Sunday, March 30, 2014

Registration to Open for 5th International Urban Sketching Symposium in Paraty, Brazil

On Monday, March 31 you can register to attend the 5th International Urban Sketching Symposium taking place in Paraty, Brazil, August 27-30, 2014. Registration opens at 4:00 PM GMT.

This year we will accommodate more sketchers than ever by providing several passes for different levels of participation. More information about the passes can be found on the Symposium website, along with the full Symposium schedule.

For more information, contact symposium@urbansketchers.org


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

April Sketch Group at Elmwood Cemetery April 5

Next sketch group
Saturday, April 5

824 S. Dudley Street

9:30 to Noon 
Meet just past the bridge at the entrance

Please comment here or on our Facebook page if you plan to attend. 

Hope to see you there!

(Sketch by Lindsay Overbey)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sketching at the Clark Tower

Earlier this month we met at the Poplar/White Station Library, right next to the Clark Tower, on what turned out to be a beautiful day. Several of us stayed outside to sketch - here's my sketch of the White Station Tower.


Some folks sketched inside the library - here's Nancy Mardis's sketch.


Beth Rowlett took advantage of all of the lines and patterns in the library.


Tom Pellett sketched the tower a few times here, and below.



Meghan Vaziri sketched the adorable children's section.


Here are everybody's sketches!


And finally, Linda Boswell sketched the Clark Tower!


Thursday, March 13, 2014

News from Chicago - Sketch Seminar to be Hosted by Urban Sketchers Chicago

Register Today for the Urban Sketchers Chicago Sketch Seminar Coming in June 2014

(Chicago, IL) Urban Sketchers Chicago will be hosting their very own Chicago Sketch Seminar weekend in the great city of Chicago on June 7 - 8, 2014.  The event will attract local and visiting sketch artists from near and far. While sketching at various sites throughout downtown Chicago, there will be instructors teaching related topics such as an Introduction to USK, How to Choose What to Sketch, How to Draw People in Urban Sketching, Collaborative Sketching, Urban Sketching on an iPad, and a review of Best Practices and tools to name a few. Workshop details and registration information is available on the blog: http://chicagosketchseminar2014.wordpress.com.

Everyone with an interest in drawing is welcome.


We are excited to announce that the home location for the Sketch Seminar will be at
1012 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610 www.paletteandchisel.org

Urban Sketchers (USk) is a global community of artists that practice drawing on location in cities, towns, and villages in which they live, work or have traveled. It is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to raising the artistic, storytelling and educational value of location drawing, promoting its practice and connecting people around the world who draw on location.

USk Chicago is the local community of diverse artists united by a passion for sketching, discussions, socializing and sharing their unique visions of the world around them with others. In fact, the Urban Sketchers motto is "See the world, one drawing at a time."

Don’t miss the USk Chicago Seminar coming June 7th and 8th, 2014.
Details and registration information is available on the following links:
Chicago Sketch Seminar Blog: http://chicagosketchseminar2014.wordpress.com

Urban Sketchers Chicago Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UrbanSketchersChicago/

Urban Sketchers Chicago Twitter: @USk_Chicago

Urban Sketchers Chicago Instagram:  http://instagram.com/uskchicago

Urban Sketchers Chicago Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/USkChicago/

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

March Sketch Group at Clark Tower Area

Next sketch group
Saturday, March 1
Poplar-White Station Library / Clark Tower Area
10:00 AM

We'll meet in front (outside) of the Poplar-White Station Library at 5094 Poplar Ave, and we'll have the option of sketching outside if the weather is nice or inside if the weather doesn't cooperate. Outside, there's the library building itself, the Clark Tower and its garage, and the other tall building next to it to sketch. Anyone interested can stay for lunch at Casablanca, which is just west of the library.

Please comment here or on our Facebook page if you plan to attend. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

West Coast Watercolor Workshop

Here's another great workshop being offered by an urban sketcher, Shari Blaukopf

  • Vancouver: July 4 & 5
  • Seattle: July 12 & 13

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Urban Sketching Workshop in Sydney, Australia

Feel like a big trip? Consider joining Urban Sketchers Liz Steel and Paul Wang for a two-day workshop exploring ways of capturing the amazing fabric and texture of Cockatoo Island on the page.

Click here for more information!


Stax Museum Sketches by Phil Fentress

Phil Fentress captured quite a lot at our recent visit to Stax Museum!













Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sketching at Booksellers of Laurelwood

Earlier this month the nice folks at the Booksellers of Laurelwood had us out to sketch on a Saturday that turned out to have lovely weather, but you can never tell in January. Here are some sketches by the group:

 Meghan

 Tom

Phil

















And these are my sketches from that day. I can't believe I didn't sketch one book!




February Sketch Group at Stax Museum

Next sketch group
Saturday, February 1
Stax Museum926 E McLemore Ave 
10:00 AM
Please identify yourself as being with Memphis Urban Sketchers and you will be charged their group rate of $10.50.

Please comment here or on our Facebook page if you plan to attend.