Meet the Correspondent: Marina Grechanik > Tel-Aviv, Israel$show=/search/label/Marina%20Grechanik


"Sketching is one of my passions. I don't feel comfortable when I leave home without a sketchbook and some pens in my bag. I think that my way to put things in my memory is to draw them. And taking pictures isn't the same thing.

I live in a very dynamic surrounding — Israel is a warm country with warm weather and warm people. Of course, we have seashores, which calm us a little bit. I love to sit in a corner of some Tel-Aviv coffee shop and explore relationships: between people, their environment, between myself. All this unique local mix of cultures, languages and styles is always a great source for inspiration. You need to be fast, because, as I said, everything is very dynamic. But that's why I love it so much.

Sometimes, I look around, and I find some usual items like sugar bags or napkins. I use them in my drawings to show the atmosphere. Sometimes I draw directly on placemats."

• Marina's art on Flickr.
• Marina's website.

Meet the Correspondent: Tina Koyama > Seattle$show=/search/label/tina%20koyama

"The dictionary says that a hobby is “an activity or interest pursued for pleasure or relaxation.” Although urban sketching certainly provides both pleasure and relaxation, I don’t think of it as my hobby. I think of it more as a way of life – something that has become such a normal part of my everydayness that it shapes how I view the world.

For most of my life I had both the fear of drawing as well as the desire to draw. In 2011, inspired by Gabi Campanario’s Seattle Sketcher column, I finally decided to overcome the fear. His drawings of Seattle – my birthplace and lifelong home – were of sights that I had seen many times, yet had never truly seen. I wanted to learn to see, and therefore experience, those locations (and any new ones that I travel to) more completely. Part 8 of the Urban Sketchers Manifesto, to “show the world, one drawing at a time,” has a flip side: Sketching enables me to see my own world, one drawing at a time.

In the last four years, it is not an exaggeration to say that Urban Sketchers has changed my life. I have met and sketched with many wonderful people around the globe, either at symposiums or during other travel, because the USk network brought us together. I sketch almost weekly with my local group, sharing sketches, art supplies and friendship. Even when I stay home and enjoy sketches online, I am still a part of that rich network, learning with every sketch about other people’s lives.

In May, my husband Greg and I went to France for the first time, and I sketched the Eiffel Tower. Sketching one of the world’s most famous icons felt like a dream come true – the ultimate in urban sketching. But although I can’t resist sketching world-famous icons whenever I’m fortunate enough to see them, for me, urban sketching is much more than that.

Urban sketching is a tree with its middle chopped away to accommodate Seattle’s ubiquitous power lines. It’s about a couple of women chatting over coffee, or about workers roofing the house next door. It’s about an excavator filling a hole where a cherry tree once stood. Or the Tibetan monastery I drive by frequently that I couldn’t resist because it’s bright orange. Urban sketching is a string band performing at a local farmers’ market – or perhaps in Villefranche-sur-Mer.

Celebrating the mundane as well as the famous is what urban sketching is all about. My sketches are not necessarily about “special” moments; they are moments made special because I sketched them."

Tina has been editor of Drawing Attention since 2013 and now serves on the Urban Sketchers editorial board. See more of her sketches on her blog, on Flickr and on Instagram.

Meet the Correspondent: Pete Scully > Davis, Calif.$show=/search/label/Pete%20Scully



"I am from urban north London, but now live in urbane Davis California. I sketch, I write, sometimes do things and go places and my name is Pete.

When not Davis, I sketch Sacramento, San Francisco, London, or anywhere else I happen to be. I tend to erase people and cars from my cities, but I'm starting to get over this.

Davis: calm, old-fashioned, progressive, quirky, very very hot in the summer. I use micron and copic pens, with watercolour."

• Pete's blog.
• Pete's art on Flickr.

Meet the Correspondent: Suhita Shirodkar > San Jose, Calif.$show=/search/label/Suhita%20Shirodkar

"I was born in Mumbai (Bombay) and lived in different parts of India until I moved to San Jose, California, where I now live.

Travel inspires my art, but, traveling or not, I try to view the world around me as a traveller would; so whether I’m capturing a moment of calm on the banks of the Ganges in India, or sketching over coffee at my local coffee shop, I aim to look deeply, and with wonder, at both the everyday and the exotic, the old and the new.

