Urban Sketchers

by Sarah Judson April 14, 2014

urban sketchersThe grassroots non-profit group Urban Sketchers has been around for many years and has now covered the globe. Members are in every continent except Antarctica, as you can see from this map on their website. Over a hundred correspondents update the site with their sketches and stories from their home town or their travels. There is a flickr site for sharing images, a vimeo site for videos, a facebook page with over 37,000 Likes, and a book with over 300 full-color pages of sketches, paintings and stories.urban sketchers moscow Shown here (below) is a group in Moscow. The fifth annual Urban Sketching Symposium will take place this year in Paraty, Brazil, from August 27-30. A three-day workshop entitled Pushing Your Sketching Boundaries, featuring three instructors, will take place in Oxford, England, on July 9-12. Registration is limited to thirty, and previous workshops have been sold out. urbansketchers From chapter 1 of the book, "As hobbies go, urban sketching gives you a lot of bang for your buck. With nothing more than a piece of paper and a pencil, you are equipped to start drawing your city or village, the people who live there, and the things that are happening in it."

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