Sydney Harbour Sketch & Walk Weekend

Embark on a three-day walking and sketching exploration of Sydney Harbour. Join landscape painter Corinne Loxton on the magnificent shores of Sydney Harbour to learn to sketch en plein air (outdoors) and walk in the footsteps of some of Australia’s best-known artists.

This experience combines walking and sketching as you journey through the stunning waterways and across the iconic headlands of Sydney’s harbour. With a focus on enjoying and capturing the beauty of the harbour, you’ll have the opportunity to develop your sketching skills, all while enjoying moderate walks, scenic ferry rides, great food and the company of like-minded people.

No skill or experience in sketching is needed to participate fully. Non-sketching partners or friends are welcome and will be catered to with additional walking, if desired.

Included in this weekend are guided walks to a variety of scenic vantage points (no longer than 4 km per day), four star ensuite accommodation in the CBD, buffet breakfasts, morning teas and lunches, multiple sketching opportunities assisted by landscape artist Corinne Loxton, an art kit that will be yours to keep, and a welcome goodie bag. We will also visit the Art Gallery of NSW to admire other artists’ works of Sydney Harbour.

This weekend will run on November 22 to 24, 2024 with a maximum group size of 15 people.

The cost of this weekend is $1450 per person twin share or $1800 if you would like your own room, and this includes everything mentioned above (evening meals and ferry rides are at your own expense).

Sydney-siders please note! Send us an enquiry if you are from Sydney and would like to attend but not use the accommodation and breakfast part of the package – we can arrange this for you.

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Sydney Harbour by Debbie Lewis (stock image)
One of many scenic spots around the beautiful Sydney Harbour
The Tank Stream Hotel, where we stay for our weekend of sketching and walking Sydney Harbour

Who is Corinne Loxton?
Corinne Loxton is a professional artist who lives and works in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. She paints landscapes that are imbued with human stories of loss, longing, joy and hope. An award-winning artist, Corinne exhibits regularly and is represented by Stella Downer Fine Art in Sydney. A TEDx speaker in 2023, Corinne is an experienced and competent public presenter. She teaches private and corporate workshops and is the author of a blog sharing her life as an artist. An expert in working en plein air (outdoors), Corinne regularly sketches and paints in national parks and other remote places around Australia. Recent plein air explorations include Capertee Valley, the Warrumbungles and the MacDonnell Ranges in the Northern Territory. These and other works can be viewed on her website:

On this weekend walking experience Corinne will pause your journey at key locations each day to lead you in sketching the breathtaking views and key landscape features. With the eyes of an artist, a pencil and sketchbook in hand, you will get to explore Sydney Harbour and create visual mementos of your visit. You will receive individualised, expert tutoring, and guidance with technique, subject choice and composition. An art kit is included, that you can take home at the conclusion of the weekend.

Landscape artist, Corinne Loxton