Expressive Travel Sketching Workshop (Adelaide)



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Learn to keep a travel sketching practice in this live workshop in Adelaide! The workshop will be held on 4th March, 1-4pm in the CBD. Meeting place and start of workshop will be held at Art Stretchers Adelaide. Then, we will take a stroll in nearby parklands and city sights to practice some sketching techniques, plus a quick ‘sip and sketch’ session at a cafe.

Bring your own basic materials (a list will be provided to booked-in participants). Or, you can purchase a basic travel sketching kit at Art Stretchers Adelaide on the day (with 20% discount!).

Cost: AU $60 (GST included)

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"Keeping an illustrated travel journal enhances your trip and opens your mind. And once you return from your trip, your mind remains full of wonder. A quick flip through your journal’s pages keeps those memories alive." - Danny Gregory

Looking to experience and remember your TRAVELS more creatively? Join me, Shai Coggins, for an Expressive Travel Sketching Workshop in the beautiful city of Adelaide. In this workshop, we will be exploring sketching materials, techniques for expressive drawing, and tips for art-making on the go in a safe, supportive environment. You will be taught techniques that you can use to fit with your own style and your unique point of view of the world. 

You don't have to be an Artist (with a capital A!) to be an effective travel sketcher. All you need to be is curious and ready to record the world in your sketchbook as YOU see it. This workshop will help you get there. And yes - you will be glad to have more than just your camera phone and point-and-shoot snapshots to remember your trips when you start a travel sketching practice.


Once you become a travel sketcher, you will see the world in more exciting ways! And, you can make those holiday memories last longer. Places are limited in this workshop (only a maximum of 8 participants), to make sure that everyone gets the support needed to learn and practice during the sessions. We don't know when this workshop will be offered again, so don't miss out. Make your next trip extra memorable when you document it all in your travel sketchbook.

Art Stretchers Adelaide

We will be meeting at Art Stretchers Adelaide (161 Morphett Street, Adelaide, SA 5000), the host and organiser of the Expressive Travel Sketching Workshop. Here, we will hold the first part of our workshop in a special section, where we'll talk about sketching materials and techniques for art-making on-the-go.  Then, we'll work on some practice sketches to warm-up. 

Once​ we've had a chance to do some sketching exercises, we'll explore the surrounding areas with our travel sketching kits (bring your own or purchase from Art Stretchers at 20% discount).  We will be sketching en plein air as a group, taking in the city's parklands, buildings, and more. We will also stop by a cafe for a 'sip and sketch' session (participants to buy their own drinks/snacks). Then, head back to Art Stretchers for a wrap-up and Q&A session.

Angela WucherpfennigManager, Adelaide Art Stretchers

I asked Shai to present this Travel Sketching Workshop as having travelled with her in a group Art Tour through Italy, we would sit around over dinner and check out what quick sketches she had managed to do for the day. I felt that it was a great way to put your personal stamp on what you are seeing rather than in a photo. And, I know a few of us wished that we had organised a travel sketch kit for ourselves. Shai has taught Art Classes here in Adelaide and took her class from beginners through to the next intermediate level. I am sure that you will get a lot out of the workshop as well as enjoy your time with her.

What Some Participants in Shai's Previous Workshops Say

It was very informative - Shai gave a great deal of useable (sic) information, and it was not just a one hour advertisement like some others I've been to! 

Workshop Participant

Attended a great digital art workshop at Splashout in Shai's Class.

Helen B
Workshop Participant, Adelaide

The world of travel has taken on a new and more exciting meaning for me the moment I began my travel sketching practice. From the steps of old buildings in Italy and England and the cafes and kopi tiams in Paris, Singapore, and Malaysia... to the bush lands of South Africa and the beaches of Australia - every trip I take now has become more magical and more memorable, thanks to the pages of my sketchbooks. Through this workshop, I hope to empower fellow travellers to take their pens, brushes, paints, and sketchbooks out into the world.  

Shai Coggins (MTeach)Workshop Facilitator


Don't let your next holiday be just another passing memory! Experience your trips in more special ways when you start keeping a travel sketchbook. Let this workshop empower you with the skills and practice that you need to develop the confidence to get started in this life-changing practice.


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Workshop Booking Process

  • Confirm your booking by following the 'Checkout' process (click 'Add To Basket' or 'Book Your Place Now' button), then send through payment. 
  • If you are booking for more than one person, just indicate the quantity during checkout.
  • You will receive an automatic receipt from the transaction. 
  • You will receive a confirmation email from Shai within 1-2 business days, which will include a list of suggested materials you can bring to the workshop. The basic kit is simple - so no need to worry about extra costs! You have the option to bring your own - or purchase from Art Stretchers Adelaide on the day of the workshop. Just arrive at least 15-30 minutes before the workshop starts so you can purchase your kit. You will receive 20% discount as a workshop participant.  

PLEASE NOTE: If you would like to pay cash on the day, you are also welcome to do so. Just Contact Shai to make sure we book your place.

Cancellation Policies

  • Art Stretchers Adelaide and Shai Coggins reserve the right to cancel this workshop if there's not enough confirmed bookings on or before the 1st of March 2017.
  • Pre-paid participants will receive full refunds within 30 days if the workshop is cancelled by Art Stretchers and Shai Coggins.
  • Workshop bookings are final and refunds will not be issued for participants who cancel and/or do not show up on the day.
  • Pre-paid bookings are transferable. If you cannot make it to the workshop, you are welcome to gift your place to a friend or family member. Just inform Shai Coggins of the change at least 24 hours prior to the workshop date.


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