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Professional Outdoor Urban Landscape Sketching Course

Outdoor Urban Landscape Sketching Course

Professional Outdoor Urban Landscape Sketching Course

Interested in learning Urban Landscape Sketching? Join us for our Urban Landscape Sketching!

Suitable for Kids and Teens aging from ages 8-16 are welcome to join us for our Urban Landscape Sketching! Learn how to draw 3D perspectives and depth, architectures and trees in this bootcamp.

How will the Bootcamp be conducted?

  • Bootcamp will be conducted at Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio.
    • Our professional Art Instructor will be guiding the kids and teens mostly in the classroom. There will be outdoor-time (30-60mins) along the scenic view near the Dhoby Ghaut VAC Art Studio such as Fort Canning, Istana Park and National Museum Singapore.
  • Kids and Teens are recommended to bring their very own hats, insect repellent and water bottles.
  • Age group: Kids and Teens, aged 8-16.
  • All materials will be provided
Unlock your artistic potential at our Urban Landscape Sketching bootcamp, inviting kids and teens aged 8-16 to explore creative dimensions.
Professional Outdoor Urban Landscape Sketching Art Course - Visual Arts Centre Sinagapore
Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio Exterior

Urban Landscape Sketching Course

Urban landscape sketching is a versatile and convenient drawing technique perfect for capturing stunning scenes while on the move. Whether you’re on a travel adventure or simply exploring your surroundings, urban landscape sketching allows you to effortlessly depict the dynamic interplay between human creations and the natural world. With its accessibility and adaptability, this art form is ideal for beginners and seasoned artists alike, offering a rewarding way to document and express the beauty of urban environments.

urban landscape sketching team bonding art jamming

Urban Landscape Sketching of a City Skyscapes

Urban Sketching Course

Professional Outdoor Urban Landscape Sketching Art Course - Visual Arts Centre Sinagapore
Professional Outdoor Urban Landscape Sketching Art Course - Visual Arts Centre Sinagapore

Sketch Demo by our Instructors

Professional Outdoor Urban Landscape Sketching Art Course - Visual Arts Centre Sinagapore

In this course, you will learn the following:

  • Perspectives in urban sketching comprising of one-point, two-point, and three-point perspectives and how to apply them to accurately represent buildings and streets in your sketches.
  • Composition and Framing learn about how to create dynamic and interesting compositions and capture different types of landscapes.
  • Master various techniques for sketching buildings, windows, doors, street signs, and more.
  • Introduction of sketching techniques and skills to express different textures and elements.

An overview of the basic steps we will be covering in the course to ease you in!

Step 1: The View

Scan the view around you and select what you would like to capture! There are many elements that can be incorporated into your drawing, so it is important to pick a view that you want to focus on!

Step 2: The Composition

Frame your composition – it helps to showcase the harmonic interaction between the different elements of nature and/or man-made architecture. This is a key step to achieving a good work!

Step 3: The Draft

Start light in your draft, as you keep your pen down to focus on your drawing before moving on to the foreground, and background. We would want to keep the focus of the work on the main subject. It is also during this stage that we will apply a one or two point perspective depending on your composition; but also take note of the rule that objects nearer to us are always bigger than those further away from us.

Step 4: The Techniques

Wrap up your final work by expressing and applying the different techniques! Some ways we can go about doing this is through line work, colours and more. Some common mediums that we might use include pencil, pen, watercolour etc.

Capture the essence of your surroundings with these steps: Select a compelling view, frame a harmonious composition, draft with precision, and apply diverse techniques for your masterpiece to unfold.

Why learn Urban Landscape Sketching? How to apply Urban Landscape Sketching?

Urban Landscape Sketching can be applied in everyday life in various ways:
  1. Documenting Your Surroundings: Use urban sketching as a means to document your city or neighbourhood. Simply take your sketchbook with you as you explore and capture the architecture, landmarks, parks, cafes, and other elements that make up the urban fabric of your area.
  2. Travel Sketching: Urban landscape sketching can be a wonderful way to document new experiences and create lasting memories. By sketching the streets, buildings, people, and local scenes that catch your eye, it allows you to observe and connect with the place on a deeper level.
  3. Commute Sketching: If you have a daily commute, whether by bus or train, use that time to sketch the scenes you encounter along the way. It could be the view from the window or interesting landmarks you pass by. It turns your commute into a creative and enjoyable activity.
  4. Journaling and Reflection: Urban landscape sketching can be combined with journaling to create visual diaries of your experiences. Write about your thoughts, feelings, and observations alongside your landscape sketches.

Workshop Date/Time: kindly refer the schedule attached below

Location: Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Studio

We will be moving to Fort Canning Park to do outdoor live sketching!

Fees: $65nett/pax (ala carte) | $240nett/pax (4 sessions)

*With all art materials included (sketching paper, pencil, eraser, pen, paper, watercolour, coloured markers, paint brushes, board)

This is a guided course with professional instructor guidance and we will also be going outdoors to capture different life subjects such as trees, bushes and architecture. All art materials will be provided for this course and is suitable for learners from the age of 8 years and above with varying levels of experience!
Professional Outdoor Urban Landscape Sketching Art Course - Visual Arts Centre Sinagapore
Professional Outdoor Urban Landscape Sketching Art Course - Visual Arts Centre Sinagapore
Our Schedule






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MacPherson Art Studio

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140 Paya Lebar Rd, 03-04 AZ @Paya Lebar Building, S(409015)

Contact us for any enquiries!

Our Location

Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio

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10 Penang Road, #01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green,
Singapore 238469

Exit from Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station Exit B and turn left, we are there in 30m!

MacPherson Art Studio

Visual arts Centre Macpherson kids holiday, space for hire, venue hire for exhibition gallery, top central venue for rent in Singapore, Visual Arts Centre


AZ@Paya Lebar, 140 Paya Lebar Road, #03-04,
Singapore 409105

Exit from Macpherson MRT Station Exit A and turn left, we are right across the road, 1 minute walk away!

Registration & Fees

The art courses are available at both our Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio and MacPherson Art Studio, please choose your preferred location.

4 sessions – Holiday Urban Sketching Bootcamp 4堂户外城市写生课程
Location Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio
5 weeks
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Location Visual Arts Centre MacPherson Art Studio
1 weeks
1 session – Holiday Urban Sketching Bootcamp (Kids & Youth)​ 1堂户外城市写生课程
Location Visual Arts Centre MacPherson Art Studio
2 weeks

All sessions are to be completed within the course duration stated. No refunds are provided for any courses/workshops/lesson purchased. Further extension of course validity of up to one month only may be provided with proof of overseas travel, hospitalization/medical certificate.

The course package(s) is/are valid within the stated date of registration. Each session under the adult and teenager course package is 2 hours 15 minutes. Visual Arts Centre reserves the right to reject/reschedule your lesson if you are late. Visual Arts Centre reserves the right to cancel/reschedule/postpone any course/session without prior notice. In the event that the course is unable to proceed due to unforeseen circumstances, a full refund of the fees will be provided. The registrant/guardian of the registrant indemnifies and holds Visual Arts Centre and/or its staff harmless from any losses sustained from any activity within the premises of Visual Arts Centre, including personal injury/loss or damages to property.

You will be redirected to the workshop registration page to fill in your enrolment details after you make payment. By clicking “Buy This Package”, you agree with our terms and conditions. Do note that there is no refund for signups.

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