Design on the Fly with Oliver Hoeller

Filmed against the backdrop of Vienna, urban sketching instructor and scientific illustrator, Oliver Hoeller, shares his 10 tools for improving your sketches in this half hour online workshop. At the end of each step students are encouraged to stop the video, do some homework and upload their sketches to a closed Facebook group.

24/7 Lifetime Access

Participants will have lifetime access to the workshop material and can study the material when and as often as they like. 

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This workshop is hosted on Ruzuku. After checkout you will receive an invitation to enroll in the course. If you already have a Ruzuku account, please leave at checkout the email you use to sign in to Ruzuku. 

Supply List for this Course

  1. A water insoluble pen. I like Faber Castell medium PITT or .03

  2. two light grey markers of value 2 and 4 

  3. a watercolour palette

  4. a sketchbook

The Premium Package 

Students interested in a more in-depth one-on-one experience may wish to sign up for the Premium Package. The Premium Package includes unlimited access to the online workshop + one hour of private tutoring with Oliver via a live streaming online platform such as Facebook video, Skype or Zoom arranged at a mutually convenient time.  


How to Enroll

To enroll for $34.99USD click the SUBSCRIBE TODAY button below.



"For anyone sitting on the fence considering this course…let me encourage you to do so! Not only is Oliver a tremendous talent but he is a great teacher too. He demonstrates everything and personalized feedback to help you learn the techniques he uses everyday in his artwork. Lastly, Oliver is just a really good guy! He is so encouraging and friendly…freely sharing his talents. Design on the Fly is a must for anyone working on becoming better and more confident in their own art!"--Fred Ogram


"In this workshop Oliver Hoeller shares how to capture pieces of a scene. He then follows on with design elements to connect them on your sketchbook page. I especially liked his use of colour to provide harmony together with his loose and humorous interpretation. This is a great online workshop if you are looking for a fresh approach to sketching, especially if you have limited time to do it."--Carmel Campbell


"Just had my 'one to one' session with Oliver Hoeller today. Like Monica Hoeffel Murphy, so glad I opted for the premium package. Big, big thank you to Oliver for his time and help. Enjoyed every aspect of the online course and this was the icing on the cake!"--Tony Underhill


"I just wanted to give Oliver great shout out. I was blessed with his undivided attention yesterday for a one-on-one critique. I was so lucky to get really great feed back on my work from him. I know that it is not possible for everyone to be able to have this opportunity currently, but I recommend it if you can. He was kind, funny and super helpful. What a gift. I hope I can apply it and bring my art up another rung on the ladder."--Monica Hoeffel Murphy


"I'm in this class now, and really enjoy it! I'd recommend it to people who want to take their sketching skills deeper, it's a lot of fun."--Heather Hultgren