Sketch the Hackberry General Store online workshop with Ian Fennelly

Urban sketching instructor and artist, Ian Fennelly, shares his process of looking and drawing beautiful sketches in this one and a half hour-long online workshop. In this workshop we will sketch the Hackberry General Store in Arizona. Opened in 1943 the store is now a souvenir shop and gas station. In this workshop we will be looking at how to incorporate all those vintage signs into our sketch to try to capture the history and significance of this location.

This workshop is filmed in real time (1 hour 28 minutes) and students can sketch along with the reference photos provided or they can apply the techniques they learn in this workshop to a reference photo of their own.

Subscribe today in this one workshop for $39.99 or subscribe in all for at the discounted price of $139.99.

24/7 Lifetime Access

Subscribers to all Studio 56 online workshops have lifetime access to the workshop material and can study the material when and as often as they like. 

Close Captioned

This workshop is close captioned for the hearing impaired and for those for whom English is a second language.

How to Enroll

This workshop is hosted on Ruzuku. After checkout you will receive an invitation to enroll in the course within 24 hours. If you already have a Ruzuku account, please leave at checkout the email you use to sign in to Ruzuku. 

Workshop Supply List 

  1. Spiral Bound A3 Sketchbook 140lb HP or loose paper. I prefer Fabriano brand. Click HERE for a link to order online.
  2. Tombow Brush Pens – black and a range of greys, particularly the lighter greys – N15, N79, N89, N95

  3. Fine liner pens – from 0.1 – 0.8 Pilot, Staedtler, Faber Castell, Derwent – any of these brands are fine.

  4. Watercolour pan set– I use Winsor & Newton but any good brand will do

  5. Watercolour brushes – variety of sizes from flats to small round heads.

Using a Limited Palette

In this workshop, Ian will use only the 5 colours listed below. This can be a challenge but the result is a more cohesive sketch--take the challenge!

Reference Photo

You will be able to download the reference photo used in this workshop from actual workshop platform when you're ready to start.





Recommendations for previous workshops  

"I've been a long time admirer of Ian's sketches. I was delighted to be able to take a class online with him. Ian's light-hearted, wonky, fun sketches capture street scenes with detail and unusual colors. His process of capturing a street scene was broken down into very specific manageable skills. I think my favorite part of this online class was that Ian's delight in being physically present and fun attitude about sketching manifests itself in his work. I can't wait to try these techniques over and over again."--Amy Bean 


"I highly recommend Ian’s workshops. He’s a wonderful artist and if you love urban sketching you won’t find a better teacher. Plus you’ll see a huge improvement in your work."--Mary Riley 


"Having attended live workshops with Ian, I had no hesitation in signing up for this online video workshop. Ian is a remarkable artist and urban sketcher. His teaching style is enthusiastic and methodical, and he will leave you feeling inspired."--Jon Moss 


I just wanted to thank Ian for his kind teaching methods. I was blessed to experience an undivided hour of his time this morning, through the one-on-one critique. I came away with some great insights on how to improve my work, that will hopefully lift me up another rung on my art journey. I know this is not in reach for a lot of people right now, but I wanted to let people know. It was a great experience."--Monica Hoeffel Murphy 


"I had already seen Ian's videos on YouTube and was very impressed with the way he drew. Since English is not my mother tongue, I was afraid that I would not understand what he said. But it all worked out quite well. The way he approaches a drawing is so logical that I just do it now and it helps me a lot. A very clear recommendation from me."--Martin Pesch