Sketch Casa Batlló

With Ian Fennelly

Casa Batllo Finished Sketch Ian fennelly

Draw & Paint the Iconic Facade of Gaudi’s Casa Batlló

Casa Batlló in Barcelona is one of the most iconic buildings in the world and one of Gaudi’s finest architectural masterpieces.

Join Ian Fennelly as he takes you through his step-by-step process for sketching and painting Casa Batlló.

Workshop Details

TITLE: Sketch Casa Batlló
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!

Workshop Description

In this workshop, Ian guides you slowly and carefully through the process of sketching this iconic building.

From getting the size and proportions right on your page, sketching out the right shapes, choosing and applying the colors, adding layers of detail and storytelling, simplifying what you’re drawing and so much more. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have a sketch you’ll be delighted with!

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You’ll get:


3-hour workshop


Lifetime access to event recordings


Pre-steps and material checklist



Is this workshop suitable for beginners?

Yes. Ian assumes 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 colors he uses, through to the finished artwork.

The workshop is delivered at a relaxed pace and will be attended by urban sketchers at all levels; from complete beginners to advanced artists.

This is a rare opportunity to learn and sketch with Ian Fennelly in a live environment.

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 Casa Batlló

Casa Batlló is one of Gaudí’s many masterpieces in Barcelona. It was originally commissioned by Jospeh Batlló, who gave Gaudi full creative freedom on his own house.

The architect completely changed the façade, redistributing the internal partitioning, expanding the patio of lights and converting the inside into a true work of art.

As well as its artistic value, the building is also extremely functional, and much more characteristic of modern times than of the past.

About Antoni Gaudí, the architect

Antoni Gaudí was the architect of Casa Batllo and his buildings all have a distinctive style is characterized by freedom of form, voluptuous colour and texture, and organic unity. Gaudí’s work was influenced by his passions in life: architecture, nature, and religion. His exceptional ground-breaking work made him the inventor of a unique, personal and incomparable architectural language that defies classification.

This workshop is an opportunity to appreciate the genius of Gaudi while learning and expressing his work through Ian’s distinct style. 


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