Sketch Across the World #sketchacrosstheworld

The Sketch Across the World Project came about in 2019 through wanting to encourage folk to sketch outdoors and connect with nature. A chance to experience creativity whatever the weather. Exploring creativity outdoors introduces an inspiring, free -flowing experience.

The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration.

Claude Monet

Due to the current challenge we are faced with, Join The Walking Sketchbook and folk from across the World to Sketch nature wherever you are. I am an outdoor artist and recently I have been sketching both indoors and outdoors on my well-being walks.

How to Join in:

1. On the 2nd or 3rd May 2020, gather your sketch materials to sketch nature wherever you are.

2. Explore Nature in your local environment, from your window, in your garden or beyond if it’s safe to do so. Sketch what you discover whilst connecting with nature.

3. Share your sketch and experience on Instagram and tag #sketchacrosstheworld and join folk all over the world on this big adventure.

4. Search on Instagram for #sketchacrosstheworld and click Follow and any new posts in the gallery will appear in your Instagram Feed.

I’m looking forward to you joining us and seeing your creative adventures on the 2nd & 3rd May, 2020. See the @walkingsketching Instagram page to see what I’m creating leading up to the event.

In need of some inspiration? Take a wander over to my blog and see if my creative adventures inspire you. You could capture the essence of where you are, through drawing shapes, lines and adding colour you are drawn to, or painting with plants you find around you. You could paint the nature’s treasures you collected on previous walks, to painting the shadows of your plants in the sunshine. Whatever you chose to have a go with, it might be your first attempt but the most important thing enjoy your adventure.

To look, to see, to understand, to capture – however imperfectly – is to be part of the land in a way like no other. 

Jan Blencowe –

Sketch Across the World 2020

Wow! What an amazing weekend, we sketched across 6 continents of the World. A total of 203 artists joined us creating 258 sketches, inspiring creative adventures with nature. You can visit the gallery on Instagram by following the hashtag #sketchacrosstheworld

See the following blog about our adventure.

Katherine Owen
The Walking Sketchbook

Sketch Across the World 2019

It was an amazing weekend and we sketched across all continents in the world including Antarctica. A total of 70 artists joined in producing 116 sketches, inspiring creative outdoors adventures and nature connection. Click on the following hashtag to see the gallery of sketches on Instagram #sketchacrosstheworld. You can also read a blog post with the results here.

Katherine Owen
The Walking Sketchbook