I love color. My sketch kit consists of Extra Fine Sharpies (the fact that they bleed into the paper as soon as they touch it works really well for me—it forces me to work super-quick), a small set of Prismacolor pencils and a little watercolor travel set".
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Meet the Correspondent: Omar Jaramillo > Berlin$show=/search/label/Omar%20Jaramillo

"I was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where I studied architecture. I moved to Kassel (Germany) in 1999 to accomplish a master degree. Although I have always drawn and paint, it was not until I started studying in the Uni-Kassel, that I started keeping a travel sketchbook. I had a teacher there who used to do a lot of sketches when he travelled on university excursions. When he retired, I helped to organize an exhibition of his sketches. He brought a huge box full of sketchbooks he had filled since he was an architecture student. I spent a whole day selecting the most interesting drawings. It was a wonderful experience that opened my eyes to a new world. In the last 10 years I have the feeling of being in a long journey. I like to discover the cities where I live, to understand why a place is the way it is and what makes it different and unique from others. Drawing is for me a way to learn to love a place, to become part of it. I like to draw architecture but I am more attracted to urban scenery, portraying how people live in the city. Since I’m a foreigner, everything that locals find normal and taken-for-granted, for me is exotic. I always carry a small watercolor travel set from Windsor and Newton and my sketchbook in my bag. I always thought that drawing was a solitary experience until I found Urban Sketchers. It was amazing to find so many people doing the same thing. It is a great place to share!" • Omar's blog. • Omar's art on flickr. • Omar's website.

Meet the Correspondent: Luis Ruiz > Malaga, Spain$show=/search/label/Luis%20Ruiz

Drawing Attention May 2017

President’s Message

Greetings Urban Sketchers,

Urban Sketchers was founded in 2007; that means we’re turning ten in 2017! There are many celebrations this year to mark the occasion. Here are some ways for you to get involved and join the fun.

Two hundred and sixty 10x10 classes will take place around the world in 2017. These classes are a great way for sketchers to learn new skills and build in-person community.

A Day in the Life of an Urban Sketcher is another way to get to know someone new. Nine sketchers from six continents will be sharing a day in their life on the official USk Instagram and Twitter accounts. You can check out my Day in the Life of sketches HERE.

USk will be organizing a global 24 hour Sketchwalk on 11 November to mark our anniversary. Also, USk will be organizing a museum exhibit showcasing our ten year history with sketches from around the world. Look for more information in coming months.

Please visit our website for more information and help us celebrate. Spread the word and join in the celebration! #usk10years. 
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Volunteer Fundraising Team Members

USk is seeking volunteer team members to help fundraise. We are looking for people who can help negotiate Symposium sponsorships, organize grant writing, and set up tracking studies. We need help from everywhere, but would appreciate representation of volunteers in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and South America. Please contact Joel: berman@urbansketchers.org
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Volunteer Grant Writer



The Fundraising Committee is looking for volunteer Grant Writers to help prepare applications for funding provided by an institution such as a government department, corporation, foundation or trust. Experience with foundations preferred. You are detail-oriented, enjoy doing some online research and have excellent written communication skills. 4-10 hours/month. To apply email a cv and letter of interest to Joel Berman berman@urbansketchers.org.
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Volunteer Instagram Aficionados

Join the USk Volunteer Instagram team! USk is seeking two temporary volunteer Instagram Aficionados to help with our social media needs during the symposium in Chicago July 29-29, 2017. Attendance at the symposium is required. Applicants must already be Basic Pass holders.

To apply, please contact Brenda@urbansketchers.org. Please briefly describe your personal experience with Instagram and with Urban Sketchers.




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Volunteer Twitter Aficionados


Join the USk Volunteer Twitter team! USk is seeking two temporary volunteer Twitter aficionados to help with our growing social media needs.

Temporary Volunteers - We are also looking for 2 people to help promote the upcoming International USk Symposium in Chicago on July 29-29, 2017. Attendance at the symposium is required. Applicants must already be Basic Pass holders.



To apply, please contact andrewbanks87@gmail.comPlease provide your Twitter handle and briefly describe your personal experience with Twitter and the Urban Sketchers group.

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Upcoming Workshops

Frame The World Differently



May 19 - 23, 2017, Frame the World Differently, Majid Modir and Mikael Jacobsson, Volterra, Italy


Drawing and painting in good company, learning watercolor technique, meet interesting people and taking the pulse of the Italian lifestyle, eating and drinking Tuscan delicacy, enjoying the blooming scenery in May and having the first swim in the Mediterranean sea.

