Oxford Urban Sketching

6th June - July 11th 2023


Learn to take inspiration from the world around you and see your local area with new eyes. Oxford is one of the most beautiful areas in the country where we are blessed to be surrounded by architectural and natural beauty.

For Beginners: We have a 7-week course structured so you first learn a technique at the studio, then practise on location in beautiful Oxford. You will learn everything from Ink & wash, to composition and the etiquette of drawing strangers.

For Improvers: For people who have done this before or may have been sketching for a while - we have the option for you to join us for 3 Urban Sketching Outings in Oxford. Practise your skills among supportive peers, with the guidance of an expert artist-tutor to address your art pain-points with tips and tricks.

We will be visiting Oxford City, the River and the Covered Market.

You will also get access to a free online course available to you for life!

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Dates: 7th June - 19th July

Time: Tuesdays 4-6PM

Duration: 7 weeks

Venue: The Studio and Oxford City (see timetable below)

Fees:  Full Course - £136.50 | £105 Concessions
            Outings Only - £58.50 | £45 Concessions


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  • 06/06/23 - Studio Session - Preparation, laying a ground, Little Boxes & Easy Street
  • 13/06/23 - City Visit - meet outside Ashmoleon Entrance
  • 20/06/23 - Studio Session - Learning Composition & Thumbnailing
  • 27/06/23 - River Visit / Jubilee Bridge - Meet Rose Lane (off the High Street, near to Botanic Gardens)
  • 04/07/23 - Studio Session - Sketching crowds, people in motion, pointillist finger painting
  • 11/07/23 - Market Visit - Meet on Turl Street outside Scriptum Stationary Shop
  • 18/07/23 - Studio Session - Review & Reward, Feedback, Constructive Critism, Developing Sketches
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About your Art Tutor - Amy

Amy Letts has been an Artist since she wouldn't let go of the red crayon and melted it all over her parents couch! She has 15 years of teaching experience and is relentlessly positive.

Unlike other Artists who usually settle in to a certain style, Amy is frequently trying new things, with a plethora of styles and techniques under her belt. It's a challenge to find something she hasn't tried!

Sheldonian Theatre Sketch
Folly Bridge Sketch
The Bridge of Sighs Sketch