Urban Sketching Courses

Learn urban sketching with our range of unique online urban sketching courses, developed with urban sketcher and teacher, Ian Fennelly.

Each course is filmed on location and takes you step-by-step from blank page to finished artwork. Courses are suitable for beginners through to advanced level.

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High Street Sketching Course


Discover Ian’s easy-to-follow methods that you can use to transform any ordinary building on your high street into a postcard-perfect sketch!

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Urban Sketch Beginners Course


Join Ian Fennelly as he guides you through 47 easy-to-follow lessons and practical exercises that will transform you from complete beginner to skilled urban sketcher!

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Certificate in Urban Sketching

This Certificate in Urban Sketching course consists of 8 modules and online tests that guide you through Ian Fennelly’s unique sketching processes and style. At the end of the course, you will be awarded with a Certificate of Achievement you can be proud of. Includes self-assignments and bonus interviews with Ian.

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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

Learn urban sketching through 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!


Sketch Wales

Learn with Ian Fennelly as he teaches you his latest urban sketching methods while capturing the inexplicable charm of one of the world’s most enchanting countries!

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Urban Zoo Sketching Course

From the feathered to the furry, from the plain to the patterned, and from the massive to the minuscule, the Urban Zoo Sketching Course teaches you how to sketch and paint incredible urban style pictures of animals through 16 engaging online workshops delivered by Ian Fennelly.

Robin Hood's Bay Sketching Course

Tucked away in the cliffs of North-East England is a spectacular fishing village that’s steeped in history and bursting with myths, legends and fantastic true-life stories of pirates and smugglers!

Sketch Barcelona


Few cities can match Barcelona for its architecture, its creativity, and its artistic influence on the world.

In this phenomenal new course, filmed in the heart of Barcelona, Ian Fennelly takes us on a breathtaking sketching journey, while sharing his finest lessons for capturing the extraordinary architecture, iconic structures, and undeniable charm of this enchanting Spanish city.

About Ian Fennelly

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

Through our range of courses, you’ll learn urban sketching – Ian Fennelly style! Ian breaks down his well-loved style into easy-to-follow steps, while revealing the tricks and techniques developed and refined through years of dedication to the craft of urban sketching.

Best of all, you can do it too! To learn urban sketching, 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.

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Free Urban Sketching Course

Grab your FREE urban sketching course with Ian Fennelly!

In this free course, Ian teaches you his 3-step process for sketching a delightful English village scene: