Urban Sketchers Events and Workshops
|Sketch of Santa Rita by Lynne Chapman|
Speaking of Paraty, check out the highlights from the symposium on the official blog and lots of sketches and photos in the Flickr group. A few symposium participants have begun posting their sketches and impressions of Paraty on their personal and local USk blogs, including Nelson Paciencia (Portugal); Joel Winstead (Washington, D.C., USA); Nina Johansson (Stockholm, Sweden); Kiah Kiean (Penang, Malaysia); Lynne Chapman (UK); and Tina Koyama (Seattle, USA).
|Sketch of Capela Nossa Senhora Das Dores by Joel Winstead.|
Fort Worth-based urban sketcher, urban designer, writer and educator Jim Richards will teach a workshop in Savannah, USA, at the Telfair Museum in conjunction with its Port City exhibit. The Oct. 4 workshop, sponsored by Canson, will focus on creating energetic yet visually coherent sketches of "life between buildings," using a combination of strategies. The workshop will be followed by the Telfair's Family Day materials demo and giveaway and rounded out with a free sketchcrawl through Savannah's gorgeous town squares.
|Sketch of Engenho do Ouro distillery by Nelson Paciencia.|
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Swasky, Isabel Carmona and Miguel Herranz gave a report of their successful Urban Sketching workshop in Oxford, England, in July, “Pushing Your Sketching Boundaries.”
Frank Ching and Gail Wong’s Urban Sketchers September workshop in Tacoma, USA, “Line to Color,” is now full, but you can still get on a waiting list in case of cancellations or to receive notification of future workshops.
News from Urban Sketchers Communities
|Sketch of Denny Triangle construction by David Chamness.|
Urban Sketchers Málaga sketched last month at the Museum Jorge Rando, a museum dedicated to the local expressionist painter of that name. Museum staff made a great video showing the sketchers in action.
|Urban Sketchers Malaga|
Carnet de BRU reports that USk France will be sketching at two major events: Sept. 20 – 21 in Marseilles at the MUCEM meeting, a national cultural and natural heritage event, and Sept. 27 – 28 in Montelimar to “sketch in the city, visit the Museum of Nougat (a local famous sweet) and aircraft museum.”
KW Urban Sketchers, in Ontario, Canada, has a month-long exhibition at Kitchener City Hall beginning Sept. 4. The panoramic sketches of 15 members are featured. During the month of September the sketches are also scrolling across “The Cube,” an immense, two-sided, projected surface over city hall.
|KW Urban Sketchers has an exhibition at Kitchener City Hall.|
Sketchers in Action
Urban Sketchers partnered with sketchbook manufacturer Moleskine again for a second round of "Moleskine City Stories," a live sketching event that took place in London, England, Sept. 6. Sketchers Adebanji Alade and Olha Pryymak sketched at Moleskine's Covent Garden location, and James Hobbs and Andrea Joseph sketched at London Graphic Centre. Each conducted a brief learning session or two and helped participants become more comfortable with sketching their world. Adebanji, James, Andrea and Olha shared their sketches throughout the day on social media. You can take a look by searching for #moleskinestories on Twitter and Instagram.
|Sketch by James Hobbs|
Gerard Michel, Antoine Michel and Fabien Denoël of Urban Sketchers Liège (Belgium) are hosting an urban sketchers summit Sept. 10 – 13. Coming from all over Europe, invited sketchers Inma Serrano, Simonetta Capecchi, Corinne Raes, Lapin, Miguel Herranz, David Magli, Rolf Schröter, Rene Fijten, Luis Ruiz and Florian Afflerbach will exhibit their sketches at the Théâtre de Liège later in September.
Three sketches of Dylan Thomas’ Swansea by Bill Bytheway will be shown in “From Here and There: Drawings from Colorado and Wales,” an exhibition in Fort Collins and Swansea Sept. 26 – Oct. 26.
Ami Plasse, a sketcher in Austin, has an interesting blog of urban sketches and other drawings, many of which are animated.
Urban sketcher and instructor Jacek Krenz led the Gdynia (Poland) Modernist Architecture Sketching Workshop III - Market (Hale Targowe) on Aug. 29. The event was sponsored by Gdynia Architecture Weekend.
On Oct. 1, USk President Jason Das will lead a workshop at the Future of Storytelling Summit at Snug Harbor in New York City, USA.
Last April Natalia Litvinenko wrote a guest post on the international Urban Sketchers blog about her experiences sketching in Kyiv, Ukraine, during the deadly events that occurred in Maidan. French journalists from Strasburg recently interviewed Natalia about her experience. “Unfortunately, the part of the interview where I talked about Urban Sketchers, didn't make it to the final video,” Natalia said. “But there's a video of me sketching, showing my sketches, and talking about the events while being on that very Maidan square.”
Barcelona urban sketcher Lapin has just begun selling prints of his sketches and illustrations for home or office décor. With Lapin in da House, “the feeling of the empty walls are gone forever.”
|A sketch by one of our newest blog correspondents, Mario Luz.|
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