It's because this year is the 10th anniversary of Urban Sketchers and, to celebrate, they have devised a fabulous, worldwide sketching-workshop project! The idea is to bring to people's home cities the kind of events I always have such fun with at the annual symposium. So, if you fancy having a go at an urban sketching workshop, now's your chance!
It's a great idea, as of course most people can't afford to flit half way round the world to attend the symposiums. That's why I always try and teach - it means I get my expenses paid (sneaky huh?). Teaching at symposiums has sent me to some wonderful places, like Brazil, Dominican Republic, Barcelona...
I will be teaching 4 of the 10 workshops. Simone Ridyard, who runs Manchester Urban Sketchers, will be sharing the Manchester-based ones with Len Grant. You get discounts for signing up for batches of workshops, but you can just pick out one or two, if your budget is tight. It's very flexible. All the details, plus more information about we three instructors, is here.
Stop, Look, Listen: how do we choose what to capture from the information overload?
Let it Flow: interlocking our observations to capture the flow of time cross a concertina book.
Taming the Beast: less literal architectural sketching, capturing the spirit of a building.
People at Play: simple and quick techniques for making our people ‘live’ in their landscape.
Hope to see some of you there!