Urban Sketchers Events and Workshops
|Paraty symposium staff and volunteers ham it up at the final sketchwalk.|
(animated GIF by Greg Mullin)
The next International Urban Sketching Symposium could be in your hometown! Submit a proposal by Oct. 20!
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 Oct. 4. The workshop is sponsored by Canson.
Wonderful sketches and fun photos are still pouring into the Urban Sketchers Paraty 2014 Flickr group!
News from Urban Sketchers Communities
|Barcelona's Mostra & Comparteix|
Urban Sketchers Barcelona (Spain) is organizing Mostra & Comparteix (Show & Share) Oct. 9. "It's a kind of party where people share their sketchbooks after summer and spring," Swasky said, when sketchers have had more opportunities to sketch outdoors. He hopes the idea will catch on with other USk communities.
Urban Sketchers Oahu (USA) had a kick-off event Sept. 21 on Magic Island. "We started sketching at 8 a.m. to escape the heat of the day, and ended the morning by gathering together and sharing our sketches," said co-organizer Sebastian Sievert. "Looking ahead, we plan to sketch in a variety of locations around the island, covering both iconic and unconventional sights of our home state, from lush landscapes and beaches to industrial installations." Sebastian invites any sketchers visiting Hawaii to contact USk Oahu for a sketch outing. Find USk Oahu on their blog, on Flickr and on Facebook.
|Urban Sketchers Oahu sketching on Magic Island.|
Urban Sketchers Eskiltuna (Sweden) is having a group exhibition through Oct. 16.
Urban sketchers are gathering in Ithaca, NY (USA), for a free sketching weekend Oct. 17 - 19. The Trip Hotel Ithaca is the paintout's home base, according to organizer Marc Taro Holmes. Details are still being finalized, so check out the Google Maps Engine page for information.
|Urban sketchers in Zurich.|
Urban Sketchers New Jersey (USA) has just launched its blog! Go see their sketches of "Awesomeness Behind NJ Turnpike Exits."
Sketchers in Action
A summit of urban sketchers in Liège (Belgium) received great coverage Sept. 11 in the Liège newspaper Le Soir. Gerard Michel, Antoine Michel and Fabien Denoël hosted the event, and sketchers Inma Serrano, Simonetta Capecchi, Corinne Raes, Lapin, Miguel Herranz, David Magli, Rolf Schröter, Rene Fijten, Luis Ruiz and Florian Afflerbach were invited to participate.
|Gabi Campanario's latest book is based on his Seattle Sketcher column.|
Elizabeth Alley, Urban Sketchers Executive Board Vice President and Events Director, published an article on Creative Bloq Sept. 5 about the fast-growing urban sketching movement. Creative Bloq is an online magazine of design and illustration.
|An image from Adebanji Alade's prize-winning sketchbook.|
USk Seattle (USA) co-organizer Jane Wingfield's sketch of Walla Walla caught the attention of a journalist for the Walla Walla Union Bulletin. The Sept. 23 article in that newspaper mentions Urban Sketchers and the Seattle and Tri-Cities USk groups.
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