Trip Details

Availability : FULLY BOOKED
Class : 3 star charm
Departing : May 30 - June 9 in 2017 from Venice
Duration : 10 days
Fitness Level : Must be able to climb stairs easily and walk up to 3 kms as Venice is a pedestrian city
Guests : small group maximum of 14
Includes : Central quality hotel, 3 dinners with wines, 2 lunches, all breakfasts, daily art tuition and guiding.
Non-participants : Non-sketchers welcome if sharing a room.
Price : €3,500 EUROS pp twin share (To convert into your local currency use: or €2,950 pp twin share for non-sketchers
Reservation : $1,500 AUD per person to book (or equiv in your local currency) 50% refundable till 30 Jan 2017
Single Supp : €900 EUROS extra: numbers strictly limited


Sketch in Venice with Erin Hill May 2017

Sketch in Venice during the Art Biennale!

Join us on this exquisite slow-cooked Learn to Sketch tour in Venice wending our way through labyrinthine laneways, past domed churches and crumbling Palazzi, drinking coffee, prosecco and tramezzino and learning to sketch scenes of this splendid ancient city.

Renowned travel artist Erin Hill from Sydney is your inspiration and mentor for this tour. Absolutely NO experience or skill required – just a love of creativity and pleasure.

Even if you have never put a pen on paper to sketch anything – or if you have been sketching for a long time –  you will find this 10 days in Venice experience magic and inspirational. You will be amazed at what you can achieve when shown how. The bond within the group becomes very special as everyone learns from and encourages each other in their sketches.
This is a tour that gives you a wonderful present to take home with you for life.
See some of Erin’s lovely artwork here.

 “Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs… in one go.” – Truman Capote

Our small group of up to 14 sketchers will spend 10 unforgettable days immersed in the beauty and culture of Venice in 2017 during the famous Venice Biennale which gives you the added opportunity to experience this showcase of Contemporary International Art exhibitions (held in Venice since 1894) in your free time.
Each day we will have sketching and painting lessons with Erin and her assistant in different scenic sites around Venice with so many opportunities to create vignettes of daily life in this special ancient city.

sunset-accademia“Venice is half Eastern, half Western, half land, half sea, half freak, half fairy-tale.”   Travel writer Jan Morris

You sketch and paint at your own pace with Erin’s gentle inspiring advice and assistance. Learn how to produce really pleasing sketches easily and confidently.

We promise that you will surprise yourself.    It is so easy once you are shown how.

  • Our group will be staying in the one spacious centrally located Venetian hotel for the 10 days. Tour starts 6 pm on May 30 with welcome drinks at our hotel.
  • Tour finishes after breakfast on June 9
  • We have chosen our hotel for comfort, facilities and in a quiet location to avoid tourist crowds.
  • Each spacious bedroom has ensuite facilities and air-conditioning.



POST VENICE  why not add on this tour on in FRANCE: click SKETCH IN FRANCE JUNE 9 in 2017 for details.


Erin Hill is the founder and creator of Erin Hill Travel Sketching.
With over 40 years in the creative industry, Erin brings together her art experience into a simple learning system which enables absolutely anybody to learn to sketch an impression of what they see.
Erin guides students in a relaxed way to find their creative side


She follows a unique program of foundation skills to take you from first stepping stones through to confident and passionate travel sketcher.
Erin will teach you to work quickly and often to a time limit, exactly as we must when out in the real world.

Each class day on our Venice Sketch Holiday, we meet together for a lesson in techniques based on the subject of the day.
Then it’s out on location to sketch our impressions and apply some simple colour.
After a late lunch we have free time to shop, explore, visit the biennale exhibitions throughout Venice, sketch or just relax.
You receive an information pack complete with maps and souvenirs and with all you need to know about Venice, its history, culture and what to visit.

  • You will be creating a lasting memory of your days.
  • It’s your fun impression as only you see it.
  • You really can’t go wrong!

We look forward to meeting you all and sharing the joy of sketching.

Burano blues

By the end of your holiday using her wonderful technique and tips, you will be able to produce sketches similar to Erin’s below.


sketch class erinh