SketchingNow Foundations coming soon….

September 29, 2014 | 23 Comments

I have been working very hard on getting everything ready to go live for my SketchingNow course. So hard that I haven’t had time for one of my random evening cuppa sketches. But tonight I made time and I certainly had SketchingNow on my mind.

Full Details and Registration will be announced together in early October which is just around the corner…but I can tell you a little about it.

SketchingNow Foundations
Starting Wednesday 12 November 2014 for 12 weeks.

Yes its the holiday season … but what an exciting time to gain the confidence to sketch more spontaneously and improve your visual thinking? This course is specifically designed for busy people and busy times – to keep you sketching and thinking about sketching right through the Christmas and New Year period. It will be a slow paced course – 1 concept a week – each week building on the previous.

This course will explain how I apply fundamental drawing concepts to sketching fast and spontaneously. Central to everything is the importance of constantly sharpening your visual thinking  – and so this is the core of the course.

 Edges and shapes and volumes – Playing with line and colour – Having a strong focus

We will be exploring concepts first with objects around the home and then applying this out on the streets – sketching on location. And yes… there is a VERY strong possibility that some of my examples of objects around the home might just happen to be teacups. (have I ever mentioned how wonderfully complex a teacup is and how many lessons can be learnt from sketching them?) For those in the heart of winter – a local cafe will be a perfect ‘location’!

This course has been designed for people of any level of drawing experience.
– If you are a beginner it will give you the essential skills to start recording the world around you on the page.
– If you are an seasoned sketcher,  revisiting the basics is always healthy for your development as an artist. I will be giving you special challenges – encouragement to test new ideas.
– This course will also help those that want to ‘speed up’ their sketching – a more structured way of visual thinking certainly helps the ability to be able to work faster.

The feature that I am most excited about is the spontaneous nature of the content.

I will be putting the material together the week before it goes live – I will be sharing examples from ‘hot of the press’ sketching adventures in Sydney… I will not only be sharing my approach but I will be sketching along with the class and exploring my beloved hometown in a new way.

We will be sharing the creative journey together.

 I am sure you are all wanting to know…. I am just finalising all details now and working on a special early bird discount for subscribers of my mailing list.
They will be the first to know when registration begins…. but you have to subscribe before Monday 6 October!

…. so if you are interested being notified about my class (and a special offer) please do it now below!
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  • Sharilyn Miller - September 29, 2014 reply

    Can't wait to start your course, Liz! Keep us posted...

  • Liz Steel - September 29, 2014 reply

    yes Joan... that is all you need at the moment. More news will come first to the newsletter.

  • Liz Steel - September 29, 2014 reply

    thank you Linda - I am pleased you will be joining!

  • Liz Steel - September 29, 2014 reply

    will do - thanks Sharilyn. I can't wait either!

  • JOAN - September 29, 2014 reply

    I've already signed up for your newsletter, so not allowed to sign up for class. I don't want to miss any updates, so please let me know if subscribing to the newsletter is sufficient.

  • Linda - September 29, 2014 reply

    I am looking forward to taking your course.

  • Liz Steel - September 30, 2014 reply


  • Willy - September 30, 2014 reply

    Sure I will join, Liz!!! Can't wait....

  • Liz Steel - September 30, 2014 reply

    Hi Willy - I have designed the course for beginners...since it goes the essential concepts for drawing. You need to really grasp these... and these are always the foundation so more advanced people will benefit as well.
    it will fill in a lot of the steps behind my Sketchbook Skool class... and a chance to develop skills slowly. I do hope you will join us!

  • Liz Steel - September 30, 2014 reply

    thank you!!! I am sure that I will enjoy it!

  • Willy - September 30, 2014 reply

    Love your style, Liz! I'm just a beginner. Saw your lesson on SBS Seeing but I think I need more steps to get a result. Do you think the Sketching Now course is good for me?

  • CrimsonLeaves - September 30, 2014 reply

    So hope you enjoy this new venture, Liz. It looks/sounds like it will be amazing.

  • Liz Steel - September 30, 2014 reply

    excellent! looking forward to having you join in Rebekah!

  • Rebekah - September 30, 2014 reply

    Ok, the e-mail came through just now. Looking forward to class! I am sooo excited!!! Cant wait to sign up.

  • Liz Steel - October 1, 2014 reply

    thanks Nancy - yes I will be providing feedback the best way I know how!

  • Nancy - October 1, 2014 reply

    Liz...your class sounds amazing ! I love that you will be adapting the lessons as you go. What a great idea! Will you be providing feedback on the homework ? Either way ...count me in! I am really looking forward to it .

  • Liz Steel - October 1, 2014 reply

    my pleasure... I get so excited thinking about it myself!

  • clgnmoon - October 1, 2014 reply

    Liz, Thank you so for putting so much time into this class for us. I'm so excited.
    Have a great day,

  • Sarah Martin - October 3, 2014 reply

    This is just what I need! I fell off the bandwagon with all the hoopla from my book coming out! You rock, Liz!

  • Liz Steel - October 4, 2014 reply

    blush! thank you! SO much looking forward to having in the course...only days away now!!!!

  • Lawrence Goldfarb - October 4, 2014 reply

    Looking forward to your class. Will we share our sketches and your comments?

  • emily - October 7, 2014 reply

    Signed up for newsletter some time ago. Received two issues. Still have not received details about online class. Did I miss an email? Just wondering. Don't want to miss out!

  • Liz Steel - October 7, 2014 reply

    Only hours away Emily!!!

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