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February 21, 2011

Drawing Attention > Málaga workshop, Sketchabout and more news

Sketching Events

The International University of Andalucia in southern Spain is hosting an urban sketching workshop May 3-6 in Málaga. It's an initiative led by Cristina Urdiales, a correspondent for the USK Spain blog. USK correspondents Luis Ruiz Padrón (Malaga) and Lapin (Barcelona) are two of the workshop instructors. (workshop info in English)

As part of a special Autumn of the Arts festival, the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney (Australia) will host a free afternoon Sketchabout from Saturday 12 March - 18 April, 1 – 3 pm. The restaurant will be offering a special lunch and an afternoon tea with a creation by Chef Hamish Watts that's good enough to sketch (bookings essential). See sketches on the Garden Sketchabout blog. USK correspondent, Liz Steel is one of the project leaders.

Urban Sketchers Spain (USK Spain) drew lots of attention in mid February at Feria Madrid DEARTE art fair with their own stand displaying sketches and giving visitors a chance to try their hand at urban sketching. Check out the photos USK correspondent Álvaro Carnicero shared on USK Facebook page.


  • Semarang, Indonesia USK correspondent Rudi Hartanto, and his exhibit of 23 sketches of Semarang’s Chinatown, were featured as part of a local TV segment about Chinatown. Congratulations Rudi.

  • New York City, NY USK correspondent Melanie Reim’s reportage drawings of working women that she has encountered and recorded on her travels, will be exhibited in a solo show called “Another Woman’s Life”, March 3 – April 4 at the Treasure Room Gallery in the Interchurch Center,475 Riverside Drive at 120th Street in New York City. The opening will be on Tuesday, March 8, 5-8 pm. All are welcome.

  • Buenos Aires USK correspondent Norberto Dorantes was featured on Radio de la Ciudad AM1100 program, “Buenos Aires catch me”. He was interviewed about his passion for urban sketching.

Have urban sketching news to share in Drawing Attention? Send fully written items with links (and graphics, if possible) to drawing attention at

Happy sketching,
Lisbeth Cort (Whidbey Island, WA, US)


mp said...

Hi! is the International University of Andalucia hosting the urban sketching workshop May 3-6 in Manchester or in Malaga?

If in Manchester i'd love to join...

marie-Pierre, brussels, belgium

gabi campanario said...

we got lost in translation there sorry, it's in Málaga

gabi campanario said...

Did I say these are wonderful news? I should have! And thanks to volunteer editor Lisbeth Cort for for taking charge of the Drawing Attention newsletter! It looks terrific!

Isabel said...

great drawing attention post and loved the photos, thanks.

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Well done, Lisbeth! And what lovely entries...

kumi matsukawa said...

So many fascinating events are popping up! Thanks Lisbeth, a real nice post!

lapin said...

great news, it's good to read that the comunity is on the moove!

omar said...

Thanks, Lisbeth, this is a really nice work!