For more information about this workshop, click HERE

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Puzzling Out The Picture


PUZZLING OUT THE PICTURE with Veronica Lawlor

New York City, September 8 - 10, 2017


Many times, when a sketcher arrives at a busy urban location, there is a sense of being overwhelmed. So many people moving in so many different directions; so many buildings towering above; so many shops; so many cars; so many signs; so much of so many! This workshop will teach you how to puzzle it all out, bringing the pieces together in a wide picture full of dimension and graphic expression, which ultimately can tell the story of a place.

Click HERE for more information.

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Life Stories-Pushing Your Sketching Boundaries


Click on the video link above for more information.

June 21-24, 2017: Life Stories - Pushing Your Sketching Boundaries, with Isabel Carmona, Swasky and Miguel Herranz, in Bristol, UK

For more information about this workshop, click HERE.


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July  13-15,2017: All Of Life's A Stage! Urban Sketching Workshop in Galway, Ireland


This summer, join Miguel Herranz, Inma Serrano and Róisín Curé for three days of urban sketching in Galway, Ireland.   
  • Inma Serrano will concentrate on the dramatis personae - the quick, lively sketch-portraits that bring any sketch to life, and their urban settings.
  • Róisín loves to exaggerate colour and show the light conditions to their best advantage...through the use of shadows, light source and a bright, fresh palette.
  • Miguel Herranz will focus on the script - the art of storytelling. With his expert draughtsmanship and eye for detail he will show you how to pick out the elements that will bring excitement and interest to your sketching practice. 
For more information, click HERE.

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10 Years 10 Classes






To celebrate our 10th anniversary, the Education Committee launched the 10x10 Program. Twenty-six cities from around the world are participating (so far) each committing to organize 10 classes. We want to see as many people sketching as possible!

Click HERE to participate in a class near you.
If your regional chapter would like to participate in the 10x10 program, it’s not too late!

Contact Mário Linhares at mario@urbansketchers.org
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New 10x10 workshops have been organized that are a collaborative effort between Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia to celebrate Asean 50 and will take place in Singapore July 1-8, 2017. 

For more information, click HERE
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Launch of Sketch Tour Portugal



In celebration of our 10th anniversary in 2017 Urban Sketchers, in partnership with the Tourism Office of Portugal (TP), is launching a new initiative called Sketch Tour Portugal.

Every month between May 2017 and May 2018, USk and the TP will promote Portugal through a sponsored sketching trip for a select Urban Sketcher to sketch a different region of Portugal on a theme specific to that region. The selected Urban Sketcher will be received by a Portuguese host sketcher from the region where they will sketch and they will work together as a team.

USk would like to congratulate Eduardo Bajzek from São Paulo, Rob Sketcherman from Hong Kong and Kasia Szybka from Poland who will be the first to take part in this program from May 11-14, 2017. The trio, along with their Portuguese host Fernanda Lamelas, will sketch in Fátima, Portugal, on the occasion of the centenary of the apparitions with the visit of Pope Francisco. Crowds of more than a million people are expected.

The sketchers will sketch a minimum of 6 drawings per day. The TP will use sketches made during the trip to promote Portugal in different events such as at fairs, in postcards, on social media, and at exhibitions. What a great opportunity! Happy sketching and best wishes to Rob, Eduardo, Kasia and Fernanda!



USk Executive Board of Directors
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Three Correspondents to Cover Chicago Symposium

The USk Editorial Team and Executive Board are pleased to announce that out of more than 30 applicants, Vincent Desplanche (France), Beliza Mendes (Luxembourg) and Wes Douglas (USA) will have the challenging but very rewarding responsibility of reporting on the symposium on the global USk blog.

Click HERE to read more about Vincent, Beliza and Wes.
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See Your Sketch on the USk Blog Flag and
USk Facebook Page


If you’re interested in submitting a sketch to be considered for the USk blog flag and USk Facebook Page cover photo, check the submittal guidelines HERE (scroll to the bottom of the page) and send your flag to shiho@urbansketchers.org.
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A Day in the Life of an Urban Sketcher

Urban Sketchers is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2017!

“A Day in the Life of an Urban Sketcher” celebrates the lives of sketchers around the world and how they share work online. This monthly social media event will feature nine sketchers from six continents who will be sharing a day in their life in a USk Instagram and Twitter takeover. The featured sketcher will show their world, one drawing at a time by sharing approximately 6-10 posts on Instagram and Twitter during their day. Watch Drawing Attention and social media for an introduction to each sketcher. Sketches will be archived HERE.

