Urban Sketchers will hold its 8th International Urban Sketchers Symposium in Chicago, July 26-29, 2017.
Once a year a different city ( and continent! ) becomes a confluence for drawing enthusiasts from around the world as Urban Sketchers hosts its annual Symposium. The event attracts participants and presenters from a diversity of locations from around the world. Participants have the opportunity to sketch throughout the host cities as they learn about techniques, principles and concepts of drawing on location. Workshops are led by architects, illustrators, artists, and educators; lectures, panels, demos, and sketch walks round out the program.
Urban Sketchers is a 501( c )3 nonprofit organization 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 where they live and travel.
The Symposium brings this passion to draw our communities to a different part of the world every year. Symposium host cities include Portland, Oregon US A ( 2010 ); Lisbon, Portugal ( 2011 ); Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic ( 2012 ); Barcelona, Spain ( 2013 ); Paraty, Brazil ( 2014 ); Singapore ( 2015 ), and Manchester, UK ( 2016 ).