Meet our instructors: Don Colley

 Don at Whole Foods 1-18-2014

Don graduated with a BFA from the University of Texas, Austin. His illustrations have appeared in Inc. magazine, Playboy magazine, eCFO magazine, Andante Records, Faber-Castell USA, Inc. catalogs, as well as other publications. He taught drawing at Drexel University, Philadelphia PA.

Don has exhibited regularly since 1983. He currently shows with Carl Hammer Gallery in Chicago. He tours the country lecturing and presenting demonstrations on behalf of Faber-Castell USA, Inc.

Prior to attending his first Urban Sketchers Symposium in Portland in 2010, Don had kept a regular practice of documenting the urban scene for 30 years. Don has been sketching with USk Chicago since 2012.

See more of Don’s work on his website –

Don will be teaching Workshop 2:  Creating a Rich Drawing on Saturday morning. He will also facilitate Workshop 8:  Sketching as a Team Sport  together with Alex Zonis on Sunday afternoon. Don’t miss his rock star like appearance, rarely in Chicago!

Drawings by Don:

The idea of having a sketching seminar in Chicago started last spring. Don and Alex were drawing and drinking tea in cafe Metropolis on the North side when Don asked an innocent question “Why won’t we have our own conference…?” So if this endeavor will turn out a disaster, we will know whose fault it is!!

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