With Ian Fennelly

About the Workshop

Join Ian Fennelly in this brand new workshop as he teaches you, step-by-step, how to draw and paint this quaint English village scene.

TITLE: Sketch an English Village
DURATION: 3-hours
LEVEL: Beginner’s to Advanced

This workshop is a recording of a previous live event so you have the perfect amount of time to sketch along with Ian, let your paints dry and continue to learn!

Join Us and Develop Your Skills in this Fun and Engaging Workshop!

Farndon Cheshire Village Urban Sketch

Live Learning Experience with Ian Fennelly

Take advantage of a rare opportunity to learn, sketch & paint alongside Ian Fennelly in this entertaining workshop!

Join Ian in a wonderful afternoon as he guides you slowly and carefully through the process of sketching and painting this charming village scene, from start to finish.

Starting with a blank page, you’ll learn everything from getting the size and proportions right first, sketching out the right shapes, choosing and applying the perfect colours, drawing perspective, adding detail to put personality & storytelling into your picture, simplifying what you’re drawing. And so much more!

By the end of this packed workshop, you’ll have a picture to be proud of and the skills to sketch any town or village scene.

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This workshop includes:


Pre-steps and material checklist


3-hour workshop event


Additional summaries from Ian after each step


Engagement with fellow sketchers


Lifetime 24/7 Access to event recordings



Here is just a small selection of the wonderful comments and incredible results that have poured in from Ian’s last sketching workshop:

Urban Junkyard Sketching Course


Is this workshop suitable for beginners?

Yes. Ian will assume no prior experience and will take you carefully through each of the steps in his process as he is doing it – from blank page to the shapes and colours he uses, through to finished artwork.

Is this a live event?
No. This workshop is a recording of a previous live event. You’ll be able to speed up and slow down the recording so that you can learn at your own pace.
What supplies will I need for this workshop?

You are free to work with whatever tools you have available, but here is Ian’s supply list:


  • A3 watercolour paper. Preferably hot press 300gsm.
  • Tombow Brush Pens – black and a range of greys, particularly the lighter greys – N15, N79, N89, N95
  • Black fine liner pens – from 0.1 – 0.5 Pilot, Staedtler, Faber Castell, Derwent – any of these brands are fine.
  • Watercolour pan set– Ian uses Winsor and Newton but any good brand will do. The most common colours in Ian’s range are black, white, cadmium yellow, cadmium red, quinacridone gold, alizarin crimson, burnt sienna, raw umber, cobalt turquoise light, cerulean blue, ultramarine blue, winsor blue.
  • Watercolour brushes – variety of sizes from flats to riggers to small round heads.
About Farndon Village

Farndon is an ancient village with a wealth of history from the Romans to the Civil War. Situated on the border of England, it is connected to Wales by a famous medieval bridge which crosses the River Dee. 

Historians believe that Farndon was the location of the world’s first ever competitive horse race with riders, in a local field on the banks of the River Dee! Nearby, Chester Racecourse is said to be the oldest racecourse in Britain.

Work with Ian Fennelly

Get live coaching from world renowned Urban Sketcher and sought after teacher, Ian Fennelly.