This month Urban Sketcher Karen Mai from Hong Kong will share her Day in the Life of an Urban Sketcher on May 07. You can follow the “A Day in the Life of an Urban Sketcher” @urbansketchers on Instagram and Twitter and check out the hashtag #uskdayinthelife. Not on Instagram or Twitter? You can see the sketches on our website by clicking HERE
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Bring a Workshop to your Chapter 


Meet Stephanie Bower 

Urban Sketchers organizes workshops in collaboration with USk chapters around the world from Barcelona to New York. These workshops are taught by our top instructors: great teachers such as Stephanie Bower, Richard Briggs, Suhita Shirodkar and more! If you would like to bring an official USk workshop to your chapter, email our Education Director, Mario Linhares at education@urbansketchers.org. __________________________________________________________________

Putting Workshops and Chapters Together



by Brenda Murray

You’re a Regional Chapter Administrator and you’re excited about the idea of bringing a USk Instructor to your city to teach a USk workshop. How can this be arranged?

The first step is to contact our Education Director, Mario Linhares. Tell Mario which teacher you’re interested in and when you would like the workshop to take place. Mario will contact the instructor on your behalf and arrange to put you in touch with that instructor. If that instructor is not available, he will suggest someone else.

The workshop will be promoted on all our social media platforms: our website, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and even Youtube (if the instructor happens to have a video).

In exchange for promoting and endorsing your workshop, USk asks for a donation of 5% of the income up to the minimum of participants and 10% after that.

Sometimes it happens that the USk instructor arranges their own workshop. Sometimes the workshops fill up even before USk has had a chance to promote them.

Our instructors and Regional Chapter Administrators still donate to USk because they know that they have benefited from their association with Urban Sketchers. The workshop likely wouldn’t have happened without USk. Urban Sketchers has already invested in our instructors by promoting them, creating an audience for them and in some cases by even helping our instructors improve their skills or learn new ones.

Donating to USk is the best way to support the amazing community Gabi started in 2007, and to support our vision and mission to inspire more people to sketch daily.

For more information about how to bring a workshop to your chapter email mario@urbansketchers.org.

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People and Places, Life in Contrast with Suhita Shirodkar


by Meagan Burns

Fresh, loose drawings of a moment in time with a lively sense of energy and spunk. That’s one way to describe Suhita Shirodkar’s colorful style, as her specialty is adding vitality to her sketches and teaching you to do the same in your unique style. Suhita, who works as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, grew up in Bombay (now Mumbai), India and currently lives in San Jose, California with her family. She has taught workshops at the Brazil, Singapore and Manchester symposiums, as well as teaching locally in her area. Suhita developed her workshop, "People and Places, Life in Contrast" due to the recurring issues she was hearing about drawing people on location.


The most common challenge is the ability to quickly capture the essence of a figure, and not get lost in too many details, thereby losing the essence of the moment. Suhita’s approach is to break down the process of sketching by first capturing people quickly with gestural figures based on the concept of a 'line-of-action'. After the gestural drawings are on the paper, it’s time to switch mediums to create a composition with contrasting styles, to capture the historical architecture of the location. The marriage of contrasting styles can really make a fresh statement in your sketches!

Suhita first discovered Urban Sketchers on Flickr in 2009 and became a correspondent in 2011.  She’s a member of the San Francisco Bay Area Urban Sketchers regional chapter. 

To see more of Suhita’s sketches click HERE.

To read the workshop notes from her “People and Places, Life in Contrast” workshop click HERE
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Some USk Workshops Qualify for AIA Continuing Ed Credit

By Lauren McVittie

What does transformative waterfront design, the importance of the thermal envelope and an Urban Sketchers symposium have in common? They can all count for continuing education credits for American architects. To remain members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), professionals must complete a number of credits each year. Workshops at Urban Sketchers symposiums that relate to the study of architecture count towards these credits.

Requirements vary by state but members must complete 12-18 hours of courses per year. Credits can be attained in a variety of formats, such as presentations, reading an article and taking a quiz or attending workshops. There are many pre-approved courses, and independent study related to the profession can be logged as continuing education as well. If a USk workshop teaches skills relevant to architecture, those hours can be submitted online.


Some firms offer continuing education funds as a benefit to employees. If it relates to architecture, an employer may allow an employee to use the funds toward an Urban Sketchers workshop.

For more information, please visit the AIA website.

