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December 9, 2012

It's official! Barcelona to host our 4th International Symposium!


Barcelona to host 4th International 
Urban Sketching Symposium
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Mark your calendars for July 11-13
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Workshops to be announced in January
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Registration to open in March

The 4th International Urban Sketching Symposium will take place in Barcelona, July 11-13, 2013. Urban Sketchers is excited to be collaborating with a city rich in culture and design for this three-day sketching event, and to have the support of Barcelona’s city hall, Ajuntament de Barcelona. Barcelona will be a big attraction for local and international sketching enthusiasts to gather for workshops, panels and lectures. Over 100 sketchers and instructors will gather for the three-day conference to sketch the sites and people of Barcelona. The sketchers will assemble daily at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), before heading out into the city for hand-on workshops.

"It was a tough decision to pick the host city of our 4th international symposium, but Barcelona stood out among the running candidates. We have a great local community of urban sketchers ready to make this a fantastic event in a city that is pure eye-candy for anyone who loves to draw,” said Urban Sketchers founder Gabriel Campanario, a Spanish journalist and illustrator based in Seattle, WA.

Sketching workshops will be led by a group of local and international instructors that is sure to include architects, illustrators, artists, and educators. A full list of workshops and instructors will be announced in January 2013.

An established group of sketchers currently gathers regularly to sketch, and posts their work to Urban Sketchers Spain. This group is a meeting point for people who share a passion for drawing, and they will bring that passion to this endeavor.

“We are excited to be hosting this year’s Symposium because it is going to be like introduce to your beloved friends your city and I love Barcelona and I want to show it to them. On the other hand, the Symposium has become as the social side of Urban Sketchers, the online drawing movement. It is once a year, we share, we learn, we draw and we show and all this is going to happen on July in my city and you all are welcome,” said Barcelona sketcher, local Symposium organizer, and Urban Sketchers board member Victor Martínez Escámez (Swasky).
Other Barcelona Symposium organizers include local urban sketchers Antonio Baza (Shiem), Daniel Castro, Marta Castro, Isaac Duenyas, Eclectic Box, Sagar Fornies, Miguel Herranz (Freekhand), Lapin, Aleix Mataró, Yadira Reyes, Eduardo de Vicente, David Ramírez and Sílvia Xicola.The Barcelona Symposium logo was designed by Sagar, Freekhand, Eclectic Box and Yadira Reyes.The Ajuntament is also promoting drawing events (Barcelona dibuixa - Barcelona draws) in Barcelona in conjunction with the Symposium. Drawing workshops will be held every month leading up to the July Symposium, giving the general public a chance to participate.

Previous Symposium host cities include Portland, Oregon US (2010); Lisbon, Portugal (2011); and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (2012). Websites for the Symposiums in these cities can be accessed from the Symposium Portal.

Urban Sketchers is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization 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 where they live and travel. We show the world, one drawing at a time.
To receive updates about the 2013 Symposium and to be notified when registration opens, subscribe to the BCN Symposium 2013 Mailing List. CONTACT

International media requests and sponsorship opportunities
Elizabeth Alley
elizabeth@urbansketchers.org

Local media requests and sponsorship opportunities
barcelona2013@urbansketchers.org

General questions
barcelona2013@urbansketchers.org

Urban Sketchers site:
http://www.urbansketchers.org

Previous Symposium Websites:
http://symposium.urbansketchers.org/


38 comments :

Orling Dominguez said...

I ♥BCN
Congratulations and Thank you to the BCN Team for hosting the symposium... looking forward to it!

Steve Reddy said...

It'll be great to meet in person the people I've been admiring in pixels. And maybe see some familiar faces from Bangkok and Singapore. I'm ready to go now...

Shari Blaukopf said...

Congratulations!! What a beautiful city. Can't wait to sketch it!!

Matthew Brehm said...

Fantastic! Sure hope I can make it this time!

Vicky said...

I've been practicing my Spanish! Exciting!

Shiho Nakaza said...

I've been dreaming of going to Barcelona for years - this is so perfect! Looking forward to meeting fellow sketchers and drawing together!

MiataGrrl said...

I can't wait to go to my first USK symposium!! I'm so excited! And of all places, Barcelona!

Boon Sim TIA said...

Great location! Hope I can make it!

Lisbeth Cort said...

Fabulous place! Will be checking air fares soon. Sure hope I can go. Thx USK!!!

Jim Bumgarner said...

After attending the symposium last summer in Santo Domingo, Barcelona sounds wonderful...I hope to be there.

bh yoo said...

Congratulations, hoping lots of fun and great works there!

Isabel Carmona said...

In my diary - coming to this one:))

Isabel Carmona said...

In my diary - coming to this one:))

Lucía Royo said...

¡Bienvenidos!
Benvinguts!
Wellcome!

Barcelona is a wonderful city full of wonderful people!

Bajzek said...

Hope I can make it!! Perfect place!
Congratulations!

Joaquin said...

Such a wonderful place for sketching! Looking forward to it!

James Richards said...

Thanks for the vision and hard work, Swasky and team! See you there!

Javier de Blas said...

Congrats, Barcelona team. I'll be there!

John Wright said...

Great choice! Thanks for letting us know so early this year!

marctaro said...

So looking forward to this. BCN will be a drawing extravaganza!

José Louro said...

:) lá estarei!!! parabéns team Barcelona!

Aurora Villaviejas said...

I am looking forward to be there!!! Crongratulations, friends!!!

Enno Kleinert. Fine Art Portraitmaler said...

Its not allowed to paint in the city of Barcelona !?
Look at the video from Scott Burdick

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpQr3tF06zs&feature=player_embedded#!

miked said...

For 2 years I've pushed aside visiting my dream city Barcelona to go to other places. But it seems I pushed it out for a good reason - to be able to attend the symposium at the same time! Can't wait!

monbaum said...

I really hope I can come and attend my first symposium! So exciting! :-)

INMA SERRANO said...

Yessss. Thanks all the group from BCN. The are great. I want to go too!

Mr Tazab said...

I'll be there too!

Isabell Seidel said...

Congrats to the BCN-team and thx for your hard work - we´ll appreciate it!

swasky@gmail.com said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! You deserve the most!

Elizabeth Alley said...

I'm so excited!

Lee Yong Hwan said...

Congratulations! Wish all participants to enjoy the symposium.

Genine Carvalheira said...

This is so exciting. I am looking forward to sketching Barcelona.

Thanks to the USK Spain for hosting!

AnAis said...

Congratulations BCN sketchers friends and thanks in advance for the hard work that it's waiting for your in the organization.
Hope to be there to meet all of you and enjoy those days! :)

Patrizia Torres said...

Congratulations, my friends !!!! Yesss, I am looking forward such exciting meet&draw days !

VHein said...

A dream come true, I so hope to be there! Thanks Swasky and all those working to make this a great experience!

Cathy Gatland said...

Congratulations and thank you to the Barcelona team - so hoping to be there too!

Jorge Echevarria Guibo said...

Since the first time I knew about Urban Sketchers I've dreamed about goig to a World Sketcher symposium and now it's coming true... See you in BCN Usk friends!!!!

Ola Balakireva said...

BCN my love forever, hope see you soon!! it's a super-amazing experience for all!!^_^