Urban Sketchers Sketch Seminar coming to Chicago June 7th and 8th, 2014!

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Urban Sketchers Chicago will be hosting their very own sketching weekend in the great city of Chicago on June 7th & 8th, 2014.  The event will attract local and visiting sketchers from near and far.  While sketching at various locations throughout downtown Chicago, some of the most respected and qualified instructors will be teaching workshops surrounding topics like on-location sketching, color theory, and choosing what to sketch, just to name a few. Registration is required.

We are excited to announce that the location for the seminar will be in and around The Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts.  The Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts is located at 1012 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60610.  Learn more about The Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts here.  We recommend taking public transportation to the Seminar, but if you need to park, metered parking is available on Clark Street (one street west of Dearborn St.).  There is also a Self Park garage located on Clark Street, right next to the Dave and Busters.  Parking is $12/day if you arrive before 9am and leave by 7pm.

Urban Sketchers (USk) is a global community of artists that practice drawing on location in cities, town, and villages in which they live, work or have traveled.  It is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to raising the artistic, storytelling and educational value of location drawing, promoting its practice and connecting people around the world who draw on location.

USk Chicago is the local community of diverse artists united by a passion for sketching, discussions, socializing and sharing their unique visions of the world around them with others.  In fact, the Urban Sketchers’ motto is “we see the world, one drawing at a time.”

Don’t miss the USk Chicago Seminar coming June 7th & 8th, 2014.  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest and on our blog for further information regarding the seminar, to see our sketches, and to begin sharing your own!

4 thoughts on “Urban Sketchers Sketch Seminar coming to Chicago June 7th and 8th, 2014!

  1. I think it would be a good idea to attach more illustrations to these announcements. I found this stuff very interesting, and looked for more pictures, but there were not that many. I suppose, you need a permission from instructors. If they mind posting more pictures, you could attach just links to their sites.

    • Hi Deb,

      No word yet – as far as I know – about opening up the workshops to more people. I believe it will be the decision of the individual instructors. As soon as we have more information, we will let everyone know via email and/or a blog post. Thank you for your patience!


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