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Sketch by Sketch

Emma Fitzgerald

All Levels
July 10-12, 10am to 3pm

About the Workshop

Join acclaimed author/illustrator Emma FitzGerald (Hand Drawn Halifax and Sketch by Sketch Along Nova Scotia's South Shore) for a 3 day immersion in sketching on location in the beautiful town of Chester. Learn her strategies for letting go of negative thoughts when drawing, working quickly using pen and watercolours. This allows for a whimsical but still very observant and detailed approach to sketching. In a nonjudgmental setting we will learn from each other; both skilled and beginner levels welcome.

Paint Brushes

Material List

Each participant should bring a standard sketchbook, fine tip pen, and any preferred art supplies, and a

favourite/intriguing object they would like to explore via drawing and writing. Additional supplies will be provided.


Your Instructor

Emma Fitzgerald

EMMA FITZGERALD was born in Lesotho, a small mountainous kingdom in Southern Africa, and did most of her growing up in Vancouver, BC. She received a BFA in Visual Art at the University of British Columbia, spending her third year at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, where she honed her drawing skills. She then completed her undergraduate and masters degrees in Architecture at Dalhousie University in Halifax. Emma’s first book, the best selling Hand Drawn Halifax, won the Atlantic Independent Booksellers’ Choice award and the Coast’s Best of Halifax award for Best Book in 2016. She has since written and illustrated more place based books, including Sketch by Sketch Along Nova Scotia's South Shore, and most recently, she is at work on Hand Drawn Victoria, to be released in 2024. She has also illustrated several children's books. She lives in Lunenburg, NS.

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