What is Urban Sketch Course?

The Urban Sketch trend is sweeping the world; take a seat next to Artist Ian Fennelly to begin your journey! Whether you are a complete newbie, looking to ignite that creative flame inside you, or expand and deepen the work you are already producing, Urban Sketch Course has everything you need to get you on your way.

You’ll be guided through the world of Urban Sketch with Ian in 8 in-depth, unique Modules, experiencing different locations, and various techniques Ian uses to create fun Urban Sketches. You’ll get an insight into a day in the life of an Urban Sketch artist, and even get to see inside his sketchbooks. Each Module is designed to educate you, inspire you and most importantly be fun!

Who is Ian Fennelly?

Simply put, Ian Fennelly is one of the most well-known names in the Urban Sketching world. Click the button below to find out more about this coveted artist:

What if I have no previous experience of Urban Sketching?

You have come to the right place. No prior knowledge, experience or qualifications are required to take this course. The course has been designed for everyone from absolute beginners to keen amateurs. The course interface is designed to be simple, intuitive and easy to follow with no complicated jargon. We will get you on the road to developing a lifelong creative routine, that will turn drawing and painting into a regular, rich, fun part of your life.

Can I ask the teacher questions?

We do not provide direct contact with Ian, but have a great onsite support team and art experts to help you on your urban journey. Our support team of Urban Sketchers are here to answer any question or query you might have.

How long do I have access to the course?

All of this material is available to you, forever. You get full, unrestricted lifetime access to the 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 enrol, 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.

Can I access the modules in any order?

The course has been designed with beginners in mind, so the modules have a logical order where the material leads from one to the next. It’s been designed this way so that those studying the course learn all the aspects of urban sketching in a way that helps to develop their skills and understanding.

We are more than happy to unlock the modules for you, however, this means that you will not be able to obtain a certificate with your passing grade on.

If you would like to go ahead with unlocking all modules, please contact our support team: [email protected]

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! We will give you a list of suggested supplies and details within the course.

What skills and techniques will I learn?

Artist, Ian Fennelly leads you on a passionate journey and adventure, teaching us the most valuable skills and essentials elements required, to bring your piece to life:
You will learn, develop and apply the following:

– Line Drawing
– Texture
– Mark Making
– Tone
– Form
– Shape
– Composition
– Colour
– How to apply watercolour

Will this course be relevant to my country?

The information, principles, techniques and strategies taught within this course are universal and therefore completely relevant to students worldwide, after all… art is universal.

What are the specific modules I will study?

The Urban Sketch Course consists of 8 step-by-step video-based modules which can be viewed on any computer, Smartphone or tablet device. You can view more details about each module in the course by clicking the button below.

Do I need any computer skills?

No. Only very basic computer knowledge is required to complete our Urban Sketch Course. If you can point and click a mouse, then you’re probably okay! All training materials are delivered via our secure online learning portal, which you get access to the moment you sign up.

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.

Can you tell me who created this course?

Urban Sketch Course has been created by Digital Sea Limited, who are award-winning online training providers. Each module is presented by Ian Fennelly, a recognised artist and specialist tutor in Art and Illustration.

If your question is not answered here then please contact us and one of our support team will be delighted to help you.