What you'll do
We are going to sketch Chicago on-location, using pencil, ink, and watercolors. Chicago's great urban landscape offers lots of inspiration. Capture Your travels or be a tourist in your own city with Urban Sketching! Urban Sketching has an interesting history and I'll tell you about it as we walk to our sketching location for the day. Once there, we'll look at some examples from me and other artists for inspiration. I'll show you your sketch kit and talk about what to expect during your experience. Then it's time to sketch! I show you how to select your subject, use your supplies, some different ways to sketch, and ways to add color and personality. The tips and techniques I provide will help you enjoy creating a sketch. They'll also help you find your unique style. Depending on our flow, we may work on 1 or more sketches. More information: Weather permitting, this is an outdoor activity. If it's too cold, raining or snowing we will sketch indoors. I take photos of you during this experience and share with you. Perfect for first time sketchers as well as experienced artists. An hour before our sketch I'll send a message to coordinate our exact meeting spot downtown
Travel Watercolor Kit Yours to keep, includes a sketch pad, pencil, waterproof pen, eraser, and 6 color watercolor palette…
Hi! I'm a local watercolor artist, urban sketcher, and graphic designer in Chicago's historic West Loop. I create watercolor paintings in my studio, and outdoors with the Plein Air Painters of Chicago. I exhibit my work around Chicago and online. My passion for sketching on location started a few years ago and I love sharing it with others. I have been drawing, painting, and creating art for 20 years and will show you tips and techniques with minimal supplies. I'll help you let your guard down and make urban sketching a part of your daily life.
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Where you'll be
After we meet, we'll walk to some of Chicago's best views. We'll visit places along the River Walk, through the streets of Downtown, the Chicago Cultural Center, Harold Washington Library, Magnificent Mile, The Water Tower, Grant, Park, Lincoln Park, Millennium Park, and more. When it rains or it's too cold, we'll sketch indoors.
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Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 3 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
No experience necessary! Have fun whether you're new to urban sketching, never drawn before, or you're an experienced artist. Contact me to request a special time and I will do my best to accommodate.
Sketch Chicago with a watercolor artist