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How to Design a USk Chapter Logo

by Pedro Loureiro

If you’re the Admin of a newly-founded chapter, and are eager to design your regional logo, or are leading an existing chapter, and realize that your chapter logo might not be in line with the USk logo guidelines, you might find it helpful to read the USk LogoDesign Guide.

The Logo Design Guide summarizes the dos and don’ts of USk logo identity usage, contains all its construction rules about color, spacing, size and typeface and provides practical applications of the logo to both regional chapter identities and business cards. While the typeface and USk logo are fixed, there’s still a lot of room for individual chapters to be creative. Check out the logos designed by some of our USk chapters.

Regional Chapters are not required to design or use a logo but if they do use a logo it should be one that is in alignment with our Logo Design Guide. Our logo, created by Italian designer Franco Lancio, is our brand. It helps identify us as being part of the USk community. We’re really proud of it and we hope you are too!
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Experiments with Dry Twig and Chinese Ink


by Ann Schwartzwald

Excitement is building for the upcoming 8th Urban Sketchers Symposium largely due to the very special opportunity to attend workshops with brilliant sketchers and teachers from around the globe such as KK. Ch’ng Kiah Kiean (aka KK), from Penang, Malaysia is noted for his beautiful, distinctive, energy filled drawings. He will be presenting one of these highly anticipated workshops: Sketching with Dry Twig and Chinese Ink.

“I started to do location sketches about 20 years ago with pencil and graphite,” KK said. “I also worked with ink pen and dry marker pen. Later I experimented with chopstick dipped into Chinese ink to create lines, but I was not satisfied with the results. In 2011 in my first visit to Taipei, Urban Sketchers Taipei Prof. Chen showed me his dry twig pen and the small ink container with gauze inside. I started to notice that the secret is not to dip the twig pen directly into ink, but to use an ink container with gauze inside. From there, I tried to improve the technique by experimenting with different kind of twigs, watercolour papers and Chinese inks.”

While experimenting, he remembers, “I discovered the ink mid-tone surface can be achieved by rubbing the ink with a dry brush on watercolour paper. I named the method 'dry wash'. This makes the pure ink and twig drawing technique more complete.”

Kiah Kiean joined Urban Sketcher in 2009 as a blog correspondent and co-founded Urban Sketchers Penang in 2011. Nowadays the workshops he teaches are mostly sketching with dry twig and Chinese ink and the focus is on the lines in sketching. He teaches only about 4 to 5 workshops a year, both local and international, so we are very fortunate to have him presenting this year in Chicago.

To download Kiah Kiean’s workshop notes from the 2016 symposium, click HERE

To learn more about Ch’ng Kiah Kiean, please click HERE

To watch KK demonstrate dry twig and Chinese ink click HERE.
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Regional Chapter News


by Mark Leibowitz

I’m happy to share that we have three new Regional Chapters. The newest groups to join the family are:

Urban Sketchers Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Urban Sketchers Prague, Czech Republic
Urban Sketchers Florianópolis, Brasil


Welcome to the Urban Sketchers community!

How many people are out there sketching with us? I’m astounded to tell you that there are over 118,000 Urban Sketchers affiliated with Regional Chapters around the world. There are at least 180 active chapters that we know about. We’re discovering and reaching out to new groups every month. Currently we have a backlog of 53 new potential chapters who are excited about joining Urban Sketchers.

Congratulations to all of us for being part of something big that is touching people around the world - one sketch at a time.
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Share Your Chapter’s News with Our Readers


Contact us to share your chapter’s news, special events, joint meetups, and exhibitions with our readers. You don’t need to write the story yourself. We will assign a super fun DA writer like Meagan Burns to cover your story!





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Happy 5th Birthday USk Chicago!


by Joann Sondy

“What a fun day, what a great group!” Alex Zonis continued, “Thank you, everyone, for coming and celebrating our 5th birthday.”

In the first year, maybe three or four sketchers would attend monthly sketching events. Then, nine, maybe twelve.  Now, fifty to seventy people attend events and they need to find venues and locations in Chicago that can accommodate this growing chapter. 

Wes Douglas describes the monthly sketch events, “There's a transition that happens when urban sketchers are laughing and having fun to when we start sketching. Suddenly the faces get longer and we start looking down a lot.” 

The five-year celebration was held at Architecture Artifacts, a sprawling warehouse of architectural salvage & furnishings which has something for everyone and let the time slip away.

“Great turnout at [Architectural Artifacts] today and fun seeing lots of terrific sketches. So much cool stuff to draw!” said Dave Wittekind.

