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SATURDAY, March 10 Georgetown Steamplant
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10x10 Spring 2018 Workshops

Update: Most workshops for the spring session are now full. If you were unable to register for a workshop, you may get on the waiting list by writing to usk.seattle(at) and specifying the workshop you are interested in. Please see the FAQ for more information.

For the second year, Urban Sketchers Seattle is taking part in 10x10, the worldwide initiative to offer educational workshops wherever sketchers live. Launched in celebration of Urban Sketchers’ 10th anniversary in 2017, the program brings a variety of courses on urban sketching techniques taught by talented local instructors in their home cities.

What is “urban sketching”? Unlike making art in a studio, urban sketching is about capturing life, wherever that life is – on the sidewalk, in our neighborhood parks, in cafes, or in other public places. Instead of drawing from photos or our minds, we sketch from direct observation. The manifesto we follow encourages telling the stories of our surroundings through our drawings and sharing them online.

USk Seattle is excited to offer the following workshops during Spring/Summer 2018. All workshops are on Saturday mornings. Registration begins Sunday, March 4, 2018, 9 a.m. (Online registration is hosted by Brown Paper Tickets, a third-party event management website.) The cost is $60 each.

A free Program Kickoff Event will be held March 3, 4:30 p.m., at Daniel Smith art supply store, in Seattle. Although the kickoff is free, registration is recommended. Meet the instructors, see their sketchbooks, and learn about the workshops before registering. The kickoff will be followed by an unhosted, informal “drink & draw” at a nearby location, which will be another opportunity to talk with instructors who attend this optional event. Please join us -- we're looking forward to meeting you and sketching with you!

Program Goals

1. Improve your skills by drawing from life, on location.
2. Learn how to compose and design your sketch on the page.
3. Experience the advantages of group learning and sharing.
4. Become confident sketching on location so that you can continue sharing stories from your city, one drawing at a time.

The spring workshop program is listed below. See details and supply lists here (PDF download). 

Spring Workshops
March 17
1. Confident Contours
Steve Reddy
Wallingford Center
March 24
2. Freedom from Worry: Immerse Yourself; Let the Sketch Flow
David Chamness
Seattle Art Museum South Entrance (near Hammering Man)
April 7
3. Good Bones: How to Start a Sketch
Stephanie Bower
King St. Station
April 14
4. People from the Inside Out
Jane Wingfield
Pike Place Market Extension
April 21
5. Sketch 'n Chill: No-Stress Interior Sketching
Andika Murandi
Grand Central Arcade and coffee shops in Pioneer Square
April 28
6. Locating, Framing and Composing Views
Frank Ching
Fremont neighborhood
May 5
7. Pocket Sketchbook
Gabi Campanario
Historic Ship Wharf, Lake Union
May 19
8. First Steps in Visual Journaling
Michele Cooper
Occidental Square
June 2
9. People from the Outside In
Sue Heston
Seattle Center Armory
June 9
10. Charcoal/Graphite: Expressive Mark Making
Anita Lehmann

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