workshops. Each lesson has been carefully designed to develop your sketching, painting and observational skills while building your confidence as you work through the course.

Click each of the tabs below to find out what's included in this comprehensive course:

Burton (Barn)

In this first of 5 exciting workshops, you will watch, learn and follow-along with Ian as he demonstrates how to draw and paint this classic (and famous!) thatched roof barn. However, as with all 5 Workshops, the ‘challenge’ is making sure the barn fits within the context of the village scene.

In this workshop, you will learn how to bring in the buildings to the side, the surrounding trees and greenery, the signage and all the detail. Ian breaks everything down into lots and lots of simple steps for you to follow along with.

It’s a really fun and fascinating first workshop that you’re going to love.

GREAT BUDWORTH (STREET)

Your second online workshop is very much about drawing the main street that runs through the tiny village of Great Budworth.

You will discover how to achieve that amazing sense of perspective that draws you in and how to capture all of the amazing timber framed buildings that run alongside it, in great detail.

This is a very complex and visually rich scene with lots of houses, a lot of character, black and white timber structures, things growing in the foreground, and plenty of sandstone and cobbles.

But, Ian lays everything out in super simple steps – from sketching out the outline, then the medium shapes, then the colour before going in with the detail. You’re going to thoroughly enjoy this creative learning journey around a beautiful, classic English village.

BURWARDSLEY (COUNTRYSIDE)

Your third online workshop is very much a landscape masterclass, filmed from the top of a hill before the rolling English countryside.

In this workshop, Ian teaches you how to create that sense of space and depth as everything sweeps away from you.

Ian breaks this landscape scene down into lots and lots of steps, referencing the hedgerows, the trees, the fencing and the buildings.

But, what’s different about this workshop is that he uses a very specific set of colours, which are different for a landscape than you would normally use for a regular urban sketching scene. You will discover why he does this and how he does it in Workshop 3!

SHOTWICK (CHURCH)

For your fourth workshop, we travel with Ian to a tiny little village full of sandstone cottages with a gorgeous church at the end.

You will learn how to draw and integrate the church, the sandstone cottage and all the stonework and the structures around it to ensure that the church fits within the context of the village.

The detail in this workshop is the focus because of the beautiful brickwork and sandstone. You’ll learn how they work together and how to tell the fascinating stories of their history through your artwork.

You’ll also be privy to an unexpected hurdle that Ian had to overcome at the very start of this workshop. You’ll see firsthand how he overcame this issue, and why challenges like this bring so much love and appreciation for this craft of urban sketching!

LOWER BUNBURY (VILLAGE)

This workshop is all about telling the story of this stunning little village, with its pub and the cottage in the centre, with its black and white beams.

The focal point will be the cottage. You will watch, learn and follow-along and see how Ian uses the pub and the building to ‘frame’ the cottage in the middle and tell lots of stories with this scene.

Ian breaks this scene down into lots of small steps, sketching out the big shapes with the brush pens, going in with the fine liners, applying the colours before using the brush pens to calm it all down and make it more 3-dimensional.

Finally, he goes in with the detail to really tell the story while explaining the how and why of everything he is doing as he goes along.

Click all the tabs above to discover what's included in this course

Burton (Barn)

In this first of 5 exciting workshops, you will watch, learn and follow-along with Ian as he demonstrates how to draw and paint this classic (and famous!) thatched roof barn. However, as with all 5 Workshops, the ‘challenge’ is making sure the barn fits within the context of the village scene.

In this workshop, you will learn how to bring in the buildings to the side, the surrounding trees and greenery, the signage and all the detail. Ian breaks everything down into lots and lots of simple steps for you to follow along with.

It’s a really fun and fascinating first workshop that you’re going to love.

GREAT BUDWORTH (STREET)

Your second online workshop is very much about drawing the main street that runs through the tiny village of Great Budworth.

You will discover how to achieve that amazing sense of perspective that draws you in and how to capture all of the amazing timber framed buildings that run alongside it, in great detail.

This is a very complex and visually rich scene with lots of houses, a lot of character, black and white timber structures, things growing in the foreground, and plenty of sandstone and cobbles.

But, Ian lays everything out in super simple steps – from sketching out the outline, then the medium shapes, then the colour before going in with the detail. You’re going to thoroughly enjoy this creative learning journey around a beautiful, classic English village.

BURWARDSLEY (COUNTRYSIDE)

Your third online workshop is very much a landscape masterclass, filmed from the top of a hill before the rolling English countryside.

In this workshop, Ian teaches you how to create that sense of space and depth as everything sweeps away from you.

Ian breaks this landscape scene down into lots and lots of steps, referencing the hedgerows, the trees, the fencing and the buildings.

But, what’s different about this workshop is that he uses a very specific set of colours, which are different for a landscape than you would normally use for a regular urban sketching scene. You will discover why he does this and how he does it in Workshop 3!

SHOTWICK (CHURCH)

For your fourth workshop, we travel with Ian to a tiny little village full of sandstone cottages with a gorgeous church at the end.

You will learn how to draw and integrate the church, the sandstone cottage and all the stonework and the structures around it to ensure that the church fits within the context of the village.

The detail in this workshop is the focus because of the beautiful brickwork and sandstone. You’ll learn how they work together and how to tell the fascinating stories of their history through your artwork.

You’ll also be privy to an unexpected hurdle that Ian had to overcome at the very start of this workshop. You’ll see firsthand how he overcame this issue, and why challenges like this bring so much love and appreciation for this craft of urban sketching!

LOWER BUNBURY (VILLAGE)

This workshop is all about telling the story of this stunning little village, with its pub and the cottage in the centre, with its black and white beams.

The focal point will be the cottage. You will watch, learn and follow-along and see how Ian uses the pub and the building to ‘frame’ the cottage in the middle and tell lots of stories with this scene.

Ian breaks this scene down into lots of small steps, sketching out the big shapes with the brush pens, going in with the fine liners, applying the colours before using the brush pens to calm it all down and make it more 3-dimensional.

Finally, he goes in with the detail to really tell the story while explaining the how and why of everything he is doing as he goes along.

5 Workshops Packed into 1 Incredible Course!

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Feedback Gallery

The moment you register onto this course, you'll also gain access to our private feedback gallery. Here you can share your newfound urban sketching skills, receive feedback and leave comments for other students too.

There is no better way to learn urban sketching than to get feedback and advice on your work. Watch as you progress through the course with the advice and feedback from other learners who are sharing this journey with you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I'm a beginner, can I take this course?

Ian assumes no prior knowledge or experience. He has designed this course to enable anybody to start with a blank page, follow-along with his specific methodology, develop new skills and produce a piece of work they will be very pleased with. Of course, if you have a certain level of artistic skill, then the techniques that Ian shares will help you to build upon your existing skills and give you a process that enables you to produce great work, in less time.

Can I take the workshops in any order?
Yes. All 8 workshops are standalone and are accessible from day 1 so that you can pick and choose which ones you work on. Each workshop has been designed to add or expand upon a specific area of urban sketching.
I've never been to Cheshire. How will this course help me?
Urban Sketch has learners from over 70 countries, so everything you'll learn from this course can be applied to any location. We think you'll find this course thoroughly enjoyable and we think you'll agree that Cheshire was the perfect location to teach you these techniques!

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