Urban Sketchers News, Events and Workshops
|Maria Regina Tuazon|
If you are interested in being part of the International Symposium Team, the Board is seeking someone to work on digital tasks, primarily creating a new Symposium website that will be updated for the new location each year. Send an email with a description of your qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Mark Leibowitz |
(sketched by Murray Dewhurst)
The Board also welcomes Kate Gorman from Washington, DC (USA), and Lauren McVittie from London, Ontario (Canada), to the Communications Team. Kate and Lauren will be helping with the USk Facebook page and other communications pieces.
Suhita Shirodkar has scheduled two more sessions of her popular Urban Sketchers workshop, "Capturing Chaos: Drawing a Crowd." The dates are Nov. 6 in Berkeley and Nov. 7 in Los Gatos.
News from Urban Sketchers Communities
|Sketchers from Sao Paulo and other parts of Brazil sketched at|
Sao Jose dos Campos city.
|Sketchbooks of USk O'ahu|
USk Portugal has just launched a book of 120 sketches by 45 sketchers. Lisbon for/by Urban Sketchers was produced by USk Portugal and publisher Zestbooks.
|USk Portugal has published a new book of Lisbon sketches.|
The 49th quarterly World Wide SketchCrawl was Oct. 24, and regional Urban Sketchers blogs are starting to report on their participation. Check out the sketches made in Seoul, Strasbourg, Seattle and Tokyo.
Urban Sketchers Girona was featured in Diaria de Girona Oct. 4.
The Oct. 15 edition of the online culture magazine Stilbruch featured an article about USk Berlin on a sketchcrawl at Moab Market Hall.
An article in the Oct. 24 edition of O Popular newspaper featured many sketches by Urban Sketchers Brazil.
USk Hong Kong just sketched at Sheung Yiu Folk Museum, once a fortified Hakka village that dates back to the late 19th century, reports Alvin Wong. Check out their sketches from inside one of the most scenic country parks in Hong Kong, Sai Kung Country Park.
|Sketch by Sandy Hau of USk Hong Kong|
Sketchers in Action
Swansea (Wales) urban sketcher Bill Bytheway and writer Ken Blakemore have co-authored a book of Bill's sketches of the "ugly, lovely town" (quoting Welsh poet Dylan Thomas) of Swansea. To purchase copies of Ugly Lovely - Sketches of a Small City, write to email@example.com.
|One of Richard Câmara's sketchbooks on exhibit in Lisbon.|
Montreal (Canada) urban sketcher Marc Holmes has just released four sketching and watercolor demo videos on the Artists Network TV, a subscription service of art how-to programs. The 60- to 90-minute programs are also available on DVD or by download.
|Ch'ng Kiah Kiean has a solo exhibition in Taiwan.|
Minneapolis (USA) sketcher and blogger extraordinaire Roz Stendahl was recently featured in Outdoor Painter, the online edition of Plein Air Magazine. The organizer for many years of USk Twin Cities' annual outing to the Minnesota State Fair, Roz talks about her penchant for sketching animals.
London (UK) sketcher and author James Hobbs was featured on the Jackson's art blog Oct. 1. James, author of Sketch Your World, has this to say about how the Internet benefits artists: "It’s what the internet was invented for. It’s so easy to share a drawing. It seems crazy to draw or paint and then not share at least some of it. And it is great to get an insight into what other people are doing and what they are using."
Seattle (USA) architect and urban sketcher Stephanie Bower has a brand-new Craftsy class called "Perspective for Sketchers." In the three-hour online course, "we start with perspective basics, then I show a simple three-step process for sketching accurate and quick perspective on location," Stephanie said. "There is even a lesson on watercolor! In the final lessons, we sketch and watercolor out and about in Denver, including the interior of a lovely Carnegie library." Urban sketchers who register through Stephanie's website will receive a 25 percent discount.
A new book in the Urban Sketching Handbook series will be released this month: Reportage and Documentary Drawing: Tips and Techniques for Drawing on Location, by Veronica Lawlor.
|Sketch by Henry Anderson as part of a sociology presentation|
with Mariposa Marangia.
San Francisco (USA) urban sketcher Richard Sheppard has just published a new book, Impressions of Wine Country. It is both a story of how wine is grown and crafted from the vine to the glass and a sketchbook containing more than 170 watercolors (made mostly on location).
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