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Architectural Sketch-crawl with Jeanette Barnes

17/06/2022 6:00 pm | Fitzrovia, London

Come explore and draw with artist Jeanette Barnes, author of City Sketching Reimagined, for an Architectural Sketchcrawl in the heart of Fitzrovia.


Come join Jeanette Barnes for an architectural sketchcrawl in Fitzrovia this June. You’ll get to explore and draw some of the iconic buildings and sights of the area, whilst experimenting with different artistic tools & mediums. Start your weekend off with this fun and creative session, gain confidence in your sketching and enjoy the process of drawing outdoors.

We’ll be meeting at The Coningsby Gallery at 6:00pm and taking a 1.5 hour walk around the area, whilst learning about some of it’s famous inhabitants, and capturing some of the beautiful architectural details along the way. You’ll be provided with all the tools needed from Derwent and are able to take these home to continue your drawing practice. If you’d prefer to bring your own tools, you are more than welcome to do so. Capture the iconic BT Tower in charcoal, or sketch a bustling pub in vibrant colours. If you’re a photo lover, grab your camera and enjoy the sights of London on a summer evening!

We’ll be ending the sketchcrawl back at the gallery and heading off to the pub afterwards. Participants are welcome to join us for a drink and some creative conversation. Please note, as this event involves walking, please do wear comfortable shoes.

Tickets cost £10.00




Jeanette’s book City Sketching Reimagined, published in April this year, covers everything from architecture to accidental paintings, cocktails to clouds, smudges to skyscrapers. The book is a multipurpose tool which can be used to unlock the potential of drawing both technically and philosophically so that the reader can be the architect of their own drawing experience rather than the recipient of someone else’s. Continue Jeaneatte’s al-fresco drawing experience at home with your own copy of this beautiful book!



Jeanette Barnes, known for her urban sketching, was awarded the Henry Moore Scholarship in 1984 and 1987-90, the Richard Ford Spanish Scholarship in 1987 and was the Jerwood Drawing 2004 prize winner. In 2006 Jeanette was accepted to exhibit in the Royal Academy Summer Show in London at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Her work is held in public and private collections in the UK, Austria, Germany and the USA. You can find out more about her work at