Sketch in Boston Cape Cod and New York
with Erin Hill in 2017
Spend 15 days in September 2017 experiencing the diverse cultural excitement of Boston and New York city and the breathtaking Autumn colours of New England staying in historic hotels and learn to sketch with artist Erin Hill.
This is a tour for people who want to learn to travel sketch or to improve their budding skills. No prior sketching or art experience is necessary. Erin teaches you everything you need to know. See Erin’s art here.
Anyone who can hold a pen can come along on this tour and have an extraordinary time!
This tour is also for history & architecture lovers, shoppers, wanderers and those who are looking for a trip with a caring and entertaining tour director and 15 days full of wonder, beauty, fun learning and warm company. Partners and non-sketchers are welcome on this tour, there is so much to entertain you daily.
Each day we have a sketching demo from Erin, learning different techniques and themes, then we sketch with the group learning from and helping each other with Erin and her assistant guiding us throughout this time. Our afternoons are free to explore or to practise what we have learned that day while sketching different scenes and objects.
You will be amazed at what you can produce and how much you will improve in the two weeks with Erin.
Everyone will have different levels of ability which makes no difference to the group dynamic and is no way intimidating for New Sketchers. Many of our clients come at least once every year on Erin’s Sketching Holidays as her tours are very addictive and just so much fun.
September 17 – 21 Our tour starts with 4 nights in Boston staying in historic Beacon Hill – the area first settled by the Puritans in 1628.
Learn to sketch anything in Boston from an apple in a street market to Boston’s Georgian and Empire style architecture, cobbled streets and ultra modern sleek designs (like MIT university). Home to over 100 universities Boston has just so much life to observe and record on paper.
You will love this cultured city.
Sept 21 – 24: Catching the fast ferry from Boston we have 3 NIGHTS in Picturesque Provincetown with its myriad shops, bays, dunes, lighthouses, boats and harbour. It is an endless subject to sketch
Sept 24 – 27: Still on Cape Cod we ferry across to spend 3 nights on the cobblestoned island of Nantucket with its fabulous shops and galleries, glamorous cliff-top mansions with their distinctive tasteful architecture
Cape Cod is a sketcher’s delight with its breathtaking mansions, bay sunsets, adirondack chairs, sweeping lawns, grey and white shingle houses, beautiful bays, quaint coves and inlets.
Sept 27 – October 1: We take our private bus down to Manhattan to end our tour spending 4 nights in the hub of New York City in funky Soho to sketch:
- The iconic Chrysler building, Times Square, Central Park, Grand Central station, The Empire State building,
- Bohemian Greenwich Village, walk the Highline, Brooklyn Bridge
- Madison avenue, the Guggenheim, The Met, MoMa and so much more to explore and sketch and visit with your guides
Tour finishes in New York City after breakfast on October 1 in 2017.