Special thanks to Alex Zonis, USk Chicago Chapter administrator, who has been the keystone to the chapter’s success and bringing the community together. Additional support from Barbara McCafferty Weeks, supporting admin and team leader for the 10x10 Chicago classes; Joel Berman, international USk board member; Mary Jo Ernst, Andrew Banks, Wes Douglas and many other Chicagoans who are actively promoting urban sketching.


Chicago is host to this year’s International Symposium where the local team has spent a lot of time choosing the perfect sketching locations that exemplify the city to fill your sketchbook. 


Visit the USk Chicago Facebook group (currently 674 members) for comments, sketches and events. Follow USk Chicago and members’ activity on Instagram, Twitter and Flickr.

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USk Miskolc, Capturing the City’s Cultural History


by Barb Nigg

Inspired by attending an USk event in Budapest, Zsófi returned to Miskolc and got friends together to sketch in 2015. The group quickly grew and became an official USk chapter in December 2016. They’ve organized more than 30 events and 7-8 people regularly meeting up to sketch Miskolc’s sights and capture its industrial history. With members ranging in age from 16 to 72, it’s difficult to pin down an average age! And that might explain why they visit such a variety of locations.

“Mainly we draw outside, but we always look for new places,” says Laszlo, “from finding a tower to draw a bird’s eye view of the city, to sketching a puppet-show rehearsal, a temple café and even drawing in an extreme-sports hall erected on the site of an old factory. But the most interesting event so far was sketching at the Cinefest international art-film festival at night while wearing head lamps!”

In April 2016, they started a drawing marathon with events held on 10 different sites of cultural interest in Miskolc. “One of our founding members, Emese, had the idea,” says Laszlo, “to create a portrait of the city following the rules of urban sketching and then to offer an exhibition.” Anybody sketching at the events could display their drawings at a public showing during the Bartók international opera festival. “In the end,” says Laszlo, “we collected and exhibited over 100 drawings created on location – a great success!”

The next idea on the agenda for this active group is setting up a joint event with another chapter. “We’d like to draw together with the USk Budapest chapter, but we don’t know yet who will visit who!” _____________________________________________________________________

Are you a USk Workshop Groupie?


Are you a USk Workshop Groupie? Almost every weekend somewhere in the world a USk Instructor is surrounded by some very eager students. Maybe that was you! You listened carefully, took notes, studied the examples. You were perched on a teensy stool, strained to see from the back of the crowd or you were practically in the instructor’s pocket! And at the end of it you learned some great new skills, and met some wonderful, like-minded people in a fabulous setting.

Tell us your story! Send a brief note and a photo telling us which workshop or 10x10 class you attended, who was the instructor, and when and where it took place. Don’t forget to include your full name and your USk Chapter or the city in which you live. Email drawingattention@urbansketchers.org and be sure to put "I'm a USk Workshop Groupie" in the subject line. Some of your photos and responses may be published in Drawing Attention or on our social media platforms.
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Parka Reviews



by Teoh Yi Chie

Teoh Yi Chie is an infographics journalist who joined Urban Sketchers Singapore in 2009. He's probably better known as Parka from Parkablogs.com a website that reviews art books and art products.

This month Parka video reviews the Portable Painter, a compact all-in-one palette. Check it out! 

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Read the April 2017 edition of Drawing Attention.


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Urban Sketchers would like to thank the sponsors of the USk Chicago Symposium:

https://www.leuchtturm1917.us/

https://www.rosemaryandco.com/

https://www.hahnemuehle.com/en/hahnemuehle.html


http://nockco.com/



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Drawing Attention Mandate

Drawing Attention, the official monthly newsletter of the Urban Sketchers organization, communicates and promotes official USk workshops, symposiums, sketchcrawls, news and events; shares news about USk chapters; and educates readers about the practice of on-location sketching.
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Thanks to this month’s Drawing Attention contributors:

Managing Editor: Brenda Murray.

Writers and contributors: writer, Meagan Burns; writer, Ann Schwartzwald; writer, Lauren McVittie; writer, Mark Leibowitz; writer, Amber Sausen; contributor, Parka; writer, Pedro Louriero; writer and website layout, Joann Sondy; Mailchimp layout, Suzi Briggs.
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To subscribe to Drawing Attention click HERE.

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Urban Sketchers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the art of on-location drawing. Consider making a donation today. Click HERE to make your tax-deductible contribution via Paypal.
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