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RUSSIA sketching tour with IAN FENNELLY June 2021

Wednesday, June 9, 2021:Saturday, June 19, 2021

sketching tour Russia Moscow Ian Fennelly

A fully escorted quality tour with loads of extras and daily workshops and demos from exceptional UK artist and renowned Urban Sketchers tutor Ian Fennelly.

Starts in MOSCOW, RUSSIA on JUNE 9 in 2021

Ends in ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA on JUNE 19 in 2021

Join  IAN for an 11 day fully escorted Travel Sketching tour full of tips, demos, workshops and great laughs through two of the greatest cities in Europe.

Discover Russia each day as we have a sketch demo and sketching workshop with Ian as well as orientation, walking and history tours and free time to do what you like in both wonderful cities we visit.

Moscow alone needs a year of exploration it is so diverse and fascinating. The sketching possibilities are breathtaking.
And THAT is before we go to St Petersburg!

Tread in the footsteps of Peter the Great and Catherine the Great, the Romanovs, Rasputin, Lenin, Marx, Stalin, Barishnikov, Ivan the Terrible, the Kremlin’s KGB, Yuri Gargarin and so many more. Learn Russia’s fascinating history whilst sketching with Ian in some of the most historic places on the planet.


This is a tour for anyone and everyone. You do not have to be an experienced sketcher at all. Ian will show you his easy style and help you to achieve your own wonderful results in your own way. Those non-sketchers are welcome if they are travelling sharing with a sketcher as there is just so much to see and explore in this trip.

Your experienced tour manager and guide Kate Stedman is an historian, art lover and avid sketcher and she will take you to her favourite spots and regale you with fun facts and historic gems each day.


Ian studied painting at Wimbledon School of Art and gained a 1st Class Honours degree, is a professional artist whose artwork sells worldwide, has over 48,000 followers on Instagram ans is a qualified teacher as well as a senior instructor for Urban Sketchers. See more of his unique pen and watercolour artwork on Instagram at @ianfennelly


Ian Fennelly sketching tour in Russia

  • 5 nights in Moscow, Russia
  • 5 nights in St Petersburg, Russia

Moscow Sketch opportunities such as the beautiful

  • Moscow Metro
  • Kremlin
  • Red Square
  • St Basil’s
  • Izmailovo Kremlin market
  • Gorky Park
  • Bolshoi
  • Annunciation Cathedral

St Petersburg sketching:

  • The Hermitage Museum
  • Grand, Yusupov and Catherine Palaces
  • Catherine Park
  • Peter & Paul Fortress
  • Church of the Spilled Blood
  • The Peterhof and Grand Cascade

AND as a real treat – everyone receives a signed limited edition Ian Fennelly print of your choice.

Our Travel Sketching tours cater for people who love history, food, culture and learning a creative skill – or just like to explore new places in a fun group.
Each afternoon is free for you to amble, explore the myriad museums, paint, – whatever you’d like to do as we offer so many suggestions.
We design activities for variety and interest and you are free to join us or take off on your own.
Many meals are included: ALL BREAKFASTS, 3 DINNERS, 3 LUNCHES in this amazing tour price but even when you do decide to eat with the group at times when it is not included in the tour itinerary we ensure that you only pay for what you eat and there is no bill-splitting.

Non-sketchers are most welcome on this tour too if they are sharing a room with a Sketcher.


Absolutely not. You will be there for the pure love of learning and sharing with a group of like-minded people and we all learn and create at our own pace. You can be a pure beginner and feel just as pleased with your output and learning as everyone else. Ian will be there to teach, inspire and encourage you each day no matter what your skill and experience level. Our equipment is portable, watercolor based with some mixed media and designed to be quick, simple travel journal-style sketching to enhance your holiday

There is quite simply no more enjoyable way to travel! 


11 days  starting JUNE 9 – 19 IN 2021.  3 & 4 star accommodation with ensuite bathrooms

COST: Please note the cost is in EUROS.  To convert this to your currency please go to https://www.xe.com and use their currency converter

€ 3,250 EUROS pp for twin or double share in a room
€ 2,890 EUROS for a non sketching participant sharing a room with a Sketcher
€ 800 EUROS extra single traveller supplement

* Travel insurance is a mandatory requirement for all participants on our tours.


  • All accommodation whilst on tour
  • Daily breakfasts
  • 3 dinners (not inc alcohol)
  • 3 lunches
  • All entries
  • Train to St Petersburg from Moscow
  • Your Tour Manager
  • 8 demos & workshops with IAN FENNELLY

10 nights starting in MOSCOW in Russia at 6 pm on June 9 in 2021 and ending on June 19 in 2021 after breakfast in in ST PETERSBURG in Russia where you are free to travel onwards.

When booking flights please ensure you can arrive and depart within this time framework above.

ACTIVITY LEVEL: There will be guided walking tours of each city and we will be walking everywhere to sketch. Please ensure that you are fit and able to walk up to 2+ kms easily (sometimes uphill) and climb stairs without problem.

[NB: THIS TOUR IS A NOT A CONFIRMED DEPARTURE until minimum numbers have been reached.
Please contact us before you book flights for this tour to ensure the tour is going ahead.
French Fusion Travel reserves the right to cancel the tour and refund you your deposit up to 5 months (150 days) before the departure date of the tour.]

* Travel insurance is a mandatory requirement for all participants on our tours.


Learning Goals with Ian Fennelly – a creative experience

  • To look carefully at a subject, and initially see things in terms of big shapes and structures
  • To go on a journey of looking and use different tools at different stages
  • Use brush pens to establish a simple composition
  • To apply watercolour to add depth, tone, emotion and description
  • To develop pen work to animate the subject with detail and texture
  • To have a focal point, and appreciate the importance of the gaps around it
  • To have fun and make new friends


Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Single Supplement:
€800 euros
NB: THIS TOUR IS A NOT A CONFIRMED departure until minimum numbers have been reached. Please do not book international flights until you have ascertained this. French Fusion can cancel the tour and refund your deposit up to 5 months before the departure date of the tour.
If the artist cannot attend, the tour will go ahead and every effort will be made to replace the artist with another artist for the tour duration.
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