Watercolor Sketching in Historic Montreal
Shari Blaukopf and Marc Holmes. For workshop details and registration information, click here.
Line to Color Workshop in Seattle With Frank Ching and Gail Wong
Hidden Naples. Drawing and Discovering in the South of Italy
For the second year in a row, Italian architect and USK Correspondent Simo Capecchi is hosting an Urban Sketchers workshop in her city of Naples. The dates are coming up soon: May 30 - June 2. The three and a half day workshop will offer a deep immersion in Naples to all the sketchers who have always dreamed of visiting the South of Italy. Participants will have a rare opportunity to sketch inside private homes and gardens that normally aren't open to the public. In addition to Simo, three other artists will take turns leading field sketching sessions: Laura Scarpa, a comic artist who has always kept a graphic diary; Caroline Peyron, an art teacher and artist; and Lapin, a French illustrator and indefatigable urban sketcher. For details about the workshop and registration information, click here.
Weekend Sketching Workshop in Phlegrean Fields
Campi Flegrei, Napoli by Simo Capecchi
In the News
Swasky, winner of the Rendez-Vous Carnet de Voyage International award, talked about travel sketchbooks on Catalan television recently (at left.)
USK Correspondent Marc Holmes was recently interviewed by freelance radio producer and reporter Sarah Deshaies, about his project Innocence Lost sketching project at the Cantaur Theatre in Montreal. The interview included lots of information about USK.
André Sandmann was interviewed by journalist Peter Aeschlimann for a February 2 article in Zurich’s Tagesanzeiger newspaper about André’s urban sketches of Zurich the growing international community of urban sketchers, including Urban Sketchers Switzerland.
Bill Sharp, a member of Urban Sketchers Portland, exhibited sketchbooks and oil paintings as part of a three person show at the AIA Center for Architecture in Portland, OR USA last month. The show is titled "Oil, Ink and Water: Artistic Interpretations of the Built Environment".
Grafik13", an art/design exhibition this month at Maag Halle in Zurich. He was also commissioned to document the 4 days of the exhibition as a sketcher. Others from Urban Sketchers Switzerland joined him in sketching during exhibition.
Call for ArtistsLondon-based Quarto Publishing is in the process of putting together a new book called Urban Sketching: The Complete Guide to Techniques, by Thomas Thorspecken. Quarto Publishing is currently looking for new artists to submit their work for possible inclusion in the book. A full credit will be given to each featured artist and a complimentary copy on publication. Interested artists should contact Sarah Bell firstname.lastname@example.org
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Until next month...happy sketching,
Lisbeth Cort, member of Whidbey Island Sketchers
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