Tansy Hargan
£65.00 - £95.00

Framing Nature ONLINE COURSE

Date: 12 - 23 June 2023

SYLLABUS: This course zeroes in on the use of my thumbnail sketching and viewfinder technique, specifically for observing and considering nature at a variety of scales. From simple en plein air sketching and detailed drawing, to exercises focusing on large scale aerial and topographical views, this course will give you scope for developing landscape ideas in numerous art and design contexts.

FORMAT: a new session (ten in total) will be uploaded to a course page on my website every weekday at around 9am GMT during the course. Each daily session will include a learning objective, topic overview, contextual description, and video tutorial. In addition, two bonus films containing briefs and ideas for two weekend projects (bringing together each week's learning) will be shared on the two Friday afternoons. Course content will remain accessible to you for at least four months after the fortnight you book onto. You therefore get the pace and rhythm of a real-time course, with the benefit of recorded content being replayable repeatedly anytime regardless of time zone or schedule. You will also have the opportunity to join a private Facebook Group dedicated to the course. Here you’ll be able to share your progress and see the work of other students. I will be available for help and advice via email throughout the course.

ACCESS: I will email a link and password for the course page on the Friday before your course commences. Please be sure to type your email address correctly, so your access email doesn't go astray, and check your junk folder if you haven't received your email 48 hours before the course commences. Any problems, just email

PRICING: I would like anyone who wants to take the course to be able to do so. I’m therefore offering a concessionary price on an honesty-box basis. If you need a reduction for whatever reason, no explanation necessary, please.

- Large sketchbook
- Small sketchbook
- Ruler, scissors, pencil sharpener, pair of compasses, clips, tape, sharp knife, magnifying glass, and glue
- Fineliner pens
- Graphite pencils
- Watercolour paint
- White plate or palette for mixing colours
- Watercolour brushes
- Fountain pen
- Your own selection of other colouring media
- White paint
- Printed/found collage papers
- Tracing paper
- Lightweight cardboard
further information/specifications can be found on my website. Go to, and click “online courses” in the main menu, then scroll down and click “Framing Nature”.

COPYRIGHT: all content is my own. Bookings are for single or household use only. Please do not reproduce or share any course product - passwords, text, images, downloadable content, videos - without my written permission.