Urban Sketchers Events and Workshops
Manchester Symposium Update: We have the location (Manchester, England) and the dates (July 27 - 30, 2016), and now we need programming! Please see the Call for Programming for more information. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 21.
News from Urban Sketchers Communities
|Welcome, Urban Sketchers Charleston!|
USk Munich (Germany) was featured on German television in November in a five-minute video program. The Bavarian channel BR came along with sketchers to their November meetup for the coverage.
|Sergio Garzon sketches a glass art studio with USk Oahu.|
The October edition of Lisboa magazine featured an article about Urban Sketchers, including a cover sketch by Pedro Alves.
USk Chile held its second annual Urban Sketchers Chile meeting at Casa de la ciudadanía Montecarmelo. Three workshops were offered by Sergio Barquin, Ricardo Martinez and Rosario Muñoz. The event concluded with an exhibition at the cultural center, Rosario said. "Also we uploaded some sketches (those about the neighborhood) to our Facebook page. The one that got the most likes won a bag with art materials, courtesy of our sponsor Color Animal." Drawings of the cultural center's building remained on exhibit for several days.
|Urban Sketchers Chile at its second annual meeting.|
Areej Art Gallery Dec. 5 - 19. An opening reception is planned for Dec. 5.
Urban Sketchers London has a show by more than 20 artists in the newly opened Timberyard Soho cafe through April 2016. During the cafe's launch month, USk London is also organizing a sketchcrawl and book event. A drawing by James Hobbs is featured on 50,000 of the cafe's coffee cups.
Sketchers in Action
Mario Linhares (Portugal) has an exhibition of 50 sketches of Lisbon made for a new book by Fernando Pessoa. In a Google translation of Mario's announcement, he said, "It took me a year to do all the drawings; I have many curious stories to tell about them." A show opening was held Nov. 27.
|Cathy McAuliffe's sketch of a Veteran's Day parade|
Fort Worth (USA) professor, designer and urban sketcher James Richards’ new Craftsy class, “Essential Techniques for Sketching the Energy of Places,” has been released. The two-hour online course delves into Jim’s techniques for capturing the buzz of lively streets and plazas on-location. “We cover techniques for quickly capturing people, buildings and street life in ways that go beyond rendering to capture the spirit of the place.” Urban sketchers will receive a $10 discount by registering through Jim’s website.
|Jim Richards leads a sketch outing and workshop in Nairobi.|
Hugo Costa (Spain) will be teaching at the Parsons New School in New York City (USA) as a researcher and visiting scholar, lecturing on urban sketching and architectural representation. "Although I teach in Spain," Hugo said, "I earned a four-month grant for researching on graphic expression/urban sketching and also will be producing a graphic diary of NYC's urban atmosphere."
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